Transferring to Suffolk?

Every year over 1,600 transfer students begin their studies at Suffolk County Community College by transferring college credits from other colleges and universities. Your transfer to SCCC begins by applying online or, if you prefer, download the application and mail it to:

Suffolk County Community College
Central Admissions
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784-2899

Request your OFFICIAL college transcript/s be sent to either the above address, or it may be sent electronically to transfercredits@sunysuffolk.edu.

Please Note:  If you do not have a previous college degree, an official final high school transcript is required to complete the application process.  Request your high school transcript be mailed to the Central Admissions Office at the address above.

Once your college transcripts have arrived, your transfer credits will be evaluated for applicable credits toward your program, and an official transfer evaluation will be mailed to you. You can also view your transferred courses in your Student Portal. You can view the Transfer Evaluation Tables for an unofficial preview to see how your courses may transfer.

Suffolk also awards transfer credits from a number of different sources. Below is a brief description of the various ways students can receive college credit:

Students who avail themselves of these opportunities for advanced standing credit and/or receive transfer credit for prior coursework must still complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of academic course work at Suffolk County Community College for an Associate degree or a minimum of 15 credit hours of academic course work at Suffolk County Community College for a certificate.

Colleges and Universities

Suffolk County Community College will recognize academic credit from colleges and universities that are accredited by regional institutional accrediting organizations, or national institutional accrediting organizations that are recognized by both the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education.

Credit for coursework successfully completed with a grade of C minus (C-) or higher may be awarded for courses deemed equivalent to Suffolk County Community College courses.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Credit may be awarded to students who have taken Advanced Placement courses in high school and have attained scores of 3 or higher on the appropriate Advanced Placement examinations administered through College Board.

To be awarded AP credit, request your official Advanced Placement score report from College Board, the college CEEB code is 2827, be sent to:

Suffolk County Community College
Central Admissions
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784-2899

International Baccalaureate

Credit may be awarded to students who have taken International Baccalaureate courses in high school and who attained a score of 4 or higher on the IBO higher level (HL) exams. If the student has successfully completed the diploma program, then credit may be awarded for the standard level (SL) courses as well with a score of 4 or higher.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Credit may be awarded to students who pass CLEP exams with a score of 50 or higher. Read more about the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

Challenge Exam

When a CLEP examination is not available to test prior learning in a course or subject offered at Suffolk County Community College, the student may request, and the College may agree, to prepare and administer a special Challenge Examination for the student.

Portfolio Assessment

Portfolio Assessment is an alternative vehicle for defining, demonstrating and documenting college-level learning achieved outside the classroom. Students may take COL120: Portfolio Preparation, a one-credit course available in the fall and spring semesters. The course encompasses relevant academic content, skill development and ongoing guidance during the process of developing a learning portfolio. Upon completion of the course, students may submit the learning portfolio for evaluation for possible college credit. For additional information, read more about Portfolio Assessment.

Educational Programs Sponsored by Certain Non-Collegiate Organizations

Suffolk County Community College will recognize and may award academic credit for non-collegiate training if the training has been evaluated by either the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) or the American Council on Education (ACE), and college level credit has been recommended by the aforementioned agencies. Students are required to submit an official ACE or NCCRS transcript for evaluation. For Military personnel, an Official Joint Services Transcript (JST) should be submitted for review.

Foreign Credential Evaluations

Suffolk County Community College will recognize and may award credit for coursework successfully completed at a foreign college or university if the foreign institution is shown to be equivalent to a regionally accredited institution in the United States. A course-by-course evaluation (which includes a document-to-document evaluation) must be submitted by the student to the Office of Central Admissions (see address above) from a credential evaluation service that is a member of either the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE).

Please note: If your U.S. transcripts are not in English, they must be translated. All foreign educational credentials must be evaluated by an accredited agency (see below). Please visit the websites below for NACES and AICE to select one of the evaluation agencies:

National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)

Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE)

The Educational Credential Evaluation must be sent to:

Suffolk County Community College
Central Admissions
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784-2899

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Transferring Credits to Suffolk?

Obtain an unofficial indication of how your courses will transfer to Suffolk County Community College