Freshman Selection Criteria

Admission decisions are based primarily on your high school academic record and the results of college entrance examinations. Strong academic programs (especially those that include honors-level courses and AP or IB courses) are preferred.

AP/IB Transfer Credit

Geneseo awards up to 30 credit hours for examinations such as the Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB). While each academic department determines the minimum test score required for academic credit in a particular subject, three hours of elective credit are guaranteed for general elective courses with scores of three or above for AP courses, and four and above for IB courses. Official transcripts or reports of your scores must be sent to the Geneseo Admissions Office to receive credit. At your request, Geneseo will send you an estimate of transfer credit; an official evaluation will be available when you register for classes. A complete listing of AP/IB course equivalents.


We take a holistic approach to the review process. Therefore, we look very closely at your supplemental information as well, so be sure to submit your essay, co-curricular resume and letter(s) of recommendation. This combination of information - academic as well as information about who you are outside the classroom - enables us to most accurately determine who to make offers to out of a very competitive applicant pool.


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