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High school graduates who have enrolled at a college or university are considered transfer students. Students can transfer at any time - but to be based on the merits of transfer coursework alone, a student must have completed two semesters of full-time study (approximately 24 credits) at the time of application.
Students who have less than 24 credits will be asked to provide a high school transcript or SOAR and SAT/ACT scores, and must also meet both transfer and freshman admission requirements. For more information, view SUNY Plattsburgh Freshman admission requirements.
The top factors used for considering admission at SUNY Plattsburgh are (in order of relative importance):
Some programs at SUNY Plattsburgh have special requirements for admission. These include:
The SUNY Plattsburgh Branch Campus in Queensbury, NY offers four undergraduate programs: Business Administration, Childhood Education, Criminal Justice, and Psychology. As degree-completion programs, students must enter the program with certain prerequisites completed. Read more about Branch Campus Programs.
The SUNY Plattsburgh Extension Site at Hudson Valley offers a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. As a degree-completion program, students must enter the program with certain prerequisites completed. Read more about the Hudson Valley Extension Site Program in Criminal Justice.
Students who wish to enroll in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) are required to submit the EOP Transfer Verification Form in addition to the other documentation required for general transfer admission. Please note: space in the EOP Program is limited and is generally reserved for students who were previously enrolled in an EOP, HEOP, SEEK, or College Discovery Program.
Admission to the traditional nursing program is highly competitive, with the number of applicants far exceeding the capacity of the program. Learn more about admission to the traditional nursing program.
SUNY Plattsburgh’s Online BS in Nursing is designed for Registered Nurses who have completed an associate’s degree or diploma program in nursing. Learn more about admission to the RN-to-BS Online Nursing Program.
The Social Work Program at SUNY Plattsburgh requires that transfer students complete an essay and reference letter to gain admission. Download the Social Work Application Form.
As mentioned above, a 2.30 GPA is recommended for admission to most programs. However, some have a higher GPA requirement. These include:
The admission review takes into account the student's entire profile. Other factors of consideration include:
The Admissions Office is located on the 10th floor of the Kehoe Building.
Phone: (518) 564-2040
Toll-free: (888) 673-0012
Fax: (518) 564-2045
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901