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WHO IS A TRANSFER APPLICANT?
A student who has taken course work at an accredited college, other than SUNY New Paltz, after high school graduation is considered a transfer student.
PRELIMINARY TRANSFER ADMISSION CONSIDERATION
- A 2.75 minimum grade point average (GPA).
- If more than one college has been attended, it is a 2.75 combined GPA from all previous colleges.
- If the applicant has less than 45 completed credits, their high school academic record and SAT/ACT scores will be considered as well.
- If the applicant has less than 45 completed credits, they may either apply to a major or apply as "Undeclared."
- If the applicant has 45 or more completed credits, they must apply directly to a major - "Undeclared" is not a choice.
TRANSFER APPLICATION PROCESS
- Submit the SUNY Application or the Common Application
- Application fee is $50 and is non-refundable and non-transferable. The SUNY Application fee is waived for SUNY or CUNY associate degree holders. The Common Application fee is not waived for SUNY or CUNY associate degree holders.
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
- Submit official, final high school transcript or GED/TASC (as required by the NYS Education Department) to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
- Submit official SAT/ ACT score reports if required to Office of Undergraduate Admission.
- If taken in high school, submit official AP, IB, CLEP score reports to Office of Undergraduate Admission.
TRANSFER ADMISSION TO SPECIFIC MAJORS
- Art – A minimum GPA of 2.75 and a successful portfolio review*
- Visual Arts Education – A minimum of a 3.0 and a successful portfolio review*
- Music – A minimum GPA of 2.75 and a successful music audition/interview*
- Theatre Arts – A minimum GPA of 2.75 and a successful theatre audition/interview*
*Contact the specific department for portfolio submission, audition, or interview information.
- Adolescence Education – A minimum GPA of 3.0 and a “B” or better in English Composition I and II.
- Adolescence Education - Mathematics - the above, plus "B-" or better in either Calculus I or Calculus II.
- Biology - A minimum GPA of 2.75 and must have completed General Biology I & II, General Chemistry I & II, and Pre-Calculus.
- Business (all programs) - A minimum GPA of 2.75; applicants must have completed English Composition I and II, Microeconomics or Macroeconomics with a "C-" or better and completion of a SUNY General Education mathematics course.
Please note: Although not required for admission, it is highly recommended that an applicant completes Pre-Calculus or the New Paltz equivalent to be eligible for access to junior-level Business courses and the timely completion of a degree.
- Communication Disorders – A minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Early Childhood/Childhood Education – A minimum GPA of 3.0 and a “B” or better in English Composition I and II.
- Early Childhood/Childhood Education - Biology Concentration - A minimum GPA of 3.0 and a “B” or better in English Composition I and II, and must have completed General Biology I & II, General Chemistry I & II, and Pre-Calculus.
- Early Childhood/Childhood Education - Mathematics Concentration - A minimum GPA of 3.0 and a “B” or better in English Composition I and II, and a "B-" or better in either Calculus I or Introduction to Proof.
- Mathematics – A minimum GPA of 2.75 and grade of "B-" or better in Calculus I or a grade of "B-" or better in Calculus II.
- Psychology – A minimum GPA of 2.75, a “C” or better in General Psychology and completion of a SUNY General Education mathematics course with a "C" or better.
- All majors within the School of Science & Engineering require the completion of Pre-Calculus.
SUNY New Paltz reserves the right to change admission criteria for specific majors without notice.
TRANSFER APPLICATION DUE DATES
- Fall enrollment - July 1
- Spring enrollment - December 1
(including Art/Art Education portfolio)
SUNY New Paltz reserves the right to change application due dates without notice.
HOUSING INFORMATION FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS
On-campus housing is available to accepted transfer students on a first-come, first serve basis. Please contact the Department of Residence Life 845-257-4444 for on-campus housing information for transfer students.
CONTACT UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION
Office of Undergraduate Admission
100 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, New York 12561
Phone: (845) 257-3200
Fax: (845) 257-3209
VETERAN and MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS
Veteran and military service members and their spouses and/or children should contact Jason F. Gilliland, Coordinator of Veteran and Military Services, 845-257-3120 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for further information.
HOME SCHOOL INFORMATION
As home schooling, in most instances, is a more holistic educational experience than traditional high school programs, we require a more comprehensive application submission, following the format for home schooling as outlined in the NYS Commissioner of Education's Regulations-Section 100.10.
New York State residents who enroll in online correspondence high school programs of study are not considered HOME SCHOOLED as per the New York State Department of Education. Please refer to the regarding online correspondence high school programs of study.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
In addition to the general undergraduate admission requirements in effect at the time of application, New Paltz asks that home schooled applicants provide the following:
- A copy of the approved Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP) for each year of high school home schooling;
- List of syllabi, curriculum materials, textbooks, plan of instruction;
- List of courses taken (these must comply with the minimum course requirements listed in Section 100.10 of the Commissioner’s Regulations);
- Copies of quarterly reports to the local school district (as per Section 100.10);
- The annual assessment in accordance with Section 100.10;
- If Regents examinations are taken at the conclusion of appropriate courses, the results of these examinations must be included.
Please note that the application for admission will not be reviewed until all required documentation is received.
ACCEPTED AND PLANNING TO ATTEND
Home-schooled students must provide documentation of successful completion of the high school home school program as required by the New York State Department of Education.
This can be done by submitting both of the following:
- The official letter of completion of all high school requirements signed by the home district superintendent (or designee).
- The official score report of the TASC (GED).
A national matriculation examination from a foreign country will not be recognized as evidence of graduation.
IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION
SUNY New Paltz admission uses email as its official method of communication. In order to assure that you receive all communications related to your application please make sure your email address that you provided on your application is correct. Please add SUNY New Paltz to your address book to avoid emails from newpaltz.edu being sent to spam folders.