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Articulations/Transfer Agreements by Degree

The following list of SUNY Orange articulation agreements with other colleges and universities organized by program and degree.

For a list of programs organized by institution, and for links to the agreements listed below, see Programs by Institution.

Because courses and programs may change over time, students should contact Transfer Advising, or Academic Advising Office at (845) 341-4070 and / or the transfer specialist at the colleges to which they plan to transfer for the most current information.

For further details about SUNY Orange articulation agreements, please contact Mary Ford at mary.ford@sunyorange.edu or (845) 341-4760.

Comprehensive/General Agreements

Berkeley College


Subject to the requirements below, students' associate degrees earned at OCCC will be fully transferable, as approximately 60 semester credits, towards the Berkeley baccalaureate degree requirements. Applications for transfer credit that, in the sole discretion of Berkeley, do not meet all of the requirements below will be evaluated on an individual course-by-course basis and in accordance with Berkeley's Transfer Credit Policy.

A. Students must apply and be admitted to Berkeley.

B. Students must have graduated from OCCC with an associate's degree.

C. Students must have completed the requisite coursework for one of the OCCC programs listed in Appendix A and must be seeking to apply those credits to a corresponding Berkeley bachelor's degree program. Appendix A lists all OCCC courses and credits for the included programs and the corresponding Berkeley courses and credits toward which they will be accepted.

D. In the event that either institution modifies or eliminates any of the courses or credits in Appendix A, Berkeley, in its sole discretion, may decline to accept credits for transfer with respect to those courses unless and until the parties have mutually agreed upon an appropriate amendment of Appendix A.


A. Berkeley will grant transfer credits as either course-by-course equivalencies or as general elective credits, as outlined in Appendix A. Grades earned at OCCC are not transferable and will not be applied toward the calculation of the student's grade point average earned at Berkeley.

B. Not all degree programs and courses are offered at every Berkeley location. Students may be required to take some courses at another location or online.

C. Berkeley reserves the right to add, discontinue or modify its academic, scholarship and other programs and policies at any time.

D. During the period of this Agreement, each party will make reasonable efforts to send notice to the other prior to the implementation of any curricular changes that might affect this Agreement.


Castleton University


* Complete an application through Castleton Admissions: www.castleton.edu/admissions. Application fee will be waived under this agreement.
* Submit one-page application essay. The essay is generally reflective. Your topic can focus on what your transitional path has been or your aspirations for Castleton.
* Submit your official transcript from SUNY Orange and transcript from all previous colleges/universities.
* Submit one letter of recommendation from a professor, employer, or counselor.


The Maple Award reduces out-of-state tuition to Vermont resident tuition. Qualified candidates must have earned an associate's degree or be in the process of earning an associate's degree at SUNY Orange prior to enrolling at
Castleton University. The award is renewable for students making satisfactory academic progress towards their degree. Recipients must: 1) enroll at Castleton on full-time basis, 2) live on campus, and 3) maintain satisfactory academic progress.

For more information about Castleton, contact Amanda Ley - Amanda.ley@castleton.edu or 802-468-6465.

Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Students will be considered for transfer to Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science Degree provided the following prerequisites are met.

1. All transfer course requirements (http://cals.cornell.edu/admissions/apply/transfer/requirements/) are fulfilled or in progress when applying for the student's intended CALS major with a "B" or better.

2. A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average is earned and the student is making satisfactory progress in their final semester courses prior to transfer.

3. The student has full-time student status.

4. The student has completed all application materials outlined in the checklist found at

5. The student is in good academic and disciplinary standing at current institution.

DeSales University

Subject to the terms of this agreement, a student who has earned an A.A. (Associate of Arts) degree or an A.S. (Associates of Science) degree is assured admission to DeSales University. In addition, the student will receive transfer credit for the courses completed at Orange County Community College as set forth in this agreement.

Orange County Community College and DeSales University agree to the following terms:

1. The DeSales University core will essentially be fulfilled by the core of Orange County Community College.

With an A.A. or A.S. degree, a student will be required to take only four core courses:
a. Humanity III - Great Works of Art and Music
b. Humanity IV - Great Works of Literature
c. Intermediate Theology
d. Values Seminar

2. DeSales University will accept up to 25 courses (75 credits) for transfer.

3. Students who elect to complete their bachelor's degree through online courses at DeSales University may be eligible for a scholarship program that enables students to pay a community college tuition rate rather than the regular DeSales University tuition rate.

