Bronx

Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.

New Rochelle

Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.

St. Lucia

Located on the Vide Boutielle Highway, Monroe College’s St. Lucia campus offers a practical education designed to give students a competitive edge in the workplace.

  • Adult Learners

    Welcome to Monroe College! We are here to navigate the process with you in hopes for a successful transition into collegiate life. Our mission is to assist you in achieving your goal to earn a college degree. Admissions into Monroe's Accelerated Degree program for adults operates on a rolling admissions basis. We have six starts a year with classes offered online, onsite, and hybrid. You can take classes part or full time for 7.5 or 15 weeks. Our flexible scheduling, with three semesters per year, enables students to finish their degrees faster than traditional scheduling. Also, all adult students are considered for prior learning that may translate into credit toward their degrees. We encourage all students to apply early as grants and scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to those students who qualify.

    If you have questions, please contact our Vice President for Adult Enrollment, Lamar Haynes at  lhaynes@monroecollege.edu.

    Prior Learning

    At Monroe College, we recognize that college level learning does not only take place in a classroom. Adults who are returning to college seeking a degree after years of life experience may have gained expertise that can translate into credits toward required course work. We work with adults to evaluate and assess their college-level knowledge and skills gained outside of the classroom for college credit. This evaluation is called prior learning assessment (PLA).

    Prior Learning Sources

    • work experience
    • volunteer work
    • training programs or in-service courses
    • military service
    • community activities
    • independent reading and study

    Evidence of learning can be documented and evaluated through the following formats

    • proficiency exams
    • professional certifications or training
    • national exams
    • prior learning portfolio

    Every day, adults across the country earn credit toward a college degree simply because of their work training and experience. Curious if you can, too? 

    Monroe College can help you find out.

    We’ve partnered with an organization named CAEL to help working adults find out if a first -- or second -- college degree is a lot closer than they think.

    Find out today via:

    Take five minutes and complete the Credit Predictor

    Or 

    If you have more time, complete the full CAEL’s Prior Learning Assessment questionnaire to see whether your knowledge and expertise may equal college credit – saving you time and money! 

    Prior Learning Accelerator

    Admissions Process

    Step 1: Online Application & Personal Essay

    Students will need to complete and submit an online application, which includes a personal essay.

    Step 2: Submit Credentials

    After completing and submitting the online application, students will need to provide the Monroe College admissions office at either campus location with the following:

    • High School Transcript or Diploma
    • Transfer Credit (if students are transferring credits from a previous institution, they must submit an academic transcript for admissions review prior to registration)
    • Submit $35 admissions fee ( pay here)

    Step 3: Admissions Interview

    To complete the application, students will need to schedule an interview with an Admissions Advisor from Monroe College to discuss their educational goals, career aspirations and outside interests. Students who are unable to travel to campus can expedite the admissions process by conducting an interview over the phone with an Admissions Advisor. Please call your Advisor listed in the admissions portal to schedule an interview after completing steps one and two.

    Once you have submitted all of your admissions documents (application, essay, academic transcripts), you will be notified of your acceptance decision within one week.

    Apply Now

  • Lifetime Career Services

    The Office of Career Services provides expert advice and valuable services to help currently enrolled students as well as alumni, employers, faculty, and staff. Each student at Monroe College is assigned a career advisor who provides one-on-one assistance with career decision-making, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and job search strategies. Registering with  MustangJoblink allows you to view online job listings, post a resume to the database, and access additional web-based career resources. Find out more about Career Services  here.

    Corporate Partnership Program

     Monroe College develops local and national corporate partnerships with companies seeking ways to improve current employee performance. Employees of Monroe College’s corporate partners receive a grant to attend Monroe. The Corporate Partnership Grant discounts tuition up to 20% for any employee of a partner organization who enrolls at the College on a full- or part-time basis. A current employee ID or a W-2 must be provided to verify employment.

