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Transfer Waivers

Please note:
- The transfer waivers described below have been discontinued as of Fall 2019 and do not apply to students who matriculate under GE4.
- Students who transfer to New Paltz with a SUNY associate degree (AA or AS) will continue to be admitted with General Education requirements fulfilled.


Students who entered New Paltz as freshman and matriculated under General Education III (GE3) must complete at least one course in each General Education category. Transfer students, however, may be eligible to waive some or all GE3 requirements, based upon evaluation of their transfer credits and receipt of their final transcript.

Students transferring to New Paltz with a SUNY associate degree (AA or AS) are required to meet only the SUNY General Education Requirement (SUNY GER); all additional requirements associated with New Paltz's General Education program are considered met by degree. Upon receipt of the final transcript showing the degree award, all GE3 requirements that exceed the SUNY GER will be waived.

Students transferring to New Paltz without a SUNY associate degree will, upon receipt of the final transcript(s), receive credit for GE categories successfully completed and may receive up to three GE waivers based on the number of credits transferred to New Paltz:

45 credits transferred = one GE waiver
60 credits transferred = two GE waivers
75 credits transferred = three GE waivers

GE waivers may be applied to the second GE3 Foreign Language course, the second GE3 Natural Science course, and/or the GE3 Diversity course. Waivers will be applied on the student's progress report as transcripts are received and the number of transfer credits earned is confirmed. For more details, discuss transfer waivers with an advisor.