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Transfer

Transfer Credit Policies

Transfer Deadlines
Applications will be accepted after these deadlines on a space-available basis.
ENTRY TERM:
Fall 2022
PRIORITY DEADLINE:
March 1
ENTRY TERM:
Spring 2022
PRIORITY DEADLINE:
November 1

WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN A TRANSFER APPLICANT
APPLYING AS A TRANSFER STUDENT

For admission purposes, you are a transfer student if you have registered at a college or university after graduating from high school. Applicants are required to have performed well in a strong academic program and have typically completed at least 24 college credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher by the time they submit their application. Restricted majors may have different admission criteria.

If you have completed less than 24 credits from a college or university at the time of application:

  • Required: A final high school transcript must sent to us by email to ugprocessing@stonybrook.edu or mailed to Stony Brook University, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 118 Administration Building, Stony Brook, NY 11794-1901.
  • Optional: You may submit your official SAT or ACT scores sent directly from the testing agency
    • SAT Code: 2548
    • ACT Code: 2952

See below for the admission criteria for restricted majors, including those in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Business, and others.

Special consideration will be given to qualified graduates of university-parallel programs, i.e., AA and AS degree recipients from colleges within the State University of New York and City University of New York systems. Students are not, however, guaranteed admission into the program of their choice. Graduates of career-oriented programs (AAS and AOS) will be considered for admission on an individual basis and in competition with other transfer applicants.

Applicants who do not specify a major on their application are considered for admission to the University rather than to a particular major. Transfer students with more than 56 credits must indicate a major on their application to be eligible for financial aid.

Offers of admission are conditional, pending receipt of all official records showing successful completion of academic work in progress.

 RELATED LINKS

TRANSFER COURSE EQUIVALENCES

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICIES

STEP1 Apply Online

We offer three application options (apply using just one). There is a $50 application fee.

Option 1

THE COMMON APPLICATION

APPLY: COMMON APP

Option 2

THE SUNY APPLICATION*

APPLY: SUNY APP

Option 3

THE COALITION APPLICATION

APPLY: COALITION APP
STEP2 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 received.

  1. 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.

  2. If you have completed less than 24 credits from a college or university at the time of application:

    Required: A final high school transcript must sent to us by email to ugprocessing@stonybrook.edu or mailed to Stony Brook University, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 118 Administration Building, Stony Brook, NY 11794-1901.
    Optional: You may submit your official SAT or ACT scores sent directly from the testing agency

    • SAT Code: 2548
    • ACT Code: 2952

 

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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
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.

The table below lists the income guidelines for EOP admission for the 2021-22 academic year. 

 
Household Size Income
1 $23,606
2 $31,894
3 $40,182
4 $48,470
5 $56,758
6 $65,046
7 $73,334
8 $81,622*

*For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $8,288 for each additional person.

Review more information on the EOP website

Admission to the BFA in Creative Writing requires a statement of purpose, writing sample and letter of recommendation submitted directly to the program.

Additional Requirements

Stony Brook University offers a world of possibilities for international students. Please review our application procedures for a list of required credentials.

More information

You do not need to go through the pre-approval process to major in music at Stony Brook. We offer audition times and placement tests at the beginning of each semester, and many students take this option, particularly if they are already a Stony Brook student, or are a transfer student. All current Stony Brook students and prospective transfer students should be in touch with the Undergraduate Studies Director, Deborah Heckert (deborah.heckert@stonybrook.edu).

View music major application

RESTRICTED MAJORS
Admission to Stony Brook University does not guarantee acceptance into the following restricted majors, which have additional admission requirements.

In addition to our regular admission criteria, successful applicants in these majors will typically have the following:

Computer Science & Information Systems:
- Advanced Object Programming/Object-Oriented Programming
- Data Structures
- Discrete Math
- Calculus I and II
- 3.2+ cumulative GPA
- B grades or higher in prerequisite courses indicated above
- No retakes in prerequisite courses listed above

Engineering:
- Two semesters of Calculus-Based Physics
- Calculus I and II
- 3.2+ cumulative GPA
- B grades in all prerequisite courses indicated above 
- No retakes in prerequisite courses listed above

Applied Mathematics and Statistics:
- Linear Algebra
- Calculus III
- 3.2+ cumulative GPA
- B grades or higher in prerequisite courses indicated above

Consideration is given to students who have performed well in advanced science and math courses, as well as those who have participated in science, math, and research competitions.  Review our math expecations for transfers here. CEAS majors include:

  • Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical and Molecular Engineering
  • Civil Engineering*
  • Computer Engineering*
  • Computer Science*
  • Electrical Engineering*
  • Engineering Science*
  • Information Systems*
  • Mechanical Engineering*
  • Technological Systems Management

*Those enrolled in Joint Admission Programs at Suffolk County Community College or Nassau Community College will be reviewed for admission in accordance with the program guidelines.

In addition to our regular admission criteria, successful applicants will have a more competitive grade point average. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is typically required.

Those enrolled in Joint Admission Programs at Suffolk County Community College or Nassau Community College will be reviewed for admission in accordance with the program guidelines.

Admission to the BFA in Creative Writing requires a statement of purpose, writing sample and letter of recommendation submitted directly to the program.

In addition to the application to the University, a separate Music Major Application is required. Students who perform successfully in the audition and their theory placement and musicianship exams will be admitted to the music major upon admission to the University. In addition, students participating in this audition process may be considered for scholarship offers and the opportunity to study with Performance Faculty.

 Additional Information
Transfer applicants admitted to the University but not initially accepted into their major of choice may apply for admission into the major after satisfying the requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Bulletin description of the major.

*SUNY or CUNY two-year college graduates
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.

CHECK YOUR APPLICATION STATUS

Within two weeks of submitting your application to Stony Brook, we will send you login information to access your SBU Applicant Portal. You'll be able to:

  • Monitor your status and view your decision
  • Confirm receipt of items
  • Upload supplements, including essays and resumes
FRESHMAN: NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE
FALL: By April 1
SPRING: Beginninig Mid-November

TRANSFER:  NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE
FALL: Beginning Late-March
SPRING: Beginning Mid-November
 
 It is each applicant's responsibility to ensure that all credentials are received. Space in our class is limited.
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.

 

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