Transfer Students

Credit hours previously earned will be evaluated for all transfer students upon admission to the college. A maximum of 88 credit hours may be transferred from other regionally accredited institutions, with no more than 66 credit hours transferred from two-year colleges. Most credit hours earned at other institutions will be accepted, although the college cannot guarantee how credit hours earned at two-year institutions will relate to bachelor's degree requirements. The most common cases in which transfer credit hours are not accepted follow:

  1. Developmental courses in mathematics, English, and learning skills

  2. Courses in theology or religion with sectarian emphasis

Only credit is transferable. Grades, quality points, and cumulative averages do not transfer.

The evaluation of transfer credit hours is recorded in Degree Works, the audit system located at registrar.buffalostate.edu/degree-works. The system records the major and general college requirements that have already been fulfilled, and those that remain.

Departments reserve the right to refuse to accept transfer credit hours in fulfillment of their own major requirements. Whether or not a course fulfills a major requirement may be open to discussion with the department chair or academic adviser, and it is useful to have a copy of the catalog from the previous institution available.