Step 1: Submit Your Application
Apply for admission as soon as you think about transferring to UB. It’s best to file all application materials early in the semester before your intended transfer date.
When you apply, we will open a file in your name and keep you informed about the admissions process.
Applicants must use the SUNY application using campus code 20.
To ensure your timely graduation, transfer students who have completed (or are in the process of completing) 60 or more credits should select an intended major (not “undecided/exploratory”). See a list of all of UB’s academic programs in the Undergraduate Catalog. On your application, select an intended major that interests you.
Admission to UB is on a rolling basis. We review applications as they are received. However, we do not guarantee a space in the transfer class or housing beyond May 1 for fall and Dec. 1 for spring. After these dates, admission is on a space-available basis.
If you are transferring to UB from another SUNY institution, visit the SUNY Transfer Policies page to learn about SUNY rules, guidelines and procedures. You can view all of the SUNY transfer information, including SUNY transfer paths, in the Transfer Students section of the SUNY website.
Spring Semester Transfers
Students transferring to UB for the spring semester who have already filed the FAFSA to receive financial aid for the fall semester at their current school should contact the Federal Processing Center to update the school information listed on the FAFSA.
To update your FAFSA, you will need to add “State University of New York at Buffalo” for the school name. UB’s federal school code is 002837. You can make updates through the FAFSA website or by telephone at 800-433-3243.
Dual Admission Students
Dual admission programs help ensure a smooth transfer to UB by providing accurate information about meeting UB’s major requirements with transfer courses. If you are a student enrolled in a UB dual admission program at one of the community colleges below, your transcripts will be sent to UB on your behalf. You will not submit a UB application when you transfer. Instead, you will receive an Intent to Enroll (ITE) form in the semester prior to your transfer. When your completed ITE form is received by UB, you will receive notice of how to proceed with registration and orientation. To sign up for dual admission, contact the admissions office at any of these participating colleges:
- Erie Community College
- Genesee Community College
- Jamestown Community College
- Monroe Community College
- Niagara County Community College
Last updated: October 10, 2016 9:35 am EST