  • Our Current Partners

    • 1199SEIU
    • AABR
    • Abigail Kirsch
    • Ability Beyond
    • Accucare Pediatric Nursing & Home Care
    • Acme Supermarkets
    • ADAPT Community Network (formerly UCP of NYC)
    • Advance Care Alliance
    • Affinity Health Plan
    • Aflac
    • Agata & Valentina
    • AHRC New York City
    • Allen Medical Staffing
    • Ali Forney Center
    • Allied Universal
    • American Diabetes Association
    • American Pool
    • Andaz 5th Avenue
    • Andaz Wall Street
    • Andrus on Hudson
    • AppleMetro (Applebee’s)
    • ArchCare
    • ARIVA
    • Ashley Furniture Home Store of Metro NY & NJ
    • Association for Energy Affordability, Inc.
    • Astor Services for Children & Families
    • Atria Senior Living
    • Aurify Brands
    • Baldor Specialty Foods
    • Barnes and Noble College Booksellers, LLC
    • Bayada Home Health Care
    • Benchmark Education Company
    • Bethel Nursing & Rehabilitation
    • Birch Family Services
    • Boston Children’s Health Physicians
    • Bowlmor
    • Boy Scouts of America – Greater New York Councils
    • Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon
    • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
    • Bridge Hotel Group
    • Bright Horizons Family Solutions
    • Brightpoint Health
    • Broadreach Medical Resources, Inc.
    • Bronx Chamber of Commerce
    • Bronx Community Health Network
    • Bronx Community Solutions
    • Bronx District Attorney
    • Bronx House
    • Bronx YMCA
    • BronxWorks
    • Brooklyn Hospital Center
    • Brooklyn Kindergarten Society
    • Cabrini of Westchester
    • Cactus Holdings Inc.
    • Cambria hotel & suites White Plains
    • Cardinal McCloskey
    • Careers through Culinary Arts Programs (C-CAP)
    • Calvary Hospital
    • Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education
    • Cater to You
    • Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York
    • Centerlight Health System (Beth Abraham)
    • Children’s Rescue Fund
    • Children's Aid Society
    • CHOICE of NY
    • Chop't Creative Salad
    • Citadel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Kingsbridge
    • Citarella
    • City National Bank
    • City of White Plains Department of Public Safety
    • Columbia University
    • Compass Group
    • Courtyard by Marriott – Montvale
    • Crowne Plaza JFK Airport Hotel NYC
    • Culinart Group
    • Dave and Buster’s
    • DC37
    • DeCicco & Sons
    • Digicel St. Lucia Ltd.
    • Dos Toros Holdings LLC
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Tarrytown
    • Dress for Success
    • Drug Enforcement Administration
    • Duane Reade
    • East Side House Settlement
    • Eataly
    • Educational Alliance
    • Eli Zabar
    • Empire City Casino/MGM Yonkers Inc
    • Empire Hotel Group
    • ENT and Allergy Associates
    • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
    • Entertainment Cruises
    • ESquared Hospitality
    • Essen Health Care
    • Excellence Community Schools
    • Families for Excellent Schools
    • Family Service Society of Yonkers
    • Family Services of Westchester
    • FDNY
    • Fitzpatrick Hotels
    • Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers
    • Five Star Staffing Services
    • Food Bank For New York City
    • Fordham Road BID
    • Fresh Direct
    • Garito Manor
    • Goddard Riverside
    • Golden Krust Bakery
    • Government of St. Lucia Ministry of Health and Wellness
    • Graham Windham
    • Gramercy Park Hotel
    • Grand Hyatt New York
    • Grand St. Settlement
    • Greater New York Nursing Services
    • Growing Minds of New York, Inc.
    • Guyana and Trinidad Mutual Insurance Co Ltd
    • Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Yonkers-Westchester
    • Hampton Inn White Plains/Tarrytown
    • Harlem Children's Zone
    • Healthfirst
    • Hebrew Home at Riverdale
    • Henry Street Settlement
    • Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM)
    • Hilton Westchester
    • Hornblower Cruises & Events- New York
    • Hotel Edison
    • HSBC
    • Human First
    • Hunts Point Economic Development Corporation/Hunts Point Chamber of Commerce
    • Hyatt Centric Times Square
    • Hyatt Corporation
    • Hyatt Place (Lodgeworks)
    • Hyatt Place Flushing/Laguardia Airport
    • Independence Care System (ICS)
    • Insignia Hotel Brooklyn
    • Interfaith Medical Center
    • Isabella
    • Israel Consulate New York
    • James J. Peters VA Medical Center
    • Jetro/Restaurant Depot
    • Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA)
    • Just Salad
    • Kendal on Hudson
    • Kids in the Game (KING)
    • Kimpton Hotels
    • Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club
    • Krasdale Foods
    • Lavelle School for the Blind
    • Lawrence Hospital Center (NY Presbyterian)
    • Le Pain Quotidien
    • Legal Aid Society
    • Liberty Tax Service
    • Lifespire
    • Livanos Restaurant Group
    • LiveOnNY
    • Long Island Railroad (LIRR)
    • Los Niños Services
    • Lutheran Social Services of New York
    • Madison Square Boys & Girls Club
    • Maimonides Medical Center
    • Maison Kayser
    • Marble America
    • Marigot Bay Resort and Marina
    • Metro Optics
