Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) Program

Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) Program

The TAG Program assures your acceptance into Siena once you’ve received your associate’s degree from Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC).

Working in partnership with HVCC, the TAG Program helps you transition easily between our two colleges – and keeps you on the path to a bachelor’s degree. 

TAG Advantages: 

• Your pre-approved course credits will transfer to your chosen major at Siena.
• You will have access to the courses necessary to complete your degree on time.
• You will earn both an associate’s and bachelor’s degree from two respected schools.
• You will be one of the 95% of Siena graduates who are employed or working within six months after earning their degree.

We make the requirements as clear as the advantages.

During your time at HVCC, you will work closely with our transfer advisor, meeting at least once a semester to assess program requirements, review course options and discuss financial aid opportunities.

TAG Requirements:

• Earn 60 transferable credits or an associate’s degree from HVCC
Complete the TAG application prior to completing 30 HVCC credits
• Sign a TAG agreement prior to completing 30 HVCC credits
• Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (3.3 for biology)
• Attend a TAG workshop
• Meet with a Siena transfer admission counselor a minimum of once a semester and submit an unofficial WIRED transcript at the end of each semester
• Submit all necessary documents needed to complete the Siena College transfer application, including college transcripts, Siena College recommendation form and final high school transcript/GED one semester prior to Siena College enrollment

Financial assistance is available.

As a TAG student you will be eligible for financial aid from Siena College. Your transfer advisor will work with you to determine your aid needs and opportunities.  Siena offers two scholarships for transfer students in excellent academic standing. Only one merit scholarship is permitted per student.


Franciscan Transfer Scholarship: $7,000
Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.1 – 4.0 to be eligible.

Siena College Phi Theta Scholarship: $14,000
Student must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society to be eligible.


For more information:
Jen Sloan
Siena College Transfer Advisor