Information for Transfer Students

Information for music students transferring to York College.
York College Big Band

The York College Big Band in performance.

How to Begin

Interested in continuing your studies at York College as a transfer student, with a major or minor in music?

First Step

First, apply for admission to York College. For more information on the application process, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Second Step

Second, once you have been accepted, make sure that your incoming transcript has been fully evaluated. In addition, you must also declare your music major or minor at the Office of the Registrar.

Third Step

Finally, contact Dr. George Lam (coordinator of the music program) to schedule an initial advisement session to determine your academic plan to complete your music major or minor.

Completing the Degree

Below are the current four-year plans and major plans for the Music BA. Four-Year plans provide an overview of how to complete the Music BA with all courses taken at York College. Major Plans provide a similar overview for students transferring to York College with an AA or AS degree.

How will my courses transfer?

Screenshot of the "Evaluate My Transfer Credit" tool on CUNYFirst.

CUNY students may use the "Evaluate My Transfer Credit" tool on CUNYFirst to take a look at how completed coursework at one CUNY school would transfer as, at another CUNY school. For more information on how to use this tool on CUNYFirst, refer to this guide from the CUNY website.

Music Theory Placement Exam

Transfer students may elect to take a music theory placement exam to determine appropriate placement in the music theory sequence, by beginning with either MUS 110 (Fundamentals of Music Theory) or MUS 223 (Harmony). There is no placement exam for ear training courses. You can find more information about the exam on the Student Handbook, and you may also review a sample copy of the exam. To schedule the music theory placement exam before the start of each semester, please contact Dr. George Lam.