for transfer students is the same regardless if you are transferring from
another college, took classes in high school from another college or have AP,
IB, CLEP, or earned military credit.
Transcript (from other college(s) or College Board for AP and CLEP) must
be sent to the following address.
Onondaga Community College
Registration and Records
Attn: Transfer Credit Coordinator
4585 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY 13215
- Transcript is
reviewed for placement testing needs and applicable transfer credit is
determined once you have been accepted and are matriculated in a program.
- You will be sent
two notifications, an email/letter regarding placement testing needs and
an email once your evaluation is complete with instructions on how to view
your transfer credits in WebAccess.
one to two weeks following receipt of transcript. May take up to three weeks
during peak times (January/August) or if academic department consultation is
- If you are
currently enrolled at another college you can send the most recent
official transcript with completed coursework. You will need to send a
final transcript at the conclusion of the current semester for credit
evaluation of courses in progress.
- AP (Advanced
Placement) transcripts and CLEP (CEEB College Level Examination Program)
scores must come directly from College Board. Transfer credit for these
courses will not be awarded from a high school transcript. Please
visit www.collegeboard.com to request a
copy to be sent to Onondaga. In most cases, we will accept scores of three
or higher on AP exams and a fifty or higher on CLEP exams in applicable
Baccalaureate (IB) credit is awarded for courses taken in high school with
an HL designation only and a score of four or higher. An IB transcript
must be submitted to receive credit. The high school transcript showing
completion of IB courses does not suffice.
- Credits earned
through correspondence courses such as the U.S. Armed Forces Institute
(USAFI) may be accepted at Onondaga based on college proficiency
examinations, college boards, advanced placement, or similarly recognized
- If you completed
college courses in high school (other than OCC), you must request an
official transcript from those colleges in order for the credit to be
evaluated. Transfer credit is not awarded from high school transcripts.
Transfer Credit Policy
- College credits
are evaluated based on previous institutions’ accreditation statuses (must
be regionally accredited), course content and applicability to your OCC
degree program. Credits from some specialized institutions (such as
Business or Trade schools and Technical Institutes), may not be accepted.
- Some courses may
have specific grade requirements at OCC, in order to receive credit upon
transfer. Any course that does not require a specific grade shall be
granted credit with a passing grade. Please note: Some programs, such as
NET.AAS and NUR. AAS, require a grade of C+ or better for certain core
- If you change your major after you arrive at Onondaga, transfer credits will be re-evaluated at your request based on your new major. Please be sure to select this option when submitting your Academic Program Change form.
- At least
twenty-four (24) of the academic credits for the degree/certificate must
be completed at Onondaga Community College, subject to specific program
restrictions. Certificate programs are calculated proportionally.
- Grades earned at
previous colleges will not apply to your grade point average at Onondaga.
Transfer Credit Pre-Approval for
Onondaga students interesting in taking a course at another institution and
transferring it back to Onondaga may email email@example.com to guarantee how the
course will transfer. The following information must be included in the email
- Student Name
- OCC ID
- Current Academic Program
- Name of Transfer Institution
Course Number, Title, and Number of
- Course description/syllabus
Transfer Credit Evaluation Appeal
wishing to appeal the evaluation of any transferred courses should contact the
Transfer Credit Evaluation Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (315) 498-2533 to
request re-evaluation of those courses. Students may be asked to provide a copy
of the course description and syllabus from the original institution. The
Transfer Credit Evaluation Coordinator may consult with the department chair
for the involved discipline or the Provost regarding the final designation of
Credit Evaluation Services
Registration and Records
Gordon Student Center
Phone: (315) 498-2533