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:
In addition to the application, you must submit the following items:
*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,
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.
Transfer students will need to fulfill Siena's Core Curriculum and complete one-half of their major course work at the College. All students are required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Siena. Students transferring from a two-year college can receive up to 66 credits. Siena will accept a maximum of 90 credits from four-year institutions. Transfer credit will be given for those courses in which at least a "C" grade has been earned, and which are similar in content, level and scope to courses offered at Siena.