Transfer Checklist

SCCC’s CEEB Code is 2879. This is asked on many applications.
You do not need to pay the application fee to any SUNY school if you have a degree from SCCC. If you cannot pay the application fee, see your Transfer Counselor.

At each step of the way, ask the transfer counselor in Elston 223 if you have any questions.

  • Select a major. If you need help make an appointment with a Career Counselor.
  • Select several schools that have that major. Use the 10 Steps to an Easy Transfer to help with the selections or stop by Elston 223 and talk with a Transfer Counselor
  • Visit schools, preferably in person or online, to determine what schools you will apply to (see 10 Steps to an Easy Transfer)
  • Get applications from schools you are considering (either from Student Affairs file, requesting one from the college or online) and apply (include application fee)*
  • Go the extra mile. You are creating an application portfolio that tells a college of your capabilities.
    • Ask professors for recommendations
    • Submit an essay or writing sample to demonstrate your abilities (have someone read it over before you submit it…preferably someone in the Learning Center, a professor etc.)
    • Ask for an interview in order to articulate your interest.
    • Take a tour of the campus and sit in on a class.
  • Call your high school and have them send transcripts to each college
  • Go to the Registrar’s Office for each college that you have attended and have your official transcript sent to each college you are applying to. SCCC charges a $4 fee for each transcript sent.
  • Complete FAFSA and have it sent to all the colleges you are applying to in order that they can access your information for Financial Aid purposes. Remember to do this early.
  • Determine if the colleges you are applying to also require the CSS Profile form for Financial Aid. If so, then go to and complete the CSS Profile.
  • Once you are accepted, review your financial aid packages and your transfer credit evaluation to decide which college is best for you.
  • Ask the question:
    • How many credits will transfer into your program of study (major)?
    • For what specific courses do you still need to earn the Bachelor’s degree? (See the transfer counselor at SCCC if you have questions.)
  • Send in your deposit to the college you will attend.
  • Send your final grades to the college you will attend.
  • Attend an orientation session to get to know your way around your new campus.

Congratulations, Good Luck and Enjoy!

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