Each year, more than 1,500 transfer students join our college community, so you'll have plenty of company among your fellow students. You'll be advised by faculty and staff who have lots of experience working with transfer students. If you think Buffalo State is the right fit to continue your education, learn more about applying.
Admission Standards for Transfers
How to Apply
Credit Transfer and FAQs
Dual Admissions / Articulation Agreements
Students with AA, AS, BA, or BS Degrees
Once You're Been Accepted
Financial Aid Codes & Scholarships for Transfers
Admissions Standards for Transfer Students
Transfer admission is based on post-secondary academic performance and current enrollment space availability. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (4.0 scale) is necessary for consideration.
Some programs are very competitive, including art education, computer information systems, criminal justice, dietetics, elementary education, exceptional and childhood education, journalism, broadcasting, public communication, social studies education, social work, and speech-language pathology, and require higher GPAs for admission. Also, some majors have special entrance requirements. For example, applicants to the fine arts (painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture) and art education programs must submit a portfolio for department review prior to admission. Your major's requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.
We do not accept students who are on academic probation at another institution or students who have been dismissed for academic reasons within the past year.
How to Apply
1. Apply online.
2. Forward all official college transcripts to:
Buffalo State College
Office of Admissions
Moot Hall 110
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
*If your academic career has been interrupted since graduating from high school, you should write a short detailed description for each gap or time period not accounted for on your official college transcripts. This statement can be completed online or emailed to: email@example.com. Students can also submit their written statements by mail, sent to the address above.
DEADLINE: Rolling Admission Applications are reviewed as they are completed, until we reach our enrollment targets.
Credit Transfer & FAQ's
Many students wonder how their credits will transfer over to Buffalo State. Transfer applicants must provide official transcripts from all colleges attended previously. Credit earned for courses comparable to those offered at Buffalo State will be evaluated for transferability. A maximum of will grant up to 66 credits from a regionally accredited two-year school, 88 from a regionally accredited four-year school, or 15 from a proprietary institution. Military credit will be awarded on a case-by-case basis. To see how your credits transfer to Buffalo State, visit our Transfer Articulation Buffalo State database.
Students with 60 or more transfer credits must apply to a specific program.
We know you may have a lot of other questions including how your credits might transfer, if you need to send your AP & high school transcript, and much more. Visit the Transfer FAQ's for answers to some of your common questions.
Dual Admission/Articulation Agreement Participants
Buffalo State has dual admission/articulation agreements with Erie Community College, Genesee Community College, Jamestown Community College, Monroe Community College, Niagara County Community College, and Onondaga Community College.
In addition, the following schools have articulation agreements with certain programs with Buffalo State: Fulton Montgomery Community College, Mohawk Valley Community College, Suffolk County Community College, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Trocaire College (Education only), Bryant and Stratton College (Criminal Justice only), and Humber College in Canada.
To see more details on both Dual Admissions and Articulation Agreements, please visit the Dual Admission / Articulation Agreements tab on the left.
Students with an Associate of Arts or Science Degree
Your associate or bachelor degree may satisfy the 42-credit core of Buffalo State's general education requirements. If your associate degree is from a SUNY two or four year institution, we participate in the SUNY program which offers you the opportunity to continue your education as a full-time student at a senior SUNY campus.
Once You've Been Accepted
Once you've been accepted to Buffalo State, you must complete the following steps in order to register for your Fall 2013 classes:
- Submit Your Intent to Enroll and $125 Tuition Deposit
- Submit Your Immunization and Health Records
- Complete the Transfer Pre-Advisement Tutorial
New student transfer registration begins on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
Transfer students academic advisement begins on Thursday, May 30, 2013. More information about your department's advisement plan is available on the Orientation website. We have devised a Transfer Student Guide to Registration brochure (also included in your acceptance packet) to assist you in registering for your courses prior to advisement.
All this information and more is outlined in your acceptance packet, as well as on our Accepted Students webpage.
Financial Aid Codes & Scholarships for Transfer students
Be sure to file or update your FAFSA & TAP forms with Buffalo State's codes! The federal school code for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is 002842. The state school code for the TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) is 0905, listed as SUC Buffalo. State aid is available for only NYS residents. For more information in-state residency, see Student Accounts. For more information on Financial Aid & Scholarships, visit the Financial Aid website.
Students who are transferring from a two-year institution may be eligible for a scholarship from NYSTAA. The link below includes information regarding the criteria and materials required to apply. Recipients will be notified once a decision is made. http://www.nystaa.org/index.php?page=transfer-scholarship