Academic Flexibility

Syracuse, NY
Tuition (in-state)
$8,684 ($4,634)
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4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: Overall experience is great. Helpful teachers. Fun classes.

5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: i like occ because i am able to work around my work schedule and still have time to do homework. the school really wants to see you succeed and do well. they want to make sure you get the best they have to offer for you and are willing to work with you.

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4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: So far they have worked with me. Going to be doing my degree online and I'm able to take my placement tests with a proctor.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: overall i have been successful at picking what is best for me and i have been very well guided by advisers and professors to help me make my educational plans easy and successfull


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  • 983rd
    Most Flexible Class Schedules

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kaziah Searles
Syracuse NY
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Onondaga's Academic Flexibility is pretty amazing. The College serves a very large chunk of non-traditional students, parents, GED recipients, international students, and educational opportunity students. Since there is such a diverse group of peers at Onondaga, the school has established a variety of class times for all all majors; many degrees can also be earned online.

Facts & Statistics

Credit Requirements - Full Time
12 credits
Average Credits Per Course
Average Course Load - Full Time
4 course(s)
Time Investment/Workload - Full Time
36 hours/week
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Academic/Testing Requirements
Onondaga requires students to take placement tests to gauge skill levels in Sentence Skills, Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Mathematics.
Transferring Credits In & Out
Coursework from many other colleges is generally accepted for credit, as long as the student earned a C or higher.
Work & Life Experience Credits
Some previous work/life experiences are worth credit toward your degree. In the past, students have received credit for things like previous internships and CPR certification courses.
Typical Session Length
Fall and spring semester courses are typically about 14 weeks, with two half-semester sessions of seven-week courses available. Winter term is about two weeks long. In the summer, there is one ten-week session and two five-week sessions.
Course Registration Process
Registration is generally done online through WebAccess on the OCC site. Students can also register on campus with one of the Enrollment Associates at Student Central.
Did You Know?
The College offers a few courses and seminars to teach students about time and money management.

Student Polls

Describe the ease of the following    Based on 93 responses

Very hard
Very easy
  • Attending classes
  • Completing and submitting assignments
  • Enrollment process
  • Receiving financial aid
  • Scheduling classes
  • Transferring credits

How flexible are the school's administrators and faculty?    Based on 62 responses

  • 0% They are not flexible at all.
  • 44% It really depends on the person I'm dealing with.
  • 11% The teachers are very flexible, but the administration is not.
  • 2% The administration is flexible, but the teachers are not.
  • 44% They make reasonable accommodations to work around my life/schedule.

How were your transfer credits awarded?    Based on 61 responses

  • 54% I'm a first-time student, so I had no credits to transfer.
  • 10% None of my credits transferred.
  • 0% They only replaced electives.
  • 10% They only replaced core classes/degree requirements.
  • 26% They replaced both electives and degree requirements.

Did your school follow through with granting you the credit they estimated before you started?    Based on 62 responses

  • 48% Non-applicable
  • 5% No
  • 47% Yes

Can you reasonably schedule classes around your work and family commitments?    Based on 62 responses

  • 3% No, I've had to completely reshuffle my personal schedule to get to classes.
  • 29% Some days I can, other days I can't.
  • 68% Yes, there is a wide range of evening and weekend classes available.
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