Credits appearing on the transcript of another accredited college that were taken
at that college are evaluated by the Office of the Registrar for transfer to
Old Westbury. Transfer credit for courses taken at institutions that operate
on a quarter system is limited to computed equivalence in semester hours. A maximum
of 72 transfer credits will be awarded.
Transcripts for courses taken prior to
the student's first semester at the College must be submitted to the Office
of Enrollment Services as part of the
admission procedure. In addition, you may conduct an unofficial review of those courses for which credit may be acceptable at Old Westbury and towards what college
requirements they might meet by using the Course Equivalencies Credit Guide.
Students will receive credit for courses taken as part of an AA or AS degree.
However, credits from an AAS, AOS or other associate degree program are evaluated
and accepted selectively. Acceptance of any credit does not imply that major
or College requirements have been satisfied. Therefore, in order to graduate,
students may be required to complete more than the minimum number of credits
necessary for a particular degree program.
Transfer credit will not be awarded for courses in which a grade of D+ or
below was earned, except if the courses are part of an AA, AS or AAS degree.
Normally, courses taken at unaccredited institutions are not transferable
to the College. A student may petition the Academic Policy Committee for an
exception to this rule. In certain documented instances, the petition may be
granted. Courses given credit under this provision may not be used to satisfy
the requirements of a particular degree without the permission of the appropriate
Students who have successfully completed a three-year hospital school of nursing
program that is not part of a bachelor's degree program may be granted a total
of 32 credits for such study. These credits will be included as part of the
72-credit maximum which can be awarded for transfer credit.
Courses for which transfer credits have been accepted may not be repeated
for credit at Old Westbury.
The College's policies governing transfer credits stipulate that all transfer
- earn a minimum of 48 credit hours at Old Westbury (56 credits in degrees
offered through the Business and Management Department), and may transfer
a maximum of 72 credits;
- fulfill the College's requirement that all candidates
for graduation demonstrate mastery of computational and American English
language skills and meet the
College's General education requirements;
- take a minimum of 24 credit hours
in courses in the major at the 3000, 4000 or 5000-level. Specific majors
may require more than the minimum 24
- complete 45 credits in courses at the 3000, 4000, or 5000-level
toward overall degree requirements;
- fulfill the College's residency requirement.
Appeal of Transfer Credit Evaluation
If you do not agree with the evaluation of your transfer credits you may appeal to the Transfer Articulation Manager in the Office of the Registrar. The appeal must be made in writing in the form of a letter or e-mail along with supporting documentation. The appeal letter must outline the reasons for the appeal and be submitted with a syllabus of the course(s) in question and any other documents that may support the appeal. You will receive a response to your appeal within 10 business days of the receipt of the appeal.
If the courses in question were taken at a SUNY school you may refer to the SUNY website for further information.
Appeal letters and documents must be submitted within 10 business of the receipt of the official evaluation from the Office of the Registrar.<\p>
Submit the appeal to:
Philip Giuliano, Transfer Articulation Manager
Office of the Registrar
SUNY College at Old Westbury
PO Box 210
Old Westbury, NY 11568