Transfer admissions

Whether you're coming from a community college, other four-year institution or schooling abroad, we hope to provide maximum value for previously earned credits with minimum hassles, thanks to our excellent advising and other support services.

If you have earned at least 12 credit hours at another college or university, following graduation from high school, we consider you a transfer student.

Two application options — undecided or decided

If enrolling with 24 or fewer credits, or no more than two full-time semesters completed, you may apply as an undecided major; to be considered you must complete an area of concentration formAll other applicants need to apply for an available major.

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Transfer students are advised to use the SUNY Application until the new Common Application for Transfers is fully implemented.

Step 1. Apply online

Choose just one option to apply to Oswego. Both applications require a non-refundable $50 fee. 

Step 2. Submit transcripts

Submit all official college or university transcripts (transcripts must be submitted regardless of credits earned). If you've completed fewer than 24 credit hours at the time of application, also submit your high school transcript.

Step 3: Check application status

Once your application is received you will receive an email and mailing containing a user ID and PIN to access the application status checker to see what information we've received and what is still needed. Learn more

Additional information
Because each transfer student has a unique educational background we may ask for these additional items to be included along with your application:

Midterm grades
Transfer students currently taking college coursework may be required to submit midterm grades. Midterms can either be submitted through your school's grade reporting system or by completing the printable SUNY Oswego Midterm Grade Report.

Transfer application supplement
We require transfer applicants with a gap in their educational history to complete the Transfer Application Supplement. Be sure to include all activities from high school graduation through the term for which you are applying for admission.

Other materials may be requested as needed.

Important dates

Entry date Application deadline Acceptance notification Deposit due
Fall Rolling admission (subject to availability of academic programs and/or scholarships) Jan. 1 May 1, or 30 days from acceptance date
Spring Rolling admission (subject to availability of academic programs and/or scholarships) Oct. 1 30 days from acceptance date

*Rolling admission is offered as space remains available