Academic Rules

Intra-University Transfer

Undergraduate Students

Students transferring to other schools/colleges within the University (intra-University transfer) must meet the admission requirements of the new school/college that were in effect at the time of matriculation into the University. Submit internal transfer requests well before the start of the next semester to allow adequate review/processing time. Check with the appropriate school/college undergraduate office, as intra-University transfer deadline dates vary. Until your IUT is approved, you may not be able to register for courses in the new program. See TABLE K for school/college-specific information.

The new school/college of enrollment will re-evaluate all SU, transfer, and other credit you have received. If you were previously matriculated at SUNY ESF and took SU courses during that time, your school/college, at its discretion, may include those SU courses in manual calculations for determination of intra-University transfer eligibility.

Full-time students transferring to University College may register for up to 11 credit hours during the first semester after the transfer. Students registered in a main campus school/college during the spring semester may not transfer to University College for the purpose of summer study.

TABLE K Intra-University Transfer Standards

New College Conditions
Architecture 3.0 GPA. Pre-calculus is required. No midyear transfers. Interview and portfolio review required. Application deadline: Friday preceding spring break.
Arts and Sciences The college will review applications for intra-University transfer on a continuing basis throughout the academic year. Students interested in transferring into The College must attend an informational session in order to obtain the application materials. These meetings are held throughout the semester. The application deadline for acceptance for the fall semester is July 15 and Dec. 15 for the spring semester. Applicants who are making satisfactory progress and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above will be admitted to The College. Students with a current cumulative GPA below 2.5 should submit a letter with the application, explaining the reason(s) for prior academic problems and why they believe they will be academically successful in The College of Arts and Sciences. Students with junior standing must include a plan of study form signed by their intended major department. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The associate dean of advising and support will review applications. Students will be notified by email prior to the start of the semester.
Education Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 for inclusive and special education, exercise science, and physical education; 2.8 for secondary education; 2.8 for art education; and 3.0 for music education. Students who meet department criteria will be admitted on a space-available basis. An interview with the assistant director of academic advising may be required, and all applications are held until the end of the semester.
Engineering and Computer Science 3.0 GPA. Applicants are required to complete at least one of MAT 295, 296, or 397 (with a grade of B or better) and science (by completing at least one set of PHY 211/221 or CHE 106/107 with a grade of B or better). Students who wish to major in computer science must also complete CIS 252 with a grade of at least a B.   
Sport and Human Dynamics GPA variable depending on the major. Departments may have additional criteria. Applicants are required to discuss tentative transfer plans with the academic chair or director of the proposed program of study. Students who meet department criteria will be admitted on a space-available basis. Transfer requests may be held until the end of the semester.
Information Studies Cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students must earn at least 15 credits in courses graded A-F at Syracuse before transferring. Transfers will normally take place at the beginning of the sophomore year. (Depending upon available spaces, students with GPAs below 3.0 may be considered. However, there may be times when GPA?requirements will be higher than 3.0 due to space considerations.) They must also meet other criteria as determined by the faculty of the School.
Management Applicants must earn a 3.3 cumulative GPA and 24 credits at SU, including two of the following:  ECN 203, MAT 183, MAT 221, MAT 284 (or equivalent substitutes). Additional applicants may be considered as spaces become available, beginning with the highest GPA. Students should visit the Whitman Undergraduate Office (SOM 215) for additional information and advising.
Public Communication Applicants must complete a minimum of 30 graded (not P/F) credits at SU before they are eligible for internal transfer. Admission is based upon a student’s cumulative Syracuse GPA. Applicants who meet the minimum credit qualifications are rank-ordered by GPA and admitted in that order, highest to lowest, until all seats are filled. The cumulative GPA includes all courses taken at SU. The GPA required for admission varies each semester, depending upon the number of spaces available and the number and strength of the applicants. Because Newhouse majors require a minimum of four semesters to complete, juniors and seniors are ineligible to transfer. (A junior is defined as a student who has earned 54 credits.) Application deadlines are Dec. 15 for spring admission and May 1 for fall admission.
University College GPA variable, depending on major. Probation students accepted pending the approval and recommendation of the student’s home college. 2.5 GPA required for bachelor of professional studies.
Visual and Performing Arts 3.0 GPA. Portfolio or audition required for B.F.A. in art and design, transmedia, drama, or music. Applications held until end of semester. For communication and rhetorical studies, 3.0 GPA and interview with department chair required. Admission on a space-available basis.