The 3-1-3 program allows students from certain local high schools to graduate from SUNY Fredonia in three years. This is possible because the college gives credit for successful completion of selected high school courses, and the high schools in turn give credit for certain courses completed at SUNY Fredonia. As the name 3-1-3 suggests, the student attends three years of high school, a transitional year in which the student is simultaneously enrolled at SUNY Fredonia and his or her respective high school, and then three years of college at Fredonia. The program was inaugurated in 1972, primarily to save students a year's worth of time and tuition on their road to receive a bachelor's degree. It was quickly discovered that the student also gains more flexibility in high school scheduling, because of the spectrum of courses available at a college level. This additional freedom also makes it easier for the student to complete a second major, or discover a new interest entirely. Many former 3-1-3 students have found the year to be a valuable stepping stone to the independence and responsibility of college life.
For more information, contact Liza Smith, 3-1-3 Program Director.
ATTENTION INTERESTED HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND PARENTS:
The 3-1-3 program is for the interested, committed and motivated student. Certainly, academic ability is needed, but 3-1-3 is not a program for only the most academically gifted. A wide variety of students have used the 3-1-3 year as a beginning to a successful college experience.
The SUNY Fredonia Admissions Office is responsible for admitting students to the program. 3-1-3 students are selected on the same basis as regularly admitted freshmen. The mean for these freshmen includes an average of 89 percent in a Regents program and scores of 1110 on the SAT and/or 24 on the ACT exams. Certainly, students at or above these standards could consider themselves very strong candidates for admission to 3-1-3. Students somewhat below might also qualify for admission with strong recommendations and supplemental records. Important additional factors in 3-1-3 admission are a very good attendance record through high school and positive specific recommendations from the high school guidance department.
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the 3-1-3 program at SUNY Fredonia:
0199 Early Admissions
Interested students should contact their high school's Guidance Office about applying. Although the application deadline is May 1, students should apply as early as possible (March and April) in order to register for classes in May. Please contact the Admissions office at 1-800-252-1212 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the application process. To find out what criteria are used to determine admission into the 3-1-3 Program, contact Mr. David Steiner, 3-1-3 Admissions Counselor, at 673-3251 or you can email him at David.Steiner@fredonia.edu.