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Next Stop: Wells College
We know that as a transfer student, you are committed to your education. Whether you're just down the road or coming to us from the other side of the country, we'd love to have you join our community and finish your college journey here at Wells! 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.
Wells College is now accepting applications for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021. Applying to Wells College is fast and simple! For most students, we'll provide a decision within two weeks. Students may submit the free Wells application or choose the Common App by clicking the appropriate link below. If you have general questions about Wells or the application process, visit our admission FAQ page.
Transfer applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.To ensure the smoothest transition to Wells, we recommend submitting your application by the following deadlines:
- March 15 for fall admission
- November 15 for spring admission
The following materials should be submitted along with your completed application:
You may also be asked to provide the following supplemental materials:
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 accepts credits for non-developmental coursework with grades of C- or better. You will work closely with your advisor to determine how the courses you have already taken integrate with your Wells requirements. There is no maximum number of credits you may transfer, but at least 60 semester hours must be taken on campus at Wells College or in Wells College- approved programs.
Wells truly values what transfer students bring to our community. We show it by offering generous merit-based scholarships. Your application to Wells doubles as your scholarship application. Therefore, we encourage all applicants to take the time to submit an application that tells a complete story so that we can award the highest possible level of funding.
Transfer students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better will be considered for a Minerva Scholarship up to $18,000.
Transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will receive a $2,000 scholarship in addition to the Minerva Scholarship. Proof of PTK membership must be submitted with admissions application.
Exclusive schoalrship for President's Scholars transferring from Cayuga Community College.
Students who transfer from one of Wells College's partner community colleges (listed below) and who have taken two or more honors-level courses are eligible to receive this award in addition to the Minerva Scholarship.
Students who transfer from a local community college, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, and who participated in a dual-enrollment program while in high school are eligible to receive this $5,000 scholarship. This award will be combined with other scholarships to provide at least $15,000 of merit-based aid for each year of the recipient's full-time enrollment at Wells College.
Local dual-enrollment programs include:
Cayuga Advantage at Cayuga Community College
Gemini at Finger Lakes Community College
CollegeNow at Tompkins Cortland Community College
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.
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 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 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 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 eliglbe for the Honors Scholars Bonus.)
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.
Montgomery College: 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:
Contact TRANSFER ADMISSIONS
Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
Email / Phone: 315-800-9324