For more information, SUNY Orange students may contact Dave Achenbach at david.achenbach@desales.edu or 610-282-1100 ext 1314. Students can also reach out to access@desales.edu.

Excelsior College

Excelsior College, Albany, NY, offers transfer admission to SUNY Orange graduates with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. They may transfer a maximum of 90 credits. A special tuition and fees discount is available.

If applying for the Excelsior BSN program, SUNY Orange graduates must hold an RN.

For information at Excelsior, contact Cortney Shaughnessy at Cshaughnessy@excelsior.edu or 917-999-8428.

Franklin University

This agreement guarantees admission and transferability of credits to SUNY Orange graduates seeking a baccalaureate degree at Franklin University. They may transfer as many as 94 credit hours toward their Franklin degree, and they must complete at least 30 credit hours at Franklin to be eligible for a Franklin Bachelor of Science degree.

For more information about Franklin, please contact MaryAnn Stoila at transferinfo@Franklin.edu or setup a phone or virtual appointment at www.franklin.edu/appt/maryanns

Hartwick College

1. Students who successfully complete an A.A. or A.S. degree at Orange County Community College with a cumulative average of 2.5 or higher, have successfully completed at least seven of the ten SUNY General Education Requirements, and who meet the usual criteria for admission to Hartwick College, may transfer to Hartwick College with Junior standing having satisfied all of Hartwick's general education requirements except the writing requirement.

2. To earn a Baccalaureate degree (120 academic credits), students must:

a. Complete a minimum of 45 credits at Hartwick with a cumulative average of 2.00 or higher.
b. Take the writing placement examination. Depending on the result, additional course work in writing may be necessary to attain the level required for graduation.
c. Complete the requirements for a major program or Individual Student Program with a cumulative average of 2.00 or higher.
d. Complete WICK-101, Hartwick's transfer student orientation course in the first term.

For more information about Hartwick, contact admissions@hartwick.edu or 607-431-4116.

Lackawanna College

Lackawanna College offers guaranteed admission to SUNY Orange graduates with an associate degree who have achieved a 2.8 or higher GPA. SUNY Orange transferees will be eligible for a $1,250 per year scholarship and the Lackawanna application fee will be waived.

Transfer students will be required to complete 30 credits at Lackawanna College.

For more information about Lackawanna College, contact Jennifer Passenti at passentij@lackawanna.edu or 570-226-4625.

Mount St. Mary College

1. Mount Saint Mary College (MSMC) agrees to accept graduates with an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from Orange County Community College (OCCC) into the appropriate Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree programs with full junior status and 60 hours of transfer credit. A maximum of 66 credits will be accepted from a two year institution. A grade of D is acceptable only with the 60 credit guarantee for an A.A. or A.S. degree or the first part of sequential subjects in which a grade of C or better is achieved in the second part (e.g. BIO 1130: D; BIO 1140: C).

2. MSMC further agrees to accept graduates with an Associate in Applied Science in Accounting, Business Administration, Communication, Media Arts, Computer Information Systems, etc. with full junior status and 60 hours of transfer credit.

Pace University

Pace University provides guaranteed admission with junior standing for SUNY Orange graduates who have earned at least a 2.5 GPA while at SUNY Orange. They must enroll full-time in one of Pace's 18 degree programs included in the agreement.

Pace will apply up to 68 credits earned at SUNY Orange toward the completion of the articulated degree programs.

For more information about this agreement and Pace's programs, please contact Nicole Salimbene at 914-773-3225 or nsalimbene@pace.edu

Ramapo College

This articulation agreement defines terms under which SUNY Orange graduates who transfer directly and matriculate at Ramapo College of New Jersey within one year of receiving their associates degree will receive a 50% discount on the out-of-state tuition surcharge until they have earned their first baccalaureate degree. Enrollment at Ramapo College must be continuous to benefit from the tuition discount.

Saint Thomas Aquinas College

A. Design of the Program: STAC proposes a plan whereby students who have earned their Associate of Arts (A.A.)or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree from OCCC can enroll in an undergraduate program at STAC. This program will allow for students to transfer up to 60 credits from OCCC and require that all courses required for the undergraduate degree are satisfied. Students who have earned the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree will be evaluated for transfer on an individual basis and the number of transferable credits will depend on the student's major. In addition to acceptance, students are guaranteed up to 65-70 transferable credits toward an applicable Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree at St. Thomas Aquinas College. And finally, students who have earned their degree from SUNY Orange County Community College with a 3.0 Grade Point Average or above (on a 4.00 scale) will be awarded an Articulation Scholarship to cover a portion of tuition at St. Thomas Aquinas College. Housing on the STAC campus will be available for OCCC students who have been accepted for transfer into STAC.

