Pathways Transfer Program for Community College Students

SUNY Empire State College partners with community colleges across New York State and beyond to provide a seamless transfer into our bachelor's degree programs for community college students. The Pathways Transfer Program helps students succeed by easing the transition from classroom-based learning to an engaging blend of independent study, residencies and online courses at SUNY Empire.

Pathways Transfer Program benefits:

  • Transfer your entire associate degree, up to 79 credits.
  • Take optional courses at your community college during the first year at SUNY Empire.
  • Schedule courses around work and life commitments.
  • Finish your degree where you live.
  • Earn a nationally recognized SUNY degree.
  • Save money with low tuition rates.

Community College and Empire State College Partnerships 

Many community colleges have already become Pathways partners with SUNY Empire.

State University of New York (SUNY) partners

City University of New York (CUNY) partners

Other College Partners

More Information

If you are a student and your community college is not listed, or you want to learn about options for transfer into a bachelor's degree at Empire State College, call 800-847-3000. Be sure to tell us that you are a community college transfer student.

Community colleges interested in creating a similar partnership with us may contact Brian Goodale, Director of Academic Development by phone at 518-587-2100, ext. 2580, or 800-847-3000, ext. 2580, or email


We’re here to help.

SUNY Empire’s admissions and financial aid staff is ready to work with you to make earning your degree possible and affordable.


Take the Next Step

Ready to advance your education and career? There’s no time like the present. Apply now, or learn more about SUNY Empire at one of our information sessions.
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