Transfer Admissions


Transfer Admissions FAQ

When should I apply for Transfer Admissions? Is there an application deadline?

Candidates are evaluated for admission on a rolling basis. Transfer applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Notification of acceptance will begin when applications are received.  Applicants are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible to allow for timely processing and consideration of scholarships.

How do I know if I’m considered a transfer student?

If you have earned college credit following high school graduation, you are considered a transfer student at Morrisville State College.

Application Details – What application should I use?

Morrisville State College accepts the SUNY Application which can be found directly on our website. The Application Services Center of the State University of New York (SUNY ASC) processes all transfer application.

Does it cost to apply?

Yes. There is a $50 application fee for the SUNY Application which should be submitted at the time of applying.

Can the Application Fee be waived?

The Application fee is waived for: Students applying directly from a two-year New York State public college (CUNY/SUNY) who will have earned an associate degree by the time of their planned entrance.

EOP – You are eligible for EOP as a transfer student provided you have been enrolled in EOP, College Discovery, HEOP, SEEK or a similar academic and financial support program at your previous college. If your previous college did not have EOP or a similar program, you may be considered for transfer eligibility. You can submit the Application Fee Waiver at the time of applying.

What materials should be submitted when applying as a transfer student?

Along with the SUNY Application and the $50 processing fee the following materials should be submitted to be considered:

  • Final High School Transcript (If you have not yet earned a degree at the time of applying)
  • Official College Transcript(s) 
  • Personal Essay Your personal essay should address the following: In 300-500 words, explain how admission to the degree program you have selected, will help you meet your life goals and describe the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or experiences that will make you successful in your chosen degree path.
  • Letter of Recommendation – Appropriate references include current teachers/professors or school officials, employers, and organizations.

How will I know if my previous college credits will be accepted?

In general, transfer credit will be granted when courses are applicable to the curriculum for which you are applying. Any course grade with a minimum of C or better will be evaluated if taken in the past seven (7) years. Transfer credit will not be included in the student’s Morrisville State College grade point average, but may change the GPA if the course is substituted for a Morrisville course. Transfer credit will not
contribute toward a student’s residency requirement.

Does Morrisville State College have any Articulation Agreements?

Morrisville State College has a variety of formal articulation agreements with area community colleges, many of which guarantee enrollment at Morrisville with full junior status. To see a complete list, please view our articulation guide below. While the information below represents formal agreements, it is by no means an exhaustive list. For any student who has
successfully completed an Associate Degree, MSC will make every effort to accommodate a seamless transfer allowing maximum credit transfer consideration.

Official credit evaluations are completed once official transcripts are received by the appropriate academic School Dean
approximately two weeks after acceptance.

Are Transfer Scholarships offered at Morrisville State College?

New Transfer Students: Transfer students, who have graduated with an associate degree and are enrolling at MSC for a bachelor degree program, may be eligible to receive up to $3000 per year for two years of study at MSC. Award recipients need to maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher while enrolled at MSC to maintain eligibility. All transfer applications will be evaluated on academic strength, and students who are active members of Phi Theta Kappa will be given preference.  Applicants are automatically reviewed for the Transfer Scholarship upon acceptance.