Transfer Programs

Fredonia Transfer Programs

As the costs of higher education continue to rise, Fredonia is working hard to develop new and innovative ways to help international students afford college. Listed below are transfer credit programs with formalized articulation agreements that smooth the path to early degree completion. Each of these options allows students to take control of their education and holds the potential to significantly reduce the cost of college.

Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) Program

2+2 SUNY/CUNY AA and AS Transfer Agreement

Cooperative Engineering Program

Accelerated MBA Program 

Human Direct Pathway Program - Osaka, Japan


Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) Program

Fredonia is pleased to recognize ACT Education Solutions, Limited Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) Program graduates as eligible for admission based on the following requirements:

  • GAC Grade Point Average - The equivalent of a B+, or 3.5/4.0 point scale, or 87/100point scale
  • English Proficiency Level - The equivalent of a 64 TOEFL iBT or 5.5 IELTS
  • Completion of all three levels of the GAC Program

SUNY Fredonia will award up to 30 transfer credit hours and advanced standing into our undergraduate programs based on the Approved Equivalency Articulation Agreement.

To apply, go to:  and follow the instructions for International Students Transferring from a non-U.S. College or University. 


2+2 SUNY/CUNY AA and AS Transfer Agreement

SUNY community college graduates and CUNY graduates with an AS or AA degree who wish to continue full-time study at SUNY Fredonia are guaranteed admission with advanced academic standing.

To be eligible, you must:

1. Submit your application by March 1 for fall admission and by October 1 for spring admission.

2. Provide the four-year college(s) with an official two-year college transcript showing three semesters of completed study by March 15 for fall admission and by October 15 for spring admission.

3. Complete all supplemental application materials by April 15 for fall admission and by November 15 for spring admission.


Cooperative Engineering Program

The Cooperative Engineering program takes its name from the academic cooperative agreements between SUNY Fredonia and its affiliated engineering schools. The intent is to combine liberal arts and sciences at Fredonia with engineering at another school, thereby maximizing the student’s potential as a member of society and as an employer or employee. The agreements facilitate student transfer and mutual recognition of general education requirements. Fredonia is currently affiliated in a Cooperative Engineering program with the following institutions:

Clarkson University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Louisiana Tech University
NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred
Ohio State University
Penn State Erie Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
State University of New York at Binghamton
State University of New York at Buffalo
Syracuse University
Tri-State University

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Accelerated MBA Programs

Fredonia has entered into a number of formal and informal agreements with other universities that allow our students to matriculate into accelerated B.S./M.B.A. programs. All such agreements usually reduce by one the number of years it takes a full-time student to complete a B.S. and M.B.A.  Current agreements in place include:

  3+2 BS/MBA Programs (Three years of study at SUNYFredonia and two at the other school)

          SUNY Binghamton

          University at Buffalo

4+1 BS/MBA Programs (Four years of study at SUNY Fredonia and one at the other school)

       Clarkson University

       Niagara University

       Rochester Institute of Technology

       St. Bonaventure University

       University of Pittsburgh


Human Direct Pathway Program - Osaka, Japan

This program is designed to help students who are in their senior year of high school in Japan and planning to study at a United States university of college following their graduation in March. The program aims to enhance the English language skills necessary to study for academic purposes. Furthermore, the program assists students in their college application process and helps them gain admission to the university or college of their choice. The program consists of two parts: the ESL program and placement.

The applicant must be in either his or her senior year of high school or a high school graduate in Japan as of June for fall university admission or as of October for spring university admission. The participants in this program study at home by a combination of distance learning and live instruction until they graduate from high school and, after graduation, attend a summer program at an HIUC-affiliated college by which they have been conditionally accepted. Participants are expected to study at this university or college of their choice at the end of August after completing their summer seminar.

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