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.

Make a Smooth Transition

Provide official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended.

How your credits transfer to Buffalo State:

Transfer Credit Estimator Tool

SUNY Transfer Guarantee

SUNY Transfer Paths

Dual Admission and Articulation Agreements

Transfer Student Resources

A maximum of 90 total credits can be transferred.

Learn how many credits may be eligible for transfer.

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)

Course Credits by Examination: AP, IB, CLEP

Alternate Ways of Earning Credit

Costs & Scholarships

Transfer students with at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA who will have earned at least 24 college credits after graduating high school will be considered for a transfer merit scholarship on a competitive basis.

Cost of Attendance

Explore Transfer Scholarships

Transfer Promise Program

First-year applicants not offered admission to Buffalo State may be eligible to participate in the Transfer Promise Program, where they begin studies at a participating community college and then transfer to Buffalo State. Please review your decision letter or email for more information.

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Four-Year Degree Opportunities Adrianna Aviles | Transfer Student
Four-Year Degree Opportunities

“I had the background in business, I just needed the credentials.”  



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Meaningful Involvement Hector Rosario | Transfer Student
Meaningful Involvement

“I tell students that they’ll be exposed to the real world soon, so they might as well take advantage of everything the campus has to offer.” 


Undergraduate Programs


Hours of community engagement


Undergraduates offered Financial Aid


Classes with fewer than 40 students

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Our Programs are In Demand
Our Programs are In Demand

In addition to offering several programs that can't be found at any other SUNY school, Buffalo State's focus on hands-on learning 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.

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