Counseling and support to continue your education!

Transfer to a four-year college is the goal of most RCC students. To ease this process, RCC offers transfer counseling and guaranteed transfer agreements with numerous public and private four-year colleges.

Graduates of Rockland Community College’s programs have enrolled at more than 360 four-year colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and overseas. Our graduates have been admitted to Yale, Cornell, Amherst, Columbia, Cal Tech, Fordham, NYU, Wesleyan, Georgetown, Brandeis, UCLA, Parson School of Design, and numerous SUNY and CUNY colleges.

Each semester, transfer events are held on campus to encourage Rockland Community College students to make direct contact with representatives of four-year institutions.

This is probably the most commonly asked question by students who are planning to transfer to a four-year school. It is important to note that transferring a Liberal Arts degree generally ensures a smooth transition to most four-year schools. However, there is no automatic and complete guarantee of the acceptance of credits.

Requirements May Vary: While an AA or AS degree is commonly accepted, it may not complete all of the requirements for a specific program or major. For example, a student entering a four-year engineering program may require higher levels of math and physics than was required for their two-year degree. The four-year school may accept pre-calculus, but may apply that credit toward a general elective requirement, leaving the actual math requirement incomplete for junior status.

Research Your Options: There may be severe limits on how credit is applied, or not applied, toward a specific major. Research is the key to an effective transfer process. Otherwise, students may find themselves needing an extra semester of coursework in order to enter into the major of their choice as a junior or spending an extra semester at the end of senior year at the four-year college.

If You Are Planning To Transfer: Begin early! Use our online transfer resources found on this page or contact your Student Success Advisor, located in the Technology Center, Suite 8220. Once you have decided on a school or schools, examine graduation requirements and the general education requirements for those particular schools. Each school has its own set of academic requirements.

Ultimately, it is the students’ responsibility to ensure they are taking courses that will transfer. Students should be in contact with the admissions offices of their transfer school choices. Many schools have admissions counselors who work primarily with transfer students. Be sure your transcript is evaluated by admissions personnel who can tell you which classes will transfer to their institution as electives, which classes will transfer into your major and give you some idea of which classes to take here.

Transfer can be a daunting task. If you begin early and prepare carefully, however, you can ensure a smooth transition!

Below is a list of online resources that can help you research your transfer options.

Transferring to SUNY

Transferring to CUNY

College and Scholarship Search

Specialized Mission Colleges

College Applications

RCC University Center

  • Earn your bachelor’s degree on the Rockland Community College Campus through SUNY Empire State College, SUNY Cobleskill or Bellevue University
  • Earn your master’s degree on the Rockland Community College Campus through LIU- Hudson (Long Island University)
  • More information on our University Center page

CUNY College Transfer Sites

An alphabetical  listing of CUNY schools with links to information on transfer requirements to their schools.

Baruch College
Baruch is an intellectually vibrant college that attracts some of the New York region’s most capable and highly motivated students. Best known for its superb programs in business and management, Baruch has established a national and international reputation for all-around academic excellence. Baruch College Transfer Info

Brooklyn College
Brooklyn College is an innovative, four-year liberal arts college with a history of academic excellence. From its founding in 1930, the College has offered men and women – immigrants or the children of immigrants, often the first in their families to go to college – the opportunity to receive a first-rate education that leads to productive careers and satisfying lives. Brooklyn College Transfer Info

The City College of New York
Since its founding in 1847, The City College of New York has emphasized two guiding principles: academic excellence combined with access to higher education. The City College of New York is the alma mater of eight Nobel Prize winners and of countless successful individuals in all fields of human endeavor. The City College of New York Transfer Info

College of Staten Island
Academic excellence that enhances students’ intellectual and personal growth, as well as their professional success, is the College of Staten Island’s special mission. Many CSI undergraduates go on to pursue a master’s degree at the College. Doctoral programs, offered in cooperation with the CUNY Graduate Center, are also available. College of Staten Island Transfer Info

Hunter College
Founded in 1870, Hunter is one of the oldest and most distinguished public colleges in the nation. It’s also the largest college in the CUNY system. Hunter provides undergraduate and graduate students alike with first-rate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as in professional fields including education, health professions, nursing, and social work. Hunter College Transfer Info

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Founded in 1964, John Jay College of Criminal Justice has a special mission focused on programs in criminal justice, fire science, and related public service fields. Although originally conceived to serve as the College of Police Science for members of the New York City Police Department, John Jay has always welcomed civilian students and offers a wide range of courses in the traditional arts and sciences and the humanities, as well as those in related professional disciplines. John Jay College of Criminal Justice Transfer Info

Lehman College
Named after Herbert H. Lehman, the legendary New York governor, senator and humanitarian, the College was founded in 1968 and has graduated more than 50,000 men and women who have gone on to achieve distinction in business, government, the arts, social services and many other fields. Lehman College Transfer Info

