Transfer Students

Our transfer students include graduates of community college engineering science programs in New York state who have transferred into the Watson program for upper-division study.

Detailed transcript audits and individual advisers help each student prepare an efficient academic plan for his or her major.

For students transferring from four-year institutions, course transfer equivalencies can be found in our University Admissions Department or in this chart.

The Watson School has articulation agreements with several community colleges and other schools. Check the list to see if yours is one of them.

Spring 2020 Grading/Credit Information: 

Students entering the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, a maximum of 12 credits of non-letter grade coursework will transfer towards appropriate degree requirements. In instances where students completed more than 12 credits of non-letter grade coursework in the spring 2020 semester, exceptions may be made for additional course transfers if they are needed to maintain time to degree.

Spring 2020 General Education Credit Information: 

Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding SUNY’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, when evaluating general education course credit earned during the spring 2020 term by incoming transfer students, transfer of credit is guaranteed at all SUNY campuses if a SUNY general education course is successfully completed with any passing grade, including a ‘P’ in a Pass/Fail grading system.

Veteran Students

The Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science utilizes the recommendations from the American Council on Education's (ACE) Military Guide to review courses on the Joint Services Transcript (JST).  Each transcript will be individually reviewed by one of our academic advisors.


The Watson School welcomes your application and thanks you for your service!
Questions about services and support for veteran students at Binghamton University and financial aid benefits available to you should be directed to the Office for Veterans Services.

Project Lead the Way

Students that earn Project Lead the Way credits while in high school may choose to have the transcript sent to Binghamton University. While these credits do not replace any required courses, they do count for credit towards registration times and appear on the student's permanent record.

Junior-Level Transfer Admission 

For admission into junior-level engineering, you should have completed coursework in the subjects listed below, including the specific courses required for junior status in your particular Watson School major. All transfer credits are awarded on a course-by-course basis. 

  • Calculus I and II, differential equations and one other math (depending on major)
  • Two semesters of calculus-based physics
  •  One course in college chemistry and one additional course in science/math
  • Two courses in English composition or technical writing
  • Two college courses in humanities/social science
  • First course in electrical circuits
  • Introductory programming course
Major Notes

Electrical or Computer Engineering

Select the following courses within your associate degree:

  • Probability and statistics
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Microprocessors
  • Digital logic

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Select the following courses within your associate degree:

  • Chemistry II
  • Probability and statistics
  • Engineering Statics
  • Microeconomics

Mechanical Engineering

Select the following courses within your associate degree:

  • Chemistry II
  • Calculus III
  • Mechanics (statics and dynamics)
  • Strength of materials