Students can now transfer credits between SUNYs

Posted on August 27th, 2015

Great news for students who transfer within the State University of New York (SUNY) system–they can now transfer with the assurance that their credits will be accepted without any trouble from their new college, according to the SUNY website and as reported by The Journal News.

Program can help save students time, money on college

Making it easier for students to transfer among the SUNY system’s 64 campuses will make it less likely that students have to take additional classes to earn their degree, which could put them behind on graduating and cost them additional time and money.

It will also provide students with much more flexibility, since changing majors and colleges is increasingly common.

As SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher said in a statement,

When you start college at SUNY, we are going to do all we can to help you finish your degree on time and with less debt.

Ensuring seamless transfer is one of the most fundamental ways we deliver on that promise.

Community college transfers will benefit

Since academic credit loss is common for students who transfer from a community college to a four-year school, this new initiative will be particularly beneficial for students who transfer from a community college to a four-year campus in order to save money on their college degree.

This group makes up about half of the roughly 30,000 students who transfer within SUNY annually.

SUNY New Paltz Courtyard Transfer students

SUNY’s new policy will allow students particularly those coming from a community college, to transfer from one college to another, such as SUNY New Paltz (above). By crz4mets2 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

For students who transfer from a a community college to a four-year school, it can be extremely beneficial to research what 2+2 programs or other partnerships the college has in place before attending.

This can help make the college transfer process much easier and potentially cheaper and faster for students.

If you’re interested in learning more about using community college as a way to save money on your degree, or want to learn to make college more affordable, feel free to give us a call at 1-888-234-3907 or contact us using this form.

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