Programs in Architectural & Building Construction Technology

"The lessons learned there not only helped in my studies but with my business success as well. They should be part of any quality Architectural training."

Robert M. Scarano jr

AIA, FARA, ALA, Managing Principal, Scarano Architects PLLC

Admission Information

You can find more information on transferring credits or other admission details here:

Transfer Credit Advanced Placement Registration Procedure Non-Matriculated Status
Housing Financial Information    
All new students must submit an Application for Admissions together with a non-refundable application fee. All students who wish to matriculate must have a high school diploma or equivalent and submit evidence of such. Applicants who do not have a high school diploma or equivalent may register as non-matriculated students (non-degree). All matriculating students born on or after January 1, 1957 who register for six or more credits, must provide written evidence of immunity against measles, mumps and rubella or receive an exemption for medical or religious reasons.

Prior to enrolling, applicants are invited to meet or call IDC to ask specific questions about the Institute and its programs. The telephone number is 718-855-3661.

Students who wish to transfer credits from another institution must submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges for course evaluation. Maximum transfer allowed is 12 credits.

Students who have extensive experience, especially in graphics classes, may apply for advanced placement. Advanced placement only waives a specific class or classes, but students must fulfill the Associate Degree program requirement of 72 credits. Maximum advanced placement allowed is 12 credits.

Students receive registration information before the beginning of each registration period. All students must register during the period indicated on the Institute's academic calendar. Registration procedures are the same for both degree candidates and non-matriculated students. Students are advised to register on a timely basis to avoid closed classes and late registration fees. All applicants must fill out and sign the Enrollment Agreement. In order to validate registration, a non-refundable registration fee must be submitted with the total semester's tuition. Re-enrolling students registering during the posted late registration period must include an additional late registration fee. New students are not subject to the late registration fee. Returning matriculated students registering after an absence of one or more semesters must include, at the time of registration, an additional re-matriculation fee.

Applicants who wish to take classes on a non-credit basis
may do so as non-matriculated students. Courses taken on a non-matriculated basis cannot be used for Associate Degree credit.

The Institute does not provide any housing or dormitory facilities.

Effective July 1, 2014
Schedule of Tuition and Fees.
Application Fee: $30.00
International Application Fee: $100.00
Tuition: per credit $340.00
Registration Fee per semester: $40.00
Late Registration Fee (see 1 below) $60.00
Re-Matriculation Fee (see 2 below) $30.00
Technology Fee per semester $100.00
Returned Check Fee $20.00
Graduation Fee per degree $40.00
Make up Exams (see 3 below) $50.00 per Exam

1. A late registration fee will be charged to all re-enrolling students who register during the late registration period. First time students are not subject to the late registration fee. Students taking special non credit architect registration review courses are exempt.

2. A re matriculation fee is charged to any returning student matriculating student who is Re-admitted to the Institute after an absence of one or more semesters.

3. For permisssion to take an exam at other than the scheduled date / time

How Tuition Charges are Determined
Tuition charges are determined by multiplying the total number of credits taken per semester by the current credit hour rate. Each remedial course is considered 3 tuition credits.

Payment Options
How To Pay: Payment should be made by check, money order, bank check, or cash. Financial Aid: Financial aid can be used toward payment of a student's bill provided that the aid has been officially awarded by the Administration Office and accepted by the student. A student will not receive credit for a student loan until the loan application has been received by the Institute.  Please see IDC's Financial Aid page for more information. 

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all financial aid is credited to his/her account. The student will be responsible for tuition due.

Sponsored Students: Students receiving sponsorship from government agencies, employers or other organizations must provide the Institute with proof of coverage.  Sponsorship is an arrangement between the student and the third party and does not absolve the student of the debt to the Institute should the third party not pay as promised.

Financial Responsibility
Tuition Liability: Upon selecting and reserving courses, you become responsible for all tuition and fees associated with that registration. You must officially drop or withdraw from classes in order to remove or reduce tuition liability. Your liability will not automatically be voided for non-attendance or non-payment.

The Institute may exercise its rights to deny future services to a student who does not make proper payment arrangements. The Institute also reserves the right to report any delinquency to a credit reporting agency and to refer an account to an outside agency for collection or legal action. All collection costs incurred by the Institute become the responsibility of the student.

All tuition and fees are to be paid to the Bursar's Office unless otherwise indicated. All checks should be made payable to the Institute of Design and Construction.

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