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How to Apply to Transfer to Geneseo

Transfer students can apply to Geneseo using the SUNY Application. There is a $50 application processing fee.

What You Need

In the application process, you will be asked to submit:

  1. Your official transcript(s) from all colleges you previously attended or any institution you've earned credit from. If appropriate, you may need to submit a course listing from your current college. To request an official college transcript, you must contact your college's registrar and order one to be mailed to SUNY Geneseo. If electronic delivery is offered, please have it emailed to
  2. A short essay explaining why you would like to transfer to Geneseo, what you hope to achieve, and what you will bring to our campus community. Please email this essay to
  3. All transfer students, per New York State mandate, must submit a high school transcript to the admissions office as part of the review process. However, this transcript will only be used as an evaluative tool in the review process if you have completed 24 or fewer college credit hours at the time of application; otherwise decisions are made solely on the basis of your college record.


There is a rolling deadline for transfer student admission for the fall and spring semesters. This means that we review applications as they arrive, and there is no cutoff date for applying.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation are welcome but optional. If you choose to have one or more letters sent to support your application, they should be sent directly by the person writing them.

Letters of recommendation can be emailed to or mailed to SUNY Geneseo Admissions, Doty Hall, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY, 14454.

Admission Criteria

For more information on admission criteria and how your application will be evaluated, please see transfer admission criteria.