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Transferring to 91Ƶ from Another College?

Every year many transfer students begin their studies at 91Ƶ County Community College by transferring college credits from other colleges and universities. Your transfer to 91Ƶ begins by .

Request your official college transcript(s), including AP or IB, be sent directly from your previous institution to transfercredits@sunysuffolk.edu or directly mailed to:

91Ƶ County Community College
Transfer Credit Office
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784-2899

After your college transcript(s) arrive, your transfer credits will be evaluated for applicable credits toward your program. An email will notify you when the courses are transferred into your student account. You can view the Transfer Evaluation Tables to see unofficially how your courses may transfer.

Grades for prior coursework accepted for 91Ƶ credit are not noted on our transcript, nor considered in computing the grade point average. However, grades for such courses may be used for admission decisions for curricula with competitive admission. 

Below is a brief description of the various ways students can receive college credit.  Please email transfercredits@sunysuffolk.edu for further information. 

 

AWARD OF ACADEMIC CREDIT BY EVALUATION POLICY

In order to obtain an associate degree, students who receive transfer credit for prior coursework and/or are awarded academic credit for prior learning must still complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of academic coursework at 91Ƶ County Community College.  To obtain a Certificate, half of the credits must be completed at 91Ƶ County Community College. 

In order to be eligible for transfer credit, students must be matriculated into a degree or certificate program.  Transfer credits are not computed into the student’s grade point average (GPA).

Requests of a student’s official college transcript(s), including AP or IB, should be sent directly from your previous institution to transfercredits@sunysuffolk.edu or directly mailed to:

91Ƶ County Community College
Transfer Credit Office
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784-2899

 

Courses taken at other Colleges and Universities

91Ƶ County Community College will accept academic credit earned from colleges and universities accredited by regional institutional accrediting organizations recognized by both the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education.

Credits for courses received from non-regionally accredited institutions of higher education will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Course descriptions and/or syllabi may be required to assist in evaluating the course.

Credit for coursework successfully completed with a grade of C minus (C-) or higher may be awarded for courses deemed equivalent to 91Ƶ County Community College courses. Grades indicated by a pass, with credits posted, will only be accepted if the grade is equivalent to a C- or higher.  Credit is recorded on the student’s transcript with “TR”.

For institutions that have closed, please refer to .

 

Standardized Exams

Advanced Placement (AP)

Credit may be awarded to students who have taken Advanced Placement courses in high school and who attain scores of 3 or higher on the appropriate Advanced Placement examinations administered through the College Board.  Students should be aware that other schools may have a more restrictive policy for Advanced Placement transfer credit, and courses covered by AP exams at 91Ƶ may not be acceptable at their subsequent institution. Such credit will be added to the student’s transcript with a grade of “E” and will not be computed as part of institutional GPA. See the Transfer Evaluation Table for courses awarded by 91Ƶ.

To be awarded AP credit, students must request their official Advanced Placement score report from the , using CEEB code 2827, to be sent to the mailing address provided below:

91Ƶ County Community College
Transfer Credit Office
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784-2899

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Credit may be awarded to students who have taken International Baccalaureate courses in high school and who attain a score of 4 or higher on the IB Higher Level (HL) exams.  If the student has successfully completed the Diploma program, then credit may be awarded for the Standard Level (SL) courses with a score of 4 or higher. Students must submit an official transcript from the website. Such credit will be added to the student’s transcript with a grade of “E” and will not be computed as part of institutional GPA. See the Transfer Evaluation Table for courses awarded by 91Ƶ.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Credit may be awarded to students who pass CLEP exams with a score of 50 or higher.  Such credit will be added to the student’s transcript with a grade of “E” and will not be computed as part of institutional GPA. See 91Ƶ’s CLEP website for the courses awarded by 91Ƶ.

CLEP examinations are offered throughout the year in group sessions at all three campuses.  Visit the CLEP website for more information.

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Credit may be awarded to students who pass ACTFL exams by earning a minimum score of Novice High. Visit ACTFL for more information. 

Credit obtained through standardized exams is recorded on the student’s transcript with “E” and will not be computed as part of institutional GPA.

 

Educational Programs Sponsored by Certain Non-Collegiate Organizations

91Ƶ County Community College may award academic credit for industry-recognized certifications and other non-collegiate training if the training has been evaluated by either the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) or the American Council on Education (ACE), is relevant to the student’s program of study, and has been recommended by the aforementioned organizations.  Students are required to submit an official ACE or NCCRS transcript for evaluation.  For military personnel, a Joint Services Transcript (JST) should be submitted for review.

For other forms of learning earned through non-collegiate training, the methods of evaluation must be conducted and/or approved by the discipline faculty or academic chair(s) of all relevant campuses.  Final approval will be determined by the Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee.

Credit awarded for non-collegiate training is recorded on the student’s transcript with a “TR” and will not be computed as part of institutional GPA.

 

Foreign Credential Evaluations

91Ƶ County Community College may award academic credit for coursework successfully completed at a foreign college or university if the foreign institution is shown to be equivalent to a regionally accredited institution in the United States.  An official course-by-course evaluation (which includes a document-to-document evaluation) must be mailed directly from a credential evaluation service that is a member of either the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE) to the following address:

91Ƶ County Community College
Transfer Credit Office
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784-2899

For non-F1 visa students, U.S. transcripts must be translated if not in English. All foreign educational credentials must be evaluated by an accredited agency. Please visit  and/or to select one of the evaluation agencies.  F1 visa students should contact the International Students Office.

Credit is recorded on the student’s transcript with “TR” and will not be computed as part of institutional GPA.

 

Transfer Credit Appeal Process

Students who wish to challenge the evaluation of their transfer credits from other institutions can initiate the appeal process by:

  • Submitting a written appeal clearly outlining the reasons for challenging the evaluation and including supporting documents (syllabi, lab hours, credit hours, etc.)
  • Include your name, student ID, email, phone number, course, and name of academic institution where the course was taken

Appeal submissions must be emailed to transfercredits@sunysuffolk.edu or submitted to:

91Ƶ County Community College
Transfer Credit Office
Kreiling Hall 103
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784-2899

For information on SUNY’s appeal process, see the website.

Transferring Credits to 91Ƶ?

Obtain an unofficial indication of how your courses will transfer to 91Ƶ County Community College