Transfer Students

A student is classified as a transfer student if he/she has previously registered at any other regionally accredited college or university, regardless of the amount of time spent in attendance or credit earned. In addition to the high school transcript, all courses eligible for transfer college credit must be received, evaluated, and approved by the Admission’s Office. All transcripts must be received within one term or no registration will be allowed for subsequent terms. It is important for students to have transcripts submitted as early as possible to allow evaluations to be completed before registration. Transcripts may be either sent directly to SUNY Sullivan from the issuing institution or be hand-delivered in a sealed envelope sealed by the issuing institution.

Transfer credit may be accepted from degree-granting institutions that are fully accredited at the collegiate level by their appropriate regional accrediting agency.* Courses from non-regionally accredited institutions may also be transferred on a case by case basis. Students with college credit from colleges outside the U.S. must have a course-by-course commercial evaluation from an accredited company (listed online at ). Appeals for course evaluations should be addressed to the Dean of Student Development.

Students may transfer credit from other institutions into SUNY Sullivan; however, at least 50% of the program or certificate credit must be earned at SUNY Sullivan. SUNY Sullivan accepts on transfer only those courses completed at other regionally accredited institutions with grades of C or higher. Plus (+) and minus (-) designations will be removed from all transfer courses.

Important Information Regarding Transfer Science Courses:

The following courses* will not be accepted for transfer at SUNY Sullivan unless they have an onsite laboratory component, except with permission of the Division Chair.


The set of skills that students must learn in the lab components of these courses is just not possible to do in an online environment. Lab kits, which are often also used in online labs, are typically only minimally better than purely online labs, but still fail to properly prepare students how to work and function in a real laboratory environment. These are skills that are central to the courses listed.

* Course titles are subject to change.