Students seeking state certification in Teacher Education cannot be guaranteed completion of their degree with 60 additional credits at St. Thomas Aquinas due to ever-changing state certification requirements. These students are encouraged to apply for admission and will be given full consideration on a case by case basis for admission and applicable transfer credit. Any SUNY Orange Community College student is encouraged to seek counsel from STAC academic advisers regarding transfer to specific baccalaureate programs early in their community college careers. A special community college adviser at STAC is available for that specific purpose.

Students who wish to continue into a graduate program at STAC can be guaranteed admission into their desired graduate program (Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Science in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration in Criminal Justice Administration) provided they maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA during their undergraduate tenure at STAC.

B. Routes of Entry: OCCC students who meet the established admissions criteria will need to apply through the STAC Office of Admissions once they complete their associate's degree (or are in their final semester at OCCC). All students must meet the standard transfer admissions requirements. Students who wish to continue into their respective graduate program must notify the Office of Admissions the semester before completion of the undergraduate degree. There is no additional application necessary.

SUNY Albany

Please visit the SUNY Albany transfer website.

SUNY Canton

Students who have completed an Associates program at SUNY Orange will be accepted into a baccalaureate program.

Student Eligibility: Graduates of SUNY Orange must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. SUNY Canton assures acceptance for SUNY Orange students who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better. (Note that program-specific requirements are stated on the individual program's current course equivalency chart on file.) Students are encouraged to apply during their last semester at SUNY Orange.

Transfer Credit: A grade of C or better must be earned for each transfer credit of courses applicable to the Bachelor's Degree.

Degree Requirements: SUNY Canton requires that 120 or more credits (depending on the specific program) be completed in order to earn a Bachelor's Degree. To be eligible for graduation with a Bachelor's Degree, a minimum of 30 credits must be taken in residence at SUNY Canton. Fifteen credits must be taken in the major, or acceptable cognates as determined by the department at SUNY Canton. Students will be required to matriculate in accordance with the guidelines as specified in the policies of the academic catalog.

For more information about SUNY Canton, please contact Rebecca Blackmon at (315) 386-7686 or blackmonr@canton.edu

SUNY Cobleskill

This agreement establishes procedures to promote the easy transition of Associate in Applied Sciences (A.A.S.) and Associate in Science (A.S.) degree graduates from Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange) to the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) at the State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (SUNY Cobleskill).

Terms of the Agreement

1. Students from SUNY Orange, who complete the A.A.S. or A.S. degree and have taken specified courses, with a minimum 2.25 cumulative grade point average, will be guaranteed admission into the B.B.A. degree at SUNY Cobleskill with full junior status.

2. Transfer students must complete and file the SUNY Admissions Application indicating transfer to SUNY Cobleskill prior to November 15 for spring semester entry, and prior to May 15 for fall semester entry.

3. Courses satisfying major field requirements must have C grade or higher to be accepted for transfer credit.

4. Students who do not meet the requirements of this agreement will also be considered for admission. They will be evaluated on an individual basis.

SUNY Empire State College

This Pathways Transfer Program Agreement assures that qualified students completing any Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree at SUNY Orange will be able to transfer seamlessly to SUNY Empire. It also establishes procedures for graduates of SUNY Orange to obtain the appropriate bachelor's degree (BA, BS, and BPS) at SUNY Empire.

During their first year at SUNY Empire, students in the Pathways Transfer Program may, with advisement, opt to cross-register for up to 15 additional credits at SUNY Orange beyond the associate degree. These lower-division credits will be applicable to the baccalaureate degree program by satisfying SUNY General Education requirements or needed pre-requisite courses.

Up to 79 lower-division credits can be transferred in, leaving at least 45 upper-division credits to be completed towards the 124 credit bachelor's degree at SUNY Empire. This includes 24 upper-division credits within the student's selected concentration, consistent with the College's requirements for a bachelor's degree. Each participating student will be able to transfer all credits earned as part of their associate degree to SUNY Empire, as long as they fit into the student's designed bachelor's degree program.

