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 $2,500 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's 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's 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. Jason Berman
Professor, Department of Management/Marketing
Dr. Berman came to Fisher in the spring of 1980 as a Visiting Instructor of Management, and has never looked back. Along the way, he discovered a capacity for connecting authentically with students, and he says that has been the culture of the College since he arrived.
He really enjoys watching the developmental transition that happens from freshman to senior year, and says there is "nothing more challenging or rewarding than to be able to promote that process by challenging young people to question and rethink who they really are and who they want to be."
Dr. Berman also believes the College has made an impact on the broader community through its service learning initiatives. But the greater impact of the College's commitment to service has been on the value of a Fisher education.
"Service to others is more than just something to put on your résumé. It is a way of life. Volunteerism adds meaning to your education and makes what you do during and after your college years matter. You learn that the true measure of leadership is not your list of personal accomplishments, but rather what you accomplish on behalf of others."