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Apply to Fisher: Transfer Students

Applications are now being accepted for the spring semester beginning January 2023. Submit applications by June 1 for early priority review and priority review by September 1. Applicants enrolled in participating 2+2 nursing programs must have all documentation submitted no later than September 1 for a spring start.

Transfer Application Process

Note: You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 (4.00 scale) to be considered for admission.

General Transfer Application Requirements

A transfer application is complete once we have received:

  • Completed online application (using one of the following):
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions*
    • When requesting transcripts from your previous schools, always follow the electronic PDF delivery method directly to St. John Fisher College. We are in-network participants in most electronic transcript delivery exchange portals and this allows us to receive transcripts automatically without the need to submit them through a third party (as in the use of an email) or through the mail itself. This will save you money and time.
  • Official high school transcripts (if you have completed less than 24 credit hours at the college level)
  • SAT/ACT scores (if you have completed less than one semester of college-level coursework)
    Note: Fisher is test-optional for fall 2021 and fall 2022.

If accepted to St. John Fisher College, you will receive an official transfer credit evaluation. This evaluation will show what credits the College has accepted from previously attended institutions and how these credits will fit into your chosen program of study.

Traditional B.S. Nursing Program Application Requirements:

Transfer applicants may apply to the nursing program as a student intending to start the clinical portion (last two years) of the program or enroll at Fisher to complete remaining prerequisite nursing courses and/or liberal arts requirements. Applicants can apply to begin the program in the fall or spring. Transfer applicants intending to enroll in the clinical portion, typically begin in the spring semester in January.

All applicants must apply for admission using the transfer application. Eligible applicants (including admitted 2+2 program participants) for the clinical portion of the program will be directed to submit the nursing application once they are admitted to the College. In addition to the nursing application, applicants will need to submit a personal essay and take the Mathematics Screening Test. How to submit these requirements will be communicated to you after your acceptance to the college.

Priority review of completed nursing applications begins April 1. Applicants enrolled in participating 2+2 nursing programs must have all documentation submitted no later than April 1 if applying to begin the program in the fall. All other applicants will be reviewed on a space available basis for fall and alternatively for the spring semester. 

Applications are now being accepted for the spring semester beginning January 2023. Submit applications by June 1 for early priority review by September 1. Applicants enrolled in participating 2+2 nursing programs must have all documentation submitted no later than September 1 for a spring start.

International Student Application Requirements

If you are an applicant from outside the United States, please refer to our information on transfer admissions for international students.

Application for Readmission

If you've been away from Fisher for two or more semesters, submit the Application for Undergraduate Readmission.

Questions About Applying?

Contact a transfer admissions counselor or call us at (585) 385-8064. We're here to help!

Title IX Notice

St. John Fisher College is committed to maintaining a community in which learning and working can be carried out in an environment of respect, open-mindedness, and integrity. The College stands opposed to all forms of discrimination, harassment, and violence and will work to prevent such behavior within the College community.

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and New York’s Enough is Enough Law, non-discrimination in the education program or activity of the College extends to admission. The Title IX coordinator is the designated College official with primary responsibility for coordinating compliance with Title IX and related federal and state laws.

The Title IX coordinator, Meg Flaherty, Ph.D., can be reached by phone (585) 385-8232, email (titleix@sjfc.edu), in-person in Campus Center 206, or outside of business hours by contacting the Office of Safety and Security (585) 385-8111.