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A comprehensive college of The City University of New York, the College of Staten Island offers associate's degrees in selected areas, an extensive range of bachelor's degrees, and exceptional master's programs. (Click here for list of programs). No matter where you are along your journey, we’ll help you achieve your academic goals.  Our application process is straight forward and we'll maximize your transfer credits to save you time and money.


Applying to CSI as a Transfer

Apply by submitting a CUNY Transfer Application

Transfer Student Requirements:

Students who have attended any college, university, and/or proprietary school since graduating from high school or secondary school must file a transfer application. Transfer students will be admitted to the College based on the following criteria:

  1. Transfer students with less than 30 credits completed at the time of application must also fulfill our freshman requirements and submit their high school documentation as part of the application process.  In addition, the student’s completed college work must have an overall GPA of 2.0*.
  2. Transfer students with 30 or more credits completed at the time of application must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0*.

*As a transfer applicant, your admission application will be evaluated based on an individual review of your academic record that includes all attempted and completed courses and grades earned.

Your entire college/postsecondary school academic history, including grades earned from courses taken more than once, will be used to determine a grade point average (GPA).  If more than one college/postsecondary school was attended, your GPA will be determined through a combined calculation of all attempted coursework.  Your high school/secondary school record will be considered if you have completed fewer than 30 college credits.

Please refer to the links below for the information regarding programs requiring a supplemental application: 

Nursing – AAS

Nursing – RN To BSN

Medical Technology

Social Work

In addition to fulfilling the admissions requirements, students must satisfy the City University of New York (CUNY) proficiency requirements in English (reading and writing) and mathematics for entry into a baccalaureate program.

Where there are extraordinary extenuating circumstances, students denied transfer admission because of a grade point average below 2.0 may appeal their denial in writing to the Director of Admissions, who will refer the matter to the Admissions Committee.

Admissions criteria are subject to change.


Transfer Credits

After admission to CSI, the Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS) will evaluate credits of transfer students for advanced standing. Final degree credit for transfer work depends upon grades earned and College and departmental requirements. CAAS will also assist with advisement and registration.

Transfer students from other CUNY colleges are encouraged to visit CUNY's Evaluate My Transfer Credit tool for information about transfer credit or the DegreeWorks Transfer What-If feature to see how credits taken at a CUNY institution would transfer to CSI and apply towards a desired area of study. 

In addition, there is a public tool called Transfer Explorer (TREX) that allows anyone to have quick and easy access to how courses transfer across CUNY, in all directions. It is meant to be used by students, faculty, staff, researchers, and anyone interested in how credits transfer. 

Non-CUNY students can use our database of previously transferred courses to estimate equivalency for courses completed at other institutions.