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I am a Transfer Student

If you're interested in applying to SUNY Orange and you've previously attended and earned credit at another institution after you graduated high school, you'll want to apply as a transfer student. Below is a helpful guide that will assist you in learning more about transferring to SUNY Orange.

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Exploring Academics

Come explore SUNY Orange's available degree programs. We have dedicated faculty that will help you achieve your goals. Many of our degree programs prepare our students for future employment and transfer opportunities.

Students interested in one of our Health Professions program should review the application requirements for these selective admission programs located HERE

Application Process

1. Complete an online application

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2. Submit official high school transcripts or GED score report and diploma*

3. Submit all official college transcripts, if applicable (see transfer credit policy below).

  • All international credentials must be evaluated (www.naces.org) with a course-by-course description.

4. Complete placement test requirements

 Please note: If you are interested in applying for one of our Health Professions Programs please see this page for more information. It is a separate application process.

English & Math Placement Process

All incoming students will their Math & English Placements based on the following criteria:

  • For those students who need Math Placement, please complete the Math Placement Form for placement into the appropriate mathematics course. 

  • English placements will be determined based on students' high school GPA and the final grade in 11th grade English course. Please be sure to submit high school transcripts as soon as possible for review.

  • Any student who has earned a C or better in a college-level English or math course or who has AP or CLEP credits in math or English may submit a Placement Test Waiver Request and upload an unofficial college transcript or AP score report.

  • Students will be informed via email when their placement has been finalized.

Accepted Student Resources

Get connected and login to your MySUNYOrange student portal

  • Students can check their Financial Aid status
  • Set-up their SUNY Orange email account
  • Set-up Proxy to access important account information
  • Check enrollment status through Student Academics Tab
  • Your acceptance letter will include your login credentials

Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Submit immunization records to the Wellness Center

Complete the mandatory New START Workshop Requirements
When you have completed your placement tests and have been accepted, admissions will send you an email with instructions on how you can complete the New START Workshop requirements. You may also get information on your New Start eligibility by visiting the Accepted Student Portal under the Student Academics Tab in your MySUNYOrange account. Course registration will be completed at the on-campus New START Workshop.

Submit final high school transcripts (upon graduation) and/or official college transcript

  • High School transcript(s) faxed directly from the High School are acceptable.

Submit Certificate of Residency forms

Pay your Student Bill

Deadline Dates for Summer 2022

  • Registration begins - February 23, 2022

  • Online application closes - June 30, 2022

  • Summer Session I begins on May 23, 2022

  • Summer Session II begins on July 5, 2022


Deadline Dates for Fall 2022


  • Online New START Opens - May 15, 2022

  • Advising Appointments Open - May 30, 2022

  • Online Application closes - August 15, 2022

  • Online New START closes - August 23, 2022

  • Advising Appointments conclude - August 25, 2022

  • Fall semester begins - August 30, 2022


Transfer Credit

Students who have competed college level coursework at other institution(s) must submit all official college transcripts to the Office of Admission prior to the application deadline. The admissions office will review each transcript individually to find the relevant coursework completed as detailed on the program Resource Page.

For the Health Professions Review process, only coursework directly applicable to the students intended course of study is recalculated in the review process. The student must have received a grade of "C" or higher for the course to be considered in the admissions review process. No clinical coursework can be transferred in.

PLEASE NOTE: The fact that a course appears in our transfer credit databased is not a guarantee that the course will transfer in your individual case. Additionally, some courses may not appear in the database, but may be eligible for transfer.

View our Transfer Credit Database here. 

For more information about our transfer credit policy, please click here to visit our Registrar's website

SUNY Seamless Transfer

SUNY Orange is part of the SUNY system. This means SUNY's transfer policies apply whether you're transferring your existing SUNY college credits into SUNY Orange, or transferring your SUNY Orange credits to another SUNY institution. 

Why Start at SUNY Orange?
Our AA and AS degrees are designed to parallel freshman and sophomore classes at senior institutions. Class sizes are typically smaller than those at four-year institutions. Tuition is less expensive than SUNY four-year institutions and a fraction of the cost of most private colleges and universities.

Where will I be able to transfer?
Our graduates have gone on to study at four year public and private institutions throughout New York State and across the country. The SUNY Transfer Guarantee, along with our many comprehensive articulation agreements with other universities, makes transfer from SUNY Orange a smooth process.

If you transfer within SUNY, you will benefit from their transfer-friendly policies:

You're In!
Guaranteed admission to a SUNY four-year campus for New York students transferring directly from a SUNY campus with an AA or AS degree.

Credits Count
Guaranteed junior standing for SUNY students who graduate with an AA or AS degree and transfer to a parallel program at a SUNY four-year campus.

Common Foundation
Satisfactorily completed general education requirements at one SUNY campus will meet the same requirement at another SUNY campus.

You're on the Right Path
SUNY Transfer Paths outline core coursework for specified majors that is common to all SUNY campuses offering those majors to maximize credit acceptance.

We Agree
Program to program articulation agreements outline transfer requirements from one campus to another.