Transfer Admissions

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SUNY Old Westbury welcomes the distinctive experiences transfer students add to the life and activity of our campus. We are also committed to providing excellent academic programs to help you further your education. Following are the transfer requirements and a guide to the application process for those seeking transfer admission to Old Westbury.

Basic Admission Requirements

Academic programs require minimum cumulative grade point averages (GPA) for admission into the major.  The minimum cumulative GPA for programs within the School of Arts and Sciences is a 2.0. Psychology requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Programs within the School of Education and the School of Business all require a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0. 

Students need to review the Academic Department pages to ascertain if there are any other academic or course prerequisites in order to officially declare the major such as minimum number of earned credits or course perquisites. 

Students that do not meet the admission requirements may request an appeal by contacting the Office of Enrollment Services in writing (enroll [at] oldwestbury.edu). Fore more detailed information about the appeal process, please refer to the Admission and Application Procedures section of the College’s catalog.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of 80 transfer credits will be awarded. 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.

Stay on Long Island Initiative (SoLII) - Scholarship Partnership with Suffolk Community College

SUNY Old Westbury offers a scholarship to an outstanding student graduating from Suffolk County Community College. Learn more about the Stay On Long Island Scholarship.

How to Apply

The recommended application date for transfer students is March 15th for Fall entry; October 15th for Spring entry. To ensure a timely review of your application, it is best to act early. Applications and materials received after these dates may require additional time for a review to be completed.

As of the 2018 admission cycle, SUNY Old Westbury does not consider your response to the criminal history question in the admissions decision process. However, please be aware that if you seek access to student housing, study abroad or internship opportunities, or professional licensure, you will be asked to provide this information again. 

Follow the simple steps below for admission as a transfer to Old Westbury:These applications dates are recommended to ensure the most efficient processing of your materials. Applications and materials received after these dates may require additional time for a review to be completed.

Step 1: Apply Online

SUNY College at Old Westbury accepts The SUNY Online application and The Common Application. Please complete and submit only one of these applications. Both require a $50 non-refundable application fee.

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The SUNY Online application is accepted by SUNY campuses only and and allows you to apply to multiple SUNY colleges with one application.

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The Common Application is accepted by more than 400 selective colleges nationwide and allows you to apply to any participating school with one application.

Step 2: Forward Transcripts and Test Results

Transfer applicants must submit a high school transcript and transcripts from all colleges attended. All transcripts may be sent electronically. If you are mailing any documents for admission, use the mailing address listed in Step 3.

Step 3: Submit Supplemental Essay

Complete and submit Old Westbury’s required Supplementary Essay. Download the essay assignment

Step 4: Submit all other requested items

Often, the admission process includes a review of letters of recommendation and the submission of mid-year or mid-semester grades. Should you be asked for such information, please be certain to provide a prompt response and submission.

Please submit all materials to:

SUNY Old Westbury
Admissions Processing
1060 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204