Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

In evaluating admission applications, UAlbany reviews your grades, your test scores, and your talents and interests.

Most programs at UAlbany require a minimum 2.5 overall GPA, but several programs require a higher GPA and/or specific entrance requirements for transfer students. Prospective transfers who do not meet the requirements may be offered an alternate major option.

  • Accounting, Business Administration and Digital Forensics require a minimum 3.25 overall GPA.
  • Criminal Justice requires a minimum 3.2 overall GPA and completion of additional application materials after an initial review of your application and transcript(s).
  • Financial Market Regulation requires a minimum 3.2 overall GPA.
  • Public Health requires a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.
  • Social Welfare requires a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and completion of additional application materials after an initial review of your application and transcript(s). Admission granted only for the Fall semester.

Many programs at the University have specific course requirements in order to be admitted directly to the major. Prospective transfers who do not meet all of the requirements at the time of admission may be offered admission as a proposed or intended major so they can complete the program entrance requirements while enrolled at UAlbany. Accepted transfers who are awarded fewer than 24 transfer credits (0-23) will be admitted as undeclared or intended majors only.