Start Your Transfer to CSI Journey Today
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 to search our list of undergraduate programs or visit our Departments and Programs webpage. 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.
Explore CSI Programs, Services, and Campus Visit Opportunities
I want to learn more about CSI programs and services.
We offer live virtual information sessions that provide a general overview of CSI's outstanding academic programs, housing, honors and opportunity programs, athletics, how to apply to the College, plus next steps to enroll for our admitted students.
The virtual information sessions are offered every Tuesday at 7:00 pm and Thursday at 4:00pm. To make a reservation, please select from the following:
- I would like to attend the Tuesday (7:00 pm) Virtual Infosession
- I would like to attend the Thursday (4:00 pm) Virtual Infosession
I want to learn more about a specific program of study.
Visit our Departments & Programs page to learn more about the programs offered at CSI.
Join us for a virtual information session covering majors, programs and special topics. For more details, please visit our events page.
I want to visit the campus.
In-person tours are available Wednesdays at 3:00 pm and select Saturdays/Sundays at 10:00 am. To schedule a visit, please complete the reservation form.
Please visit the Campus tours page for important information about visiting the campus.
Explore CSI by going on a virtual tour.
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:
- 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*.
- 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:
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.
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.
Here is a helpful Transfer Explorer Tutorial:
Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between the College of Staten Island and other academic institutions that create special pathways for prospective transfer and graduate students. Some agreements also serve CSI students who may be interested in particular programs or degrees not offered at CSI. The agreements detail the course of study that a student should follow in order to transfer into a specific program at CSI or to continue at a professional/graduate school at a partner institution. The agreements create clear admission requirements, maximize the number of transfer credits and in many cases, save money. Visit our Articulation Agreement page for more information
Need Assistance With the Application?
I want to check the status of my application.
Please know that you can check your application status in CUNYFirst
I have applied and need help.
Please email Monika Wojciechowski at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what supporting documents need to be submitted to complete your application and receive a decision.
You may also contact our office at 718-982-2246 or schedule a video conference meeting.
What Happens After Admission
I have been admitted. What’s next?
Answer: Commitment to the college, academic advisement and registration, and new student orientation.
Advisement and Registration
- Make sure that you have accepted the offer of admission on CUNYFirst. Here are the instructions on how to do it.
- Please watch this video on what you need to know before enrolling for classes at CSI.
- Review the CSI’s Advisement & Registration Training on Blackboard.
- Submit health records to Health and Wellness Center.
- After you have been admitted, your transfer credit report will be completed in CUNYFirst.
- Make sure that you have submitted the most updated transcript to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions. With questions, please call 718-982-2246
- Download the Navigate App.
You will be contacted by the Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS) to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
Visit the Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS) website for more information.
New Student Orientation (NSO)
The College of Staten Island (CSI) recommends that all incoming transfer students complete NSO, a one-day program presented by multiple offices and departments on campus. For more information, visit the Transfer NSO webpage or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have questions about Financial Aid.
Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 718-982-2030.
I have questions about my bill.
Please contact the Office of the Bursar with any questions regarding your bill.
Other useful links:
Students Educated Outside the United States
You are considered a student educated outside the U.S. if you have received part or all of your secondary and/or post-secondary education in a country other than the United States.