Transfer Students

AU StudentsAlfred University welcomes applications from students who wish to transfer from other campuses. Whatever your reason for transferring, Alfred's Admissions staff is committed to making sure that you have the information and attention you need throughout the process.

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There is nothing like a campus visit to experience first hand all that Alfred University has to offer. We encourage all prospective students to arrange a customized campus visit including individual appointments with admissions counselors, financial aid counselors, faculty and coaches, as well as campus tours and class visits. Contact the Office of Admissions to request your personalized visit. Come visit us...

Transfer qualifications

  • Graduation from high school or GED and earned college credit following graduation (excluding the two month period immediately following graduation).
  • A suggested cumulative grade point average (GPA) or at least 2.5. A GPA below 2.5 may require an admissions interview before a decision is made for admission.

Transfer of credit
While transfer courses are evaluated on a course-by-course basis, Alfred University can accept most transfer credits from an accredited institution at which a student has earned a grade of C or better. In courses graded pass/fail or credit/no credit, grades of "pass" and "credit" are accepted.

The maximum number of semester credit hours transferable toward any Alfred University degree program from all sources combined is 75, to include credit from other institutions, credit as recommended by the American Council on Education, and credit from standardized exams (AP, IB, CLEP or any other standardized exam program). The 75-credit-hour maximum applies to transfer credit earned both before and after admission to an AU degree program.

Regardless of the number of credits that are accepted in transfer, all students are responsible for completing the major and general education requirements for the program of study they select and must earn at least 45 credits in residence at Alfred University to receive their degree. "In residence" means courses offered by Alfred University on campus, at an extension site or through distance education. Students must complete their final 30 semester credit hours in residence.

Evaluation of transfer credits
Take a look at current course equivalencies. Courses are evaluated and updated on an on-going basis by the Registrar’s Office.

If you would like a preliminary credit evaluation or if you are planning to visit campus and would like an evaluation done when you arrive, please send an electronic copy of your transcript to Kristen Vargason, Coordinator of Transfer Admissions.

Alfred University offers a wide variety of scholarship opportunities for transfer students including Presidential Scholarship (3.3 cumulative GPA), Dean's Scholarship (3.0 cumulative GPA), Jonathan Allen Award for Leadership (2.7 cumulative GPA), Art Portfolio Scholarship (based on portfolio), Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (Phi Theta Kappa membership plus Associate's Degree from a 2-year institution). All applicants who complete the admission process are reviewed for academic scholarships, there is no separate scholarship application process. In addition to scholarships, financial aid is also available.


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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