It is the policy of SUNYIT to accept only those transfer credits that are applicable to the student’s degree requirements, i.e., – a 64 semester hour transfer of credit into a baccalaureate program requiring 124 hours indicates that the student will need to complete an additional 60 hours to finish the bachelor’s degree. A minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average must be maintained for all credit transferred. Courses for which transfer credit is allowed may not be repeated for credit at SUNYIT. Total transfer of credits may not exceed 94 semester hours (141 quarter hours). SUNYIT accepts transfer credit only. Transfer course grades and quality points earned at the transfer institution are not reflected in a student’s grade point average.
Transfer of Credits Taken Prior to Matriculation
Students may transfer all applicable earned credit not to exceed 76 semester hours. Additional credit beyond 76 semester hours may be accepted from primarily four-year institutions if it is applicable to the student’s degree program. Under no circumstances may the student transfer more than 76 credits of lower division coursework.
Transfer of Credits Taken After Matriculation
Matriculated students who wish to take coursework at another college and receive additional transfer credit must receive prior approval by filing an academic petition in accord with the procedures of their academic department. Approval of transfer credit will be based on the applicability of the course towards the student’s degree requirements, and successful completion of the course with a grade of “C” or better. Ordinarily, these courses shall be taken from four-year colleges, but under no circumstances may the student transfer more than 76 credits of lower division coursework. It is the student’s responsibility to have an official transcript forwarded to the Registrar’s Office for evaluation upon completion of the course.
Credit by External Examination
Credit is allowed for other types of educational experience when applicable to the student’s degree requirements according to the following guidelines:
- College Proficiency Examination Program (CPEP). Administered by the New York State Education Department, CPEP offers examinations in the arts and sciences, nursing, health, and teacher education.
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP). The College Entrance Examination Board offers a national credit-by-examination program that includes general examinations in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, English, composition, introductory accounting, and computer and data processing.
- United States Armed Forces Institute (USAF/DANTES). The USAFI offers credit-by-examination in a variety of academic areas including the humanities, social sciences, and business administration.
- Regents External Degree (RED). The Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York offers various programs in which students can demonstrate successful subject area competencies by examination.
Advanced Placement Credit
Administered by the College Entrance Examination Board, Advanced Placement (AP) credit may be awarded for courses taken in high school dependent upon the scores achieved. Certain academic programs may not accept AP credit for specific requirements. Students should check with the program faculty to determine how AP credit will be applied in that program. Students should send an official copy of their scores directly to the Admissions Office. AP credit cannot be used to fulfill SUNYIT’s requirement for the satisfactory completion of one upper-division writing course. In addition, AP credits in biology, chemistry, environmental science or physics will only fulfill the SUNYIT’s requirement for the satisfactory completion of one laboratory course in the physical sciences when a score of 4 or 5 has been achieved on any of the four AP examinations. Below is a listing of AP examinations and acceptable scores:
|Gen. Ed. Category||SUNYIT course which cannot be taken for credit if AP credit granted|
|Art History||3, 4, 5||4cr||Humanities||NA|
|Biology||3||6cr||Natural Science (non-lab)||NA|
|4, 5||8cr||Natural Science (lab)||BIO 101|
|Calculus (AB)||3||4cr||Mathematics||MAT 121, MAT 112|
|(AB)||4, 5||4cr||Mathematics||MAT 151|
|(BC)||3||4cr||Mathematics||MAT 121, MAT 151|
|(BC)||4,5||8cr||Mathematics||MAT 121, MAT 151, MAT 122, MAT 152|
|Chemistry||3||6cr||Natural Science (non-lab)||NA|
|Chemistry||4, 5||8cr||Natural Science (lab)||CHE 110|
|Computer Science (A)||3, 4, 5||4cr||NA||CS 108|
|(AB)||4, 5||8cr||NA||CS 108 and CS 240|
|Economics (Micro)||3, 4, 5||4cr||Social Sciences||ECO 110|
|Economics (Macro)||3, 4, 5||4cr||NA||ECO 112|
|ENG.(Lang.&Comp.)||3, 4, 5||4cr||Basic Communication||ENG 101|
|ENG.(Lit.&Comp.)||3, 4, 5||4cr||Humanities||NA|
|Environmental Sci.||3||3cr||Natural Science (non-lab)||BIO 105|
|4, 5||4cr||Natural Science (lab)||BIO 105|
|European History||3, 4, 5||4cr||Western Civilization||HIS 370|
|French (Language)||3, 4, 5||4cr||Foreign Language||NA|
|French (Lit)||3, 4, 5||4cr||Foreign Language||NA|
|German||3, 4, 5||4cr||Foreign Language||NA|
|Govt&Politics (Comp)||3, 4, 5||4cr||Social Sciences||POS 330|
|(US)||3, 4, 5||4cr||Social Sciences||POS 110|
|Human Geography||3, 4, 5||4cr||Social Sciences||NA|
|Latin (Literature)||3, 4, 5||4cr||Foreign Language||NA|
|(Virgil)||3, 4, 5||4cr||Foreign Language||NA|
|Music Theory||3, 4, 5||4cr||Arts||MUS 300|
|Physics (B)||3||6cr||Natural Science (non-lab)||NA|
|4, 5||8cr||Natural Science (lab)||PHY101 and PHY102 (*)|
|(C-Elect&Mag)||3||3cr||Natural Science (non-lab)||NA|
|4, 5||4cr||Natural Science (lab)||PHY 102, PHY 202|
|(C-Mechanics)||3||3cr||Natural Science (non-lab)||NA|
|4, 5||4cr||Natural Science (lab)||PHY 101, PHY 201|
|Psychology||3, 4, 5||3cr||Social Sciences||PSY 100|
|Spanish (Language)||3, 4, 5||4cr||Foreign Language||SPA 101|
|(Literature)||3, 4, 5||4cr||Foreign Language||SPA 101|
|Statistics||3, 4, 5||4cr||Mathematics||STA 100|
|Studio Art (Drawing)||3, 4, 5||4cr||Arts||ART 135|
|(2-D Design)||3, 4, 5||4cr||Arts||NA|
|(3-D Design)||3, 4, 5||4cr||Arts||NA|
|U.S. History||3, 4, 5||4cr||American History||HIS 101 and HIS 102|
|World History||3, 4, 5||4cr||Other World Civilizations||HIS 370|
- NA – SUNYIT does not have an equivalent course. The AP credit is given, but it does not preclude student from taking any SUNYIT course.
- (*) If credit is received for PHY 101 and/or PHY 102 then PHY 201 and/or PHY 202 cannot be taken for additional credit. (see PHY 201 and PHY 202 in the catalog).
E. Effect of Transfer Credits
Credits awarded under the above regulations have no effect upon the computation of the student’s grade point average. Students who receive failing grades at SUNYIT and then transfer in credit form an equivalent course will not have failing grades excluded from GPA calculation at SUNYIT.