The State University of New York (SUNY) System maintains a comprehensive program to facilitate the transfer of qualified students from one SUNY institution to another. The University at Buffalo has implemented the components of SUNY Seamless Transfer and supports processes which help a qualified student transfer seamlessly from one SUNY campus to another as simply and efficiently as possible. The intention is that a student who adheres to the tenets of the program will not only be able to transfer seamlessly, but earn their degree in a timely fashion. To achieve that end, UB has delineated what is required for all four-year undergraduate programs as needed to benefit from SUNY Seamless Transfer.
Within the initiative, specific prescribed programs of study are indicated in SUNY Transfer Paths which should be followed by a student seeking to transfer to another SUNY campus in one of the selected fields of study. A student wishing to transfer to UB will generally be prepared to enter UB at the junior level and graduate with that major in two years of additional study if they have fulfilled the following:
- the Transfer Path courses
- an Associate of Science or Arts degree or 60 credits from a bachelor’s level program;
- at least seven of the ten SUNY General Education Requirements (GER); and
- all other requirements as indicated in the policy section of UB's catalog
A student interested in transferring to UB should review the information included in UB’s catalog pages for the program as well as viewing information about transferability of courses via TAURUS, UB’s articulation website. In many bachelor programs, UB offers several degree types (e.g. BA and BS) as well as concentration options within a degree. To ensure efficient transfer and timely degree completion, a student should use the academic advising directory and contact the relevant advising unit to discuss the requirements of the desired program of study.
A UB student who chooses to transfer to another SUNY campus should be eligible for junior status if they have followed the Transfer Paths and general education requirements cited above as well as fulfilling any other requirements of the campus they seek.