At Siena, we know that transfer students enrich our community. That’s why we enroll more than 225 of them each year, infusing the Siena experience with a wider, more diverse perspective and understanding of the world. Our transfer admissions process is straightforward, easy and fast. We will work with you while you earn coursework elsewhere—as early as your very first semester at another school!—so you can then seamlessly move on to Siena and finish your degree on time.

Siena is looking for transfers students with at least a 2.5 GPA at their current college. These students will  have complete three years of college preparatory mathematics (through algebra 2/trigonometry). For students applying to the School of Science, pre-calculus is required and biology majors need at least a 3.0 GPA. Once you apply, you'll receive a decision in 7-10 business days.


Deadlines: Spring semester—January 1; Summer— April 1; Fall semester—July 1.  

Application requirements: application, official transcripts from all colleges/universities awarding you credit, official high-school transcript or official copy of a G.E.D., official reports of all CLEP or AP exams and Siena's Transfer Recommendation Form.


Transfer students need to fulfill the core curriculum, complete half of their major courses and at least 30 credit hours at Siena. Students from a two-year colleges can receive up to 66 credits. Siena accepts a maximum of 75 credits from four-year institutions. Transfer credit is given for courses where at least a "C" was earned and are similar in content, level and scope to Siena courses.


The Siena Phi Theta Scholarship grants $14,000/year to students in this honor society. The Franciscan Transfer Scholarship gives students with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or greater $12,000/year and students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 -3.19 $10,000/year. The Mission Scholarship grants $7,000/year to students with a cumulative GPA of a 2.5-2.99.

Jen Sloan

Associate Director of Admissions, Transfer Coordinator