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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 and CLEP scores need to be requested 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.

How will my credits transfer to SUNY Niagara?

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!

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.

Transfer Credit Policy

  • 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.

When considering transfer options, please review the following:

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