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Path to Completion

Path to CompletionWe know that there are many reasons why a student might not finish a degree.  We are committed to assisting students who have finished more than half of their SUNY CANTON degree requirements but for whatever reason dropped out of college.

We can help you formulate a comprehensive plan to help you to complete your SUNY Canton degree. Let us help you!

If you would like to explore the possibility of completing your degree, please, contact us using the Path to Completion Contact Form. One of our Advisors will contact you shortly.

If you are currently enrolled at SUNY Canton and have questions about your degree requirements contact your Faulty advisor. This program is for students who have not been enrolled for 2 or more semesters.

I already HAVE Student Loans to pay and no degree to show for it. Why should I take on more debt?

A: Do you have unpaid student loans from a degree you did not complete?  It might actually be in your best interest to come back to complete that degree because you are much more likely to be able to pay off your student loans if you have a good job, and you are much more likely to be able to get a good job if you have a degree. (https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/1-in-5-SUNY-dropouts-are-re-enrolling-thanks-to-12381323.php)


I cannot afford it.

A: We will help you work with Financial Aid to come up with a plan for how you will be able to pay for your tuition. We can work with you to find less-expensive options for your textbooks. In some cases, you may be able to take coursework at a community college which has the potential to save you some money.


I am too busy. I work full time I have young kids at home.

A: You might be able to complete your degree by attending classes in part-time. We have classes in both face-to-face and online formats. Some degrees can be completed entirely online.

There are also a variety of alternate methods of earning credits that we can explore. You may be able to earn college credit via CLEP testing, Credit for Life Experience, etc.


I am taking classes at another college. (or I don’t live near SUNY Canton anymore.)

A: You may be able to transfer classes BACK TO SUNY Canton; this is called back-transfer. If you are looking to take a course at another institution to be back-transferred to SUNY Canton, you can even get pre-approval so that you can be sure that a class you sign up for WILL count toward your SUNY Canton Degree. Our Advisors can help you navigate this process.

SUNY Canton and SUNY ONLINE offer a wide variety of courses, some of which might be appropriate for your degree. We will work with you to make sure you are taking the correct coursework to apply to your degree requirements.


I am not interested in completing the degree I was in.

A: We are happy to explore alternate degree plans with you. We can help you to figure out how your credits will apply to a different degree and come up with a list of requirements to complete so that you will know exactly what you need to do to finish.


If you are looking to reapply to SUNY Canton, please contact Admissions.

Advising & First Year Programs
Miller Campus Center 224
Canton, NY 13617

Mon - Fri. 8:00am - 4:30pm
315-379-3954
Fax: 315-386-7980
advising@canton.edu