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Additional Information for Transfers

Making the Transition: The Undergraduate Transfer Office wants to make your transition an easy one.
The Academic and Transfer Advising Services Office
is where you’ll find the answers to all your academic questions and concerns throughout your transitional first year. A staff of professional advisors will evaluate your transfer credits for general education requirements, facilitate the evaluation of your transfer credits for major and upper-division requirements, and enter your transfer credits on your Stony Brook transcript. Advisors are available to help students select courses and plan their academic programs, taking into consideration coursework completed at previously attended colleges and universities. The Academic and Transfer Advising Services Office provides a supportive environment for new transfer students, and is committed to fostering and inspiring student success.

Important Reminder: To transfer your credits to Stony Brook, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions must receive final official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended. Also, you must provide proof of high school graduation by sending us either a copy of your diploma or your high school transcript (noting date of graduation). If you have earned an associate’s degree, be sure that it’s posted on the transcript. To receive credit for AP courses taken in high school, you must have your AP scores sent to this office as well.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
118 Administration Building
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-1901


Join a Living Learning Center!
As a new transfer student, you have the option to join one of our Living Learning Centers. Every Center focuses on an academic theme of common interest, combining both academic and social elements. Students who choose to participate may elect to complete an academic minor designed around their Living Learning Center’s theme.

To join a Center, be sure to indicate your interest when submitting your New Student Preferences. Both resident and commuter students are invited to participate in one of Stony Brook’s Living Learning Centers:

Community Service Learning (H Quad)
Environmental Studies (Roth Quad)
Health and Wellness (Kelly Quad)
International Studies (Roosevelt Quad)
Leadership Development (H Quad)
Media Arts (Tabler Quad)


ADV 101 for New Transfer Students
You'll have the opportunity to enroll in Introduction to Stony Brook, a 1-credit seminar designed to enrich your first semester experience. ADV 101 includes only 20 students per class and meets weekly with an academic advisor. Through academic advisement, exploring campus resources, group activities, discussions, and presentations, ADV 101 will provide you with the necessary tools to achieve a successful academic and social transition from your previous college or university.


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