Transfer Students

Overview of Transfer Policy & Admissions Process

Before students submit an application to CINY, please review our transfer policy outlined below followed by step-by-step application instructions.

Please note that all credit approval is contingent upon official transcripts from prior schools, evaluation by the Office of the Registrar, administrative approval and/or evaluation by the appropriate School Dean.

Previous Education

Students may transfer up to 30 credits toward an Associate Degree or up to 90 credits into the Bachelor’s Degree program from an accredited degree-granting college or university.

Non-traditional Education

Students can earn credit if they:

  • Have taken courses as part of the Police or Corrections Academies Training
  • Have military experience and training based on the American Council on Education’s recommendations and the students program of study

Credit By Examination

CINY grants credit earned through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Advanced Placement Program and other examinations based on the students program of study. Students can take the CLEP exam by clicking here.

Work Experience

Adults and returning students with relevant work history may receive up to 12 credits for prior learning experience.

Step 1: Online Application & Personal Essay

Students will need to complete and submit an online application, which includes a personal essay.

Step 2: Submit Credentials

After completing and submitting the online application, students will need to provide CINY with the following:

  • High School Transcript or Diploma (if a student is transferring from a previous college or university, he/she must submit an official academic transcript)
  • Transfer Credit (if students are transferring credits from a previous institution, they must submit official academic transcripts)
  • $35 Admissions Fee (we accept check, money order, certified bank draft or cash)
  • Professional References (direct admit bachelor’s students must submit two letters of recommendation)
  • SAT scores (only required for students interested in scholarship consideration)

Step 3: Interview With CINY’s Dean

To complete the application, students will need to schedule an interview with CINY’s Dean, Frank Costantino, to discuss their educational goals, career aspirations and outside interests. Students who live outside of the New York City Metropolitan area may conduct their interview over the phone. Please call the admissions office to schedule an interview after completing steps one and two.

Step 4: Financial Aid

Many of our students receive some form of financial assistance from merit-based scholarships to government grants and loans. Below is a list of some of the most important information and documents students will need:

To Know:

  • Prospective students to CINY can qualify for New York State TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) and the Federal PELL grant
  • Monroe's Federal Financial Aid School Code is 004799
  • Monroe TAP code is 7518

Personal Documents:

  • Documentation of birth (birth certificate, driver’s license and passport are all acceptable)
  • Social Security Card
  • Immunization documents (measles, mumps and rubella; if not available, students may receive this at Monroe College before registration)
  • Alien Registration Card or Green Card (for legal nonresidents)

Proof of Income Documents (one or more may be required):

  • SIGNED Federal and State Returns for previous year and W-2
  • W-2 Statement & SIGNED Affidavit of Income (if tax forms were not filed)
  • Final Pay Stubs & SIGNED Affidavit of Income (if tax forms were not filed)
  • Proof of Unemployment Insurance (form 1099-G)
  • Current P.A. (Public Assistance) Budget Printout and Medicaid Cards
  • SIGNED Affirmation of Non-Taxable Income
  • SSA or SSI Award Letters for previous and current years
  • Statement of Financial Support

For more information about tuition and financial aid benefits at CINY, please visit our Financial Aid section.

Step 5: Placement Test & Registration

Once students have been accepted to CINY, they will need to take a one-hour placement test to determine the appropriate Math and English courses for enrollment. They will also be given an appointment for registration and "freshmen day" before the semester begins.