Transfer Student Admission Criteria

All transfer applications will be reviewed on an individual basis. We know each transfer student has a unique educational background so it is important for us to get to know you and your academic interests. For more information regarding admission criteria by program, please contact the Admissions office at admissions@sunypoly.edu.
If an applicant has earned less than 30 college credits following high school graduation, transfer admission will be determined based on the combination of your high school transcript including SAT/ACT scores along with all college coursework.
Refer to the information below for relevant program information and recommendations:

  • Accounting
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: Accounting, Business Accounting, Business Management, Business Administration, Financial Services Management
  • Applied Computing
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: Any programs not generally associated with computing.
  • Applied Mathematics
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: General Studies Math and Science, Engineering Science
  • Biology
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: General Studies Math and Science, Liberal Arts and Sciences: Biology,
    • Recommended Course Work: Biology I & II, Chemistry I & II, Physics I, Statistics, and Calculus
  • Business Administration
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: Accounting, Business Accounting, Business Management, Business Administration, Financial Services Management, Human Resource Management
  • Civil Engineering
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: General Studies Math and Science, Engineering Science
    • Recommended Course Work: Calculus I & II, Chemistry I & II and Calculus Based Physics I
  • Civil Engineering Technology
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: General Studies Math and Science, Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Science, Construction Technology, Architecture Technology
  • Communication & Information Design
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: Digital Animation, Communications, Graphic Communication: Graphic Arts Technology, Graphic Communication: Graphic Design, Graphic Communication: Illustration, General Studies, Web Development and Information Design
  • Accelerated BS/MS Communication Information Design/ Information Design Technology
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: Digital Animation, Communications, Graphic Communication: Graphic Arts Technology, Graphic Communication: Graphic Design, Graphic Communication: Illustration, General Studies, Web Development and Information Design
    • Additional Requirements: Must have earned a 3.0 or higher in communication courses.
  • Community and Behavioral Health
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: Human Services (including counseling and chemical dependency), Health Sciences, Allied Health fields, Pre-Med, Psychology, Sociology, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Computer & Information Science
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Applications Programming, General Studies Math and Science
  • Accelerated BS/MS in Computer Information Science
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Applications Programming, General Studies Math and Science
    • Required Coursework with a grade of B or higher: Computing Fundamentals, Data Structures & Algorithms, Object-Oriented Programming, Finite or Discrete Mathematics, and an additional mathematics elective.
    • Program Information: Students entering the joint BS/MS program must not have completed more than 94 credit hours toward their Bachelor’s degree, and must be able to complete all requirements for the Bachelor’s degree within the first 124 semester hours earned.
  • Computer Engineering Technology
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: General Studies Math and Science, Computer Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Engineering Science, Civil Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Computer Information Systems
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Applications Programming, General Studies Math and Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: General Studies Math and Science, Engineering Science
    • Recommended Course Work: Calculus I & II, Chemistry I and Calculus Based Physics I& II
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: General Studies Math and Science, Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Engineering Science, Civil Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Health Information Management
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: Health Information Technology
    • Recommended Coursework: Statistics, Anatomy and Physiology I and II (lab not required) and spreadsheets.
    • Program Information: This program is offered in an online format. All HIM courses (except for professional practice experiences), are available online. Some courses also ask the students to meet virtually, as a group (via the Internet) a few times during the semester. Students who were unable to participate at the posted time will record all online class meetings for later playback.
  • Interactive Media & Game Design
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: Digital Animation, Communications, Graphic Communication: Graphic Arts Technology, Graphic Communication: Graphic Design, Graphic Communication: Illustration, General Studies, Web Development and Information Design, Game Design
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Program Information: The program of study for the B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies consists of three components: an Area of Concentration, the Interdisciplinary Studies Program Core, and the Capstone Sequence. Please visit the online catalog for more information regarding the program breakdown
    • Supplemental Materials:
      • Statement or essay outlining program area of interest and career goals
  • Mechanical Engineering
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: General Studies Math and Science, Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering
    • Recommended Course Work: Calculus I II & III, and Calculus Based Physics I & II, Chemistry I, Introduction to Engineering, Design Tools and Processes, Ordinary Differential Equations, Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: General Studies Math and Science, Computer Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Engineering Science, Civil Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Nanoscale Engineering
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: General Studies Math and Science, Engineering Science
    • Required Course Work: Calculus I & II, Chemistry I& II, and Calculus Based Physics I& II
    • Additional Application Materials:
      • CNSE Supplemental Essay highlighting why a student would like to pursue a degree in Nanoscale Engineering
  • Nanoscale Science
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: General Studies Math and Science, Engineering Science
    • Required Course Work: Calculus I & II, Chemistry I& II, and Calculus Based Physics I& II
    • Additional Application Materials:
      • CNSE Supplemental Essay highlighting why a student would like to pursue a degree in Nanoscale Science
  • Network and Computer Security
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Applications Programming, Cybersecurity
    • Program Information: Must have experience with computer science and/or cybersecurity courses.
  • Nursing (RN to BS)
    • Required Transfer Program: Nursing
    • Program Information: To be eligible for this program you must have an associate in nursing from a state and/or nationally accredited program by the time of enrollment. You must also pass the RN licensure exam prior to the completion of your first semester of study at SUNY Poly.
  • Accelerated RN/BS/MS Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Required Transfer Program: Nursing
    • Program Information: To be eligible for this program you must have an associate in nursing from a state and/or nationally accredited program, and must have worked in the field and accumulated 2000 hours of post RN clinical experience.
    • Additional Application Materials:
  • Accelerated RN/BS/MS Nursing: Nursing Education
  • Psychology
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: Liberal Arts & Sciences, Humanities & Social Science, Psychology, Human Services, Sociology
  • Sociology
    • Recommended Transfer Programs: Liberal Arts & Sciences, Humanities & Social Science, Psychology, Human Services, Sociology

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