Is it possible to earn a college degree & high school diploma the same year? Yes, it is.
Posted on 06/09/2021
Congrats to the SHS Smart Transfer Graduates

Congratulations to the Smart Transfer GraduatesIs it possible to earn your high school diploma and college degree in the same year?  It is.  Just ask these Schenectady High School students who recently graduated from SUNY Schenectady with their Associates Degrees after completing the Schenectady Smart Transfer Early College High School Program. The students will graduate from Schenectady High School later this month.

Congratulations to:

  • Preetish Arjune, Science
  • Ethan Depoo, Criminal Justice
  • Devishti Jainarain, Criminal Justice
  • Ram Madani, Science
  • Brady Petrie, Criminal Justice
  • Gunesh Sahaman, Math/Science
  • Halle Fletcher (completed the program and earned credits)

The Smart Transfer students began taking courses  during the Summer of 2018 as they were entering 10th grade.  In Fall 2019, as juniors, they began taking courses full-time at SUNY Schenectady.  They recently completed their associate's degree and can transfer as juniors to a four-year college to complete their bachelor's degrees.

The Smart Transfer program is a partnership of SUNY Schenectady, University at Albany, SUNY Delhi and the Schenectady City School District, funded through a $1 million grant from the New York State Education Department.

Smart Transfer is a challenging program that requires great dedication of the students and their families.  More information on the program, expectations and how to apply here

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