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4-Year SUNY Programs

Students interested in participating in a study abroad program through another SUNY campus, will apply directly through the respective institution in accordance with their application instructions. 

After you have been accepted and have decided to participate, you must then complete the Purchase College ‘Non-Purchase Study Abroad Programs’ registration page. If you get clearance by the Office of Community Standards, your registration will be approved.

Once approved, you get access to the Study Abroad Pre-Approval to Transfer Credits Form, available in Horizons, which is required in order to transfer credits to Purchase. All credit is viewed as transfer credit.* You should be particularly careful to obtain study abroad pre-approval of the program from your department before you make a commitment to the program; it is not guaranteed that credits will fulfill degree requirements.

Students remain registered at Purchase College even when participating in a study abroad program through another 4-year SUNY campus, and tuition and fees are paid to directly to Purchase. All other program fees are paid to the administering institution. Room and board payments vary by program. See the Payments & Billing section for more information.

*The credits you receive abroad are treated as SUNY transfer credits. Although the grades are not averaged into your GPA, you receive a “Transcript Supplement” that becomes a part of your permanent record.