Transfer Credit Information
Transferring Credit to Siena
First Year Liberal Arts Students
Students who completed appropriate college courses for credit during high school may also transfer this credit to Siena. To begin the process of credit evaluation, the student should request an official transcript from the originating college or university and have it sent to:
The Assistant Dean for Student Services evaluates the coursework and notifies students through email whether or not the credits will transfer. A grade of ‘C’ or higher is required.
When the course work and grades are acceptable, Transfer Credit Evaluations are submitted to the Registrar’s Office for processing and a copy emailed to the student.
Transfer Students who have completed a semester or more at another college or university
Matriculated Liberal Arts Siena students transferring credit to Siena
On-line as well as on-campus courses from accredited schools can be considered for transfer credit. Many students choose SUNY online courses. The following link is SUNY’s on-line schedule: http://sln.suny.edu/oc/oc_overview.shtml
Please note that courses from community colleges can transfer in as only 100 or 200 level courses. Students who are looking to transfer in an upper level course (300 or 400 level), must complete the course at a four year school.
Students admitted prior to the Fall 2012 semester may transfer up to 66 credits from a two year school and 90 credits from a four year school (or combination two/four year schools.) Students must complete at least half of their major/minor at Siena or through a Siena Study Abroad program.
Students admitted for the Fall 2012 semester and later may transfer a maximum of 75 credits. A maximum of 66 credits may be transferred from accredited two-year institutions.
Complete the following steps to request transfer credit pre-approval:
· Complete a Transfer Credit Approval Form online: https://www.siena.edu/pages/2678.asp or pick up the form in the SoLA Dean’s office, Siena Hall 321.
· Attach your CAPP report.
· Attach the course description including the school and the course name and number.
· Indicate on the course description which requirement you wish the course to fulfill.
· You must earn a final grade of ‘C’ or higher to transfer in the credits. In most cases, courses completed with a ‘pass/fail’ are not transferrable.
After you have completed the course, please have an official transcript sent to: