Admission Requirements

You are considered a transfer student if you’ve completed at least 12 credit hours of college-level work after graduating from high school.

Which credentials are considered?

  • If you’ve completed more than 24 college credit hours at the time you apply, we review your previous college academic record.
  • If you’ve completed fewer than 24 credit hours at the time you apply, we will review your high school transcript in addition to your previous college academic record.
  • UB supports SUNY's decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirement applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022, spring 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024 cycles. Students can share their scores as part of their application if they choose by selecting the option on their application. If submitting scores, SAT or ACT standardized test scores must be submitted directly from the testing agency. UB's SAT code is 2925. The ACT code is 2978. Emphasis will be placed on your college academic record.

In order to be considered for transfer admission to UB, we recommended that students present a strong record of college study, earning a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. It should be noted, however, that requirements may vary depending on academic program.

Please note that some departments have supplemental admission criteria, higher GPA requirements, departmental application deadlines and limited capacity.