Transfer Students

As a Buffalo State student, you will have the distinct advantage of learning with and from an incredibly diverse and creative community. We welcome you—your voice, your ideas, your passion—here at Buffalo State.

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Our Programs are In Demand
Our Programs are In Demand

Broad and distinct. That's how many people describe Buffalo State's high-quality academic programs. In addition to offering several programs that can't be found at any other SUNY school, Buffalo State's focus on hands-on learning that ensures students will turn their ideas into action.

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We’re affordable
We’re affordable

Buffalo State is one of the most affordable colleges—public or private—in the state of New York and beyond.


Undergraduate Programs


Hours of community engagement


Undergraduates who receive financial aid


Classes with fewer than 40 students

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We’re Military-friendly

 “I learned quickly to be more of a role model and big brother. I earned respect and that was how I was selected team captain.”



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We have an active student life
We have an active student life

Involvement in a club or organization is one of the most meaningful and rewarding experiences for a student. With more than 100 student organizations, there's always something to do at Buffalo State!

Transferring Credits

Provide official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended.

How your credits transfer to Buffalo State:

Transfer Articulation Buffalo State (TABS) database

A maximum of 90 total credits can be transferred. Want to change what is being transferred in? Submit a Transfer Credit Swap Form:

Transfer Credit Swap Form (PDF)

Petition how your credit was transferred:

Transfer Credit Appeal Form (PDF)

Stay on track for graduation:

Degree Works Audit System

Policy Revisions for Incoming Transfer Students (Summer 2020 and later)

Dual Admission and Articulation Agreements

Dual admission is an agreement between Buffalo State and regionally accredited SUNY two-year schools.  Our articulation agreements allow students to seamlessly transition to Buffalo State.

Dual Admission and Articulation Agreements

Transfer Scholarships

Transfer scholarships are available to students with at least a 3.5 GPA from their prior college who have earned at least 57 credit hours at the time of enrollment.

Explore Transfer Scholarships

Is Your College or Program Closing?

Buffalo State is here to help!

If you are a student from a college or program that has recently closed, Buffalo State encourages you to continue your education with us.

We welcome any questions you may have about transferring your credits, applying for financial aid, or submitting your application.

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