Effective 4/26/13 we have reached our transfer housing capacity. Tuition Deposits are still being accepted through the web or by returning your admissions deposit card that you received with your acceptance packet.
You may investigate off-campus housing by searching www.thedailystar.com for apartment rental listings. To have your name put on a list of students looking for roommates or to get information regarding available off campus possibilities, please contact the Residence Life and Housing Office at (607) 436-3182.
SUNY Oneonta strives to enroll an academically well qualified and culturally diverse student body. Students who began their studies at Oneonta as transfers comprise approximately 40% of our full-time enrollment.
All applications are individually reviewed based on a variety of criteria, including:
After we receive your application, we’ll e-mail you a username and password so that you may check the status of your application online. For those applicants using the SUNY Application, your username and password will allow you to submit the Oneonta Supplemental Application. Please do so within two weeks of the date you receive your login information.
Applicants can view their checklist of documents that the Admissions Office has received for their application by going to webserivces.oneonta.edu and clicking "Admissions." You will need your username and password to login. Please allow 7-10 business days for items to appear on your checklist if items were mailed directly to SUNY Oneonta.
In some cases, mid-term grades may be requested when a student has earned less than 24 college credits, is academically borderline, or is in their first semester at a new institution. Mid-Term grades can be mailed or faxed using the Mid-Term Grade Report Form, or a mid-term grade report or web grades provided by your institution if actual letter grades are provided; we cannot accept P/F for Pass/Fail or S/U for Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
Any interruption in education attendance since high school graduation must be specified in the Education section of your application if you use the Common Application OR in the GAP verification section of the Oneonta Supplemental Application if you use the SUNY Application.
Candidates must request that official transcripts be sent to the SUNY Oneonta Office of Admissions from the registrar at each institution previously attended regardless of the number of credits or whether the coursework was successfully completed.
Transfer students must declare a major. Please select your SUNY Oneonta major from the complete list on the Common Application Supplemental Form if you use the Common Application OR by adding the specific curriculum program code to your Oneonta Supplemental Application if you use the SUNY Application.
Any candidate who was academically dismissed or suspended from a college is required to show academic success at another institution for at least one year of full-time study.
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Students will receive a preliminary credit evaluation based on the official transcript(s) sent from the college(s) attended. The official transcript must arrive at the Admissions Office from the college in a sealed envelope. Photocopies and faxes will not be accepted.
If you accept your offer of admission, you must have a final official transcript(s) sent to the Office of Admissions. This transcript should:
- include all coursework completed prior to enrolling at SUNY Oneonta
- post any degree(s) received
- have no incomplete or in-progress grades
It is important to get your final official transcript(s) to us as soon as possible. Without it, we cannot complete your file and we may not be able to admit you into certain programs. Your financial aid disbursement and course registration may also be affected. To check if we have received your final transcript(s) please go to webservices.oneonta.edu, login using your username and password and click on Admissions. Once there, click on Admissions Checklist and you will be able to view your application checklist. The date a document was received will appear next to the document.
Transfer Education Majors: If you do not send a final official transcript(s) showing a 2.8 cumulative GPA, you cannot declare Education as your major, and you cannot attend orientation as an Education major or register for education courses.
Your Credit Evaluation is made up of two documents: the Transfer Credit Evaluation, which will show total credits accepted and/or in progress, the transfer institution's course number, our equivalent and its credit value; and the Preliminary Advisement Document, which will show how each transferred course may fulfill a degree requirement and indicate which requirements must still be met.
For more information, check out our Articulation Agreements with several two-year SUNY institutions, our Course Equivalency guide for all schools in the SUNY system and the SUNY Oneonta Course Catalog.
A maximum of 66 credits can be transferred from a two-year institution, and no more than 77 credits can be transferred from a four-year institution. A bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution waives SUNY Oneonta General Education requirements.
The Division of Economics & Business and the Division of Education have a statute of limitations on credits transferred into their programs. Contact the divisions for more information.
CREDIT EARNED IN HIGH SCHOOL
Many students receive college credit while in high school. These credits can come from Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or college courses. To see how this credit will transfer, please view the Course Equivalency Tool
- AP test scores of 3 or better are accepted.
- To earn IB credit, students must receive a score of 4 or better on the Higher Level IB Exam. Scores of 4 or better on the Standard Level IB Exam receive credit only when an IB Diploma is also earned.
- We accept only scores over the CLEP recommended score.
- Students must earn a grade of C or better in an accredited college course(s) to receive credit.
- Official transcripts/scores from agency/institutions are required.
Transfer Credit Reevaluation Process
Accepted students who have received a preliminary transfer credit evaluation from the Office of Admissions have the option to request a reevaluation of transfer credit for specific courses within their declared major and major-related coursework.
There are three reevaluation processes that cater to specific groups of students:
SUNY Oneonta’s Pre-Matriculated Student Reevaluation Process
For any accepted student transferring from any institution who has not started coursework at SUNY Oneonta, requests are facilitated by the Office of Admissions.
Any accepted transfer student who has not started taking courses at SUNY Oneonta may complete and return this form by following the instructions at the top of the form. Students will need Adobe to fill in the PDF electronically, or they can print the form out, fill it in and then scan the completed form. Please email the completed form and a course syllabus for each course you wish to be reevaluated as a PDF or Word document attachment to Cassandra Mullinnex at Cassandra.Mullinnex@oneonta.edu.
If you are interested in transferring into our Education program, sample coursework such as papers, projects, and tests must be submitted electronically as an attachment in addition to the course syllabus.
The Office of Admissions recommends that students use this process as a starting point for all transfer credit reevaluation requests, based on the comprehensive audience this process services.
SUNY Oneonta’s Post-Matriculated Student Reevaluation Process
For any accepted student who has begun taking courses at SUNY Oneonta, requests are facilitated by the Office of Academic Advisement.
SUNY Transfer Credit Appeal Process
For accepted students transferring directly from a two-year Associate’s degree program at a SUNY campus, appeals are facilitated by the Office of the Registrar.
The SUNY transfer credit appeal process is designed for pre- or post-matriculated students transferring from a two-year SUNY Associate’s degree program into a SUNY four-year institution. If you have questions concerning the evaluation of your credit and/or whether or not you qualify for the SUNY appeal process, please contact a transfer counselor in the Office of Admissions.
The Office of Admissions, in conjunction with the Registrar's Office and the Office of Academic Advisement, work on enhancing the transfer process to make it as smooth as possible for students and faculty members.