Who can apply for Cornerstone Connect?

Applicants to the program must already be admitted to Purchase College and are required to take a full course load (at least 12 credits per semester). Transfer students as well as students who commute to campus are permitted to apply for the program.

When is the application due?

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

Is there an alternate degree program available?

All students in Cornerstone Connect must be working toward a four-year degree at Purchase College. While academic accommodations may be provided, coursework, curriculum, and/or educational programs cannot be altered or modified in any way.

Are program costs covered by financial aid?

Program fees are not covered by federal financial aid. However, students may consider contacting their state Vocational Rehabilitation organizations to inquire about financial support.

Can students transfer into Cornerstone Connect mid-year?

Yes, students may apply to the Cornerstone Program for the spring semester if space is available. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

Do students participating in Cornerstone Connect receive special housing on campus?

No. Incoming first-year students are placed in the residence halls with other first-year students. Students with disabilities who require housing accommodations must complete the Office of Disability Resources’ procedure to request accessible campus housing.