1-800-4-ALFRED (425-3733)

SUNY General Education Transcript Addendum

The following points were agreed upon by the membership of the SUNY Registrar’s Association at the annual conference in June 2001. These points are based on the understanding that once a SUNY-GER is met at one SUNY institution it has been met at any SUNY institution and that a course may be used for a maximum of two areas (humanities excluded). The word “course” is used in this document for simplicity. It is understood that some requirements at some institutions will be met by a test score or proficiency exam and will be so recorded on the General Education Transcript Addendum.

  • The General Education Transcript Addendum (GETA) must be cumulative. It will reflect resident courses meeting SUNY-GER, as well as transfer courses that meet SUNY-GER.
  • The General Education Transcript Addendum will be mailed with the academic transcript and as such does not need to be printed on special paper and does not need a signature or college seal.
  • If a General Education Transcript Addendum is not included with the official transcript, a faxed copy from one campus to the other is acceptable. A signed/sealed GETA sent separately is also acceptable. Requests for the GETA may be made by phone without the need for student signature as long as there is a student request for the official transcript on file.
  • The General Education Transcript Addendum will not be accepted if delivered by a student in an unsealed envelope.
  • There will be no fee associated with the General Education Transcript Addendum.
  • Only course(s) used to fulfill SUNY-GER will be listed on the General Education Transcript Addendum. Colleges may not send their degree audits or advisement documents for the purpose of reporting SUNY-GER met.
  • Only course(s) needed to fulfill SUNY-GER will be listed on the General Education Transcript Addendum. If a student takes several courses that meet one SUNY-GER and only one course is needed to satisfy that requirement, only one course will be reported on the GETA.
  • Only course(s) passed will be listed on the General Education Transcript Addendum. Failed courses, courses with grades of incomplete, and courses in progress will not be listed.
  • The General Education Transcript Addendum will be reported in one of three ways:
    • Computer generated
    • Word document
    • Paper manual document
  • All General Education Transcript Addendums will follow the same general format.
  • All General Education Transcript Addendums must contain student social security number and matriculation date.
  • All ten learning outcomes must be listed in the order specified:
    • Mathematics
    • Natural Sciences
    • Social Sciences
    • American History
    • Western Civilization
    • Other World Civilizations
    • Humanities
    • The Arts
    • Foreign Language
    • Basic Communication
  • A “met” indicator must be present to the right or left of any category where SUNY-GER has been met. Acceptable indicators are:
    • Yes
    • Met
    • OK
    • X
  • The course subject/number (e.g., BIOL 210) must be listed. In cases where exam scores meet a requirement, the exam should be so noted.
  • It is recommended that course title be included but it is understood that software constraints may preclude this for some campuses.
  • The following items are optional:
    • Term taken
    • Grade earned
    • Credit hours