Jointly Registered Teacher Education Program (JRTEP)

Transfer Information

To transfer, SUNY Orange JRTEP students must:

  • Meet all entry criteria for Orange
  • Declare their intent to be in JRTEP prior to registration for proper advice/courses
  • Complete the courses outlined in their academic concentration
  • Complete SUNY-mandated General Education Requirement
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA minimum of 2.75 (some courses require a higher GPA)
  • Complete the AA or AS degree
  • Complete separate application and/or procedures for SUNY New Paltz

When a JRTEP student successfully completes the AA or AS at Orange, they may transfer to New Paltz with full Junior standing to complete the Bachelor's degree.

Application to New Paltz is given priority status under the JRTEP, but not always immediately to the Teacher Education Program. What would delay that? Higher numbers of applications and increased retention at New Paltz cause student acceptance to rely heavily on incoming GPAs. Although a 2.75 cumulative minimum GPA is required, recent applicants accepted as transfers had GPAs averaging 3.30+. The highly academically prepared students are accepted first.

Note well:

Because teacher education programs, and the NYSED certification regulations, are precisely defined, it is essential that JRTEP students work closely with both their Orange advisor and the New Paltz advisor who is on campus once a month. Students who would like to transfer to a SUNY college other than New Paltz can check with the transfer school regarding which Orange courses would be accepted.