Taking classes at other schools to satisfy SBU requirements
Please check the online Transfer Course Equivalencies Database for courses that have already been pre-evaluated by Stony Brook's Academic and Transfer Advising Services' office.
If a course isn't listed in this database please click on the steps below:
Select a course (or courses) at a regionally accredited institution. To check if a school is regionally accredited, see a transfer advisor in Academic and Transfer Advising Services office, E-2360 Melville Library.
Obtain a catalog with course descriptions from the school you want to take the course from.
Please bring a course description to Academic & Transfer Advising Services for evaluation.
Fill out a Transfer Course Evaluation form (available at the Academic and Transfer Advising Services Office) and attach an official description of the course from the previous school's course catalog. Some departments may require a course syllabus as well.
Take the form, along with an attached course description, to the corresponding academic department at Stony Brook. For example, a psychology course should be evaluated by Stony Brook's Department of Psychology. Once evaluated by the department, please return the white copy to Academic and Transfer Advising Services, give the yellow copy to your major or minor department (if applicable), and keep the pink copy for your records. Transfer Advisors will update your transcript, if necessary.
*Please read important notes below