Admission to All Education Preparation Programs

Freshman entry into a Buffalo State educator preparation program requires a minimum high school average of 85 percent, which is considered equivalent to a collegiate GPA of 3.0. Transfer students applying to educator preparation programs must demonstrate a minimum 3.0 GPA either in the last semester of full-time study or as a cumulative average from multiple colleges, whichever best represents ability. Additional documents may be required for specific programs. Consult the program “Admissions” information or contact the department where the program resides. Prospective candidates who do not yet demonstrate a 3.0 GPA and/or high school average of 85 percent or higher should consult academic advisers in the specific educator preparation programs of choice for suggested pathways to achieve successful candidacy.

Please note: The State University of New York has suspended any required submission of SAT/ACT examination scores in determining undergraduate admissions eligibility for all SUNY four-year degree granting colleges. This is a temporary change of admission eligibility requirements applying to spring 2023, fall 2023, and spring 2024 admission cycles only.