Starting your college career is an exciting time in your life. At Vaughn College, two of the first things you’ll notice are a sense of belonging and a genuine interest in your success. You’ll be encouraged to grow academically, explore creatively and think about your future in a whole new way. Our diverse undergraduate community is focused on pursuing successful careers in the fields of engineering and technology, management and aviation. Plus, we provide the innovative certification, associate and bachelor’s degree programs to help you get there. You can check out our Admissions Brochure to get a holistic view of what a Vaughn education offers – including a list of all degrees and programs, an overview of clubs and activities, financial aid information, how Vaughn sets you up for future success and so much more.

College Admission Requirements

Undergraduate admission is open to high school graduates, those who have earned the State Equivalency Certificate, and, in some cases, those who qualify for the equivalency certificate upon completion of 24 college credits. As academic and technical requirements vary by degree program, an interview with an undergraduate admissions and financial aid counselor is recommended.

Prospective students who completed secondary education outside of the U.S. may present national school leaving certificates (including: CXC, GCE, “O” and “A” levels, Bagrut, Abitur, IB, Attestat, French Baccalaureate, etc.) for consideration. An evaluation by a NACES-approved agency may be required to determine a foreign credential’s authenticity and equivalency in the U.S.


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Key Dates For Undergraduate Admission

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, the preferred application deadline is:

  • March 1 for the fall semester.
  • November 1 for the spring semester

This ensures the application will be completely reviewed for all admissions programs and all available scholarships and financial aid.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the minimum TOEFL score I need to gain admission?

A minimum score of 77 on the Internet-based format is required for admission consideration. Students who fall below this range will be required to complete an intensive English language program.

Q: What is your career placement rate?

Eighty-eight percent of Vaughn graduates receive jobs or continue their education within one year of graduation. seventy-five percent of Vaughn graduates are employed in their chosen field, or continue their education within one year.* *Outcomes include data within one year of graduation for graduates who reported via survey. There was a total of 237 graduates in 2020, and 178 reported an outcome for a seventy-five percent response rate. The 2020 graduating class includes September 2019, December 2019 and May 2020 graduates.

Q: Do you offer the Higher Educational Opportunity Program (HEOP)?

Yes, the college offers HEOP. Students must be New York State residents and qualify both academically and financially to be eligible.

Q: Do you offer work-study and/or are there employment opportunities off campus?

Work-study is granted through the financial aid office. There are other opportunities for part-time jobs on campus as well as off campus.

Q: Do you have scholarships?

Vaughn has scholarships that are awarded based on academics and financial need.

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