Harpur College's Transfer Policies
PLEASE NOTE: Academic departments determine which courses are acceptable for use in a major. If you have any questions about whether or not a course will fulfill a major requirement, you are advised to see your major advisor.
- General Information and Grades
- Liberal arts courses from accredited institutions with grades of C- or better transfer, but check with your major department to see how they apply toward your major.
- Courses with a grade of "P" (Pass) transfer, although you may need to take courses for a letter grade to count them toward your major.
- General Education courses must be taken for a letter grade.
- Grades do not transfer, do not appear on your Binghamton transcript, and do not affect your Binghamton GPA.
- Remedial or developmental courses will not transfer.
- Practical or skill-oriented courses will not transfer.
- The amount of semester credit earned at the other college is the amount of credit you are awarded. However, a three-credit course from another school can fulfill a Binghamton four-credit course requirement.
- Credits from schools on the quarter system are adjusted to equate to semester credit, e.g., three quarter system credits are equal to two semester credits.
- No more than 3 courses may be accepted to fulfill the Harpur College writing requirement.
- Repeat/Duplicate Coursework
- Credit is not granted for courses previously passed, or for which AP credit was awarded.
- If you are repeating a course for your major, consult with your department. After a repeated course has been transferred, notify the Harpur Academic Advising Office of successful completion by completing the Harpur College Degree Audit Help Desk.
- Series Coursework:
- You will not receive credit for a course in a series if you have already received credit for a course higher in the series (ex. if you have already received credit for French II, you will not receive credit for French I; if you received credit for Calculus II, you will not receive credit for Calculus I).
- No more than 32 non-liberal arts credits apply to a Harpur degree.
- Residency requirement
- Students entering Binghamton before fall 2010 must complete at least 30 Harpur College credits to receive a Harpur College degree from Binghamton University.
- Students entering Binghamton University fall 2010 and later must complete 44 Harpur credits to receive a Harpur College degree from Binghamton University.
- Courses which meet the criteria above transfer, however, academic departments determine which courses are acceptable for use in a major.
After your class(es) are completed, have your official transcript forwarded to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 6001
Binghamton, NY 13902-6001
Note: Faxed transcripts are not considered official.