Transfer Student FAQ's
Who is responsible for evaluating 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.
I have a bachelor's degree and want to major in Accounting.
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 are the eligibility requirements to get into Zicklin School of Business?
Click here to find the eligibility and admissions criteria for Zicklin School of Business.
How many credits can I transfer into Baruch?
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 amount of credits that may be applied towards one degree.
Second-degree students must take a minimum of 31 credits at Baruch for a degree.
Does my grade point average transfer?
No. You start with a whole new GPA at Baruch.
Why are there 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. Students are required to submit a syllabus to the Transfer Center for the course to be evaluated.
Why are some of the Baruch College equivalents listed as "7000" on my Transfer Credit Report?
Elective credit is granted if there is no exact course equivalent at the college.
Why does it say "Rejected" in the status column of my Transfer Credit Report?
Transfer courses may be "rejected" for several reasons:
1. The course was evaluated and is determined not to have a suitable course equivalent.
2. 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.
3. Two transfer courses on your report received the same Baruch College equivalent. A student cannot receive credit twice for the same course.
Will my AP, CLEP or International Baccalaureate transfer?
Baruch only accepts Calculus CLEP exam.
For information regarding college credit earned while in high school such as Advanced Placement (AP), College Now, and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, click here.
What should I do if my final semester grades from my previous college are not listed on my Transfer Credit Report?
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 from 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, in order for the transfer center to retrieve your final grades via CUNYfirst.
What grade must I receive in my prior courses for the 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.