- How many transfer students enroll each year?
- When should I apply as a transfer student?
- How do I apply as a transfer student?
- What address should I use when mailing my official transcripts?
- When do I receive my admissions decision as a transfer applicant?
- Are interviews required for transfer applicants?
- What Grade Point Average do I need for admission?
- How many credits do I need to complete to transfer?
- Will my credits transfer?
- What is the maximum number of credits that can transfer?
- Can I have my credits evaluated before I pay my admissions deposit?
- Will I get the courses I need?
- What scholarships are available for transfer students?
- Is on-campus housing available for transfer students
- Are there specific residence halls for transfer students?
Plattsburgh annually enrolls about 700 transfer students (along with about 1000 freshmen). Of the transfer students, approximately 500 will enroll for the fall semester and 200 for the spring semester.
SUNY Plattsburgh recommends that students applying for the fall semester apply by March 1. Students applying for the spring semester should apply by November 1.
Transfer applicants have two options to apply for admission - the Common Application and the SUNY Application. The Admissions Committee does not give preference to either application. Learn more about applying for admission to SUNY Plattsburgh.
Your official transcript(s) should be forwarded directly to:
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Admissions decisions are based on your completed application and official transcript(s). For the fall semester, acceptance packets are mailed beginning in December and continue on a rolling basis until we close admission (usually mid-summer). For the spring semester, acceptance packets are mailed beginning in early November and continue on a rolling basis until admission closes in January.
Interviews are not required for admission, but they are strongly encouraged. A visit is one of the best ways to learn about the opportunities available at SUNY Plattsburgh. Often, transfer students have questions about their credit evaluation and their majors. Some students also schedule visits with the chairpersons of their academic departments.
A minimum GPA of 2.30 is recommended for admission to most of SUNY Plattsburgh's academic programs. However, some programs require or recommend a higher GPA, such as the following:
3.00 GPA - all teacher education programs
2.50 GPA - Communication Disorders and Sciences, Nursing (RN-to-BS option), Nutrition, Social Work, and Fitness & Wellness Leadership
SUNY Plattsburgh does not require a minimum number of credits to be considered for admission. However, to be based on the merits of your college coursework alone, you must have competed approximately 24-30 credits at the time of admission. Students who apply with fewer than 24 credits completed will need to submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.
If you are transferring from an accredited college, you should not have trouble transferring your college credits. However, we do not transfer credit from technical subjects, like automotive repair, construction technology, or secretarial courses. Once a transfer course is accepted, the course is placed based upon its content, its level, and if it has the appropriate prerequisites. Credit evaluations are completed during the admissions process.
Learn more about transferring credits.
SUNY Plattsburgh will accept up to 67 credits from a two-year college and up to 84 credits from a four-year college.
If you are accepted to SUNY Plattsburgh, you will receive a preliminary credit evaluation shortly after receiving your acceptance packet. In addition, you may request a credit evaluation at any time after you are accepted. Please contact the Admissions Office toll-free at (888) 673-0012 to request the official credit evaluation prior to paying your admissions deposit.
Once we know that you plan to enroll as a transfer (usually by the receipt of your admissions deposit), you will be forwarded instructions on how to register for courses. You will receive course advisement from faculty in your department, who will be able to review your degree audit with you.
SUNY Plattsburgh transfer scholarships are available to students who are transferring from a regionally accredited college or university and have completed a minimum of 24 credits at the time the application is submitted. For more information, please visit our scholarship calculator.(Return to top of page)
As long as you complete the online housing application by the recommended deadline for the fall and the spring, then on-campus housing is generally available for transfer students. While housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, we have plenty of dorm room available to accommodate our students, and no preferential treatment is given to freshmen over transfer students. If you do have preferences for your housing situation, we recommend that you apply for housing early.
No, we do not have residence halls specifically for transfer students. Instead, transfer students are generally placed with another transfer student or a current SUNY Plattsburgh student of sophomore-level or higher standing. We do not generally place transfer students in freshman housing.
Still Have Questions?
If you still have questions, please feel free to browse our directory of Frequently Asked Questions about SUNY Plattsburgh.
The Admissions Office is located on the 10th floor of the Kehoe Building.
Phone: (518) 564-2040
Toll-free: (888) 673-0012
Fax: (518) 564-2045
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901