Frequently Asked Questions
My GPA is under a 3.0. Is there any way I can be admitted to the Early Childhood/Childhood Education program?
If you have less than 45 credits, you can apply to New Paltz as an undeclared student. Contact the Early Childhood & Childhood Education advisor for help in selecting courses and meeting entrance requirements.
If you have an Associates degree (or 45+ credits) and anticipate that your current semester's grades will boost you over a 3.0, you should apply to New Paltz as a major in your intended concentration discipline. Assuming you are accepted as a transfer student in that major, you can change to Early Childhood & Childhood Education after you've attained the 3.0 GPA and met other entrance criteria. Contact the Early Childhood & Childhood Education advisor for guidance.
If you have an Associates degree (or 45+ credits) and do not anticipate raising your GPA to 3.0 before transferring to New Paltz, it is unlikely that you will be able to graduate in a timely manner as an Early Childhood & Childhood Education major.
How do I find out which of my credits will transfer into the Early Childhood & Childhood Education program?
Many courses from other SUNY campuses have specific New Paltz equivalents that are identified in our Transfer Equivalency database. Other courses need to be evaluated individually once a student has matriculated at New Paltz.
Prior to applying, students can examine our plans of study and compare course descriptions to get an idea of what transfer coursework will fulfill our Early Childhood & Childhood Education requirements.
Upon acceptance into the program, the Early Childhood & Childhood Education advisor will evaluate education transfer courses to determine New Paltz equivalency. New transfer students should meet individually with the advisor to clarify how transfer credits are applied, and map out a plan to graduation.