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New Student and Family Orientation

Once you have been admitted and paid your deposit, the next step is to select and sign-up for a New Student and Family Orientation day. New undergraduate transfer students have the option of attending either an overnight orientation or a one-day program.

The Overnight Orientation Sessions will be held on:

  • Wednesday, July 19, from 8:00 a.m. until Thursday, July 20 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, July 24, from 8:00 a.m. until Tuesday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 28, from 8:00 a.m. until Saturday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m.

The Transfer Express (one-day programs) will be held on:

  • Wednesday, May 24, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 22, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please click here for more information and to register for the day.

New Student and Family Orientation INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

Transfer Credit Equivalency

After you are admitted, your transfer credit equivalency will be completed by the Undergraduate Admission’s Office in accordance with our Transfer Policy. A copy will be mailed to you and you will also be able to see how your transferred credits apply towards your degree by logging in to the Secure Site and viewing your Academic Progress Report (DegreeWorks). You may also visit the Transfer Equivalency Database to see how courses will transfer from area Community Colleges.


Course Registration

The Office of Academic Advising pre-registers all incoming transfer students for their first-semester class schedule. Your course schedule is determined by the requirements of your academic major, your transfer credits, your score on the math placement exam, and liberal education courses you select. When you attend the STAR orientation day, you will meet with a faculty advisor in your major to review your class schedule and make any revisions if need be.

Transfer letter packets regarding scheduling your courses and math placement will be mailed out to your address as soon as your deposit is paid.

Since registration policies vary from institution to institution, it is the student’s responsibility to become aware of the registration policies at Saint Rose including: Add/Drop/Withdraw and Pass/Fail Grading. Please note that first year students entering in their first semester will not be able to add/drop courses on their own.

Advising Presentation

Filling out the Pre-Registration Worksheet will help us to place you according to your course preferences. Additional factors influencing your schedule will also include:

1.) the requirements of your major; 2.) the College’s Liberal Education requirements; 3.) overall course availability; and, finally, 4.) Math Placement results.

Once you’ve submitted the Worksheet, we’ll put together a provisional schedule, registering you for two or three courses in your major, as well as two or three Liberal Education courses. You’ll have an opportunity to review and discuss this schedule during your STAR date.

Also, you do have the option to download a paper copy of the Pre-Registration Worksheet. If you choose this option, please mail the completed form to:

Academic Advising
The College of Saint Rose
432 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203

Or fax to: 518-454-2870
Or e-mail to:

Transfer Pre-Registration Worksheet

Math Placement Testing

A student entering The College of Saint Rose as a first-year or as a transfer student is required to take a math placement test if they have to take a required course outside of MAT 180: College Algebra. Students in the following majors will have to take the Math Placement: Biology, Biochemistry, Forensic Science, Communication Science and Disorders, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Forensic Psychology, Nursing, Criminal Justice, Psychology, and any student planning to have a Biology, General Science, or Computing and Logic Concentration in an Education major. Students may be exempted from taking the Math Placement if:

*A student enters the College with a “C-“ or better in College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, or a Calculus course which carries college credit. (note: Math/Science majors/concentrations are encouraged to take the Math Placement if they are only transferring in College Algebra). Know that earning College Statistics credit will not waive the Math Placement.

*A student enters the College with a “3” or better on an Advanced Placement test in Calculus.

If you meet either of the above two requirements, you may register for any mathematics course at The College of Saint Rose for which you meet the pre-requisites. If you do not meet either of the above two requirements, you must take a math placement test

The Math Placement can either be taken at home or on campus. It must be complete by the time students attend the STAR orientation day. To schedule a time to take the Math Placement, students will contact the proctor Dr. Woods at to schedule a test time. For students taking the Math Placement at home, they must have access to a computer/laptop with a webcam.

For more information on the Math Placement please go to

Once the semester starts the Math Placement exam is offered for free at the Academic Success Center, please visit the Academic Success Center on the 2nd floor of St. Joseph to schedule to take it.


Math Placement Frequently Asked Questions

Required Health Forms

New York State Law requires all students born on or after January 1, 1957 registering for six or more credits to prove immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella.
All students registering for six or more credits must submit:
• Immunization Record
• Report of Medical History
All International and Resident Students must complete the following:
• Immunization Record
• Report of Health Evaluation
• Report of Health History

To access these forms or for more information, please visit Health Services.