To be eligible, SUNY Orange transfer students must have completed an associate degree or be in (for entering) their final semester of completing an associate degree.

Admissions forms are available at https://www.esc.edu/admissions/. For more information, please contact Chris Rolley, HVenroll@esc.edu or 800-847-3000, ext. 3461.

SUNY New Paltz

Please visit the SUNY New Paltz transfer website.

SUNY, University at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Orange Communty College and the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have established an agreement providing a 2 + 4 undergraduate/professional school education leading to the associate's degree from Orange Community College and the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from the University at Buffalo. The first phase (undergraduate) of the collaborative program will consist of the completion of a minimum of an AA or AS program/major at Orange Community College including all of the University at Buffalo PharmD program required prerequisite courses. The second phase will consist of completion of the four-year curriculum of the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the University at Buffalo. Under this agreement, the student would receive an associate's degree from Orange Community College and upon approval of the University at Buffalo, the student will complete four years of professional study and requirements for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. For more information contact Anthony Scalia.

Program-Specific Agreements



  • Berkeley College
    • A.A.S. Business Management (to B.B.A. Management)
    • A.S. Business Administration (to B.B.A. Fashion Merchandising & Management)
    • A.S. Business Administration (to B.B.A. Financial Services)
    • A.S. Business Administration (to B.B.A. General Business)
    • A.S. Business Administration (to B.B.A. Health Services Management)
    • A.S. Business Administration (to B.B.A. International Business)
    • A.S. Business Administration (to B.B.A. Marketing Communications)
  • Castleton University (formerly known as Castleton State College)
    • A.S. Business Administration (to B.S. Business Management)
  • Pace University
    • A.A.S. Business Management (to B.B.A. Business Management OR Marketing OR Finance)
    • A.S. Business Administration (to B.B.A. Business Management OR Marketing OR Finance)
  • St. Thomas Aquinas College
    • A.S. Business Administration (to B.S. Management)
  • SUNY Cobleskill
    • A.A.S. Business Management (to B.B.A. Business Administration)
    • A.S. Business Administration (to B.B.A. Business Administration)
  • The College of Saint Rose
    • A.S. Business Administration (to B.S. Business Administration)

Computer Science and Technology

  • Pace University
    • A.A.S. Computer Information Technology (CIT) Networking (to B.S. Information Technology)
    • A.A.S. Cybersecurity (to B.S. Information Technology)
    • A.S. Computer Science (to B.A./B.S. Computer Science)
  • St. John's University
    • A.A.S. Computer Information Technology - Networking (to B.S. Networking and Telecommunications)
    • A.A.S. Computer Information Technology - Web Development (to B.S. Computer Science)
    • A.A.S. Cyber Security (to B.S. Computer Security Systems)
    • A.S. Computer Science (to B.S. Computer Science)
  • SUNY Canton
    • A.A.S. Computer Information Technology - Networking (to B.S. Cybersecurity)
    • A.A.S. Cyber Security (to B.S. Cybersecurity)
    • A.S. Computer Science (to B.S. Cybersecurity)
  • SUNY Potsdam
    • A.S. Computer Science (to B.A. Computer Science track)
    • A.S. Computer Science (to B.A. Information Systems concentration)
    • A.S. Computer Science (to B.S. Computer Science)

Criminal Justice


  • Pace University
    • A.A.S. Early Childhood Development and Care (to B.S. Early Childhood Education)


Honors Program

Human Services

International Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Pace University
    • A.S. Liberal Arts: Mathematics and Natural Sciences (to B.S. Mathematics)
  • Russell Sage College
    • A.S. Liberal Arts: Mathematics and Natural Sciences (to B.A. Biology Premed)
    • A.S. Liberal Arts: Mathematics and Natural Sciences (to B.S. Biology: DPT)


New Media

  • Pace University
    • A.A.S. New Media (to B.A. Film and Screen Studies)
    • A.A.S. New Media (to B.S. Digital Cinema and Filmmaking)


Occupational Therapy

  • Mercy College
    • A.A.S. Occupational Therapy Assistant (to B.S. Health Science)

Visual Communications

  • Pace University
    • A.A.S. Visual Communications Technology: Graphic Art/Printing (to B.A. Art)
    • A.A.S. Visual Communicaitons Technology: Graphic Art/Printing (to B.F.A. Art)