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Transfer Admission

Whether you’re coming from a community college, from another four-year institution, or as an international student, we invite you to continue your college journey at ESF. 

We have a long-standing tradition of enrolling and supporting transfer students; in fact, about 30% of ESF students are transfers. Here, you’ll find a welcoming, rigorous, and supportive community that will help ensure you stay on track to graduation.

Ready to Transfer?

Interested students can apply using either the SUNY Application or the Common Application (choose only one):

SUNY Application    Common Application

Key deadlines for transfers

Transfer Recommended Filing Date: Feb. 15

SAT: 2530
ACT: 2948
TOEFL DI: 2530
FAFSA: 002851
NYS TAP: 0950

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Get the Credits You Earned

When you transfer into ESF, you bring your credits with you. Get the details on transferring course work appropriate to the ESF curriculum and more!

Transferring Credits


Cooperative Transfer Colleges

ESF has “transfer articulation” agreements with Cooperative Colleges in New York and surrounding states that identify equivalent courses for ESF lower division degree requirements and designate advisors at each campus to assist in course selection and scheduling. ESF Admissions staff members also advise students preparing to transfer, and they regularly visit Cooperative College campuses. You may attend a non-participating college, but you should consult the ESF Admissions Office for guidance on course scheduling.

Cooperative Colleges & Transfer Articulation Guidelines


ESF Graduate School

Already Have a Bachelor's Degree?

If you already have a bachelor’s or graduate degree, you are strongly advised to contact the ESF Graduate School to explore possible graduate study. If you then choose to pursue a second undergraduate degree, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

ESF Graduate School


Hear from a recent transfer

Deciding to continue my education at ESF was the best decision I have made, and has opened many doors to opportunities I would have never imagined possible.

Conner Grant, Aquatics and Fisheries Science

About ESF


Programs, Majors, Minors

We offer 24 Bachelor of Science programs, 28 minors, and three associate degree programs within our eight academic departments.

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Student Life

ESF students are encouraged to dive in and take advantage of all that ESF has to offer. We offer many opportunities for support, leadership, extracurricular involvement, and lifelong friendships.

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Tuition & Aid

A college education is an investment in your future, and it’s hard to find a better educational value than ESF. Find out how we can help make college more affordable.

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Living in Syracuse

Just minutes from campus, downtown Syracuse offers students arts and cultural destinations where top-notch performances, exhibits, theater, and dining experiences are always on the menu.