How to Apply

The SUNY Online Application is accepted by most SUNY campuses and allows you to apply to multiple SUNY colleges with one application.

Everything you need to know about the transfer application process, transferring credits, and what to do after you have been accepted to SUNY Buffalo State. 

Download the Transfer FAQ document

Still have a question? E-mail us at transfer@buffalostate.edu, or call (716) 878-4017.

Tuition and Fees

Estimated costs: 2013-2014

New York State resident:
$7,022 per year

Out-of-State Resident:
$16,472 per year

Costs are subject to change without notice. For the most accurate overall costs, visit the Student Accounts and Residence Life websites.

Admission Requirements

Transfer admission is based on post-secondary academic performance and current space availability. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (4.0 scale) is necessary for consideration.

We do not accept students who are on academic probation at other institutions or who have been dismissed for academic reasons within the past year.

Special Admissions Requirements

Some competitive programs require a higher GPA for admission. In addition, some majors have special entrance requirements (portfolio review, auditions, etc.) for department review prior to admission. Your major's requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Gap Statement

If your academic career has been interrupted since graduating from high school, you should write a short detailed description for each gap or time period not accounted for on your official college transcripts on the Gap Statement Submission Form.
 

Financial Aid for Transfers

State aid is available for qualified New York State residents only.

The state school code for the TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) is 0905, listed as SUC Buffalo.

The federal school code for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is 002842.   

Students who are transferring from a two-year institution may be eligible for a scholarship from the New York Transfer and Articulation Association (NYSTAA). Recipients will be notified once a decision is made.

More information on Financial Aid and Scholarships. >>

Transferring Credits

Transfer applicants must provide official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended. Credit earned for courses comparable to those offered at Buffalo State will be evaluated for transferability.

The college grants up to 66 credits from a regionally accredited two-year school; 88 from a regionally accredited four-year school; 15 from a proprietary institution; or 30 from examinations (CLEP, AP, etc). The maximum total credits that can be transferred is 88. If students have more than 88 credits and would like to change what is being transferred in, you may submit a Transfer Credit Swap Form to the Admissions Office. Military credit is awarded on a case-by-case basis.  

To see how your credits transfer to Buffalo State, visit our Transfer Articulation Buffalo State (TABS) database, select the state of your institution and click "Submit," select your institution and click "Submit" again.

Buffalo State uses DegreeWorks audit system. Degreeworks shows how your credits transferred, what requirements have been met, and what requirements you have left to fulfil prior to graduation. If you need to petition how a credit was transferred, you may do so using the Transfer Credit Appeal form.

Don't forget to send in your official high school transcripts, AP scores, and transcripts from any colleges you may have received credit from during high school. This is important not only for your timely progress to graduation, but for financial aid reasons as well.

Dual Admission and Articulation Agreements

Dual admission is an agreement between Buffalo State and regionally accredited SUNY two-year schools that allows students to seamlessly transition to Buffalo State. Students must apply for dual admission through their two-year school’s transfer office before completing 30 credit hours.

Students in this program file the Intent to Enroll form rather than completing the SUNY application.

Buffalo State has dual admission/articulation agreements with Erie Community College, Finger Lakes Community College, Genesee Community College, Jamestown Community College, Monroe Community College, Niagara County Community College, and Onondaga Community College.

In addition, the following schools have articulation agreements with certain programs with Buffalo State: Fulton Montgomery Community College, Mohawk Valley Community College, Suffolk County Community College, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Trocaire College (Education only), Bryant and Stratton College (Criminal Justice only), and Humber College in Canada.

More on both Dual Admissions and Articulation Agreements. >>

Deadlines

SUNY Buffalo State offers rolling admission which means there is no fixed application deadline.
Applications are reviewed as they are completed and received, until we reach our enrollment targets.
You are welcome to submit an application at any time during the year, but are encouraged to apply as soon as you are able. The majority of our classes fill early in the semester.

Hours

Monday–Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Admissions

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Moot Hall 110
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-4017  •  Fax: (716) 878-6100
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