Transfer Advising

The Academic Advising Office assists students with the transfer process by helping them understand how to go about selecting a transfer institution the transfer process and the SUNY transfer guarantee, and how to find information about the application requirements, process, and appropriate courses for their institution of choice.

The office also provides transfer workshops and arranges visitations by four-year transfer representatives from a variety of institutions throughout the year. During the College Transfer Fair in the fall semester, the Academic Advising Office invites approximately 90 public and private college and university representatives to campus to meet and discuss their programs with students.

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When SUNY Orange students transfer, they graduate!

Orange students are well prepared for transfer to a four-year SUNY college or university. According to a recent survey, when compared with other SUNY community colleges, our students have the highest persistence rate in completing their college education.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Transfer Process

  1. Why start at SUNY Orange?
  2. Where will I be able to transfer?
  3. What is the SUNY Transfer Guarantee?
  4. What do I need to do in order to transfer successfully?
  5. Which programs are transferable?
  6. Where have SUNY Orange students gone?

1. Why start at SUNY Orange?

Our AA and AS degrees are designed to parallel freshman and sophomore classes at senior institutions. Class sizes are typically smaller than those at four-year institutions. Tuition is less expensive than SUNY four-year institutions and a fraction of the cost of most private colleges and universities.

2. Where will I be able to transfer?

Our graduates have gone on to study at four year public and private institutions throughout New York State and across the country. The SUNY Transfer Guarantee, along with our many comprehensive articulation agreements with other universities, makes transfer from SUNY Orange a smooth process.

3. What is the SUNY Transfer Guarantee?

As a SUNY Orange graduate, you will be GUARANTEED the opportunity to continue full-time study at a four-year SUNY college. The transfer guarantee program does not ensure admission to a specific college or curriculum. In order to be eligible, the following criteria must be met:

  • Transfer directly from SUNY Orange with an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree.
  • Be a New York State resident.
  • Comply with all specific deadlines.

Additional policies and procedures (PDF) (Plain Text).

4. What do I need to do in order to transfer successfully?

Meet with an Advisor in the Academic Advising Office for advice as early as your first semester at SUNY Orange. Find out as soon as possible if your major at SUNY Orange is designed to transfer. Contact transfer admissions representatives from the four year colleges of your choice for specific program requirements and campus visit opportunities. Use the available resources at SUNY Orange to guide you in your search:

  • Academic Advising Office - Stop by to discuss academic programs, transfer options, articulation agreements, and additional transfer information/resources.
  • Faculty Advisor - Keep in contact with your faculty advisor to discuss matters related to your field of study and the potential for transfer opportunities.
  • College Transfer Fair - Held during the fall semester of each academic year. Many college admission reps will be on campus to assist students in transferring. Monitor our Transfer Fair page as we get closer to the fall for more information on this.
  • Transfer Tuesdays and Thursdays - On Tuesdays and Thursdays, four-year colleges visit SUNY Orange to provide information and opportunities at their school.

5. Which programs are transferable?

  • A.A.
    • Liberal Arts & Science: Humanities and Social Science
    • International Studies
  • A.S.
    • Accounting
    • Business Administration
    • Computer Science
    • Criminal Justice
    • Engineering Science
    • Exercise Studies
    • Individual Studies
    • Liberal Arts & Science: Math and Science
  • A.A./A.S.
    • Jointly Registered Teacher Education Program (with SUNY New Paltz)
  • A.A.S.
    • Associate in Applied Science degrees are designed to develop professional/technical skills for career entry, yet it is possible for a student to transfer with this degree. Additional general education courses, if needed, may be taken at the four-year college.

6. Where have SUNY Orange students gone?

Boston University, Cornell University, East Stroudsburg University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Fordham University, Hunter College, Iona College, John Jay College of Criminal, Justice, Long Island University, Manhattan College, Marist College, Mercy College, Mount St. Mary College, New York Institute of Technology, New York University, Nyack College, Penn State University, Ramapo College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY Albany, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Cortland, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Plattsburgh, SUNY Purchase, SUNY Stony Brook, Syracuse University, and many others. You can get there from here!