Any student planning to transfer to a four-year college upon completion of associate degree requirements should be aware of the procedures necessary for a smooth transition. Transfer is a relatively easy process. However, students seeking specialized programs should choose their course of study at Cayuga very carefully in order to alleviate future difficulties. It is advisable to begin applying for transfer during the third semester and to begin the exploration process considerably sooner. Consultation is available from the College transfer counselor, the student's academic adviser and/or other faculty members.
The likelihood of gaining admission to a particular program of study at another institution depends on
- Choice of appropriate course of study at Cayuga
- Number of applications for a particular major at the senior college
- Grade point average achieved at Cayuga. Institutions and/or majors in high demand are more competitive and require a higher grade point average for admission.
SUNY applications are available in the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement. A student may apply to four SUNY units with one application. A New York State resident who is in the process of obtaining a Cayuga associate’s degree and who is transferring directly to a SUNY baccalaureate campus may apply to up to four SUNY units with a waiver of the $40 per-unit application fee. Transcripts of grades must be sent from the Office of the Registrar at Cayuga directly to the undergraduate admissions office at the college(s) to which the student is applying. Students who have attended colleges in addition to Cayuga must request that those colleges also send transcripts.
For private or out-of-state colleges, write to the director of admission at the educational institution, requesting a catalog and application forms for transfer students. Two files of college catalogs are available on campus for student use, one in the Library and the other in the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement.
Admissions counselors from four-year colleges throughout the state visit the campus periodically to recruit students and assist in the transfer process.
Cayuga has official transfer agreements offering opportunities at specific transfer institutions. Consult early with Cayuga’s transfer counselor on the details of any transfer agreement.
University Center at Cayuga
Please visit our University Center page for information regarding upper division degree programs offered on the Cayuga campus.