Transfer Credit

Prospective Students | Current Students

Prospective Undergraduate Transfer Students

Courses are accepted for transfer credit provided that a grade of C- or higher was achieved and the individual course is parallel to a course offered at the University at Albany.

The maximum number of 90 transfer credits from two-year colleges, four-year colleges or a combination of colleges, may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree requirements.

An estimate of the total number of credits accepted for transfer will be made when admission is granted. Once an enrollment deposit is received, a final degree audit will be provided. When the student registers for the first time, he or she will be provided with a tentative evaluation of course credits and degree progress. The tentative evaluation is subject to final approval and modification following the initial advisement and programming session. This session occurs during the Transfer Planning Conference and a review of the evaluation of course work is offered. All transfer students are required to attend a Transfer Planning Conference.

Except for the University’s writing requirements, for which a grade of C or higher or S is required, transfer work graded D+, D or D- in a course that applied to one or more of the University’s General Education requirements may be applied toward fulfilling the requirements. This is true even though the student received no graduation credit for the course.

The transfer student’s designated class standing (class year) is determined by the number of credits accepted for transfer (see the “Class Standing” section of the Undergraduate Bulletin). However, for many majors (combined major/minor in the sciences, for example) overall class standing should not be construed to mean that the student is necessarily on schedule within major/minor sequence. This is especially true for students who transfer to the University from technical and applied programs, or for those who change major interest and/or career goals at the time of transfer.

The prospective transfer student should examine closely those sections of the Undergraduate Bulletin which deal with minor requirements, residence requirements, the General Education requirements and the writing requirement.

UAlbany Current Undergraduate Students

Post-matriculation transfer courses may not meet some requirements for the major, minor, and/or liberal arts credit requirements.  Also, they cannot meet residency requirements.  Students are strongly advised to consult with their advisors and/or department in question about transfer credits prior to taking courses at other institutions.

If you want to take a course at another college, please follow these steps:

  1. Verify that you have not reached the maximum limit of transferable credits. (Maximum number of credits from another college(s) is 90 credits.)
  2. Verify that you are not repeating a course. (Look at your degree audit in MyUAlbany)
  3. Understand that transfer courses do not meet the residence requirement at Albany. 
  4. Complete and submit Undergraduate Transfer Credit Permission Form (PDF)