    • MeyersUSA
    • Micro Center
    • Mitchell Martin, Inc.
    • MMCC (Mosholu Montefiore Community Center)
    • Modell's Sporting Goods
    • Momofuku
    • Montefiore Health Systems
    • Morris Heights Health Center
    • Morton Williams Supermarkets
    • Mount Hope Housing Company
    • Mount Sinai Health Systems
    • MTA
    • Nebraskaland
    • Neighborhood Association for Inter-Cultural Affairs, Inc. (NAICA)
    • New Rochelle Boys & Girls Club
    • New York City Department of Correction
    • New York City Department of Environmental Protection
    • New York Council on Adoptable Children (COAC)
    • New York League for Early Learning (NYL)
    • New York Life Insurance Company
    • New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association
    • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police
    • New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
    • New York State Police
    • New York State Supreme Court Officers Association
    • New York State Unified Court System
    • Nordstrom The Westchester
    • Northwell Health Joint Ventures
    • Northwell Health
    • NYC Administration for Children's Services
    • NYC Department of Probation
    • NYC Health + Hospitals
    • NYPD
    • Old Navy
    • Open Door Family Medical Centers
    • Out-of-State Law Enforcement (U.M.O.S.)
    • Pain D’Avignon
    • Paper Factory Hotel
    • Paraco Gas Corporation
    • Park Hyatt New York
    • Parkchester Public Safety Dept
    • Partners in Care
    • Pritchard Industries, Inc.
    • Provident Loan Society
    • Public Health Solutions
    • Public Preparatory Network and Public Prep Charter School Academies
    • R.A.I.N., Inc.
    • Radisson Hotel New Rochelle
    • Renaissance Westchester Hotel
    • Residence Inn Bronx
    • Residence Inn New Rochelle by Marriott
    • Restaurant Associates at Google
    • Rewarding Environments For Adult Living Inc.
    • Richmond Community Services
    • Rising Ground (formerly Leake & Watts)
    • Rite Aid
    • Riverbay Corporation – Coop City
    • Riverside Health Care System
    • RiverSpring Health
    • Rowe Chiropractic Offices
    • Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force
    • Royal St. Lucia Police Force
    • Safe Horizon
    • Saint Dominic’s Family Services
    • Saint Joseph’s Medical Center
    • Saint Lucia Civil Service Association
    • Saint Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association
    • Samar Hospitality
    • Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort
    • Santander Bank
    • SBH Health System (St. Barnabas Hospital)
    • Scarsdale Medical Group
    • Scavello’s on the Island
    • SCO Family of Services
    • Securitas Security Services
    • Services for the Developmentally Challenged
    • Settlement Health
    • Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel
    • ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc.
    • South Bronx Charter School for International Cultures and The Arts
    • SpringHill Suites by Marriott New York LaGuardia Airport
    • Sprint
    • St. Mary’s Hospital for Children
    • Stamford Marriot Hotel & Spa
    • Sterling National Bank
    • Super Soccer Stars
    • SwimJim
    • Take Home The Bread (Panera Bread)
    • Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson
    • TD Bank
    • The Allure Group
    • The Bristal Assisted Living
    • The Center for Discovery
    • The Center For Family Support, Inc.
    • The Guidance Center of Westchester
    • The Mark Hotel and Restaurant
    • The New Jewish Home
    • The New York Foundling
    • The Osborn
    • The Riverside Church
    • The Thrive Network
    • The Wartburg
    • thebigword
    • Throggs Neck Merchants Association
    • TSC Inc. (Wendy’s)
    • TWU Local 100 – NYCTA
    • Unicomer (Saint Lucia) Ltd.
    • Union Settlement Association
    • Union Square Hospitality Group
    • Unique People Services
    • United Healthcare Community Plan
    • United Hebrew
    • US Postal Inspection Service
    • VA Hudson Valley
    • VA New Jersey HCS
    • VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
    • Valley Health System (The Valley Hospital)
    • VIP Community Services
    • Vision Healthcare Services
    • Visiting Nurse Services of New York
    • VNS Westchester
    • Volunteers of America
    • Wagamama
    • Walgreens CO.
    • Webster Bank
    • WellLife Network
    • Westchester Care at Home
    • Westchester County Department of Public Safety
    • Westchester County Government
    • Western Beef
    • Westhab
    • Westmed
    • WHIN Music Community Charter School
    • White Plains Hospital
    • White Plains YMCA
    • Whole Foods
    • Wildlife Conservation Society
    • Windward & Leeward Brewery Ltd.
    • Wyndham Garden Fresh Meadows
    • Xincon Home Health Care Services
    • YAI Network

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  • Financial Aid at Monroe College

    Many of our students receive some form of financial assistance from merit-based scholarships to government grants and loans. During your admissions interview, a Monroe Admissions Advisor will guide you through the financial aid process. The FAFSA is available as of October 1, 2019. Please review our financial aid information page.