A student is classified as a transfer student if they have 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 transcripts containing courses eligible for transfer college credit must be received by the Admissions Office.
The Registrar coordinates review of course descriptions (at times students may be asked to provide a course outline) with division chairpersons for possible transfer credits. 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 Evaluation
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.
Criteria courses must meet in order to transfer:
- The course title/description is similar to that of a course offered at SUNY Sullivan
- 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
The college will notify students of results of transfer evaluations in writing. Upon receipt of the written evaluation, the student may schedule an appointment with the Director of the Department of Learning and Student Development Services if s/he has questions or wishes to appeal the evaluation.
If after this meeting the student still wishes to appeal, s/he would need to meet with the Division Chairperson of the course(s) in question.
In order to receive a degree from SUNY Sullivan, at least 50% of the credits required for the degree must be earned here (25% for military under Service member’s Opportunity College with a waiver from the Office of the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs).