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Unofficial Evaluation Options

We know you want to plan ahead, so we provide several options for transfer students to determine what credits may transfer to SUNY Niagara!  Your official transfer credit evaluation will be completed once you are accepted to SUNY Niagara.

Option 1: Transfer Equivalency Self-Service (TREQ)

Want to see how your transfer courses will transfer to SUNY Niagara?  Wondering how they will fulfill degree or certificate requirements?  Now you can check online with TREQ!

Use TREQ to enter your transfer credits and see how they apply to SUNY Niagara’s coursework and degree requirements!

Get Started with TREQ

Keep in mind:

  • Only courses with a grade of C (2.0) or above are eligible for transfer. Grades of C-, D+, D, D-, F, or U will not be accepted. Courses with a grade of S (Satisfactory) may be accepted, except in certain allied health programs or for “major” courses in some programs.
  • The maximum number of transfer credits awarded cannot exceed one-half (50 percent) of the total credits required for a certificate or degree program.
  • Click here to view our entire Transfer Credit Policy.

Please note: If the course or college/university does not appear in TREQ, then it has not been evaluated to date – See option 3 below.

*This report should be used as a guide to help you understand how coursework taken at another college or university MAY equate to classes at SUNY Niagara and how those classes may apply to SUNY Niagara’s degree or certificate requirements. This report is not a promise of admission and is not official notification of completion of degree or certificate requirements. Students must still apply and be accepted to SUNY Niagara before a formal transfer credit evaluation will be completed.  This audit is not an academic transcript. For assistance with interpreting this audit, please contact

Option 2: Course Equivalency Guide

Students may also utilize our online Course Equivalency Guide  to determine if coursework taken at another college or university will transfer to SUNY Niagara.

If the course or college/university does not appear in the Transfer Course Equivalency Guide, then it has not been evaluated to date – See option 3 below.

Transfer Course Equivalency Guide

Option 3: Request an Unofficial Transcript Evaluation

If your course or college/university wasn’t listed on TREQ or the Course Equivalency Guide and you would like to know if coursework taken elsewhere will transfer to SUNY Niagara, you can complete our form to request an unofficial evaluation of your transcript.  You will need to upload a copy of your unofficial transcript to the form.


Request Unofficial Transcript Evaluation

Requests will be completed within five (5) business days and you will be notified by email.

Official Transcript Evaluation Process

For incoming transfer students to SUNY Niagara

With your Admissions Application to the College, you are required to submit transcripts from ALL prior institutions. Transfer students must make a formal request for an official transcript from the Registrar’s Office at the previous college(s) attended.

  • Apply to SUNY Niagara
  • Send Official Transcripts from any other institution you have attended addressed to the SUNY Niagara Admissions Office, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY 14132

Note: AP credits need to be submitted through College Board, 2-year and 4-year Colleges and Universities need to be sent from the Registrar/Records Office, and you can request your U.S. Armed Forced credits can be sent via DD214 Form, and/or American Council on Education (ACE) Registry Transcript.

CAUTION: Students must disclose all prior institutions attended and send official college transcript from each. Failure to do so could result in a reversal of admission decision.

Applicants are encouraged to submit standardized test scores (eg., SAT or ACT) as part of the application process for admission. If submitted, these tests will be used only to determine if the student must take the College placement tests. It is important to note that you must be accepted into SUNY Niagara before scheduling placement tests (except for those programs, including allied health programs, which require testing PRIOR to acceptance).

SUNY Niagara’s Transfer Credit Evaluators follow the College’s Transfer Credit Policy and Procedures.

Transfer Credit Policies

The usual processing time for credit evaluation is approximately one week. However, the process may take longer during peak times (beginning and ending of semesters). Early submission of transcripts allows for earlier advisement and registration planning.


  • AP (Advanced Placement) transcripts and CLEP (CEEB College Level Examination Program) scores must come directly from College Board. Contact to request an official copy to be sent to SUNY Niagara. Scores of 3 or higher on AP exams in applicable courses are acceptable.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) credit is awarded for courses taken in high school with an HL designation and a score of 4 or higher. An IB transcript must be submitted to receive credit.

College Credit Earned in High School

If college courses were taken in high school, you must request an official transcript from the College through which those courses were taken in order for the credit to be evaluated.

Credit and Grade Policies

  • Courses must have a minimum grade of C (2.0) to be considered for transfer. S (Satisfactory) grades will also be considered, with the exclusion of certain Allied Health programs.
  • College credits are evaluated based on applicability to the degree major. If your major is changed after arriving at SUNY Niagara, transfer credits will be re-evaluated based on the new major.
  • The maximum number of credits awarded cannot exceed one-half of the total credits required for the degree at SUNY Niagara. At least fifty percent of your degree requirements must be met at SUNY Niagara.
  • Grades from previous colleges will not apply to your SUNY Niagara grade point average. Transfer grades appear on the transcript and degree evaluation as a “T” grade and carry earned hours only.

General Transfer/Transcript Policies

  • Only credits from regionally and nationally accredited colleges and programs are acceptable. For commonly transferred courses, visit our Course Equivalency Guide.
  • If currently enrolled at another college, you have the option to send the most recent official transcript with completed coursework for early evaluation. You will need to send a final official transcript at the conclusion of the current semester for evaluation of courses in progress, and to complete the transfer process.
  • Student transcripts from previously-attended institutions that were provided for admissions consideration become the property of SUNY Niagara and are considered official only at the time of receipt. SUNY Niagara does not provide copies of transcripts from other institutions that are part of a student’s education record. In order to obtain accurate up-to-date information and assure that no protocol of the issuing institution is circumvented, a student must contact the originating school for a copy of that transcript.

International Institution Credit Evaluations

  • If you earned credits at a college or university outside of the United States you must have your credits evaluated by a professional Credential Evaluation Agency. These agencies provide professional course-by-course evaluations of college and university credits. Charges for this service may vary. Some resources are Educational Credential EvaluatorsWorld Education Services, and Josef Silny & Associates.
  • SUNY Niagara requires that an international transcript evaluation be conducted by a NACES recognized member as found on

Military Service Credit

Credits earned through military service as recommended by the American Council on Education Registry are acceptable, as are other military credits, when applicable to the major. Appropriate military documents (DD214, military transcript) must be submitted to receive credit.

Transfer Credit Appeal

Students who do not agree with the College’s decision regarding credit earned at a prior SUNY institution may submit an appeal to the College’s Transfer Credit Evaluator. Students requesting an appeal must provide reasonable material to support their case, such as the course description or syllabus. Contact the SUNY Niagara Transfer Credit Evaluators in the Enrollment Center (A-105) to begin the appeals process. If an agreement cannot be reached, an appeal may be made to the SUNY system provost.


Phone: 716-614-6250