Many veterans apply to Siena with credits they would like to transfer from another higher education institution, including those participating in the American Council on Education (ACE) College Credit and University Network. Please review our transfer credit policy, below, to determine if your completed coursework is eligible. For any questions regarding transfer credit, please contact Jen Sloan, associate director of admissions.

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer credit will be given only for those courses in which at least a C grade has been earned and that are similar in content, level, and scope to courses offered at Siena. Siena will accept a total of 75 credits from four-year institutions. A maximum of 66 credits may be transferred from accredited two-year institutions. These credits would include Advanced Placement, College Proficiency Examination, International Baccalaureate Diploma, and Experiential Learning credits. A tentative evaluation of credit can be made by an Admissions staff member during the candidate’s interview or upon acceptance. Final approval of transfer credits is made by the dean of the School the student is entering. Transfer students entering Siena will be contacted by the Assistant to the Dean of their School for an appointment to meet and schedule courses. The evaluation of transfer credit is based on the student’s academic major. Any future change of major will result in a re-evaluation of this transfer credit.

Generally, students transferring to Siena are expected to have a minimum 2.5 cumulative average at the institution where they are currently enrolled. Admissions standards will vary depending upon the space availability in specific programs.

Transfer students must earn a minimum of 45 semester hours and complete at least half of the major field to earn a degree at Siena. All departmental and general core curriculum requirements must be completed.

Students in the School of Business must earn at least half of all Business credits counted toward the degree at Siena. Credit from another accredited institution will transfer with a grade of C when the course is similar in content and scope to courses offered at Siena. When a course is accepted in transfer, only credits transfer – quality points (i.e. grades) do not.

Once students matriculate at Siena, they are permitted to transfer in up to 18 additional credits. Any exceptions must be pre-approved by the School Dean. This limit of transfer credits does not apply to credits earned from Study Abroad programs. The maximum total of transfer credits is 75.