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

grade point average requirements

Noted below are the cumulative grade point averages required for entry to SUNY Old Westbury.

  • School of Arts and Sciences (other than Psychology):  2.0
    • Psychology: 2.5
  • School of Education: 3.0
  • School of Business: 3.0 

Students should review the degree program page and the pages of the Academic Department that is home to the degree to see whether are any other academic or course prerequisites are required to officially declare the major (i.e. - minimum number of earned credits or course prerequisites).

How to Apply

application deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The recommended application dates for first-year students are:

  • March 15th for Fall entry
  • October 15th for Spring entry

Applications received after these dates will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.

SuBmitting Your application

Please submit your application using one of the methods below. A $50 non-refundable application fee will be applied.

COMMON APPLICATION

SUNY APPLICATION

After completing one of the applications above, transfer applicants must submit:

  • A copy of your final high school transcript, and
  • Transcripts from all colleges attended.

Official transcripts must be sent directly from high school or college/university to SUNY Old Westbury unless provided in-person in a properly sealed envelope.

All transcripts may be sent electronically to enroll@oldwestbury.edu. Documents can also be mailed to: 

SUNY Old Westbury
Admissions Processing
1060 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204

The review of a Transfer applicant’s eligibility for admission cannot be conducted until all the appropriate documents have been received.

NOTE: Applicants must submit an official transcript of each institution previously attended. Inaccurate or misleading information, submission of false records or omission of application information may result in a denial, revocation of an admission offer or an administrative dismissal from the College.

checking the status of your application

Visit your Status Page to check on the status of your application.

Transfer Credits

credits allowed

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.

  • College's Transfer Credit Policies and Procedures
  • An unofficial review of transfer credits which may be acceptable at Old Westbury can be completed using the Course Equivalencies Credit Guide.
  • The College holds Articulation Agreements with several area community colleges, including Nassau Community College, Kingsborough Community College and Queensborough Community College.  These agreements specify procedures designed to encourage and facilitate transfers from these colleges into upper-division academic programs at SUNY Old Westbury. 

    ​​For a listing of articulation agreements currently in place, please contact an Admissions Counselor in the Office of Enrollment Services, Campus Center I-202.
services to support you

The Office of Transfer Services provides the following services for Prospective Panthers to assist them in making the decision to transition to Old Westbury:

  • credit evaluation (including courses taken in high school and credits earned through testing ie. CLEP, AP, etc)
  • guidance on the transfer process including pre-transfer advising
  • connecting you with campus resources and support services

In visiting with the Transfer Student Services Office we can help you plan your transition so that you will get the most out of your Community College experience and assist in ensuring a smooth start as a Panther.

Schedule a Virtual Visit with Transfer Services