Information for Transfer Students including Admissions and Transfer Credits.
The School of Engineering welcomes transfer students from all over the world, and invites you to investigate our TRACC program (Transfer Recruitment and Achievement at City College). For more information on TRACC, contact the School of Engineering Office of Student Development (Room: 2M7)
From other CUNY colleges. Graduates of CUNY community colleges are automatically eligible to enter City College and will receive at least 64 transfer credits, although it is possible that not all credits will apply to the degree. Community college students who wish to enter CCNYbefore graduation must have spent at least two full semesters (one year) at the community college and have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students from a CUNY senior college may transfer to CCNY at any time. In all cases, normal admission procedures must be followed; contact CCNY Admissions for full information. In terms of CUNY entrance exams, we will accept your previous reading and writing scores but you will have to retake the math test. (The reason is that CCNY takes the standard CUNY math test and adds 40 questions.) In terms of transfer creditevaluation, refer to Transfer Credit Evaluation; however, we have developed a CUNY transfer guide listing the basic engineering core courses at City plus equivalent courses at the 16 other CUNY institutions. If you're hoping for an engineering education at City, and you're currently attending or planning to attend another CUNY college, this sheet should be most helpful.
From non-CUNY colleges. Admission criteria vary with total number of credits, GPA, and math/science courses. At the extremes: with fewer than 14 credits and no advanced math/science courses, a GPA of 3.0 is required; with 24 or more credits plus a year of calculus plus at least one semester of college-level chemistry or physics, a GPA of 2.0 is acceptable. For complete information, refer to CCNY Admissions.
A sealed transcript must be sent from all of your previous colleges for you to be considered for admission as a transfer student to the address listed on the application form. (Under certain circumstances, CCNY Admissions will accept official transcripts hand-carried by the student in a sealed envelope.) If the transcript does not list grades, a "marks" sheet will also be required. For transcripts in a language other than English, you will need to provide an English translation by a certified translator.
All transfer students from a non-CUNY college must take all three CUNY entrance exams (see SKAT Tests). Students from non-English-speaking countries must also pass the TOEFL exam; minimum passing score is 500. Students who do not pass TOEFL will not be admitted to any senior CUNY college, but will be allowed to take intensive English courses at certain CUNY community colleges.
Transfer credit evaluation. Official transfer credit evaluation is performed by CCNY Admissions personnel, who evaluate standard and core courses. For technical courses, a copy of the transcript is sent to a department evaluator, who evaluates the technical courses and sends the results to Admissions for inclusion in the final document. You will receive an official transfer credit evaluation during your first semester here. For disputed or unusual courses, Admissions may ask you to supply a description of the course in question.
Transfer credits and residency requirements. No matter how many transfer credits you are awarded, you must take a minimum number of credits in your major at City to obtain an engineering degree. Specifically, 60% of major credits must be taken here, which works out as follows:
Electrical Engineering - 36 credits
Even if you can meet all course requirements with fewer than the listed credits, you must still meet residency requirements. For students with many transfer credits in their major, this may mean taking "extra" courses. Beyond these requirements, there is no limit to the number of transfer credits City College will accept toward your degree.
Evaluation System and Guidelines
Transfer students are not required to take the CCNY Placement Test. Their transcripts are first evaluated by the EE Higher Education Officer two weeks prior to the time of the student’s first registration. A more detailed evaluation of the student’s transcript occurs during his/her first semester at the City College and is performed by the EE faculty transfer advisor and EE Higher Education Officer.
The evaluation of performance of an enrolled student is an ongoing process that continues until graduation. The faculty member teaching a course in which the student is enrolled is responsible for evaluating the student's performance in the course in question. This evaluation may involve homework, class participation, report generation, project completion, quizzes, and examinations. The faculty member teaching the course is responsible for assigning the final grade at the completion of the course.