All bachelor’s degree candidates are eligible to transfer up to 90 academic credits from previous educational institutions.  Students must successfully complete at least 30 academic credits after matriculation to the degree in the BA in Urban and Community Studies at the CUNY School for Labor and Urban Studies.

During the transfer evaluation process, courses taken at other institutions are used to fulfill CUNY SLU requirements, where possible.  The credit value of transferred courses is assigned to match the credit value of the equivalent course. Other acceptable forms of transfer credit include credit for college-level subject-area examinations such as CLEP, UExcel or DANTES/DSST; and credit for ACE-evaluated corporate or military training.

Official transfer credit evaluations are made after CUNY SLU has received all final and official transcripts from all institutions attended, and a student is accepted into the program. All transfer credit evaluations must be approved by the Chair of the Department of Urban Studies. Students can expect to receive the official transfer credit evaluation prior to registering for their first term of enrollment.  Transfer credit grades do not compute into the bachelor’s degree grade point average.

For more information about the transfer credit policy at CUNY SLU, please contact Kevin Simmons, advisor for the BA in Urban and Community Studies, at