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General Education & Transfer Credits

SUNY Potsdam's Academic Transfer Services Office determines and approves undergraduate transfer credit for satisfaction of General Education requirements.Credits will be accepted for course work completed with a final grade of 1.0/D or higher at regionally accredited institutions of higher education (community colleges, four-year colleges/universities and foreign universities), as well as successful completion of AP, CLEP, IB and military education.

Students transferring directly to Potsdam with a CUNY or SUNY associate degree, having completed 30 semester hours of general education including 7 out of 10 SUNY General Education requirements, will be exempt from any additional Potsdam General Education Foundations and Modes of Inquiry requirements not already satisfied.As defined by SUNY the 7 out of 10 General Education requirements must include Basic Communication and Mathematics.Potsdam's Modern Language, Speaking and Writing Intensive and Physical Education/Health and Wellness requirements will be evaluated by the Academic Transfer Services Office on a course-by-course basis.

Transfer students entering SUNY Potsdam without having earned an associate degree, or transferring from a four-year college/university, will have their transfer work evaluated for satisfaction of General Education requirements on a course-by-course basis.Transfer students will not be required to repeat courses with essentially the same content, objectives and outcomes as courses contained within the General Education requirements.

Questions concerning the evaluation of transferred General Education credit can be directed to the Academic Transfer Services Office, Raymond 305.