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Transfer Applicants

SUNY Empire State College is very generous when it comes to transfer credit.

There is no special application for transfer students. Simply submit official transcripts for any credits you wish to transfer when you apply for an associates or bachelor's degree or apply for a master's degree.

Transfer Credit

Finish your degree at SUNY Empire. The college accepts credits from accredited institutions if those credits are appropriate for your degree program at SUNY Empire.

Associate Degree Transfer Credit

  • Up to 40 credits can be transferred (64 credits required for associate degree; 24 credits must be taken at SUNY Empire)
  • Credits with letter grade of C- and above are eligible

Bachelor's Degree Transfer Credit

  • Up to 93 credits can be transferred (124 credits required for bachelor's degree; 31 credits must be taken at SUNY Empire)
  • Credits with letter grade of C- and above are eligible
  • If part of a completed associate degree, credits with a passing letter grade (D or better) may be eligible

Master's Degree Transfer Credit

  • Up to 12 graduate-level credits can be transferred
  • Credits with a letter grade of B or better are eligible
  • Credits must be less than seven years old at the time of admission and logically fit into your degree program

Community College Students: A Pathway to Your Bachelor's Degree

You can transfer up to 79 credits from an associate degree through the Pathways Transfer Program (PTP). The Pathways Program is designed for students who have (or are about to receive) an associate degree from a community college and who now want to pursue a bachelor's degree with SUNY Empire.