Transfer Admissions Criteria

The University at Buffalo welcomes international transfer students who are prepared to meet the rigorous academic demands of a flagship university.

Be Honest

When you apply to the University at Buffalo, you must be honest at all times. Be sure that all documents and information that you submit with your application are correct and accurate. You are responsible for everything that is submitted with your application, even if someone else helps you to complete it. Withholding or omitting information and documents or giving false information may make you ineligible for admission, subject to dismissal and/or be ineligible for transfer credit.

What is required for transfer admission?

While transfer admission is based primarily on your college/university grades, we are looking for students who excel academically, engage in extracurricular activities and who maintain a good school-life balance.

What do admissions counselors consider?

Academics English Language Standardized Tests Optional Criteria

Test-Optional Admissions

UB is test optional and supports SUNY's decision to make the submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional. Students can share their scores as part of their application if they choose by selecting this option on their application.

UB will consider your highest SAT or ACT score if you choose to submit test scores. For more information regarding test optional admission, please visit our test optional FAQ page.

Transfer Applicant Documents Checklist

You will upload these documents electronically to your Applicant Status Portal. Please do not send documents through the mail. Please note: Any document not written in English must be accompanied by an English translation.

We encourage you to collect and scan all the necessary documents as early in the application process as possible, even before you apply.

  • Copies of your transcripts from every college and university that you have ever attended. Students in Indian universities should provide marksheets for all attempts in all semesters.
  • English Language Proficiency test scores
  • Supplemental requirements for special majors (if applicable)