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Transfer Checklist

SUNY Schenectady’s CEEB Code is 2879.

This is asked on many applications. You may get a fee waiver for up to four SUNY schools if you will be getting an Associate’s degree from SUNY Schenectady. If you cannot pay the application fee, see a financial aid counselor.

When you have questions, speak with your Academic Advisor.

  • 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 speak with your advisor.
  • 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, they can be requested online and filled out electronically.
  • 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. We recommend someone in the Learning Labs or 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. SUNY Schenectady charges a fee for each transcript sent.
  • Complete the 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 these question:
  • How many credits will transfer into your program of study (major)?
  • What specific courses do you still need to earn the Bachelor’s degree? (See an advisor at SUNY Schenectady if you have questions.)
  • Send in your deposit to the college you will attend.
  • Send your final grades/transcript to the college you will attend.
  • Attend an orientation session to get to know your way around your new campus.