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What is the "catch-up" year?

The “Catch Up Year” allows a student who first started college in 2016-17 and who has earned a total of 24 credits to use the 2017-18 academic year to catch up on his or her credits. If the you successfully earn 36 credits (for a total of 60 credits), you will be eligible to receive an Excelsior Scholarship beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, provided you meet all other eligibility requirements.

I began college many years ago. Can I re-enroll as a first-year student and receive an Excelsior Scholarship?

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