Transfer Admissions FAQs
Does Fisher offer scholarships specifically for transfer students?
Yes. If you are a full-time transfer student entering Fisher with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, you will be awarded a Transfer Achievement Scholarship. Members of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society are eligible to receive an additional scholarship award of $3,000 per year.
Learn about other transfer student scholarship opportunities at Fisher.
What is the GPA requirement for admission?
You must have an overall GPA of 2.0 to be considered for admission.
Do I have to earn an associate degree before transferring?
No. Fisher accepts transfers with and without college degrees.
Can part-time students receive financial aid?
Yes. Part-time students may receive financial aid from the federal or state government as well as outside lending agencies. St. John Fisher College does not award institutional aid to part-time students.
Learn more about financial aid for transfer students.
Do I have to be enrolled in a 2+2 program to be accepted?
No. While the 2+2 Joint Admissions Program ensures acceptance to Fisher upon completion of an associate degree, you do not need to be enrolled as a 2+2 student to be considered for admission.
Can I live on campus?
Yes. You may live in the residence halls as a transfer student. However, Fisher does not provide housing for married students.
Can I transfer to Fisher for the spring semester?
Yes. St. John Fisher College admits new transfer students in the fall, spring, and summer academic sessions.
Learn more about the transfer admissions process.
Is an on-campus interview required for admission?
No. Informational interviews are available through the Office of Transfer Admissions but are not required for admission.
What courses I should take at my current college next semester?
If you would like to verify transferability of coursework, please call the Office of Transfer Admissions at (585) 385-8172 to have your individual situation reviewed.
If you attend one of our partnership colleges, we have helpful advising guides that provide detail on equivalencies and transferability of courses based on your intended degree.
You may also fill out our Ask if a Course Transfers form.
As a transfer student, will I have the same opportunity to obtain internships?
Yes. Internships are available to all students through most majors.
When will I receive a transfer credit evaluation?
An official evaluation of transfer credits is provided upon acceptance to the College. An informational interview prior to application may provide you with an unofficial transfer credit evaluation.
What is the minimum grade Fisher will accept for a transfer course?
"C." Fisher will also consider grades of "P" or "S" for courses graded on a Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.
Student & Faculty Profiles
Dr. Whitney Rapp
Associate Professor, School of Education
Dr. Rapp came to Fisher full-time in 2002 after serving as an adjunct instructor in 2001. She was immediately attracted to the collaborative, close-knit community here, and was impressed by how well the faculty and staff across campus knew each other and worked together, and how well they knew the students.
She calls Fisher a "nurturing place to be a faculty member," having found many opportunities to collaborate with colleagues as well as opportunities to continually improve and develop new courses, programs, and teaching methods.
Having had many students stay in her mind through the years, she recalls one student in particular who questioned things in a way that no student had questioned her before. Those questions challenged her to articulate her own experiences and the evolution of her dedication to full inclusion of all students.
"My job was not to change his mind or tell him my way was right, but to offer him a new perspective to consider,” she says. “He was open to that new perspective and considered it deeply. We are both better teachers for it."
Rapp is continually awed by the endeavors and accomplishments of the education students, noting that Fisher is a place for students to get involved, be challenged, and grow.