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Admissions: Transfer Credit Appeal Process

The transfer credit appeal process offers students the opportunity to petition coursework that has not been accepted to satisfy either the SUNY wide General Education Requirements or work that may apply toward credit in their major.

The steps for initiating the transfer credit appeal process are outlined below:

To appeal credit that will satisfy a SUNY General Education Requirements:
If you are seeking credit for a course that has not been accepted to satisfy any of the SUNY General Education Requirements, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at (845) 257-3200 or via email at This process may also require you to submit a written statement of appeal along with a course description and syllabus.

To appeal credit that may satisfy a major requirement:
If you are seeking credit for a course that has not been accepted to satisfy a major requirement, please contact your academic advisor. If the course is deemed appropriate for completion of a major requirement then your academic advisor will initiate the process of contacting the appropriate campus officials to ensure that a change is made to your progress report.

The appeal process begins at the campus level and, if not resolved at this level, will move to the SUNY Provost level. SUNY New Paltz will respond to your appeal within 10 business days.

If you still do not agree with your campus’ decision, or you have not received a response in 15 business days, you may appeal to the SUNY System Provost.  You can submit the appeal by filling out student appeal form (link:, and sending it along with requested material via email to:, or send via certified mail to:

Dr. David Lavallee
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
SUNY System Administration
One University Plaza
Albany, NY  12246

The SUNY Provost will respond to your appeal within five business days from receipt of the completed appeal application. If the decision finds merit to change the course to meet a major requirement, the receiving institution will be notified to take appropriate action.