One of the many advantages of transferring to CUNY BA is that your transfer credits will be determined during the application process and explained to you upon your acceptance; appropriate courses previously taken will be applied toward CUNY BA degree requirements.
Here are our transfer credit guidelines:
Applicants do not need to send any CUNY transcripts. If you have sent your non-CUNY transcripts to the University Application Processing Center (UAPC), we can access those in many (but not all) instances.
We will need you to submit official sealed college transcripts in the following instances:
CUNY BA can award up to 30 U.S. military credits. Military service alone is not awarded credits; students can participate in the life experience review process for that after admission ( http://cunyba.gc.cuny.edu/lifeexperience/). Students with military credits can have their AARTS or SMART transcript sent electronically to CUNY BA; hard-copy official transcripts for the Army, Navy and others are acceptable, as well. Military training courses identified as liberal arts credits, while fairly rare, can be applied to CUNY BA’s core distribution (i.e., Social Psychology or Geology). Otherwise, military credits serve as elective credits.
Students can also receive credit for ROTC courses when those are presented on official college transcripts.
Students who receive 30 military credits from CUNY BA will have reached the maximum number of credits in the degree’s noncollegiate credit category; they will not be able to then add additional credits by exam or life experience.
The guidelines cited here are essentially the same for FDNY and NYPD credits.
CUNY BA can transfer in courses recommended for college credit by ACE (American Council on Education – http://www.acenet.edu/) and National CCRS (National College Credit Recommendation Service – formerly known as NPONSI – http://www.nationalccrs.org/).
These two organizations have faculty who review, evaluate and recommend college credit for courses and training offered at a wide range of institutions, such as banks, museums, police academies, religious organizations, etc. Note that many of the institutions who offer courses that have ACE or National CCRS recommended credits also offer other courses that are not recommended for college credits; be mindful of this as you choose your courses. The ACE and National CCRS Websites list the participating organizations and the specific courses they recommend for college credit.
ACE and National CCRS recommended credits enter the CUNY BA degree as “noncollegiate credits;” the maximum number of noncollegiate credits a student may have applied to the CUNY BA degree is 30.
To request the application of ACE or National CCRS recommended credits to your CUNY BA degree, have the institution where you took the course(s) send CUNY BA an official transcript which details the ACE or National CCRS recommendations. If these courses were taken prior to your applying to CUNY BA, the transcripts must be received as part of your CUNY BA application.
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