A: Yes. Students graduating with Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degrees and transferring between CUNY two-year and four-year institutions will be waived from the common core (general education requirements) and half of the four-year college option requirement. Students graduating with Associate in Applied Science degrees may not have fulfilled all 30 credits of the common core. Understand the Pathway common core. LaGuardia has special transfer relationships that assist students who graduate in maximizing their community college credits with some four-year institutions.
A: Not necessarily. In order to transfer in as a junior, you need 60 transferable credits. Junior status does not necessarily mean that you will only have two more years left to complete your degree. To improve your opportunity for graduating in two years after transferring, you must meet the general education requirements and also have credits applied to the course requirements specified by the major at your chosen transfer institution.
A: You are strongly encouraged to transfer after you complete your associate’s degree to be eligible for all of the academic benefits of Pathways or the benefits that the special transfer agreement(s) offers. You may however, transfer at any time as long as you meet the four-year institution’s admission requirements.
A: Planning for a successful transfer to another institution should begin early. The specific program and university you choose directly impacts the transferring of credits. The longer you wait to make a decision, the more you risk not being adequately prepared for your chosen transfer institution. The following is recommended:
As part of your preparation for transfer, it is recommended that you start your math (based on your major) and English (composition) sequences as early as possible, as they are common requirements across most programs. In addition to academic advising, the following is recommended:
A: If you are interested in obtaining a peer mentor, you must submit the Peer Mentor Enrollment form. A member of our team will contact you once your form has been received.
A: The grade point average may vary depending on the institution and your major choice. It is important to research your chosen transfer institution(s) to determine their minimum GPA requirement for admission into the college and the GPA requirement for acceptance into your chosen major or program of study. Higher grade point average(s) improve your transfer opportunities and options.
A: New York State provides tuition scholarships for residents who attend in-state public colleges (CUNY or SUNY) and whose families’ annual income does not exceed the state annual income cap. Under this program, qualifying students must take 30 credits per year, maintain good academic standing and make progress towards graduation. Students must be on track to graduate on time with an associate degree in two years or a bachelor’s degree in four years. Learn more about paying for college and the Excelsior Scholarship.
A: After students transferring to a CUNY four-year institution complete their transfer application, their transcript will be made available to the transfer institution through CUNYfirst. There is no need for you to do anything else. For all other institutions, students must send official transcripts from all colleges previously attended before transferring to the university of choice. When the institution receives transcripts, they evaluate the credits and, where applicable, count them toward the major declared and the degree.
A: If the receiving institution denies transfer credits or does not apply them in the manner that the student believes is appropriate, the student should contact the receiving institution’s admission’s office or credit evaluator to determine their policy for appealing the credit evaluation. The student should have a description of the course (and syllabus if available) they are seeking credit for and the equivalent course description within the receiving institution that it is equivalent to.
A: Reverse transfer refers to the completion of the associate degree credential for those students who transferred to baccalaureate institutions before graduating with their associate degree. Credits earned at CUNY four-year colleges are reviewed to determine if they meet the associate degree credential. If those credits are accepted by the community college, they are used to satisfy the degree requirements for your associate degree.
A: There are many financial circumstances that may make students eligible for an application fee waiver. They can contact the individual colleges they are applying to and ask if they will accept a fee waiver letter from LaGuardia Community College. If so, the student can complete a fee waiver request form by visiting LaGuardia’s Office of Transfer Services in Room B-215.
A: Many colleges require additional essay(s) as a part of the Common Application. In order to gain access or see the writing supplement (if required), students must first complete all the college-specific questions. Some writing supplements differ depending on the major/program students select on the college-specific page.
A: Yes, but it's important to understand that when typing your essay into the text box, the system does not see this as activity and can timeout before you are finished typing. (Timeout occurs in one hour). To prevent losing your work, we recommend typing your essay into a word processor and then pasting it into the application's text box when you are finished.
A: See the transfer admissions appeals process for the following schools:
A letter of appeal should be sent to the firstname.lastname@example.org and must contain new and compelling evidence as to why the student should be reconsidered for admission. Please note, transfer appeals will be reviewed on a regular basis. Students will be notified via email once a decision has been made. All appeal decisions are final.
Students must fill out the Change of College Choice Form if they would like to be reconsidered for admission to Brooklyn College. The form must be submitted to the Office of Admissions at Brooklyn College. Students should submit the form under the following circumstances:
Applicants denied admissions can submit an appeal to email@example.com. The email message should present convincing reasons as to why candidates should be reconsidered for admission. Students are encouraged to attach documents in support of their appeal. The following information should be included in the email:
Students who have not listed City College on their initial application but would like to be considered for admissions should apply through Direct Admissions.
Students denied admission may appeal their denial by submitting the Admissions Petition form to the director of admissions. The appeal should contain a clear plan for academic achievement at the college.
Students may submit an Admission Reconsideration Request under the following circumstances:
Students can contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Please note: appeal requests sent directly to this email address will not be considered.
Applicants denied admissions to majors outside of the CUNY Justice Academy (CJA) are strongly encouraged to apply through Direct Admissions. Otherwise, if CJA applicants have questions regarding the admittance process, they are advised to contact Francis Plata, criminal justice advisor, at email@example.com.
Students can apply through Direct Admissions, or an advisor from the Office of Transfer Services can contact Abigail.Laryea@lehman.cuny.edu with student’s name, D.O.B., EMPL ID and last four digits of SSN.
Appeals to Medgar Evers are considered under the following circumstances:
Students denied admissions should submit the Admissions Appeal Form to the Admissions Office at Queens College. Students are expected to include an updated copy of their transcript for classes in progress at the time that the application was submitted and an appeals statement, which should include compelling evidence as to why the student should be admitted to the college. Students should mail the appeals form and all transcripts to: Undergraduate Admissions, ATTN: Admissions Appeals, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Queens, New York 11367-1597
Appeal requests must be submitted within 30 days of an official admission decision. The following steps must be followed for an appeal to be considered:
Note: Students are advised to check their email regularly as above-mentioned colleges may request more information and/or documentation supporting their reason for reconsideration. Decisions are usually sent via email 3-4 weeks from the date of submission.