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GEIII Waivers for Transfer Students

GEIII Waivers for Transfer Students

Each individual SUNY campus develops its own GE curriculum and requirements.  The New Paltz faculty developed our General Education III program as a fundamental aspect of the character and strength of a New Paltz degree.  Any student who transfers to New Paltz will be required to fulfill the New Paltz GE III requirements.  Students may, however, apply waivers to the following categories of New Paltz GEIII requirements that exceed the minimum SUNY system-wide requirements:

  • Natural Science (the second course may be waived)
  • Foreign Language (the second course may be waived)
  • Diversity

Students transferring to New Paltz without a degree are eligible for waivers based on the total number of pre-matriculated credits transferred:

45 credits transferred yields one 3-credit waiver
60 credits transferred yields two 3-credit waivers
75 credits transferred yields three 3-credit waivers

Students transferring to New Paltz with an AA or an AS degree are required to meet only the system-wide categories. The New Paltz requirements that exceed the system-wide minimums, as listed above, will be considered met by virtue of degree upon receipt of the final transcript showing the degree award. Transfer students with an AA or AS degree are still required to have a course in each of the ten Board of Trustees categories