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Transfer Profile

Imagine receiving a world-class education in the world’s most exciting city, New York, while experiencing the comforts of a serene, beautiful campus. 

Prestige and affordability
Not only did CSI rank sixth in the Nation on the Social Mobility Index by CollegeNET, PayScale listed CSI as one of the best colleges for salary potential, ranking 132 out of over 1,000 colleges. U.S. News & World Report named CSI a 2015 Best College; Washington Monthly named CSI one of “America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges”; Forbes ranked CSI on “America’s Top Colleges” list; and Money magazine ranked CSI as one of the “Best Colleges for Your Money.” 

Transfer with ease
CSI’s generous transfer policy allows students to transfer up to 90 credits (grade of C or better). Eligible transfer students may also apply for direct admission to CSI as late as one month before the start of classes each semester. Admitted students benefit from CSI’s experiential learning opportunities, honors and opportunity programs, independent and faculty research opportunities, study abroad, scholarships, financial aid, and luxury apartment-style housing.

Largest New York City campus
CSI is situated on a sprawling 204-acre campus located in the heart of Staten Island. As the largest continuous college campus (public or private) within New York City, its scenic landscape creates a rural oasis in an urban setting with picturesque trees, lawns, and gardens.

Exemplary facilities and academics
State-of-the-art facilities are the hallmark of CSI’s campus. Highlights include a 16-foot domed astrophysical observatory, CSI’s very own supercomputer, the 77,000-sq. ft. Sports and Recreation Center, the student-operated radio station WSIA-FM, the Advanced Imaging Facility, an experimental black box theater, and the ultramodern Center for the Arts.

CSI also offers exemplary academics. School of Business faculty hold advanced degrees, publish in leading journals, and have extensive real-world experience. The School of Education offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Early Childhood, Childhood, and Adolescent Education and graduates students with a 98% pass rate on the Teacher Certification Examination. CSI’s third school, the School of Health Sciences, offers two of CSI’s most academically competitive programs: Nursing and Physical Therapy.

World-class faculty
CSI’s faculty are highly regarded experts in their chosen fields, and over 90% of our full-time faculty members hold PhDs or the highest attainable degree in their field. In 2016, President Obama awarded Dr. Daniel McCloskey, Associate Professor of Psychology, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the US government’s highest award for scientists in the early stages of their independent research careers. The media have also sought our professors for appearances on television and in print media to share their expertise with the public. CSI became a post-recovery Superstorm Sandy think-tank, with a team of noted geologists—including our President, Dr. William J. Fritz—who were featured on WABC-TV and in The New York Times.

Luxury student housing
CSI’s luxury student housing allows transfer students to live in comfort and convenience in the heart of our beautiful campus. Our student apartments are fully furnished, include full-bed private bedrooms and bathrooms, and have Internet and cable access. Housing amenities include a fitness center, computer lab, study lounge, and laundry room.

Honors and opportunity programs
The College of Staten Island offers several honors and opportunity programs. The Verrazano School honors program offers students a unique undergraduate education through academically motivated learning communities. The Teacher Education Honors Academy at CSI is designed for select students passionate about mathematics and science who want to teach those subjects to middle and high school students. All offer merit-based scholarships. Our CSTEP program offers economically disadvantaged students interested in the STEM fields access to paid internships and research opportunities as well as scholarships. Transfer students with 15 credits or less may also apply to our ASAP program, which provides tuition waivers and a free monthly MetroCard, as well as career development and academic support services.




Academic programs 

Associate Degree Programs
• Business (AAS): Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing specializations
• Computer Technology (AAS): Information
Science, Programming sequences
• Electrical Engineering Technology (AAS)
• Engineering Science (AS)
• Liberal Arts and Sciences (AA/AS)
• Nursing (AAS)

Bachelor’s Degree Programs
• Accounting (BS)
• African and African Diaspora Studies (BA)
• American Studies (BA)
• Art (BA/BFA): Studio Art concentration
• Art/Photography (BA/BFA)
• Biochemistry (BS)
• Biology*(BS): Bioinformatics; Ecology, Evolution, and Behavioral Biology; Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Neuroscience; Health Science
• Business (BS): Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing concentrations
• Chemistry* (BS)
• Cinema Studies (BA): Critical Studies, Production concentrations
• Communications (BS): Corporate Communications, Design and Digital Media, Journalism, Media Studies concentrations
• Computer Science (BS)
• Computer Science/Mathematics (BS)
• Drama (BS)
• Economics (BA/BS): Business, Finance specializations
• Education: Adolescence, Childhood, Early Childhood programs
• Earth and Environmental Science (BS)
• Earth Science* (BS)
• Electrical Engineering (BS)
• Engineering Science (BS): Computer, Electrical, Mechanical specializations
• English* (BA): Dramatic Literature, Linguistics, Literature, Writing concentrations
• Geography (BA)
• History* (BA)
• Information Systems and Informatics (BS)
• International Studies (BA)
• Italian Studies* (BA)
• Mathematics* (BS): Pure, Applied Mathematics
• Medical Technology (BS)
• Music (BA/BS): Classical Performance, Jazz Studies, Literature and Theory, Music Technology, Performance concentrations
• Nursing (BS)
• Philosophy (BA)
• Philosophy and Political Science (BA): Dual major
• Physics* (BS)
• Political Science (BA)
• Pre-professional Preparation: Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Podiatry
• Psychology (BA/BS)
• Science, Letters, and Society (BA): Early Childhood Sequence (Birth–2), Childhood Sequence (1–6)
• Social Work (BS)
• Sociology-Anthropology (BA)
• Spanish* (BA)
• Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (BA)

* Adolescent Education track available (Grades 7–12)

Certificate Programs
• Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies

Master’s Degree Programs
• Accounting (MS)
• Biology (MS)
• Business Management (MS)
• Cinema and Media Studies (MA)
• Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
• Computer Science (MS)
• Education (MSEd): Adolescence (Biology, English, Mathematics, Social Studies); Childhood; Special Education; Special Education Adolescence Generalist; Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages
• English (MA)
• Environmental Science (MS)
• History (MA)
• Liberal Studies (MA)
• Neuroscience and Developmental Disabilities (MS)
• Nursing (MS): Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing
• Social Work (MSW)

Post-master’s and Advanced Certificates
• Autism Spectrum Disorders (Advanced Certificate)
• Business Analytics of Large-Scale Data (Advanced Certificate)
• Cultural Competence (Advanced Certificate)
• Leadership in Education (Post-master’s): School District Leader, School Building Leader, and School District Leader (Dual Certificate)
• Nursing (Post-master’s): Adult-Gerontological Health
• Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Advanced Certificate)

Doctoral Programs
• Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing (DNP)
• Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)
• Doctoral Programs offered jointly with the CUNY Graduate School: Biochemistry, Biology (Neuroscience), Computer Science, Physics, Polymer Chemistry 


Undergraduate Tuition*
• Full-Time Matriculated: $6,330/year,$3,165/semester
• Part-Time Matriculated: $275/credit
• Non-degree: $400/credit

• Full-Time Matriculated: $560/credit, $8,400/15 credits
• Part-Time Matriculated: $560/credit
• Non-degree: $840/credit

* Tuition subject to change without prior notice

• Spring Semester: September 15
• File FAFSA (Spring): November 30
• Fall Semester: February 1
• Verrazano School: February 1
• Teacher Education Honors Academy: February 1
• CSI Scholarship: February 27
• File FAFSA (Fall): March 31