Definition of a Transfer Student

You are considered a transfer student at Geneseo if you have completed a minimum of 9 college credit hours after high school graduation. If you have taken college courses before high school graduation - regardless of the number of credit hours - you are considered a freshman with advanced standing.

 

How to Apply

File either the preferred Common Application or the SUNY Application. Both applications require a $50 application processing fee. We prefer that you file your application online.


Submit official transcript(s) from all colleges previously attended or any institution you've earned credit from and a course listing from your current college, if appropriate. Submit a short essay explaining why you would like to transfer to Geneseo; what you hope to achieve; and what you will bring to our campus community.


All transfer students, per New York State mandate, must submit a high school transcript to the admissions office as part of the review process. However, this transcript will only be used as an evaluative tool in the review process if you have completed 24 or fewer college credit hours at the time of application; otherwise decisions are made solely on the basis of your college record.