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Who Qualifies As A Transfer Student?
If you’re currently studying at another college or university or have taken at least one undergraduate college course since you finished high school, you qualify as a transfer student.
Transfer students make up about a third of our student body, so we’ve got answers to your questions and concerns.
Purchase is a great option for students coming from community colleges (with or without an associate degree) or four-year institutions who are seeking a Bachelor’s Degree. We offer rigorous degree programs at affordable tuition on a campus where creative freedom and acceptance prevail. Check out our majors here.
Learn more about transferring from one of our area community colleges and our special articulation agreement with Westchester Community College.
Cazenovia College Transfers
Visit our Teach-Out partner page for information.
How to Apply
We welcome students in any stage of their college career to apply via the Common Application or SUNY application.
Below are some things to consider.
All admission decisions are conditional, contingent upon the successful completion of all college coursework.
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Transfer Credit Planning
You can get a head start mapping out your coursework using our 8-Semester Plans and Transfer Equivalencies Database.
For more information regarding college credit coursework transfer please review our Transfer Equivalencies page.
All admitted transfers will receive a degree progress report (DPR) listing all prior coursework for which we will grant credit. (Please note that DPRs can take up to three weeks to be completed after an admissions decision is rendered.)
Transfer Credit Evaluation
We will provide an official credit evaluation once you have been admitted and provided transcripts from all institutions previously enrolled and course descriptions for coursework not already reflected in the transfer equivalencies database.
Students are able to use the transfer equivalencies database to begin their unofficial credit evaluation with coursework already evaluated in the system.
Please note: These are unofficial and offered to guide you in the college application process. Final evaluations are provided once you are admitted, and may vary.
Length of Programs
As a transfer student, you may expect to complete two or three years of full-time study, depending on completion of prerequisite courses prior to transferring.
To learn more, please review our Transfer Credit Policies.
If you completed more than four semesters of college coursework, you may want to consider our Liberal Studies degree completion options.
Some BFA and MusB programs are sequential and may require four years to complete.
The Creative Writing and New Media programs typically take three years to complete.