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International First Year

  • 1st year of your degree through ONCAMPUS SUNY at Morrisville State College.
  • Earn the credits of a normal freshman course load, taking classes that are taught by Morrisville State College faculty.
  • Benefit from small classes that are no more than 25 students per class.
  • In addition, you’ll receive supplemental instruction in English and other academic skills. All students who need additional English language preparation can joing the Academic English Program at one of our Stafford House International campuses.

Program Benefits

The transition to college-level study is challenging for most students. This is especially true for international students who also have to adjust to a different culture, a different language, and different education system.

Cambridge Education Group programs have been helping international students succeed in their university goals for more than 60 years. Our vast experience in educating students from all over the world has led to the refined and detailed ONCAMPUS SUNY program which includes:

  • A supportive environment that helps students acclimate quickly
  • Instruction that builds academic skills (researching, using the library, making presentations)
  • Ongoing instruction to build English language proficiency for general academics
  • TOEFL preparation
  • Ability to earn the same college credits typical of any first year student

Earn the credits you need, take the courses that interest you

The curriculum within ONCAMPUS SUNY has specifically been designed to support your growth as a student within the U.S. University system.  Most universities require students to complete General Education Requirement courses.

The ONCAMPUS SUNY curriculum allows students the opportunity to earn general education credits, thus fulfilling the SUNY General Education Requirements and for those that earn up to 32 credits, placing them in 2nd year status upon entering a SUNY bachelor’s degree program.

ONCAMPUS SUNY advisors will ensure students are taking the best courses that will go towards their General Education Requirements.

Below are a few examples of possible course plans:

IFY Semester 1

Title Credits
Introduction to Visual Art*
Introduction to Biology*
English for Academic Purposes
3
4
0
Writing: Based on Placement Exam
English for Academic Purposes: Writing
3
0
Math: Based on Placement Exam 3
First Year Experience 2
University Success Seminar 0
Total Credits 15

IFY Semester 2

Title Credits
Introduction to Psychology*
Introduction to World Geography*
English for Academic Purposes
Introductory Physics -or- Basic Chemistry
3
3
0
4
Writing: Based on Semester One
English for Academic Purposes: Writing
3
0
Math: Based on Semester One 3
University Success Seminar 0
Total Credits 16

* Morrisville State College reserves the right to change this course.


University application process

Start your bachelor's degree and finish it at the university of your choice. Whether you choose to remain within the State University of New York (SUNY) system or choose to transfer to any of the other 4,000+ colleges or universities outside of SUNY, our University Success Advisor will be there to help you.

ONCAMPUS SUNY helps you with:

  • A 4-step university advising process
  • College visits
  • College fairs
  • Planning tools
  • Guidance on final decision

The 4-step University Advising process has three components:

  1. Independent exploration and assessment
  2. Weekly workshops
  3. One-on-one advising with your University Success Advisor – meet with them as often as you would like!
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