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Transfer to AU

Thank you for considering Alfred University! Whatever your reason for transferring, we are committed to making sure that you have the information you need to make a successful transition to AU. As a small university, we pride ourselves on providing you with the individual attention you deserve to make your transition to AU as seamless as possible. Should you have questions at any point in the process, please don’t hesitate to call our office at 800-541-9229. We’re here to help!

You should follow the transfer application process at Alfred University if you have:

  • Completed/attempted credit hours at an accredited college or university
  • Achieved a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated good social standing at the previous institution

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.

You should follow the readmission application process at Alfred University if you attended AU in the past, have taken completed/attempted credit hours at an accredited college or university elsewhere, and are now interested in returning to AU.

We’d love to learn more about you! If you’re interested in receiving more information about Alfred University, please take a moment to Request more information from us. This will help us learn more about your academic and co-curricular interests, too.

Visit us
Making an appointment to visit us is easy! We can arrange for you to:

  • Tour campus, including specific tours of our art & engineering facilities
  • Meet with an admissions counselor who can talk with you about the application process & your transfer credits
  • Meet with a faculty member who can answer specific questions about the curriculum and your specific program of study
  • Meet with a financial aid counselor
  • Meet with someone who can give you feedback on your portfolio if you’re applying the BFA or BS Art History programs in the School of Art & Design

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.

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.


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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