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You’re not new to higher education, but you’re new to Fredonia.

No matter the reason you’re considering transferring here, we will make the process simple, and make sure every credit hour you have already earned is applied towards a Fredonia degree in the best way possible. Continue your academic experience at Fredonia!

Minimum GPA to be considered for admission:

  • 3.0 for Education programs
  • 3.0 for Communication Disorders and Sciences
  • 2.0 all other programs

If you have completed less than 30 college credits at the time you apply to Fredonia, you must submit a high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores in order to be considered (30 or more completed credit hours means no standardized tests are required).

If you have 45 or more credit hours complete, you must apply into a major; you cannot be an undeclared or liberal arts student. If you plan to major in the Visual or Performing Arts, there will be additional audition and/or portfolio requirements. These links will provide you with additional information about music auditions, theatre and dance auditions, and art portfolios.

We do offer Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) status to transfer applicants, so long as you were already an EOP student at the school from which you are transferring (our EOP program at Fredonia is called EDP or the Educational Development Program).

A maximum of 75 credits can be transferred into Fredonia. Students who have a SUNY/CUNY A.A. or A.S. degree are guaranteed admissions with advanced academic standing, and guaranteed 60 transfer credits.

Credits from colleges outside the SUNY system are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. A minimum of 45 credits must be completed here at Fredonia if you wish earn your degree from Fredonia.

There's no minimum restrictions on time, so you may earn your degree in as quick a manner as you can complete your requirements.

Will your credits will transfer? Use our Transfer Credit Guide to complete your own evaluation.

NOTE: Not all colleges and/or courses are represented on this page, so please call Undergraduate Admissions (716) 673-3251, with questions about transfer credit.

During the transfer process we encourage you to visit Fredonia, in person or on our virtual tour, or both! See why Fredonia is the right place to continue your education!

If you cannot make it in person for a campus visit, our virtual tour lets you see the beauty of Fredonia’s campus, academic buildings, and residence halls.

Go to Virtual Tour

Fredonia's admissions team has arranged a multitude of ways for students to visit campus in whatever manner students are most comfortable; whether it's individually, with family, or with small or large groups.

Schedule a visit to Fredonia

Our admissions offices are located on the 6th floor of Maytum Hall, near the Central Street entrance to campus.

GPS address:  280 Central Avenue   Fredonia, NY  14063



SUNY community college graduates and CUNY graduates with an AS or AA degree who wish to continue full-time study at Fredonia are guaranteed admission with advanced academic standing.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Submit your application by the recommended dates of March 1 for fall admission and October 1 for spring admission. Recommended dates only, we will still accept applications after these dates. 
  • Provide Fredonia with an official two-year college transcript showing three semesters of completed study by the recommended date of March 15 for fall admission and October 15 for spring admission. Recommended dates only, we will still accept transcript materials after these dates. 
  • Deposit Deadline for fall semester is June 1st, or 30 days following acceptance.

Transfer Students

Transfer students must submit all transcripts, no matter the results. All 2nd Baccalaureate students are required to notify admissions, at or 716-673-3251, to let us know you have applied and already have a bachelors degree. We will send you a letter to notify you of any next steps that need to be taken.

Additional Requirements for Auditions, Portfolios and Interviews

Some programs require additional processes for entry. Find the program you are interested in to read over the additional steps.

Requirements for School of Music
Audition requirements for Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Composition, Music Therapy, and Sound Recording Technology

Requirements for Theatre and Dance
Audition requirements for Musical Theatre, Dance, Acting, and theatre Production and Design

Requirements for Visual Arts and New Media
Portfolio requirements for Animation & Illustration, Ceramics, Drawing & Painting, Film & Video Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, and Sculpture

Pre-Professional Programs*

(interview upon selection)

  • 3+4 Optometry
  • 3+4 and 4+4 Medical: LECOM
  • 3+ and 4+ Pharmacy: LECOM

*Students interested in any pre-professional programs should be in touch with David Steiner as soon as possible to discuss application requirements.

Steps to apply for Financial Aid

  • Go to to apply
    • Get a FSA ID and Password. A FSA ID and Password lets you apply, “sign” your online FAFSA, make corrections to your application information and more.
    • Collect the documents, including income tax returns, W-2 forms, and other records of income to apply. A complete list of what you need can be found here
    • Complete the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible, preferably in October, in order to meet school and state aid deadlines. Apply online here.  Fredonia’s school code is 002844.
    • If you are a New York State resident, please complete and submit the TAP application.

Financial Opportunities

Fredonia offers approximately $7 million in merit- and need-based scholarships to academically qualified students each year.

Financial Aid Guide 



Apply to Fredonia

The easiest, fastest and most secure way to apply is online; paper applications are also available. Fredonia accepts The Common Application and the SUNY Application. Choose one or the other, but please do not submit both applications. If you cannot apply online, you may also download a paper SUNY Application.

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There is a $50 application fee. For information on fee waivers please contact your high school guidance counselor or the application processing center. Please follow these steps to complete your application to Fredonia.

*For fall 2020 applicants, the SAT/ACT requirement has been waived. Test scores are only needed for scholarship eligibility.

First-year applicants

Transfer applicants

  • Completed application (SUNY Application or Common Application)
  • Personal essay (SUNY application part II)
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Official SAT/ACT Test Scores (from the Testing Center or High School)
    • CEEB Code and SAT Code: 2539 
    • ACT Code: 2934
  • Completed application (SUNY Application or Common Application)
  • Official Transcripts from ALL colleges you have attended
  • Students with fewer than 30 credit hours are required to submit a high school transcript and official SAT/ACT test scores for the application review.
  • For 2nd Baccalaureate students, please notify admissions, at, to let us know you have applied and already have a bachelors degree.
  • All transfer students are required to submit proof of high school graduation. An official high school transcript, copy of diploma, or GED certificate are appropriate.