Transfer Course Planning
Transfer Planning Sheets
Cortland has developed transfer planning sheets for each major to be used in conjunction with the Transfer Equivalency Charts to assist in planning your courses at your current college. The courses on the planning sheets are recommended by the academic departments to complete prior to transfer. Use the transfer equivalency charts to find the appropriate equivalent course at your current college. Other courses in the program are eligible to transfer, but those listed have successfully transferred in the past and are likely to be offered at a variety of colleges. Cortland's transfer credit limit from two-year colleges is 64 credits, and the courses on all sheets total 64 credits.
Links referenced on planning sheets:
Planning Sheets by Major
- SUNY Transfer Path courses are notated in blue on the planning sheets. See below for more information on Transfer Paths.
Areas to note on the planning sheets:
- Foreign Language: Cortland's foreign language degree requirement can exceed the one-course requirement for general education but focuses on proficiency in a language rather than total credits earned. Requirements on the sheet assume that you have no language proficiency and would need to begin at the beginning level I (101). Cortland's sequence is beginning level I and II (101 and 102), then intermediate level I and II (201 and 202). An 85 or higher on the New York State Regents exam in foreign language or an 85 or higher as a final grade in level 3 of a foreign language in high school is equivalent to the 101 level, and with an official high school transcript, can meet the requirement of the 101 level.
- General Education Category 4 U.S. History and Society: An 85 or higher on the New York State Regents exam in U.S. History allows a student to choose from more options in this category. Courses recommended (HIS 200 or 201) assume that you do not have an 85 or higher, but will fulfill the requirement regardless of score.
- Cortland General Education categories 11, 12, and 13 are specific to SUNY Cortland, and transfer students are eligible to be waived out of these 3 categories with 50 or more transfer credits. Therefore, couses in these GE categories are not recommended on the sheets.
- SUNY Transfer Path courses are notated in blue. See below for more information on Transfer Paths.
In addition to the transfer planning sheets, SUNY Cortland partners with community colleges in the creation of articulation agreements that map a path for transfer students' specific coursework into our academic programs. Review our current articulation agreements, and if we have an agreement with your current college for the major you are interested in, speak to your academic advisor at your current college for more information.
SUNY Transfer Paths
SUNY has created Transfer Paths that summarize the common lower division requirements at most SUNY campuses for similar majors within most disciplines. If you want to prepare for as many SUNY campuses as possible, the SUNY Transfer Paths will help you identify core coursework that will prepare you for multiple SUNY campuses. Courses that are SUNY Transfer Path courses are noted on the transfer planning sheets in blue.
SUNY has compiled additional resources for transfer students to help plan their courses and connect with all SUNY campuses. This site will compile campus contacts, equivalency charts, and resources at all SUNY campuses.