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Information for Transfer Students

Nationally recognized for excellence and value in the liberal arts, SUNY Geneseo is known for its exceptional faculty, its welcoming atmosphere, and its reputation for producing successful alumni. A short drive from Rochester and Buffalo, Geneseo offers a uniquely warm environment for learning and discovery.

If you're interested in transferring to Geneseo and would like to speak to someone directly, transfer coordinator Kris Heeres will be happy to answer your questions. You can reach Kris at 585-245-5571,, or schedule a one-on-one appointment to meet virtually.

Benefits Just for Transfer Students

Transfer students at Geneseo are welcomed with their own orientation and programs to help streamline the transition to Geneseo, including opportunities to make friends and get involved with groups and activities.

Geneseo also has campus housing just for transfer students who want to live with other transfer students. They are designated floors of residence halls with transfer student mentors specifically trained to help transfer students navigate the college.

A Great Place to Transfer

2021 transfer honor rollPhi Theta Kappa has recognized SUNY Geneseo as being of the most transfer-friendly schools in the nation.

PTK's 2021 Transfer Honor Roll recognizes excellence in the development and support of transfer pathways for community college students. It is a distinction given to only 150 colleges and universities, including four SUNYs.


SUNY Geneseo is awarding all accepted Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society students with a $1,500 annual scholarship that is renewable for a second year. Applying for the scholarship separately is not necessary; transfer applicants will be reviewed for scholarship eligibility at the time of application.

Once you are a Geneseo student, you can view and apply for other scholarship opportunities at the college using the Geneseo scholarship search tool

Get to Know Us

Hear from faculty, staff, and former transfer students about their Geneseo experience.

Virtual Programs

Join one of our upcoming transfer information sessions and/or book a one-on-one transfer appointment. Both events are facilitated and led by transfer coordinator Kris Heeres.

Other Opportunities

Visiting Campus

Regretfully, due to COVID-19, we are not currently accepting walk-in visitors. While we are eager to meet you, many of our tour dates are fully booked. We're monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily and will update future visit opportunities as they become available.

In the meantime, you're warmly invited to take a virtual tour with us.

Register for a virtual tour