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    Becoming a Cardinal is easy. We will help every step of the way!

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    Use the knowledge you already possess by pursuing your bachelor’s degree in one of our 60+ programs!

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    At any stage in your journey, we will help you get where you’re going.

Transfer Admissions

As a transfer student, you have unique needs. Whether you transfer during your first year or are an adult student looking for a second degree, we are here to help. We make the transfer process as smooth as possible so you can focus on what truly matters — getting your bachelor’s degree.

Whether it’s our caring and distinguished faculty, our safe and friendly campus community or the awe-inspiring natural beauty of our entire region, you’ll find your place at SUNY Plattsburgh.


Students transfer to Plattsburgh annually

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Incoming transfer students receive an institutional scholarship.

Available Scholarships

Transfer Admissions Requirements

Below are the top factors that SUNY Plattsburgh considers in a transfer applicant, in relative order of importance.

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average — SUNY Plattsburgh recommends a 2.30 cumulative GPA for admission to most programs. The nursing RN-to-B.S. and social work programs require a minimum 2.5 GPA and all education programs require a minimum 3.0 GPA. GPA is calculated across all colleges or universities attended.
  • Coursework Completed — Students who are taking competitive, challenging academic programs will be viewed with preference for admission. Courses related to the student’s intended program of study will also be reviewed closely.
  • Academic Trend — Students who have shown an upward GPA trend on a semester-by-semester basis will be viewed favorably for admission.
  • High School Record — Transfer students who have less than 24 college credits completed at the time of application will be reviewed holistically. They will be asked to submit their high school transcript, a letter of recommendation and supplemental materials for the application review process. For more information, view our first-year admissions requirements.
  • Letter of Recommendation and Essay (recommended) — All transfer applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a recommendation letter and an essay.

Cardinal Pathways Program

The Cardinal Pathways Program is a pre-enrollment program designed to help students make a successful transition to SUNY Plattsburgh after a year of study at another two or four year college or university.

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