Transfer Assistance

Transferring from OCC

Approximately 70-80% of OCC students plan to continue their education and earn a bachelor degree at a 4-year institution after attending OCC. With proper planning, transferring from OCC can be a smooth process.

The Advising Center at Onondaga Community College can help you plan for transfer through the following activities:

  • Facilitating workshops on the transfer process
  • Providing information on different types of “transfer agreements”
  • Arranging Transfer Fairs and “Advisor in Residence” Visits
  • Explaining transfer requirements and preparation
  • Hosting tours to regional colleges and universities
  • Sharing information on programs provided by Regional Higher Education Center

Transfer Agreements at OCC

OCC has a variety of transfer agreements with many SUNY and private colleges and universities across the country.  Generally, these agreements are program to program, with grade requirements and specific courses to be taken at OCC.  Our transfer agreements allow associate degree graduates to transfer with full junior status.  Of course, students can, and do, transfer to colleges without transfer agreements.

Final decisions regarding acceptance at the transfer institution rests solely with that institution. A grade of D will rarely transfer if it is earned in a student’s major program of study; in certain cases, a D grade will not transfer under any circumstance.

Students should consult from the beginning of their academic program with an OCC advisor and a contact at the transfer college to make sure both OCC's degree requirements and transfer requirements are being meet. 

Dual Admission Agreements

Dual admission agreements are for full-time students planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree, who have already chosen both a major and a specific transfer school.  Applicants must have strong academic records, including Regent's English, Social Studies, Science and Math.  Students who transfer credits from another institution are not eligible for any of our dual admission agreements.  Upon successful completion of the OCC degree, having met all conditions of the dual admission agreement, students are guaranteed acceptance at the 4 year college.  At present, Onondaga has dual admission programs for specific degrees with: 

Transfer/Articulation Agreements by College

Unlike the dual admission agreements, articulation agreements do not guarantee acceptance.   Upon successful completion of the OCC degree, having met all conditions of the transfer agreement, students are often guaranteed that, if accepted, they will transfer with full junior status and no loss of credit.  Again, these agreements are program to program, with grade requirements and specific courses to be taken at OCC. Final decision on transfer credit and timeline to graduate rests with the transfer school.

Both general transfer agreements and dual admission agreements with four-year colleges are developed on a continual basis. Below are links to important transfer information.

The Onondaga Community College Regional Higher Education Center is host to numerous colleges that offer both bachelor and master degree programs on the Onondaga campus. Degrees in Business, Criminal Justice, Hospitality, Humanities, Nursing Education, Social Work and others are available through these partner programs:

Transfer Advising

The Advising Center provides the following transfer services and resources to help students with the process of researching, planning, selecting and applying to colleges and universities.

  • Resources to research and apply to transfer schools
  • Transfer Workshops and Information Sessions
  • Advisor in Residence (transfer recruiter visits at OCC)
  • Fall and spring transfer fairs

 

Important Steps for Transfer:

  1. Research colleges
  2. Meet with transfer college representatives
  3. Visit colleges - contact the destination college’s transfer admissions office to arrange a visit or determine when open houses are scheduled. 
  4. Apply to colleges and send transcripts
  5. Apply for financial aid, grants & scholarships - listings found in financial aid web pages of destination colleges 
  6. Make housing, roommate, dining and transportation arrangements 

SUNY College and Program Information

SUNY Transfer Paths 
A resource to review possible transfer paths at SUNY campuses.

SUNY Degree Program Search
A resource to review academic programs at SUNY campuses.

SUNY Course Equivalencies
A resource to review course equivalencies at SUNY colleges and universities.

SUNY Application
The on-line application for SUNY campuses. If you graduate from Onondaga Community College you get 7 applications for free. 

 

General College Search Resources

New York State Private College Search
A transfer college search engine for private colleges in New York State. 

Learn How to Become
A college search engine with New York state’s best colleges are ranked, explore outreach and assistance programs, find out the real cost of attending school, and see how New York colleges compare with those nationwide.

Bigfuture
A common search tool with advice on how to plan a transfer from a community college to a four-year school.

The Common Application
The on-line application for many private schools. You are charged an application fee for each application.  Some colleges have an "in-house" on-line application which is sometimes free. Check with transfer admissions at schools you are considering.  Do not use this for SUNY schools. 

Questions? Contact [email protected] or 315-498-2904.