Transferring to CNSE at SUNY Poly

How do I transfer from UAlbany to CNSE at SUNY Poly?

Students who wish to explore transferring to SUNY Poly should consult the following CNSE website links to view application and admissions processes: undergraduatesmasters students. We encourage all students to consider their options as they consider the personal decision to complete the degree at UAlbany or SUNY Polytechnic. We recommend they meet with their advisors to discuss the information dealt with in the FAQs below in order to reach the best decision for their particular career plans.

Note: transferring students will need to formally withdraw from the University at Albany. As soon as possible, a note should be sent to one of the addresses below:

For undergraduate students, the procedure to withdraw is described here. For graduate students, additional information on withdrawing from classes can be found in the Graduate Bulletin under Program Changes and Withdrawal.

All Students are advised to be aware of deadlines for withdrawing from the University without incurring tuition liability (see student financial services page).

How will graduating from UAlbany differ from graduating from CNSE at SUNY Poly? Is the degree the same?

From either school, you will earn a BS in Nanoscale Engineering or a BS in Nanoscale Science. Current graduate students can earn a MS in Nanoscale Science or MS in Nanoscale Engineering from either school. It is a personal decision whether you wish to complete your degree at UAlbany or SUNY Poly. Undergraduate students may want to review the Major Academic Pathways (MAPs) for UAlbany and for SUNY Poly to compare academic components side-by-side:

What happens to all the credits I’ve earned at UAlbany should I transfer to CNSE at SUNY Poly?

If a student chooses to transfer to SUNY Poly, all coursework completed at other institutions —including UAlbany — will be evaluated by SUNY Poly to determine their equivalency to SUNY Poly coursework. Additionally, SUNY Poly will evaluate the coursework to determine if and how it will apply to the SUNY Poly degree requirements. Transferring students will need to request their official transcripts from each of the institutions they have attended, including UAlbany. Ordering transcripts from UAlbany can be facilitated through the on-line order system at: http://www.albany.edu/registrar/ordering-transcripts.php.

What will happen to my financial aid and/or scholarships if I transfer to CNSE at SUNY Poly?

The University at Albany’s Office of Financial Aid began Direct Loan disbursements for the fall 2015 semester on August 17. If you are transferring to SUNY Poly and received a Direct Loan disbursement for the University at Albany, you should contact the University at Albany’s Student Financial Center to discuss cancelling your loan.

Students transferring to SUNY Poly also will need to contact the Financial Aid Office at SUNY Poly for specific details pertaining to their financial aid eligibility. Transferring students will need to update their FAFSA with the SUNY Polytechnic federal school code (fafsa.gov). If the student is a New York State resident and TAP recipient, the TAP school code will need updating as well (hesc.ny.gov). It is important to note that financial aid cannot be transferred automatically from UAlbany to SUNY Polytechnic without taking these steps. 

Since transferring students will need to formally withdraw from the University at Albany, students are advised to be aware of deadlines for withdrawing from the University without incurring tuition liability (see student financial services page).

If I decide to transfer to CNSE at SUNY Poly to complete my undergraduate degree in nanoscale science or nanoscale engineering, where will I live and eat?

Please inquire at SUNY Poly about housing and food service for students pursuing programs in nanoscale science or nanoscale engineering at the CNSE campus.

What are my financial responsibilities to UAlbany if I transfer to SUNY Poly?

If you consider transferring to SUNY Poly just before or during Fall 2015, these are the important dates related to your UAlbany financial responsibilities:

  • September 1- if you drop semester length and 8 week courses by this date, you will have no (0%) financial liability. (Note: the University fee and SEVIS fee are not refundable once classes begin August 26.)
  • September 8- if you drop semester length courses by this date, you will have 30% financial liability
  • September 15- if you drop semester length courses by this date, you will have 50% liability
  • September 22- if you drop semester length courses by this date, you will have 70% financial liability
  • September 23- as of this date, you will have 100% financial liability for dropped semester length courses

Also refer to the UAlbany Academic Calendar (http://www.albany.edu/registrar/academic_calendar.php) for additional dates, deadlines, and details.

What happens if I change my mind and don’t want to complete the undergraduate program in nanoscale science or nanoscale engineering after transferring to CNSE at SUNY Poly?

You might consider completing a different degree at SUNY Poly, or transferring to a different school including UAlbany for a different field of study.

If I'm considering transferring to SUNY Poly, what are the key UAlbany offices I may want to contact?

Here are specific phone and email contacts for University at Albany offices you may want to contact if you are or are considering transferring to SUNY Poly: