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Transferring to Farmingdale

As a transfer student you will follow regular admissions procedures. In addition please send an official transcript from each previously attended institution to:

Admissions Office
Laffin Hall
Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735

We are also able to receive electronic transcripts. Contact your current school's registrar office to have your transcript delivered to Farmingdale electronically.

Transfer Credit Evaluation Process

Once you've been accepted to Farmingdale and have paid your tuition deposit, we will begin the transfer credit evaluation process. Please be sure to specifically note any earned degrees on your transcript.

In addition to courses accepted by Farmingdale State College, students are required to complete specific requirements of their major and of the College:

  • Accreditation. Courses taken at regionally accredited institutions are more likely to be accepted; credits taken at other institutions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Grades. As a general rule, courses with a grade of C or better will be considered for transfer.  However, many majors require a C+ or better in order for a course to satisfy a major requirement.  If a course is transferred in with a C, the student will get the credits but the transfer course will not satisfy the requirement of the major and the course may have to be repeated.  AP tests have to be a 3 or higher.
  • Credit Value. Credits not expressed in semester hours (such as quarter or trimester hours) are factored to give semester hour equivalents. This means that a similar course may not be accepted as equal to one given at Farmingdale College.Transfer Students with Associate
  • Degrees. Students who have earned an associate degree and are admitted to the college are generally awarded full transfer credit for their associate degree coursework. The specific number of credits required for graduation will be determined by the number of courses the student needs to successfully complete to meet the requirements of the College and the major.Transfer Students without Associate Degrees. Credits are awarded on a course-by-course basis.
  • Curriculum Requirements. Only courses required to complete requirements or electives of the major will count toward completion of the major and graduation.
  • Residency Requirement. Policy requires that students complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in residence.Grade Point Average. Farmingdale State College requires that students earn a grade point average of 2.0 or higher to graduate.

Transfer Credit Appeal Process

In the event that a student would like to challenge the evaluation of his/her transfer credits from other colleges or universities, the following appeal process may be followed.

For courses within the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Health Sciences and the School of Engineering Technology, appeals are to be addressed to:

Dr. Francine Federman
Assistant Dean for College-High School Programs
Thompson Hall, Room 133
Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735

For courses under the School of Business (Business Management, Computer Programming and Information Systems, Ornamental Horticulture, Sport Management, Visual Communications), appeals are to be addressed to:

Prof. Socrates Thanasas
Acting Assistant Dean, School of Engineering Technology
Lupton Hall, Room 246A
Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735

All appeals should include your name, Ram ID #, and a clear explanation as to why you believe the initial response was inappropriate. Any information or evidence provided to justify that the course credit should be transferred would assist in the appeal process. Examples of support include a comparison of topics covered, credit hours, lab hours, sample course syllabi or other material indicating the courses are comparable.