A student who has completed at least 12 credit hours of college-level work after receiving a high school diploma (or its equivalent) will be considered a transfer applicant. If 24 or more credit hours have been completed at the time of application, the previous college academic record is reviewed; if fewer than 24 credits have been completed, a high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores must also be submitted.
Transfer students must apply to UB using the SUNY application. A $50 non-refundable fee is required.
An official transcript from each college attended must be received before a decision can be rendered. An official transcript is sent directly from the registrar’s office of the college to the University at Buffalo’s Office of Admissions. Transfer students who enroll at UB are required to submit proof of high school graduation. Acceptable proof includes: a final high school transcript confirming graduation or a General Educational Development (GED) score report.
Provisional admission is offered after courses are in progress. Final admission offers are made when official transcripts of all completed courses have been evaluated.
It is recommended that students present a strong record of college study, earning a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. It should be noted, however, that requirements may vary depending on the academic program. GPAs for transfer course work are computed in accordance with the grading policies in effect at the University at Buffalo.
Admission to the university is granted on a space-available basis. Candidates are urged to submit their application and transcripts early in the semester preceding their intended entry date. Some departments have supplemental admission criteria, higher GPA requirements, departmental application deadlines and limited capacity. Students may wish to arrange an appointment with the academic department in which they are interested. Department phone numbers are listed in the Academic Programs of Study section.
Please be aware that there are two Buffalo SUNY institutions listed on the SUNY application. Be certain that you are selecting the University at Buffalo when you complete your forms, or your application might go to the wrong school.
The University at Buffalo reserves the right to determine its own policies for the admission of transfer students from other institutions, as well as the acceptance and placement of credit.
- Applying to UB as a Transfer
- Admission to Degree Programs
- University Transfer Credit Policy
- SUNY Seamless Transfer
- Official Transcript Evaluation
- Transfer Course Articulation