Apply online with our free application and receive a decision within seven days of completion.
Meet with our transfer advisor and learn how your credits will transfer.
Our transfer orientation program welcomes you to our campus community, builds new friendships, and connects you to the resources that will ensure your success at Siena and beyond.
Spring Semester, apply by January 4
Summer Semester, apply by April 1
Fall Semester, apply by August 15
Decisions are made within 2-3 weeks of a completed application. All decisions are on a rolling basis. To confirm a place in the class, full-time students must send $100 deposit, while part-time students must send a $50 deposit. Housing on campus will be awarded on a space available basis. Please apply early if housing is essential to your confirmation at Siena.
Siena realizes each student is unique and has different needs. The Office of Admissions makes the transfer process easy to complete.
There are two ways to apply as a transfer student:
You can print the Transfer Application or Apply Online
Use the Common Application
In addition to the application, you must submit the following items:
Official transcripts from all colleges/universities awarding you credit
Official, final high school transcript or Official Copy of a G.E.D*.
Official reports of all CLEP, or any AP exams
Siena College Transfer Recommendation Form
*Only needed if a student has graduated in the past ten years.
Once we receive all of the information, you will be mailed a decision within 2-3 weeks. Every admitted student will receive a tentative credit evaluation, along with a decision letter. If you would like a preliminary review of your credits, please call 1-888-AT-SIENA to schedule an appointment with an admissions advisor.
Once you are admitted and confirmed to attend Siena, the Office of Admissions sends your file to the appropriate School of Liberal Arts, Business or Science. The School Office will contact you about making your schedule for the next semester. If necessary, you will receive other documents related to your attendance at Siena.
The Admissions Committee reviews the college transcripts, high school record and recommendations. Siena takes into consideration an applicant's employment history, extracurricular activities, cultural interests, leadership skills, and personal qualities.
Transfer students are expected to have at least a 2.5 GPA at the college where they are currently enrolled. The Admissions Committee also requires transfer students to have at least three years of college preparatory mathematics (through algebra 2/trigonometry) before entering the College. For students wishing to enter the School of Science, pre-calculus is required. Students not satisfying the math requirement should contact the Office of Admissions to discuss course options.