Transfer Student Admission Checklist

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. The list below can be a helpful resource for you as you work through the transfer admission process.


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 Drive, 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.

  • 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 & Design applicants)

In addition to the above list of required materials to complete your application, all applicants are welcome to interview with an admissions counselor. You can also arrange for a virtual interview if you are unable to come to campus.

Schedule a Visit

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.

All applicants are automatically considered for a merit based scholarship during the admission review process. There is no separate application required to be considered. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive notification along with your offer of admission.

In addition to merit based scholarships, we encourage you to apply for financial aid. In order to be considered for financial aid, you will need to complete the FAFSA.

AU's school code is: 002668

Learn more about Financial Aid

Congratulations! Now that you've been accepted to Alfred University, there's a few more things you'll need to do in order to officially attend. Don't worry though, we've created an easy step by step guide with the Accepted Students Checklist.

Accepted Student Checklist