Transfer Admissions

Wells is a transfer-friendly campus! Transfer students may enroll at Wells in the fall or spring semester after completing at least one semester at another institution.
Thinking about what's next? Consider completing your degree at Wells College. Whether you're right in the neighborhood, or coming to us from around the world, we'd love to have you! We make transferring to Wells as seamless as possible. We'll evaluate your transcripts during the application process and provide you with a graduation audit so you'll know exactly what requirements you have fulfilled and what you will need to complete your degree at Wells. Transfer applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and transfers also benefit from advising, orientation and career-guidance programs.

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 any number of semester hours, one 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.

Application Process

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 (waived if you visit campus).

In addition, the applicant must submit:

  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • One letter of recommendation from a current or recent college professor. If you have been out og college for five or more years, you may submit a professional recommendation letter.

The applicant may also be asked to submit:

  • High School Transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • TOEFL results for International Students (may be required)

Students are encouraged to visit campus and have a personal connection interview with one of our admissions counselors.

Transfer Student Application Forms


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

Wells College Transfer Scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their college coursework. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better to qualify. Recipients are selected by the Admissions Committee are awarded $15,000 per year. Phi Theta Kappa students (transfer students who are members of this two-year college honor society) will automatically receive a bonus scholarship of $2,000. Proof of PTK membership must be submitted with admissions application.

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, please contact our Admissions Office at 315-364-3264.

Affiliated Colleges

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

To receive more information about transferring to Wells, contact Sara Iszard, our Transfer Admissions Counselor at 315-364-3381, or send her an email at

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