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 underlined and 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 (101 level) for general education.  The Degree Requirement focuses on proficiency in the 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).  
  • You can fulfill the general education requirement (101 level) with:
    • 85 or higher on the New York State Regents exam in foreign language
    • 85 or higher as a final grade in level 3 of a foreign language in high school
    • Successfully completing level 4 or higher of foreign language in high school.   *  Send your high school transcript as part of your admissions application for verification.

Science, Technology, Values and Society (GEST) is a specific general education requirement to SUNY Cortland, and transfer students are eligible to be waived out of this category with 20 or more transfer credits. Therefore, courses in this GE category are not recommended on the planning sheets.

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.

Transfer Agreements

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.   

Additional Resources 

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.    

Advisement and Transition
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