Am I a transfer student?
You are considered a transfer student if you have previously attended any college, university, and/or proprietary school since graduating from high school or secondary school.
This applies whether or not you are seeking transfer credit and/or changing your program of study.
What are the steps to transfer?
Step 1: Get to know us
Attend an open house, take a campus tour, or meet with a transfer advisor to find out how Baruch can help you reach your potential.
Step 2: Apply
Visit the CUNY website to start your application.
Transfer Application Deadline
Fall: February 1
Spring: September 15
Step 3: Check the status of your application
After submitting supporting documents, please allow 3-4 weeks for your application status to update. Please note that all materials and documents submitted as part of an application for admission become the property of CUNY and cannot be returned.
Click here to check the status of your transfer application.
You may also contact the CUNY Helpdesk at: (212) 997-CUNY (2869).
Step 4: Get Admitted
You must accept the Offer of Admission via CUNYfirst, and pay a non-refundable $100 Commitment Tuition Deposit. The Commitment Tuition Deposit enables you to confirm your enrollment and will be applied to your first semester tuition charges.
Your deposit must be submitted by the deadline stated in your acceptance letter email.
Newly admitted transfer students should visit the Admitted student’s page for more information.
How do I meet with an advisor?Meeting with a transfer Admission Advisor is easy!
Just send us an email to schedule an appointment, and feel free to bring a copy of your transcript(s) if you would like us to review them.
What are the transfer policies?
Transfer credit will only be granted from institutions that are listed on the student's admission application. Transfer credit for institutions not listed on the admission application may be denied. In addition, failure to list all postsecondary institutions attended will subject a student to disciplinary action and a review of the admission decision.
Transfer students may receive credit for courses equivalent to courses at Baruch College completed with a grade of D- or better at colleges of the City University and/or with a grade of C or better at other regionally accredited colleges. For courses for which there are no specific equivalents at Baruch College, elective credit may be assigned by the transfer center. Further documentation such as course syllabus/course description will be requested for possible transfer credits. You may receive transfer credit for a course or its equivalent only once. Credit cannot be earned twice for the same course.
If a course was taken on a pass/fail basis at another institution, the official transcript must state that the pass grade equals a C or better for transfer credit to be considered. All final official transcripts must be received for the Transfer Student Services Center to complete a final transfer credit evaluation.
Pathways at Baruch
CUNY colleges will have a uniform set of general education requirements known as CUNY Pathways. Although the courses that can be used to fulfill these requirements will differ from college to college, the basic set of requirements will be the same throughout the CUNY system, and with few exceptions any requirement that a student fulfills at one college will be considered fulfilled at any other college to which he or she transfers. CUNY transfer students who have completed a bachelors, AA or AS degree will be deemed to have completed CUNY Pathways.
SUNY General Education Requirements Transfer Policy
Effective Fall 2018 SUNY transfer students who have completed a bachelor’s, AA or AS degree or the entire 30-credit GER from SUNY will be deemed to have completed CUNY Pathways Common Core requirement. SUNY transfer students who completed a portion of the 30-credit GER requirement will have the completed GER credits applied to the Pathways areas as appropriate. SUNY GER courses may be given as equivalent or pseudo course (Example: RCEC 1000 Required Core - English Composition) credit to fulfill pathways areas per departmental directive and Baruch College policy.
How do my credits transfer?
Use the Evaluate My Transfer Credit tool if you are planning to transfer from another CUNY college.
If you are planning to transfer from a Non-CUNY college, you can contact a transfer admissions advisor for a preliminary credit evaluation.
For information regarding college credit earned while in high school such as Advanced Placement (AP), College Now, and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, click hereBaruch College only accepts CLEP exam for Calculus with a minimum score of
Who is responsible for processing undergraduate transfer credits?
The Transfer Center processes undergraduate transfer credits for courses taken prior to attending Baruch College. This includes course work from CUNY Colleges, NON-CUNY and Foreign.
When will I receive my Transfer Credit Report?
You will be given access to your transfer credit report at Transfer Orientation.
Can I receive a preliminary credit evaluation prior to being accepted to Baruch College?
If you are planning to transfer to Baruch College from another CUNY college visit the CUNY website and use Evaluate My Transfer Credit tool
If you are planning to transfer to Baruch College from a Non-CUNY college you can contact a transfer admissions advisor for a preliminary credit evaluation.
What is the maximum number of transfer credits that can be applied toward my Baruch College degree?
From any two-year institution regionally accredited institution, there are no credit restrictions on the total credits that may be applied towards one degree. From a four-year institution or a combination of a two-year and four-year institution regionally accredited, there are no limits on the total of combined total credits that may be applied towards one degree.
I am transferring to Baruch College with a bachelor's degree. How many credits will be accepted?
Students transferring with a bachelor's degree from an accredited college, either domestic (inside the United States) or international (outside of the United States), there are no restrictions on the total amount of credits that may be applied towards one degree.
*Zicklin School of Business will no longer offer the option of earning a BBA in Accounting to any student who has previously completed a Bachelor’s degree, regardless of discipline.
What grade must I receive in my prior college's courses for credit to be considered?
From another CUNY college, all passing grades (A through D-, including CR, P, and S grades) are transferable. From non-CUNY domestic institutions, all grades A through C are transferable. CR, P, and S grades are transferable only if those grades are equivalent to a C or above from that particular institution. International grading varies according to country and grading system.
Will my grades from my previous college(s) affect my GPA at Baruch College?
Transfer courses do not affect the Baruch College GPA. However, certain transfer course grades are used for eligibility requirements in order to be admitted to the Zicklin School of Business. Find out if you meet the eligibility requirements for Zicklin School of Business.
I have the courses listed as ELEC 1111 on my Transfer credit report?
Transfer courses that have not been previously evaluated by an academic department at Baruch College are listed on your Transfer Credit Report as ELEC 1111.These courses require an evaluation from the appropriate academic department in order to determine a suitable Baruch College equivalent course. If there is not an exact equivalent course, the academic department may grant elective credit. These courses will be listed as 1000 (e.g., ENG 7000, MTH 7000).
Why are some of the Baruch College equivalents listed as "7000" on my Transfer Credit Report?
If there is no exact course equivalent; the academic department may grant elective credit.
Why does it say "Rejected" in the Status column on my Transfer Credit Report?
Transfer courses may be "rejected" for several reasons:
- The course was evaluated and is determined not to have a suitable course equivalent.
- The grade received for the course is not sufficient for transfer credit. If this is the case, it will say "Grade too low" in the Notes section of your Transfer Credit Report.
- Two transfer courses on your report received the same Baruch College equivalent. A student cannot receive credit twice for the same course.
What is the deadline to make changes to my Transfer credit report?
If your transfer credit report was fully completed by the transfer center, you have until the end of the first semester you were admitted to the college to address any discrepancies with courses and credits granted. No further updates will be made after the first semester of attendance.
My final semester grades from my previous college are not listed on my Transfer Credit Report. What should I do?
If final semester course work is not included on your Transfer Credit Report, you will need to submit a final official transcript from your college to the Transfer Services Center.
If you are transferring form a Non-CUNY College you must submit an official college transcript with the final grades.
If you are transferring from another CUNY college you can email email@example.com, in order for the transfer center to retrieve your final grades via CUNYfirst.