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
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The recommended application dates for transfer students are:
- July 15th for Fall entry
- December 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.
After completing one of the applications above, transfer applicants must submit:
- A copy of your final high school transcript with graduation date posted.
- Official 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.
Electronic document submission is encouraged! Documents can be uploaded digitally through the SUNY Application, Naviance, Parchment, and other sources of document submitting software.
Documents may be submitted electronically and can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org or uploaded through your status portal.
Documents may also be mailed to:
SUNY Old Westbury-Admissions Office
P. O. Box 307
Old Westbury, NY 11568
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
Once you apply for admission, and after your application has been received, we will send you a confirmation email with your login information to access your application portal. SUNY Old Westbury uses email for most communications, so please make sure the email address you provide on your application is accurate. We highly recommend you use your personal email address (rather than your current college email address), and add SUNY Old Westbury (email@example.com) to your contacts so messages don't get sent to spam folders.
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.