Become a Wellsian
Whether you’re just down the road or coming from the other side of the country, we’d love to have you join our community and complete your college journey at Wells College!
Wells defines a transfer student as one who has attempted or earned any college credits at a post-secondary institution after the summer in which they earned their high school diploma, or its equivalent.
Although you may transfer any number of credits to Wells, you must take 48 credit hours at Wells to fulfill the College’s residency requirement. Wells accepts credits for non-developmental coursework with grades of C- or better.
We make transferring easy by offering credit evaluations before you enroll. You’ll know exactly what requirements you’ve fulfilled and which ones you need to complete to receive your degree at Wells. Transfer students also benefit from special advising and orientation programs.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Transfers can apply for federal, state, and institutional financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The federal school code for Wells is #002901. You and your parent, if appropriate, will need to obtain an FSA ID to serve as your electronic signature. You can apply for your FSA ID at fsaid.ed.gov. The filing deadline is July 1 for fall transfer applicants and December 1 for spring transfer applicants.
Articulation and Affiliation Agreements
Articulation agreements are signed legal contracts between colleges and universities to establish a seamless transfer pathway for students between their institutions and/or specific academic programs. If you are a student from one of the affiliated institutions that has an articulation agreement with Wells College, you may benefit from guaranteed admission and exclusive scholarships.
Please note that to be considered for financial aid, applicants must submit a completed FAFSA and all financial aid transcripts when applying for admission. For additional information on financial aid for transfer students, please contact the Wells College Financial Aid Office at 315-364-3289.
Cayuga Community College
Presidential Scholarship Transfer Agreement
Students enrolled in Cayuga Community College who are Cayuga Presidential Scholars will be guaranteed admission to Wells College and automatically receive the President’s Award scholarship. Eligible students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and have completed at least two semesters of full-time study at Cayuga Community College, as well as submitted all appropriate transfer application materials to Wells College.
Monroe Community College
Monroe Honors Scholars Partnership
Students who have enrolled at Monroe Community College for at least two semesters and earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 will be guaranteed admission to Wells College with the Transfer Student Scholarship. Additionally, students who complete a minimum of 2 Honors designated courses and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher will receive a $1,000 bonus scholarship from Wells College.
Tompkins Cortland Community College
Tompkins Cortland Pathway to Wells
Tompkins Cortland Community College students with a GPA of 3.0 or better enrolled in a parallel academic program will be guaranteed admission to Wells College through Pathway to Wells with a Transfer Student Scholarship.
Finger Lakes Community College
Finger Lakes Community College Honors Studies Scholars
Students who have completed no less than 2 semesters at Finger Lakes Community College and earned a GPA of 3.0 or better will be guaranteed admission to Wells College with the Transfer Student Scholarship. Students who complete a minimum of 2 Honors designated courses at FLCC with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher will receive an additional scholarship of $1,000. Alternatively, students who complete a minimum of 15 points of Honors Studies experience, graduate with an Honors Studies Scholar designation from FLCC and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher will receive an additional $2,000 scholarship. (Please note that students who receive the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship from Wells College are not eligible for the Honors Scholars Bonus)
SUNY Broome Community College
SUNY Broome Community College
Students who have completed at least two full-time semesters at Broome with a g.p.a. of 3.0 or higher who meet all academic requirements and complete the application process are guaranteed admission to Wells. Broome graduates with their Associate’s degree will transfer in at least 60 credits and enter Wells in junior standing. SUNY Broome transfer students may be eligible for the Minerva (transfer) Scholarship, the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) scholarship with proof of PTK membership, a President’s Scholarship or and/or Honors Bonus Scholarship, for students who complete SUNY Broome with the Honors designation and a minimum 3.5 g.p.a. Finally, SUNY Broome students who complete two or more Honors-designated courses with a cumulative g.p.a. of 3.5 or better are eligible for supplemental scholarship funding, in addition to the Minerva Scholarship.
MC graduates with a g.p.a. of 3.0 or better and who meet academic requirements for admission and complete the application process are guaranteed admission will transfer in at least 60 credits and are guaranteed junior standing and a Minerva (transfer student) Scholarship. Additionally, Phi Theta Kappa students are guaranteed a PTK scholarship with proof of membership. Renaissance Scholars, Montgomery Scholars, participants in the Macklin Business Institute and the Scholars Circle who have completed at least two full-time semesters at Montgomery College with a g.p.a. of 3.25 or higher qualify for special honors funding in addition to the Minerva Scholarship.
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
- Tompkins Cortland Community College