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Transfer Students

at stac everY day is transfer day!

Transfer Students are an important part of our community. Our admissions team does everything it can to make your transition to STAC as simple as possible. We have agreements with many community colleges, giving qualifying transfer students access to an additional Community College Scholarship.

Before or when you apply, we provide you with a thorough credit evaluation to make the most of the courses you’ve completed elsewhere and to give you a roadmap detailing the courses you’ll need to complete to earn your degree at STAC. Our partnerships with regional community colleges also help some transfer students maximize prior credits.

Need to speak to someone? Call our Admissions office at 845-398-4100.


TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

Students who have attended a two-year college may transfer up to 70 credits and must complete at least 50 credits at St. Thomas Aquinas College. Up to 90 credits may be transferred from four-year institutions and then at least 30 credits must be taken at St. Thomas Aquinas College. Transfer students are admitted to the College in both September and January, and while there is no deadline, applications should be submitted as early as possible.

Students enrolled at a two-year college or those wishing to transfer from a four-year college may visit the Admissions web page for admissions criteria.


PHI THETA KAPPA (PTK) SCHOLARSHIP FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

Students with a 3.5 cumulative GPA are eligible for a scholarship worth 50% of their tuition if they are members of this national honor society for community college students and maintain their high academic standard. Please note some college chapters have raised their minimum GPA requirement, check with your chapter adviser.

*If a transfer student attended more than one college, the transfer GPA is taken from the college with the most transferable credits. PTK status will remain the same despite attending another college.


SUNY Orange - Honors Program Partnership

STAC is pleased to announce a new articulation agreement to support the transfer of honors program students from SUNY Orange into the STAC Honors Program.

Interested students must meet all SUNY Orange Honors Program requirements, including holding a 3.5 GPA and must apply to STAC to be admitted into its Honors Program. If accepted into STAC Honors Program, full-time students are eligible to receive up to a $30,000 scholarship per academic year as well as the opportunity to study at Oxford University in the summer between their junior and senior years, with all academic expenses paid. The STAC Honors program also features required experiential learning and internship experiences.

Read more here.


Rockland Community College - Honors Program “STAC Tracks” Agreement

STAC and Rockland Community College (RCC) are proud to announce the addition of a new Honors Program pathway to their existing “STAC Tracks” partnership.

Beginning Fall 2022, qualified honors students at RCC will be eligible to transfer into STAC’s Honors Program. Students interested must meet all RCC requirements including a 3.5 GPA and must apply to STAC to be admitted into its Honors Program. If accepted into the STAC Honors Program, full-time students are eligible to receive up to a $30,000 scholarship per academic year as well as the opportunity to study at Oxford University in the summer between their junior and senior years, with all academic expenses paid. The STAC Honors program also features required experiential learning and internship experiences.

Read more here.


Accepted Transfer Students 

Already accepted as a transfer student? Visit our Accepted Transfer Student page for information about your next steps.


Transfer students can apply for the fall or spring semester on a rolling basis. We require the following to review you for admission:

  • Your completed application.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities you attended, including your current institution. Please have them sent by the issuing institution directly to the Admissions office (unofficial transcripts are great for initial review). Be sure to include your courses in progress as well.
  • An official high school transcript or GED report.
  • SAT 1 or ACT scores if your high school graduation was less than one year ago.
    We'll accept both the new SAT and the old SAT and then compare your scores using concordance tables to determine your highest scores.

     

Once we have your application and materials, we will notify you of a decision within two weeks. We’ll also review you for transfer scholarships ranging from $5,000 up to a half-tuition scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) members. We also have a special scholarship for all community college students eligible for admission.

When you’re ready to commit to STAC, we’ll walk you through the registration process. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor and plan your schedule for your first semester. Students who have attended a two-year college may transfer up to 70 credits and have to complete at least 50 credits at St. Thomas. Up to 90 credits may be transferred from four-year institutions and then at least 30 credits have to be taken at St. Thomas Aquinas College.


Bridge to Teaching logo

Bridge2Teaching is a new dual degree program, B.S. Educational Studies and Master of Science in Teaching (MST), specifically designed for transfer students. Graduates of the Educational Studies Program transition with nine credits to the MST Program accelerating their studies in Teacher Education. 

Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above who are interested in a career in teaching will be granted joint admission to both B.S. Educational Studies and the MST program. Applicants with a slightly lower GPA (2.7 and above) will be accepted to B.S. Educational Studies and be given conditional acceptance to the MST Program. Students can start the program in the fall or spring. Learn more>