Transferring to a SUNY College

Transfer Student Fee Waivers: Fees for four (4) campus choices will automatically be waived for transfer students graduating with an AA or AS degree from a SUNY or CUNY two-year college and who apply directly to State University four-year campuses for baccalaureate programs. To be eligible you must complete all questions in the transfer application section. Failure to answer those questions will delay processing.

SUNY Transfer – Getting Started

Transfer Steps

SUNY Program Search

SUNY Course Equivalencies for Individual SUNY Campuses

SUNY Campus Course Requirements

SUNY Campus Contacts

Apply to SUNY


An opportunity to continue full-time study at a four-year State University college is guaranteed to all New York residents who transfer directly from a SUNY college with an AA or AS degree. The transfer guarantee becomes effective if you are denied admission at all of your SUNY four-year college choices.

 To be eligible you must:

  • File your application by March 1 for fall admission, and by October 1 for spring admission.
  • Provide four-year campuses with an official two-year college transcript, showing three semesters of completed studies, by March 15 for fall admission, and by October 15 for spring admission.
  • Complete all required supplemental application materials by April 15 for fall admission, and by November 15 for spring admission.

Although campus choice and academic program are not guaranteed, SUNY staff will work one-on-one with each Transfer Guarantee candidate to determine how the applicant can be best served given campuses and programs that are open and suitable.

If you have any questions, would like to speak with a counselor or would like to make an appointment, please contact: Counseling and Career Services at (845) 431-8040.

SUNY Student Transfer Appeal Process