Adult & Returning Student Admission

Marist is the perfect place for busy adults who want to start or complete their bachelor's degree.

Thinking About Returning to School or Attending College Part-Time?

In an effort to keep everyone safe, Marist is monitoring the COVID-19 situation on a regular basis and is following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in setting policy for the Marist community on this issue.

At this time, all on-campus Admission visit programs are postponed until further notice. We are instead offering our transfer information sessions and transfer instant decision days in a virtual setting. You can continue to register for one of the events listed below. 

For those with a scheduled visit to Marist, we will reach out to you in the near future with additional information. Updates will also be posted here as the situation evolves and more information becomes available. To see the most updated information on the College's response, please visit

If you have any questions, please contact our office at (845) 575-3226 or We appreciate your understanding and hope to see you in person soon.


Think Marist! Marist has a longstanding commitment to providing educational opportunities that accommodate the unique needs of working adults including full-time and part-time options, 100% online, and hybrid courses. Once you look at what we have to offer, you will see that the time is right to fulfill your goal of a college education.

Adult and Returning Students at Marist College

Marist College offers over 40 undergraduate degrees, bachelor completion programs, and certificates, making it the perfect place for busy adults who want to start or complete their bachelor's degree. You are considered an adult student if you are a full-time undergraduate student who is 22 years of age or older or a part-time undergraduate (of any age).

Based on post-graduation surveys of the Class of 2018, 98% of adult undergraduate students are either employed full-time or pursuing additional education. Visit our Student Outcomes by School page to learn more about where students are employed or attending graduate school.

The best way to find out about our programs is to attend an event. We offer Information Sessions and Discover Marist Days throughout the year. You can also contact Adult Undergraduate Admission at 845.575.3226 or email to schedule an appointment or visit us at community colleges throughout the region as part of regularly scheduled events.

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