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Transfer Credit Policies

Transfer Deadlines
Applications will be accepted after these deadlines on a space-available basis.
Fall 2021
March 1
Spring 2021
December 15 (Extended)

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.

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.

Option 1



Option 2



Option 3



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, 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.

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.

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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.


Applications received after these dates will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Entry Term Priority Deadline Credentials Deadline Notification Schedule
Fall 2021 March 1  March 1  Beginning Late March
Spring 2021 December 15 (Extended) December 15 (Extended) Beginning Mid-November