Transfer Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to live on campus?

Students who are transferring in less than 48 credit hours are required to live on campus until they reach the 48 credit hour mark. There are a variety of locations to live in though including suite and corridor style residence halls, University Village townhouses, and the University Commons. Visit the Residence Halls website for information, pricing, and pictures.

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Do I have to go to Orientation?

All new students are required to attend Orientation. Many of the orientation activities focus on making changes to your class schedule, meeting with academic advisors, getting introduced to campus the and our policies, and meeting new and current students. Those unable to attend should contact the office of New Student and Transition Programs at or by calling 716-673-4969.

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Do I need a meal plan?

If you live on campus, you are required to have a meal plan unless you live in a Kitchen Suite. If you live off campus, you are not required to have one, but you will definitely want to consider one. There are many benefits to having a meal plan including tax free purchases. With 13 places to eat on campus, that's a lot of savings. There are 8 plans to choose from, so check them out HERE and see which one fits your lifestyle.

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How much is my deposit?

The Admissions deposit is $50, as well as the Housing deposit. If you are not living in a residence hall, you only need to pay the Admissions deposit to let Fredonia know that you are planning to attend the following semester. 

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Can I make my own class schedule?

Your class schedule will be built for you during your first semester based on a variety of information including recommendations from your department chair and your transfer credit evaluation. After your first semester, you will be able to build your own class schedule after meeting with your academic advisor housed within your major's department.

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When can I move-in?

Move-in weekend for Fredonia's residence halls takes place a few days before classes begin. Times, locations, and parking information will be e-mailed or mailed to you.   You can also refer to the Residence Life web page for more detail. Don't forget to take advantage of all the things being offered that weekend that extending into Welcome Week!

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How do I view my transfer credit evaluation?

You can view your evaluation by logging into Your Connection using your Fredonia I.D. (Ex. F01234567) and the pin that has been assigned to you as part of your welcome packet. If you are having trouble logging in or lock yourself out by putting in the wrong pin too many times, call the Registrar's Office at 716-673-3171 for assistance. Once you have logged in, click the Student Tab, followed by Transfer Evaluation.

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My transfer credit evaluation is wrong. What do I do?

Call the Transfer Student Advisors located in the Registrar's Office at 716-673-3171 and they will do their best to fix any problems on your evaluation.

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Not all my transfer credits are on my evaluation. Why not?

Transfer students can transfer a maximum of 75 non-duplicated credit hours from an accredited institution.  Students entering fall 2021 or later may apply a maximum of 60 transfer credits to the lower division (Fredonia equivalent course at the 100/200 level towards their baccalaureate degree.) Students may apply an additional 15 credits at the upper division (Fredonia equivalent courses at the 300/400 level towards their baccalaureate degree.) If students have more than 75 credits, we will select the courses that are most applicable towards the intended degree.

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Can Transfer students be part of the Honors Program?

Transfer students who meet the eligibility requirements for the Honors Program are welcome to apply and may be eligible to receive an Honors Scholarship. Transfer students who belonged to Phi Theta Kappa or who were members in good standing of an Honors Program at their prior institution will be accepted to the Fredonia Honors Program; however, we cannot guarantee the availability of Honors Scholarships at time of application. To have the best chance of receiving a merit-based award, plan to apply to Fredonia by February 15 and to the Honors Program by the suggested deadline.

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How do I get involved?

Activities night is the best way to start. It is the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of every semester. You can also join the Transfer2Fred Facebook Group for regular updates from current transfer students as well as faculty and staff from the campus.

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