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Applicants, who have previously registered at another college or university, following graduation from high school, are considered transfer students. Even if you have registered and then withdrawn, you are still considered a transfer.

You may request a credit evaluation anytime. You must provide an OFFICIAL transcript of all previous colleges you have attended. Please send your requests to: SUNY Canton College, ATTN: Admissions, 34 Cornell Drive, Canton, New York 13617; and ask for a TCE (Transfer Credit Evaluation) and include what you intended on majoring in.

An official transcript is an academic record that lists a history of your enrollment & academic performance at past colleges. All courses, grades, semester grade point averages, cumulative totals and cumulative grade point averages have been recorded on this document and it is OFFICIAL when signed by a college registrar and stamped with the school’s seal.

Unofficial transcripts are not evaluated and not considered a certified document. Examples of this would include student and faxed copies.

No. Only courses that are applicable to program of interest will receive credit.

SUNY Canton tries to award as much transfer credit as possible into your desired program of study. This depends on where the courses were completed, the grades you received, and what your intended major will be at SUNY Canton. The number of course credits also depends on if your credits were earned at an accredited institute(s) and/or can be equivalent to SUNY Canton courses.

You must earn a C or higher to transfer credits into SUNY Canton. If you already have earned an Associate or Bachelor’s degree, D or higher will transfer in. The only exception to the D transferring in is for health related programs were C or higher is needed in all courses to graduate.


Transfer students are expected to satisfy the GER (General Education Requirements) under the major you have enrolled in. Some courses from other colleges may transfer in as courses that can be used towards the GER requirements. Typically, many transfer students might bring in English, Literature, American History, Natural Science, Math, and Social Science.

» GER Approved Courses

In addition to completing the SUNY Application for Admission, transfer students must also submit an official transcript from each college or university previously attended and an official high school transcript and/or high school equivalent score report to the Office of Admissions. ONLY Official transcripts are acceptable for transferred credits. Official transcripts are sent directly to Admissions from all issuing institution(s). Please include course descriptions if you attended a college or university outside New York State. Student, fax, or any unofficial copies are not acceptable for transferring credits into SUNY Canton. International transcripts are accepted, but MUST be accompanied with an official translation for the appropriate issuing institution(s).

Transfer students must meet specific GPA and credit hour requirements, depending on the number of semesters of college work taken. Some degree programs have Specific Academic Requirements http://www.canton.edu/catalog/catalog.pdf (page 37 - 38) for admission. Transfer students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information at 1-800-388-7123. For all transfer students, equivalency credit for course work shall be determined by the Transfer Credit Evaluator. A preliminary evaluation of coursework will be sent after student’s admission or can be requested by contacting the Office of Admissions. Courses completed at another institution transfer only as credits, i.e., letter grades and quality points do not transfer. The Office of Admissions reserves the right to request additional information, and applicants may, of their own accord, submit additional supportive documents.

Go to your UCanWeb account to view your transfer credits. Please note that credits will only be posted after you have paid your enrollment deposit.

SUNY Canton does accept CLEP (College-Level Examination Placement), AP (Advanced Placement), Military credit, and Excelsior scores.

To receive credit for CLEP, AP, and Excelsior a student MUST provide an official test score report.

All military AARTS transcripts should also be submitted as an Official transcript to receive possible credit.

Credit for Life Experiences may be granted to students enrolled in any program. For more information http://www.canton.edu/policies/ppm.pdf (page 234 - 235).


At SUNY Canton the Office of Military and Veteran Student Services is there to help assist and serve our men and women who have served the United States. For further information please click on the following link: http://www.canton.edu/admissions/military.html

This is based on cost of attendance less your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), and this determines your financial need. To apply for Financial Aid Assistance complete the Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The preferred Financial Aid application deadline is March 15. For additional information, http://www.canton.edu/fin_aid

Yes. For more information regarding SUNY Canton scholarships please click the following link: http://www.canton.edu/admissions/scholarships.html

The College has formalized transfer agreements with a number of higher education institutions. Acceptance of satisfactorily completed credits taken at the prior institution is guaranteed upon transfer to SUNY Canton as specified in the applicable transfer agreement.

Office of Admissions
SUNY Canton
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Canton, NY 13617

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