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.
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:
The applicant may also be asked to submit:
Students are encouraged to visit campus and have a personal connection interview with one of our admissions counselors.
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.
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 toll-free at 800-952-9355.
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:
To receive more information about transferring to Wells, contact Sara Iszard, our Transfer Admissions Counselor at 315-364-3381, or send her an email.