Medgar Evers College
Founded in 1970, Medgar Evers is CUNY’s newest four-year college. Named in honor of the slain civil rights leader Medgar Wiley Evers, the College offers associate and bachelor’s degrees. Its mission is to serve the educational, cultural and social needs of the central Brooklyn community. Medgar Evars College Transfer Info

New York City College of Technology
CUNY’s senior college of technology, City Tech has been a model of excellence in urban education since its founding in 1946 as New York City Technical College. Offering a host of new and innovative programs, City Tech is still a pioneering force in higher education. New York City College of Technology Transfer Info

Queens College
Queens College provides a first-rate education to New Yorkers from diverse ethnic, social and economic backgrounds. The College opened in 1937 with 400 students and a staff of 40. Today it’s one of the largest colleges of The City University of New York, with a total enrollment of nearly 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Queens College Transfer Info

York College
York College provides students with a one-of-a-kind educational experience. It offers many qualities of a major university, including a distinguished faculty and strong pre-professional programs. At the same time, students benefit from individualized attention and a strong sense of community. York College Transfer Info

SUNY College Transfer Sites

An alphabetical listing of SUNY schools with links to information on transfer requirements for their schools.
CollegeTransfer Info
Albany / University CenterAlbany Transfer Info
Alfred State / Technology CollegeAlfred State Transfer Info
Binghamton / University CenterBinghamton Transfer Info
Brockport / University CollegeBrockport Transfer Info
Buffalo, University at / University Center

Buffalo Transfer Info

Buffalo School of Engineering Transfer Info

Buffalo State College / University CollegeBuffalo State College Transfer Info
Canton / Technology CollegeCanton Transfer Info
Cobleskill / Technology CollegeCobleskill Transfer Info
Cornell, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences / University CenterCornell, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Transfer Info
Cornell, College of Human Ecology / University CenterCornell, College of Human Ecology Transfer Info
Cornell, College of Veterinary Medicine / University CenterCornell, College of Veterinary Medicine Transfer Info
Cornell, School of Industrial and Labor Relations / University CenterCornell, School of Industrial and Labor Relations Transfer Info
Cortland / University CollegeCortland Transfer Info
Delhi / Technology CollegeDelhi Transfer Info
Downstate Medical Center / University CenterDownstate Medical Center Transfer Info
Empire State College / University CollegeEmpire State College Transfer Info
Environmental Science and Forestry / University CenterEnvironmental Science and Forestry Transfer Info
Farmingdale State / Technology CollegeFarmingdale State Transfer Info
Fashion Institute of Technology / Community CollegeFashion Institute of Technology Transfer Info
Fredonia / University CollegeFredonia Transfer Info
Geneseo / University CollegeGeneseo Transfer Info
Maritime College / Technology CollegeMaritime College Transfer Info
Morrisville State College / Technology CollegeMorrisville State College Transfer Info
New Paltz / University CollegeNew Paltz Transfer Info
Old Westbury / University CollegeOld Westbury Transfer Info
Oneonta / University CollegeOneonta Transfer Info
Oswego / University CollegeOswego Transfer Info
Plattsburgh / University CollegePlattsburgh Transfer Info
Potsdam / University CollegePotsdam Transfer Info
Purchase / University CollegePurchase Transfer Info
Stony Brook / University CenterStony Brook Transfer Info
SUNY Polytechnic Institute / Technology CollegeSUNY Polytechnic Institute Transfer Info
Upstate Medical University / University CenterUpstate Medical University Transfer Info

The State University waives the $50 application fee for up to seven college choices for transfer students graduating with an A.A. or A.S. degree from a SUNY or CUNY two-year college, who apply directly to State University four-year colleges for baccalaureate programs. If you are a transfer student seeking the fee waiver, you must answer “yes” to the first question in the “Transfer History” section of the “Academic History” tab.

Students submitting an application for EOP consideration may qualify for an application fee waiver for their first seven (7) campus choices. If a student does not meet both the academic and economic guidelines or the campus to which the student is applying does not operate an Educational Opportunity Program the student will be billed for the fee.

If you are transferring to the last years of a cooperative program, such as a 2+3 program in engineering, you may also have your fee waived.

Students who are eligible for a fee waiver should select “Fee Waiver” as their payment method. If you request a waiver and are found ineligible you will be required to submit payment before your application will be processed.


College Visitation

Attend a transfer fair, transfer information session, advisor in residence, or instant decision day to assist in your transfer process.

Receipt of final transcripts

For a copy of your final transcripts containing official courses completed and any degrees earned, please contact the Records & Registration. Please note that it is your responsibility to request final transcripts from each college you attended.

Incoming Transfers

Rockland Community College welcomes students who have already completed coursework at other institutions. Records & Registration will evaluate your previous credits based on the degree you intend to pursue at RCC.