Transfer Admission

SUNY Fredonia considers all requests for admission from transfer students in good standing at both two-and four-year colleges and universities, including SUNY and non-SUNY institutions. The admission review process focuses upon an evaluation of academic achievement, program of study, and the major program of study that you request. There are special audition requirements for music and B.F.A. theatre programs, as well as portfolio requirements for the Department of Visual Arts and New Media.

Admission to most of our certification programs in teacher education requires at least a 2.75 grade point average to be eligible for consideration. Admission to the Communication Disorders and Sciences Program requires a 3.0. The Communication Department requires a 2.75 for admission. The Mathematics Education program requires an overall grade point average of 2.5 with at least a C+ grade in any mathematics courses at the level of calculus or above.

We require an official transcript from each college you previously attended, and a high school transcript and SAT or ACT results if you have completed less than 30 credit hours when you apply. All transfers students must submit an official final high school transcript for verification purposes.

You may transfer up to 75 hours of college credit from your previous college(s). Your academic department chairperson or designee determines the distribution of specific courses in fulfillment of departmental requirements in your chosen field of study and provides information about which courses you will need to complete degree requirements in a timely manner. Our university consistently attains one of the highest graduation rates of transfer students in the SUNY system. An official review of transfer credit occurs when we receive your final transcript showing all course work completed. It is most helpful if this information arrives prior to our summer orientation and advising program for transfer students in June.

Fredonia awards transfer credit for academic courses successfully completed at a fully accredited college or university, reserving the right to determine what constitutes academic credit. Your grade point average does not transfer; only credit hours are awarded. You must fulfill all university and departmental requirements for the baccalaureate degree, including a residency requirement of 45 semester hours of credit at Fredonia. Visit our course equivalencies website at for detailed information on the transferability of specific classes. As a prospective transfer student we encourage you to visit the university to discuss transfer credit and graduation requirements with a departmental academic advisor or our admissions transfer counselor.