Transfer Student Services

We realize you may not be new to college, but you are new to Fredonia and we are here to help!

Welcome Transfers!

Every transfer student has a unique background and has taken a different academic path to Fredonia. Fredonia is committed to providing transfer students with guidance during this academic and social change. We provide programs and initiatives that will ease the transition process for transfer students to make becoming a Fredonian that much more effortless.  

We work in collaboration with our area community colleges and Fredonia faculty to establish transfer credit equivalencies and provide accurate transfer credit evaluations. Whether you are a new transfer, a first-year student with college credit from high school, or a current Fredonia student planning to take courses elsewhere and transfer the credit back, you can find advice and assistance at our office.

make an Appointment with the transfer advisor

Considering Fredonia? Make an appointment with the Transfer Academic Advisor and discuss your pathway to Fredonia! Here are just a few items to consider:

1) Transferring Credits ‘Unofficial Transfer Credit Evaluation Form

2) Time to Degree Completion

3) Academic Planning e.g. Academic programs and majors

Fredonia's Next Steps website will provide you the information necessary to complete your next steps to being fully enrolled at Fredonia.

The Big Blue Student Success Guide will help you navigate how to do things at Fredonia.  Many of the digital tools and policies may be very similar to your previous school, but it's important to us that you understand how to use them here at Fredonia.

Big Blue Student Success Guide

How will your credits transfer?  Great question! Fredonia has a tool in which you can help you figure that out, check out our Transfer Equivalencies Resource page.  

NOTE: Not all colleges and/or courses are represented on this page, so please call the Registrar's Office at 716-673-3171, with questions about transfer credit. 

Entering Fall 2023

  • Students may apply a maximum of 66 transfer credits to the lower division (Fredonia equivalent course at the 100/200 level towards their baccalaureate degree.)
  • Students may apply an additional 9 credits at the upper-division (Fredonia equivalent courses at the 300/400 level towards their baccalaureate degree.)

Additional Considerations

  • Students who have a SUNY A.A. or A.S. degree are guaranteed 60 transfer credits.  Credits from colleges outside the SUNY system are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Fredonia currently has a residence requirement of 45 credits; we cannot take more than 75 transfer credits.
  • If a student does not transfer in 66 lower-level credits, they can transfer in more upper-level credits. 

Dana WilsonDana Wilson

What is your major and why did you choose it? 

Social Work: I want to help those in need and the stigma around mental health needs to be addressed.

How are you involved on campus?

I am a member of Tau Sigma, national honor society for Transfer Students. I am also a part of the ESports club at Fredonia where I play Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. 

What has your experience been like at Fredonia as a Transfer Student?

My experience has been great! I was welcomed in the Fall of 2019 where I had both a Transfer Mentor and a Biology Mentor. With their help, I was able to transition from being a Nursing Student at Jamestown Community College to a Biology student at Fredonia. As I have change my major, I have been working with supportive staff members that care about my future goals. I believe that Fredonia is a very welcoming of all students, including non-traditional students like transfers. 

What is your favorite aspect of SUNY Fredonia?

As a Chautauqua County resident, it brings me joy to know that we have such a beautiful campus, caring community, and supportive staff to accommodate all Fredonia student no matter where they are from. I have felt so welcomed to Fredonia and I hope other students feel the same way. 

Gina CapeceGina Capece

What is your major and why did you choose it? 

Graphic Design: I have always been passionate about digital art, and I want to pursue it as a career

How are you involved on campus?

I am part of Fredonia's Art Forum and the Transfer Student Organization

What has your experience been like at Fredonia as a Transfer Student?

Being a transfer student at Fredonia has been a great experience. I have meet a lot of great people and I feel so welcome that it will be hard to say goodbye when I graduate.

What is your favorite aspect of SUNY Fredonia?

I really love how beautiful Fredonia is. When autumn rolls in, the trees really bring out the beauty of the campus. 

Lauren McCarthyLauren McCarthy

What is your major and why did you choose it? 

Music Education: I decided to study music education because teaching music is one of the most rewarding experiences I have had during my music career

How are you involved on campus?

I joined the Fredonia NAfME and follow the events of the Fredonia Transfer Student Organization. I would like to be more involved in other clubs and possibly other performing ensembles such as the jazz ensemble. 

What has your experience been like at Fredonia as a Transfer Student?

My experience as a Transfer Student at Fredonia has been nothing but pleasant. The advisors and mentors have been helpful, friendly, and encouraging. The only suggestion I have is to have icebreaker events for transfer students to meet each other. 

What is your favorite aspect of SUNY Fredonia?

My favorite aspect of Fredonia is the faculty - every professor I have come in contact with has been extremely helpful and patient. Every single professor I have had here wants nothing but the best for the students here and makes Fredonia feel like a second home. 

Go Blue Devils!

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