Transfer Admissions Criteria
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we encourage applicants to have all documents,
including transcripts, sent electronically. Many universities offer electronic transcript
services through the National Student Clearinghouse or a homegrown system. If your
college/university does not offer such an option, we will accept transcripts that
are emailed to email@example.com from college/university staff on your behalf.
STEP 1: APPLY ONLINE
We offer three application options (apply using just one). There is a $50 application
fee. The State University of New York waives the $50 application fee for up to four
college choices for students graduating from SUNY or CUNY two-year colleges who apply
directly to State University four-year colleges for baccalaureate programs. If you
are a transfer student seeking the fee waiver, you must complete the SUNY Application
and the "My Transfer Colleges" section.
STEP 2: SEND US YOUR ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS
Be sure to include your full name, date of birth, and home address on all correspondence.
It is each applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application credentials are
- Have your transcript(s) sent from every college/university you have attended electronically or mailed to Stony
Brook University, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 118 Administration Building,
Stony Brook, NY 11794-1901.
- If you have completed less than 24 credits from a college or university at the time of application, have your final high school transcript (required) and SAT or ACT scores (optional)
sent directly from the testing agency.
- SAT Code: 2548
- ACT Code: 2952
Transfer Admissions Criteria
Transfer students with more than 56 credits must indicate a major on their application to be eligible for financial aid. It is
each applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application credentials are received
and that a final college transcript is sent to the Undergraduate Admissions Office
prior to orientation. Applicants who expect to be degree recipients (AA or AS) should
present evidence of receipt of the degree prior to orientation for advising purposes.
There are additional application procedures, eligibility requirements, and deadlines
for the following programs and applicants:
The purpose of the Educational Opportunity Program is to fulfill New York State’s
commitment to provide access to higher education for economically disadvantaged students
who possessed the potential to succeed in college, but whose academic preparation
in high school has not fully prepared them to pursue college education successfully.
- EOP transfer applicants must be a current student in an EOP/HEOP/SEEK/College Discovery
program at their current college. Unfortunately, the ASAP program within CUNY is not
considered an equivalent program. Students in ASAP or who are not in any of the programs
above will not be considered for EOP admission.
- EOP transfer applicants must have already completed 24 college credits at the time
they submit their application in order to be considered and have a GPA of at least
a 2.8 or above.
- EOP transfer applicants are only reviewed for the Fall semester, and any applicants
for the Spring or other semesters will not be considered
- EOP transfer applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible, with an application
deadline of March 1 for any Fall semester. Applicants who submit an application or
admissions documents after March 1 will only be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Please note that the EOP/AIM program only considers applicants for fall semester admission.
This program is dependent on New York State funding allocations, which vary from year
to year. Students who wish to be considered for the EOP/AIM program will be notified
at the earliest possible date if we are unable to consider their fall semester application
due to a lack of funding.
Admission to the BFA in Creative Writing requires a statement of purpose, writing
sample and letter of recommendation submitted directly to the program.
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Stony Brook University offers a world of possibilities for international students.
Please review our application procedures for a list of required credentials.
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The State University of New York (SUNY) policy prohibits Stony Brook admission applications
from inquiring into an applicant's prior criminal history. After acceptance, the College
shall inquire if the student previously has been convicted of a felony if such individual
seeks campus housing or participation in clinical or field experiences, internships
or study abroad programs. The information required to be disclosed under SUNY policy
regarding such felony convictions shall be reviewed by a standing campus committee
consistent with the legal standards articulated in New York State Corrections Law.
Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior
criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain
academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. Students
who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the dean's office of their
intended academic program.