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Frequently asked questions among Undergraduate Psychology Transfer students or Students Regarding Transfer Credits
Please refer to the general FAQ , expanded FAQ , and Academic Transfer & Services FAQ before emailing email@example.com with transfer student/credit relevant questions regarding the Psychology undergraduate degree programs.
Official transcripts should all be mailed to:
Undergraduate Admissions Stony Brook University
118 Administration Building
Stony Brook, NY 11794-1901
Additionally, visit the Academic Advising and Transfer Services website for further information.
You should have the college where you took the classes send the transcript to Academic Advising and Transfer Services at Stony Brook. You will likely need to pay a fee for this.
You can review the FAQ page from Academic and Transfer Advising Services here and the Psychology Department's undergraduate requirements here . In the meantime, while you wait to hear back from Academic and Transfer Advising, I would advise using the above resources to select courses for yourself on SOLAR.
Unless you scored a 4 or higher on the Math Placement Exam, the answer is "yes." The statistics and mathematics requirements are separate requirements. If you are a transfer student, the Psychology advisor (Psychology Building B - Room 109) must certify that your transfer course meets the “Courses OUTSIDE the Psychology Department” mathematics requirement.
Most of your general admissions questions can be answered on Stony Brook's Undergraduate Admissions main page . Specific information on cost and aid can be found here . You can also call Undergraduate Admissions at 631-632-6868.
We do not have admissions requirements specific to the Psychology Major that differ from the general transfer admissions requirements. You can use our Course Equivalency Guide to find transferable courses at your school that may be applicable to major and degree requirements. The direct Stony Brook equivalents will be posted on this page. You can use this tool to see how your credits will transfer to Stony Brook. Please call Academic and Transfer Advising services at 631-632-7082 (opt. 2) if you need assistance navigating this page.
In many cases, for lower-division courses (e.g., Introductory Psychology) we typically do not need to see supporting materials beyond the transcript to accept courses as equivalent to Stony Brook courses. If you would like to see if you can receive upper-division credit for your transfer courses, a course syllabus AND the course catalogue material for the whole Psychology program at your previous school(s) if necessary to evaluate the course. You can often find the appropriate material at the school’s website.
First check with the Academic and Transfer Advising Services, Room 2360 Melville Library to see if there are standing agreements for assigning transfer credit. This will be true if you went to a school from which large numbers of students transfer to Stony Brook (such as Suffolk Community College). If there are no standing agreements, your science courses must be evaluated by each appropriate department.
You can use the online Course Equivalency Database to find transferable courses at other schools that can be applicable to major and general degree requirements at Stony Brook. The direct Stony Brook equivalents will be posted on this page, if available. I would encourage you to call Academic and Transfer Advising services at 631-632-7082 (Opt. 2) if you need assistance navigating this page. Always confirm with a Psychology advisor that the course you are taking will be accepted toward the major BEFORE enrolling in the class.
To then transfer your credits to Stony Brook, please send final official transcripts to :
Academic and Transfer Advising Services
E-2360 Melville Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3353
Your Solar system information may not include recent transfer courses. If you have any concerns about which courses will count toward your Psychology major, contact the Psychology department advisors (Psychology Building B - Room 109), and we will help you determine what courses, if any, are needed. Do not repeat courses based solely on Solar information – please consult with an advisor before registering for courses.
No. You won’t get credit for Stony Brook’s "Survey of Clinical Psychology" course if you’ve already taken "Abnormal Psychology" elsewhere and earned a grade of C or higher. This applies more broadly to 200-level and associated 300-level courses in our program. If you have questions, contact the Psychology Department Undergraduate Advisor (Carol Carlson, Carol.Carlson@stonybrook.edu , Psychology Building B - Room 109) before registering for your classes.