Merits Program

The Merits Program at SUNY Cobleskill is designed to provide access, academic, and social support to students who show promise for mastering college- level work, but may otherwise be considered for general admission.

 Merits is a two semester commitment. The students accepting the SUNY Cobleskill MERITS Program must clearly understand that they are being given the opportunity to obtain a college education.

To accommodate the students’ needs, our program is staffed with professionals whose primary responsibility is to assist students in achieving their educational goals.


The program offers:

•    Tutor Services – done by both professional and peer tutors in small group sessions and individually.

•    Counseling ( academic, financial and career )

•    Mentoring

•    Leadership development  opportunities

•     Pre – Freshman MERITS Academy 2014


For further information, please contact:

Michael Cobbins MS, Assistant Director of Educational Support Services – 518-255-5541

Jen Golden, Merits Coordinator – 518-255-5837 –


Jill Scharling, Merits Coordinator – 518-255-5692 –






MERITS staff

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