Transfer FAQ

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Below are answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, please email or call 800.345.NYIT.


I'd like to apply and find out how many transfer credits I'll receive. How do I do this?

The quickest way is to schedule a meeting with an admissions counselor for an on-the-spot admission review and transfer credit evaluation. An admissions counselor will determine your admission based on your application and supporting documentation, listed under Transfer Requirements. After you are accepted, your transcripts are reviewed on a course-by-course basis for possible transfer credit applicable toward your intended NYIT major by the Transfer Evaluations department. Coursework is considered for transfer credit if the school at which it was taken is regionally accredited.

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How can I apply if I can't visit in person?

You can apply right now! Apply to NYIT to view all the ways a transfer student can apply. Once we receive your application and required documents, we will review your application, notify you of scholarship eligibility, and complete a transfer credit evaluation as soon as possible.

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Will an admissions counselor visit my college?

NYIT admissions counselors make personal visits to many two-year colleges in the tri-state area. During these visits, counselors provide admissions advisement, make on-the-spot admissions decisions for most majors, and review your record for transfer scholarship eligibility. View our schedule to find out if NYIT will be visiting your school, or contact us at or 800.345.NYIT.

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Are there admissions counselors available to guide me through the transfer process?

Our admissions team is happy to provide personal attention and guidance about different majors and requirements for entrance into any NYIT degree program. Transfer credit evaluators are also available to answer specific questions about transfer credit. The Office of Admissions is open from Mondays to Fridays and some Saturdays at our Manhattan and Old Westbury campuses.

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Can my credits transfer from my current and/or previous schools to NYIT?

Yes. Depending on your major, your transfer credits can be awarded differently. Please review NYIT’s most recent Undergraduate Catalog for official transfer credit policies regarding credit allocation, grades, and transfer credit policies for specific majors.

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How will I know what NYIT courses I am being awarded based on my transfer credits?

The Transfer Evaluations department will complete a preliminary transfer credit evaluation after carefully reviewing your transferable courses. Your preliminary transfer credit evaluation will list the current degree requirements for your chosen major and illustrate how your transfer credits fulfill those requirements. You will then receive an email from with instructions on how to access the preliminary transfer credit evaluation from your MyNYIT portal.

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Will my GPA from my previous institution(s) transfer to NYIT?

No. Transfer credit is recorded with the designation "TC" for transfer credit on an NYIT transcript and will not count toward GPA.

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I am an international student. How do I transfer credits from an institution abroad?

Please view the International Transfer Credit section under Transferring Your Credits.

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Can I get college credit for life experience, military courses, and/or work experience?

Yes. You can learn more transferring your credits and the folling prior learning and life experience credit:

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Is it possible to receive transfer credit for architecture courses?

Please review the School of Architecture and Design Transfer Credit Policies to determine transfer course eligibility.

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How do I find out about NYIT's scholarship and financial aid program?

NYIT offers various scholarships based on academic achievements as well as substantial financial aid packages. For more information regarding scholarships and how to apply for financial aid, please visit Financing Your Education.

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Lesley Panama
Lesley Panama Campus: Manhattan
Major: Computer Science, B.S.
Class Of: 2017
Mar 05, 2016

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