At Saint Rose, our goal is to make the transfer process as simple as possible in terms of identifying which college credits will transfer from an accredited institution. We accept hundreds of transfer students each year and have a team of professionals dedicated to making your transition hassle-free.

By using our online Transfer Equivalency Database, you can even get an idea of how your credits may transfer to Saint Rose before you apply.

Partnerships with community colleges

We hold articulation agreements with multiple community colleges throughout New York State to help smooth the transition of students into upper-level coursework without loss of credit. This includes “2 + 2 Programs” in which students pursue a bachelor’s degree by first attending a community college for two years and then transferring to The College of Saint Rose to complete a bachelor’s degree in another two years.

Transfer Policy

Transfer students who have completed an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at a regionally accredited institution and who have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 are generally accepted. The College reserves the right to evaluate transfer student applicants who do or do not meet the 2.5 criteria on an individual basis.

In evaluating the credentials of transfer candidates, the College tries to give maximum credit for college work at other institutions. Credit is given for all applicable courses in which a student achieves a grade of C- or above. Credits transfer, but grades do not. Credit is generally not given for professional and technical courses which would not be applicable to the bachelor’s degree offered at The College of Saint Rose. Credit is also not given for independent studies or internships taken at another college.

Nontraditional learning evaluated through portfolio by another college is not accepted for transfer. However, you may have the opportunity to create a portfolio and have it evaluated for credit.

Of the minimum 122 credit hours required for a degree, transfer students must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours at The College of Saint Rose. Students who have attended a two-year college may transfer up to 70 credits. Students who have attended four-year institutions may transfer up to 90 credits.


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