Transfer Services

Transfer Credit Appeal Procedure

Transfer Appeal Procedure:

To address students' concerns regarding their transfer credit evaluations, SUNY Oswego has developed an appeal process.  The process can be used when a student wishes to contest the outcome of his or her transfer course evaluation (i.e. the course was found not to be equivalent to an Oswego course or not to satisfy a particular requirement).  Please be sure to contact our Transfer Services Coordinator (142 Campus Center, 315.312.3638, transfer@oswego.edu) to receive help in navigating this process.

1)      Depending on the time of the appeal; either the Admissions office or the Registrar's office needs to be contacted. This process may involve submission of a course syllabus and other pertinent material related to the course at the Community College and the evaluation of that material by the appropriate academic department at SUNY Oswego.

From the time of admission until the day before the first day of classes, appeals regarding transfer credit evaluations need to be discussed with the Office of Admissions (229 Sheldon Hall, 315.312.2250, admiss@oswego.edu). The office of Admissions must respond in writing to the appeal within ten business days from the time the appeal and the supporting material were filed. If the decision is in favor of the student, he or she will be notified and student's permanent record at Oswego will be changed to reflect the favorable decision.

After the first day of classess, the student's record is passed on to the Registrar's Office. From that point onward, the transfer course evaluation appeals need to be discussed with the Office of the Registrar (302A Culkin Hall, 315.312.3614, registra@oswego.edu). The Registrar must respond in writing to the appeal within ten business days from the time the appeal and the supporting material were filed. If the decision is in favor of the student, he or she will be notified and student's permanent record at Oswego will be changed to reflect the favorable decision.

2)      If the student still is not satisfied with the evaluation of one or more of his or her transfer courses, the student can appeal to the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate and Special Programs, 703 Culkin Hall. Such a student must submit a copy of the "SUNY Oswego Transfer Credits Student Appeal Form" to that office along with the appropriate documentation specified in the form.

The Associate Provost will acknowledge the receipt of the student's appeal and after consultation with the appropriate department at Oswego will render a decision within 10 business days. If the decision is in favor of the student, he or she will be notified and student's permanent record at Oswego will reflect the favorable decision. If the appeal is denied, a "SUNY Transfer Credit Campus Response Form" will be prepared by the Associate Provost and sent to the student along with a copy of the "SUNY Transfer Credits Student Appeal Form".

3)     The student can next appeal his or her case to the Office of the SUNY Provost by following the process identified in the "SUNY Transfer credit Student Appeal Form". This will be the final level of appeal.

Appeal Process Overseen by:
Rameen Mohammadi
Associate Provost for Undergraduate and Special Programs
704 Culkin Hall
SUNY Oswego
Oswego, NY 13126
315-312-2232