Apply for Admission: Transfer Students

Apply online using the Common Application. There is a $50 (US) application fee. This fee may be paid electronically when the application is submitted through Common Application. If the fee is not paid at that time, a check or money order, made payable to Alfred University, can be mailed to the Admissions Office (One Saxon Dr, Alfred, NY 14802). The fee may also be paid with a credit card over the phone by calling the Admissions Office at 800.541.9229. The application fee is waived for anyone who visits campus prior to applying.

Admissions Application Deadlines

Fall Applications

  • Regular decision deadline - August 1
  • Art & Design deadline - March 1
  • International student deadline - March 15

Spring Applications

  • Regular decision deadline - December 1
  • Art & Design deadline - November 15
  • International student deadline - October 15

General Application Requirements

In addition to the application and fee the following materials are required to complete your application:

  • Official transcripts from each college/university you've attended
  • Official High School transcript or GED
  • Personal statement/essay (this will be part of the Common Application)
  • At least one letter of recommendation
  • Art Portfolio (School of Art and Design applicants only)

In addition to the above list of required material to complete your application, all applicants are welcome to interview with an admissions counselor. An interview can be arranged during your visit to campus.

Please note the most recent academic performance is the primary consideration in transfer application review. Transfer candidates with a GPA below 2.5 but above 2.0 may be considered for admission, however, a personal interview with an admissions counselor is recommended along with a specific essay. Additional faculty recommendations are also encouraged.


Kristen Vargason
Associate Director and Coordinator of Transfer Admissions
Office of Admissions
Alumni Hall
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802

Ph: 607.871.2115
Ph: 800.541.9229
Fx: 607.871.2198


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