Appeals of SUNY to SUNY Transfer Course Equivalency Policy

  • Academic
  • Student - Undergraduate
Responsible Unit Undergraduate Admissions
Responsible Cabinet Member VP for Enrollment Management
Adoption Date 2009-01
Last Revision Date
Last Review Date

Policy Statement

Students transferring from other SUNY units, whose initial request for transfer course equivalency to a lower-division course at Brockport is turned down, have a right to an appeal process at the local Brockport level and further to the SUNY System Administration level (SUNY Provost’s Office).


Students have the right to appeal Brockport decisions on award of transfer equivalency for lower-division courses recently taken at other SUNY units.

Note: Courses taken more than two years prior to the student’s admission to Brockport will not be considered “recent” and eligible for appeal.


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Policy Procedures

The appeal process begins in Brockport’s Office of Academic Advisement where forms and instructions on how to appeal can be obtained. The first level of appeal is to the department chairperson of the department offering the course for which transfer equivalency is requested. If the appeal is rejected at the department level, the student’s appeal can be sent to the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. If the Vice Provost rejects the appeal, the student can request that the appeal be sent to the SUNY Provost’s Office for a final review. The burden of proof of course equivalency is on the student who must provide syllabi, course materials and other documents to substantiate the equivalency. The Brockport decision may be limited to the student who has appealed.

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History (in descending order)

Item Date Explanation
Next Review Date 2014-01 Five-year review
Adoption Date 2009-01 Policy Adopted
Draft Review Date   Draft Policy under 30-day Campus Review


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