College Transfer Credit
It is the policy of SUNY Poly to accept only those transfer credits that are applicable to the student’s degree requirements, i.e., – a 64 semester hour transfer of credit into a baccalaureate program requiring 124 hours indicates that the student will need to complete an additional 60 hours to finish the bachelor’s degree. A minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average must be maintained for all credit transferred. Courses for which transfer credit is allowed may not be repeated for credit at SUNY Poly. Total transfer of credits may not exceed 94 semester hours (141 quarter hours). SUNY Poly accepts transfer credit only. Transfer course grades and quality points earned at the transfer institution are not reflected in a student’s grade point average. The level at which credit is earned for a specific course (e.g. lower division or upper division) is retained when that credit is transferred to SUNY Polytechnic.
AP Transfer Credit
Administered by the College Entrance Examination Board, Advanced Placement (AP) credit may be awarded for courses taken in high school dependent upon the scores achieved. Certain academic programs may not accept AP credit for specific requirements. Students should check with the program faculty to determine how AP credit will be applied in that program. Students should send an official copy of their scores directly to the Admissions Office. AP credit cannot be used to fulfill SUNY Poly’s requirement for the satisfactory completion of one upper-division writing course. In addition, AP credits in biology, chemistry, environmental science or physics will only fulfill the SUNY Poly’s requirement for the satisfactory completion of one laboratory course in the physical sciences when a score of 4 or 5 has been achieved on any of the four AP examinations.
IB Transfer Credit
Individual IB courses will be evaluated by faculty in the respective discipline who will determine the standard needed to be achieved, the number of credits to be awarded, the equivalent SUNY Polytechnic Institute course(s) for which credit is granted if appropriate, and the degree and/or program requirement(s) that the transferred credit satisfies if appropriate. Completion of individual courses at the Higher Level with an IB test score of 4-7 may earn between 3-9 credits based upon review by the relevant faculty. Completion of individual courses at the Standard Level with an IB test score of 6-7 may earn between 3-4 credits upon review by the relevant faculty. Credit for SL level courses will only be awarded to students who have completed an IB Diploma.
Certain academic programs may not accept IB credit as meeting specific requirements. Students should check with the program faculty to determine how IB credit will be applied in that program. IB courses cannot be used to fulfill SUNY Polytechnic’s Upper Division Writing Requirement.