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Step 1: Submit Your Application

Apply for admission as soon as you think about transferring to UB. It is best to file all application materials early in the semester preceding your intended transfer date. UB begins offering admission to transfer students in February for the fall semester and October for the spring semester.

When you apply, we will open a file in your name and keep you informed about the admissions process.

Apply Online

Applying online to UB is fast, easy and secure. Just follow the link to the SUNY application below. A $50 non-refundable fee is required.

The SUNY Application

The SUNY application allows students to apply to several SUNY institutions with one application. Transfer and Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) applicants must use the SUNY application.

Once you complete the SUNY online application, you can check its status here: Application Status.

Please aware that there are two SUNY Buffalo institutions listed on the SUNY Application. Be certain that you are selecting the University at Buffalo when you complete your forms, or your application might go to the wrong school. On the SUNY Application, the campus code for UB is "20."


UB is on a rolling admission. Therefore, we review applications as they are received. However, we do not guarantee a space in the transfer class or housing beyond May 1 for fall and Dec. 1 for spring. After these dates, admission is on a space-available basis. Historically, we still admit students into the summer months before we close the class for fall, and typically right up until classes begin for spring.

Spring Semester Transfers

Students who are transferring to UB for the spring semester and have already filed the FAFSA to receive financial aid for the fall semester at their current school should contact the Federal Processing Center to update the school information listed on the FAFSA.

To update the FAFSA, you will need to add “State University of New York at Buffalo” for the school name and the school code of 002837 (UB’s federal code). Updates may be made by telephone at 800-433-3243 or by visiting the FAFSA website.

Last updated: March 13, 2014 10:04 am EST