At Purchase College, we put great emphasis on helping our transfer applicants have a seamless transition. Here are a few fast facts about our transfer students:
All new freshman and transfer students should have their scores/transcripts sent to
All Returning students should send their scores/transcripts directly to the Purchase College, Registrar’s Office.
Students receive official notification about AP credit once official scores are received by Purchase College in late August via the online Degree Progress Report. At Orientation you may proceed with registration by estimating the scores you expect to earn, or know you have earned on your examinations. If your scores are above or below your estimate, you may change your schedule at regular registration prior to the start of the semester.
NOTE: Not all students will receive credit for all tests. See chart for details.
PROSPECTIVE UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER STUDENTS:
Courses are accepted for transfer credit provided that they were taken at a regionally accredited college and a grade of D or higher was achieved. NOTE: Certain majors have grade requirements for major requirements; if the grade was not achieved in transfer, major courses may need to be repeated.
For liberal arts and science majors, 90 is the maximum number transfer credits from two-year colleges, four-year colleges or a combination of colleges, that may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree requirements. Seventy-five is the maximum number of lower-level (freshman/sophomore-level) credits that can be applied to a Purchase degree. For visual and performing arts majors, consult the college catalog for information about transferring credits.
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 Course Catalog which deal with minor requirements, residence requirements and the General Education requirements.
PURCHASE COLLEGE CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:
Transfer equivalencies for institutions and courses previously approved for transfer credit will soon be available online. Courses not included may still be awarded transfer credit but require a course description or syllabus be attached to the transfer credit permission form. Post-matriculation transfer courses may not meet some requirements for the major, minor, and/or liberal arts credit requirements. Students must complete a Pre-Approval to Transfer Credit Form prior to registering for the class to ensure the course can be transferred to
If you want to take a course at another college please follow these steps:
NOTE: Transfer courses do not meet the residence requirement at
Find out how your previous college coursework and credits may transfer to
Find out more about ourLiberal Studies B.A. degree completion program, specially designed for adults and transfer students, or enroll as a non-degree student.
For more information, please visit the School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education.
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Majors in the Liberal Studies B.A. Degree Completion Program:
Liberal Studies: Arts
However, if you are interested in speaking with an admissions counselor, you can arrange an informational interview. These interviews must be scheduled in advance on weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. by calling the Office of Admissions at (914) 251-6300.
The lack of an interview will not have an adverse impact on your admissions decision.