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Transfer Student Advising

One in three students at St. John Fisher College are transfer students. That means, as a transfer at St. John Fisher College, you won't be on your own.

We offer convenient and student-centered services designed to help you transition to SJFC.

Initial Appointment and Course Registration

After you deposit, you will be contacted by your transfer admissions counselor. We are available to meet in person, or via phone or online appointments. Your admissions counselor will assist in your course planning and first-time registration. Accepted nursing students beginning the clinical year will be contacted and registered by the Wegmans School of Nursing.

» New Transfer Student Enrollment Guide

Transfer Orientation

We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you into the Fisher family. Transfer Orientation is a great time before classes to do just that! The program is designed to welcome you to the College; introduce you to the advising process; make you aware of important resources and activities; and review parking, dining services, Blackboard, FisherLink, Handshake, and email access.

Notable Transfer Policies

As a transfer student, you should be aware of the following policies:

  • Up to 66 hours may be transferred from a two-year school.
  • At least 60 hours in transfer credit are awarded for the receipt of an associate degree - an official transcript indicating receipt of degree must be on record with the Registrar. Transcripts must be received from all schools attended.
  • Residency requirement:
    • A minimum of 30 graded credit hours must be taken at St. John Fisher College in order to earn a bachelor's degree. This requirement usually concerns students who have transferred in large amounts of credit, or students attending Fisher who have earned degrees elsewhere.
    • At least 30 of the final 36 credit hours must be earned in residence, unless waived in individual cases by the Committee on Academic Standing. This means that once you've begun the last 36 hours of a particular degree program, only 6 of those hours may be taken in transfer credit.
    • At least 1/2 of the coursework required by your major must be completed at Fisher.