Change is a good thing―and things happen. Are you thinking about transferring to Vaughn College? We make the transfer student admissions process easy so you can focus on more important things―like your education.
Did you know that 99 percent of our graduates, 83 percent in their chosen field, are employed or continue their education within one year? By transferring to Vaughn, you could be among the next generation of futureproof Vaughn graduates. We welcome students from all walks of life. You could be next. See how it easy it is to make the switch, with the help of our college admissions team and transfer student experts.
Transfer Student Admissions: How to Apply in Three Easy Steps
Transfer Student Admissions: How to Apply in Three Easy Steps
- Apply: Complete an undergraduate application for enrollment to Vaughn College. Click here.
- Request Your Transcript: Request a copy of your unofficial and official transcripts from all previously attended institutions of higher learning. Remember to have the official transcript sent electronically or mailed directly to: Vaughn College, c/o Enrollment Services, 86-01 23rd Ave., Flushing, NY 11369
- Consult with a College Admissions Expert: Contact Lisa Limbach, associate director of admissions via email at to schedule an online counseling session. Our college admissions team is fully equipped to help transfer students make the transition to Vaughn College.
If you still have questions regarding transfer student admissions or our college admissions process in general, fill out the form below. A college admissions representative will contact you shortly.
Transfer Credits with Ease
Vaughn College accepts credits for courses taken at a regionally accredited institution with a grade of C or higher. A maximum of 60 credit hours from a two-year institution and 90 credit hours from a four-year institution can be applied towards a degree. Credit acceptance is at the discretion of Vaughn College. For more information about current transfer policies, see the Vaughn College catalog.
Vaughn recently updated the general education curriculum offered by the arts and sciences department that require students to take courses across 10 areas of competency―from oral presentation and ethics to critical thinking and diverse perspectives. These changes offer students more flexibility in their course selections and make coming to Vaughn easier for transfer students. Check out the information for transferring here.
*Important Note: All courses are subject to review by faculty within the discipline of a course. This may delay the posting of your transfer credit. It is crucial that all transcripts are submitted as early as possible so that your credit will be evaluated prior to registration. Elective credit will be awarded as placeholder credit and will remain on your record unless or until an equivalent Vaughn course has been determined.
Want to maximize your CUNY transfer credits?
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Most recent CUNY graduates can consider 30 credits towards their baccalaureate degree at Vaughn complete. This no-hassle transfer policy lets you concentrate mostly on your major in flight, engineering or management. Some restrictions apply.*
* Students who have received a degree from the City University of New York (CUNY) that satisfies the entirety of the 30-credit CUNY General Education common core* (required and flexible) will receive 27 credits towards a baccalaureate degree at Vaughn College. You will be exempt from the 27-credit, 9 general education competencies. In addition, you will be provided an expedited process to be exempted from enrolling in the 3-credit First Year Initiative (FYI) course. In total, you will not have to retake 30 credits towards your baccalaureate degree. The engineering programs may require additional assessment and courses related to math and physics requirements.
** As defined on the “General Education Requirements” page at CUNY: https://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/undergraduate-studies/pathways/gened/
In almost cases, you will receive either credit or a waiver for Vaughn’s First Year Seminar or First Year Initiatives classes. See the statement referenced below for details.
Freshman Seminar Policy
Students are eligible for a waiver of the FYI 101 and FYE 101 courses in the following cases:
- Students successfully transferred an “Introduction to College” course from another accredited institution of higher education with any number of credits or for no credit. In the case of a non-credit course, the student needs to demonstrate that the course met at least the equivalent seat time of a 1 credit course and was not merely an extra-curricular activity.
- Students have attended another institution and have successfully transferred 24 or more credits from that institution with an incoming GPA of 2.0 or higher. The GPA requirement is to demonstrate that the student has already successfully mastered. A student that has attended more than one prior institution but has not completed 24 credits at any institutions has not demonstrated successful persistence in college and is not eligible for the waiver.
Students are eligible to be awarded credits for FYI and FYE on their transcript in the following cases:
- FYI 101 will be awarded for students who have taken an equivalent 3 credit course that is successfully transferred to Vaughn.
- FYE 101 will be awarded for students who have taken an equivalent 1 or 2 credit course that is successfully transferred to Vaughn.
- Students who take FYE 101 at Vaughn will still be required to take FYI 102 to make up the remainder of the topics. It is understood that FYI 102 is not a first-year course. Students who received a waiver of the course in the first section of this policy do not need to take FYI 102.
In order to receive the waiver or the award of credits, the following conditions need to be met:
- The students need take all training modules required for compliance with education laws. At the time of writing this policy this includes an alcohol safety course and a Title IX awareness course. The certificate should be presented to the College’s transfer credit coordinator before the credits are accepted or the course is waived.
- Waiving FYI 101 or FYE 101 would not cause the student’s degree to fall under the minimum credits required for the associated degree as mandated by state education law.
If this is the case, we could provide a waiver but not an award of credits. If not all of the credits transfer, then we could use a blanket three credits to fill the void.
Mark Your Calendar
Key Dates for Transfer Students
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, the preferred application deadline is:
- March 1 for the fall semester.
- November 1 for the spring semester
Frequently Asked Questions
A minimum score of 77 on the Internet-based format is required for admission consideration. Students who fall below this range will be required to complete an intensive English language program.
Ninety-nine percent of Vaughn graduates receive jobs or continue their education within one year of graduation. Eighty-three percent of Vaughn graduates are employed in their chosen field, or continue their education within one year.*
*Outcomes include data within one year of graduation for graduates who reported via survey. There was a total of 282 graduates in 2018, and 220 reported an outcome for a 78 percent response rate. The 2018 graduating class includes September 2018, December 2017 and May 2018 graduates.
Yes, the college offers HEOP. Students must be New York State residents and qualify both academically and financially to be eligible.
Work-study is granted through the financial aid office. There are other opportunities for part-time jobs on campus as well as off campus.
Vaughn has scholarships that are awarded based on academics and financial need.