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Plattsburgh annually enrolls about 850 transfer students (along with about 950 freshmen). Of the transfer students, approximately 650 will enroll for the fall semester and 200 for the spring semester.
SUNY Plattsburgh recommends that students applying for the fall semester apply by March 1. Students applying for the spring semester should apply by November 1.
Transfer applicants have two options to apply for admission - the Common Application and the SUNY Application. The Admissions Committee does not give preference to either application. Learn more about applying for admission to SUNY Plattsburgh.
Your official transcript(s) should be forwarded directly to:
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Admissions decisions are based on your completed application and official transcript(s). For the fall semester, acceptance packets are mailed on January 15 and continue on a rolling basis until we close admission (usually mid-summer). For the spring semester, acceptance packets are mailed beginning November 1 and continue on a rolling basis until admission closes in January.
Interviews are not required for admission, but they are strongly encouraged. A visit is one of the best ways to learn about the opportunities available at SUNY Plattsburgh. Often, transfer students have questions about their credit evaluation and their majors. Some students also schedule visits with the chairpersons of their academic departments.
A minimum GPA of 2.30 is recommended for admission to most of SUNY Plattsburgh's academic programs. However, some programs require a higher GPA, such as the following:
2.75 GPA - Combined BA/MST Adolescence Education Programs, Combined BS/MSED Childhood/Special Education Program, and Childhood Education
2.50 GPA - Communication Disorders and Sciences, Nursing (RN-to-BS online option), Nutrition, Social Work, and Fitness & Wellness Leadership
Please note: Admission to the Nursing program is competitive and priority is given to applicants with the highest GPA, the most number of prerequisites completed, and related experience.
SUNY Plattsburgh does not require a minimum number of credits to be considered for admission. However, to be based on the merits of your college coursework alone, you must have competed approximately 24-30 credits at the time of admission. Students who apply with fewer than 24 credits completed will need to submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.
If you are transferring from an accredited college, you should not have trouble transferring your college credits. However, we do not transfer credit from technical subjects, like automotive repair, construction technology, or secretarial courses. Once a transfer course is accepted, the course is placed based upon its content, its level, and if it has the appropriate prerequisites. Credit evaluations are completed during the admissions process.
Learn more about transferring credits.
Plattsburgh will accept 67 credits from a two-year college and 84 credits from a four-year college.
If you are accepted to SUNY Plattsburgh, you will receive a preliminary credit evaluation shortly after receiving your acceptance packet. In addition, you may request a credit evaluation at any time after you are accepted. Please contact the Admissions Office toll-free at (888) 673-0012 to request the official credit evaluation prior to paying your admissions deposit.
SUNY Plattsburgh guarantees that new transfer students who wish to go full-time will be able to do so with courses that are applicable towards their degree requirements. Once we know that you plan to enroll as a transfer (usually by the receipt of your admissions deposit), you will be forwarded instructions on how to register for courses.
SUNY Plattsburgh transfer scholarships are available to students who are transferring from a regionally accredited college or university and have completed a minimum of 24 credits at the time the application is submitted. For more information, please visit our scholarship calculator.(Return to top of page)
As long as you complete the online housing application by the recommended deadline for the fall and the spring, then on-campus housing is generally available for transfer students. While housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, we have plenty of dorm room available to accommodate our students, and no preferential treatment is given to freshmen over transfer students. If you do have preferences for your housing situation, we recommend that you apply for housing early.
No, we do not have residence halls specifically for transfer students. Instead, transfer students are generally placed with another transfer student or a current SUNY Plattsburgh student of sophomore-level or higher standing. We do not generally place transfer students in freshman housing.
If you still have questions, please feel free to browse our directory of Frequently Asked Questions about SUNY Plattsburgh.
The Admissions Office is located on the 10th floor of the Kehoe Building.
Phone: (518) 564-2040
Toll-free: (888) 673-0012
Fax: (518) 564-2045
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901