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. All transcripts containing courses eligible for transfer college credit* must be received by the Admission’s Office. The Director of Registration Services coordinates review of course descriptions (at times students may be asked to provide a course outline) with division chairpersons for possible transfer credits. It is important for students to have college 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 envelope sealed by the issuing institution.
A minimum of 50% of the program or certificate credit must be earned at SUNY Sullivan in order to graduate from SUNY Sullivan.
Transfer credits 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 credits from colleges outside the U.S. must have a course-by-course commercial evaluation from an accredited company (listed online at www.naces.org/members.htm).
Criteria courses must meet in order to transfer:
- The course title/description is similar to that of a course offered at SCCC
- The course bears college-level credits.
- The student received a grade of “C” or better in that course.
- Only classes/credits that apply towards a student’s major are listed on their transcript. If a student declares a different major, he/she should have his/her transcript evaluated for the new program of study. This is necessary so that students do not register for classes they’ve already taken elsewhere.
Reasons why a course will not transfer:
- Lack of Official College Transcript/Admissions Office has not received transcript.
- Grade of “C-” or below
- Course is not similar to SUNY Sullivan’s course
- Course is developmental where college level credit was not awarded
- Course Description or Course Outline is required for review by Chairperson
- College is not accredited
- Courses taken Pass/Fail will not transfer without proof from the institution that the grade earned was a C or higher
- Withdrawals do not transfer
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.
- All Anatomy & Physiology courses
- All Chemistry courses
- Field Biology
- Introduction to Biology I
- Introduction to Biology II
- Human Biology
- Principles of Biology I
- Principles of Biology II
- All Physics courses
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.
* Transcripts containing courses eligible for transfer college credit may come from an accredited college or university, BOCES, CLEP, AP (Advanced Placement), other institution with which we have an articulation agreement.
** Course titles are subject to change.