What We Look for in a Transfer Applicant


Applying as a Transfer Student


For admission purposes, you are a transfer student if you have registered at a college or university after graduating from high school. Applicants are required to have performed well in a strong academic program, and typically will have completed at least 24 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher by the time they submit their application.


If you have earned fewer than 24 credits at the time of application, your high school transcripts and SAT scores must also be submitted (only students with strong secondary school credentials will be considered for admission).


Special consideration will be given to qualified graduates of university-parallel programs, i.e., A.A. and A.S.  Associate degree recipients from colleges within the State University of New York and City University of New York systems. Students are not, however, guaranteed admission into the program of their choice. Graduates of career-oriented programs (A.A.S. and A.O.S.) will be considered for admission on an individual basis and in competition with other transfer applicants.


Offers of admission are conditional, pending receipt of all official records showing successful completion of academic work in progress.


Majors in the Computer Science & Mechanical Engineering


Successful applicants in these majors will, in addition to our regular admission criteria, typically have earned outstanding grades in high school calculus and physics, and performed exceptionally well on the Math section of the SAT and/or ACT. Consideration is given to students who have performed well in advanced science and math courses, as well as those who have participated in science, math, and research competitions.




More Information


•  Course Equivalencies

•  Math Expectations


English Proficiency


All applicants must prove their English proficiency. The TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) examination, or SAT must be taken by anyone whose native language is not English, even if you have attended high school in the United States. If you are a transfer student and have not completed a college-level writing course at a U.S. college or university (or received a grade below C in the course), one of the aforementioned exams is required for you as well.


Test Minimum Score
SAT Critical Reading 430

English: 19 &

Composite: 23


Satisfactory completion of SUNY Korea’s Intensive English Center (IEC) program at the advanced level with a grade of B or better will be accepted in place of a TOEFL score.