Adult Degree Completion

Getting Started

Adult students standing on DC steps

Congratulations! Just by visiting our website, you've already taken your first step toward continuing your education. As you start this process, we're sure you have a lot of questions. How do I apply? How much does it cost? Can I balance my life, work, and studies? Don't worry; we're here to help.

By following this step-by-step guide, you will find many of the answers you are looking for. You'll also find contact information to speak with college staff who can answer any additional questions you might have.

Step 1: Visit our website

Explore our website, which will give you a sense of our programs and our commitment to the busy adult student.

Step 2: Connect with the Office of Adult Degree Completion

There are several ways to learn more about our programs and application process through the Office of Admissions for Graduate and Adult Degree Completion Programs. 

  • Fill out our online inquiry form and we'll mail information to you.
  • Register for one of our upcoming Information Sessions, where you can meet with admissions representatives and learn more about our accelerated degree programs.
  • Call or visit campus! Contact the Office of Admissions for Graduate and Adult Degree Completion Programs at 845-569-3223 or email adultstudentadmissions@msmc.edu to set up an appointment, or to discuss any questions you may have.

Step 3: Apply online

Our online application is easy and free! Start your application today, and have all of your official transcripts sent to the college. All supporting documentation can be mailed to:

Office of Admissions for Graduate and Adult Degree Completion Programs
Mount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550
Fax: 845-569-3450

Prospective students should start the application process at least six weeks in advance of the desired start date.

Step 4: Research financial aid options

Visit our Financial Aid web page to learn more about financing options for graduate and adult students, or set up a meeting with one of our Financial Aid advisors. You may also ask your employer about tuition reimbursement programs.

Step 5: Meet your academic advisor

Make an appointment with an academic advisor, who can look at your previous coursework (if any), discuss your goals, and help you to put together an academic plan.

Step 6: Attend an orientation session

Attend one of the orientation sessions that we hold before the start of each session. This will allow you to become familiar with the campus, obtain a Student ID card, apply for a parking permit, learn how to navigate our online student information system, and meet your fellow students!

Please note: All registered students are required by law to submit a record of immunization to MSMC Health Services prior to the start of classes.