Transfer students may enroll at Wells in the fall or spring semester after completing at least one semester at another institution.
Students transfer to Wells from junior and community colleges, as well as from four-year institutions. They vary in age, background and life experience, but share one very important characteristic: their commitment to education.
Wells College defines a transfer student as one who has accrued the equivalent of one semester (12 semester hours) or more of college credit following secondary school graduation. Although a student may transfer up to 60 semester hours, she must complete 60 semester hours at Wells to fulfill the college's residency requirement.
Students wishing to transfer to Wells should be in good academic standing at the last college attended. Additionally, Wells will only transfer course credits towards the Wells degree from institutions that are fully regionally accredited.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Transfer students must submit a completed application to the Wells College Admissions Office with a $40 application fee.
In addition the applicant must submit:
- Official college transcripts from all colleges attended.
- Course descriptions or catalogues from all colleges attended.
- Official high school transcripts or official results of the GED exam.
- At least two letters of recommendation, one from a college professor. If you have been out of college for five or more years, you may submit two professional recommendations.
The applicant may also be asked to submit:
- SAT I or ACT scores
- TOEFL results for International Students (may be required)
- A personal interview
Transfer Student Application Forms
- Apply On-line
- or use the Common Application Common Application Common Application for Transfers
- or email the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard-copy application form.
Wells makes transferring easy by providing students with credit evaluations prior to enrolling. You will know exactly what requirements you have fulfilled and which you will need to complete in order to receive your degree, before you ever step into the classroom. Students also benefit from advisement and orientation programs. Wells is dedicated to each transfer student's specific educational goals.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Scholarships ranging in amounts from $10,000 to $15,000 per year are available to students who have completed an associate of art or science degree from an accredited institution. For more information, contact the Director of Transfer Admission at 1-800-952-9355 or send an email to email@example.com.
To be considered for financial aid, submit the FAFSA form and all of your Financial Aid Transcripts when you apply for admission. For additional information on financial aid for transfer students, click here.
Students who hold the A.A. or A.S. degree in liberal arts from colleges with whom Wells has an articulation agreement will receive automatic junior standing. These colleges include Adirondack Community College, Broome Community College, Cayuga Community College, Corning Community College, Cottey College, Finger Lakes Community College, Genesee Community College, Jamestown Community College, Jefferson Community College, Monroe Community College, Onondaga Community College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College.
To receive more information about transferring to Wells, contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-952-9355 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wells College Articulation Agreements:
Cayuga Community College
Below is a list of CCC courses fulfilling Wells College's Sustainable Community requirements. The Registrar will evaluate transfer students’ files on case by case basis in order to determine remaining college requirements.
|Semester Hours Required||Wells College Category||CCC Course that fulfills this requirement|
|3||Quantitative Reasoning (QR)||
Math 104 College Algebra and Trigonometry
Math 106 Pre-Calculus
Math 108 Calculus I
Math 112 Contemporary Mathematics
Math 201 Calculus II
Math 202 Calculus III
Math 203 Linear Algebra
Math 204 Differential Equations and Series
Math 210 Math/Data Structures
Math 212 Discrete MathematicsMath 214 Statistics
|3||Critical Analysis and Reasoning (CAR)||Click here for the full list of courses meeting this requirement|
|3-4||Scientific Literacy/Natural Sciences (NS)||
Biol 101 Essentials of Biology
Biol 103 Biological Principles I
Biol 104 Biological Principles II
Biol 105 Botany
Biol 106 Zoology
Biol 165 Tropical Marine Biology I
Biol 208 Conservation of Natural Resources
Chem 101 Elements of General Chemistry
Chem 103 General Chemistry I
Chem 104 General Chemistry II
Chem 108 Forensic Science
GIS 111 Introduction to GIS
Geol 101 Earth Science
Geol 110 Physical Geology
Geol 111 Historical Geology
Geol 130 Renewable and Alternatives Energy Systems
Phys 101 Technical Physics I
Phys 103 General Physics I
Phys 104 General Physics II
Phys 200 Physics I- Mechanics
|6-8||Modern Languages (ML)||
ASL 101: American Sign Language 1&2
French 101-102: Elementary French I-II
French 103-104: Intermediate French I-II
Span 101-102 Elementary Spanish I-II
Span 103-104 Intermediate Spanish I-II
|4||Lifelong Wellness (LW)||
HLTH 104 Personal Health (LW 100)
Personal Defense Courses
See the Wells College Catalog for additional requirements specific to majors and minors. Additionally, Wells requires:
- a total of 120 semester hours of credit
- at least 60 semester hours from Wells (may include 20 semester hours from Wells-affiliated programs)
- senior year in residence at Wells
- no more than 45 semester hours in one discipline
- limits of 8 semester hours in P.E. and arts/performance courses worth fewer than 3 semester hours, except as taken for a major; limit of 12 semester hours of internships and 12 of independent studies; limit of 8 semester hours of tutorials
- meeting the requirements of a major, including at least 18 semester hours at the 300/400 level.
- passing the comprehensive evaluation as a senior
- a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher AND major GPA of 2.0 or higher
- at least 6 courses (18 semester hours) in a major taken at Wells; if a minor is elected (a minor is not required), at least 4 courses (12 semester hours) in the minor taken at Wells