Admission Requirements

What does it take to get in?

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 for the 2021-22 academic year. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 cycles. Students can share their scores as part of their application if they choose by selecting this option on their application. UB will consider your highest SAT or ACT score if you choose to submit test scores. 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.