Applicants must possess a recognized high school diploma or its equivalent (please
note that distance learning degrees/diplomas do not satisfy this requirement for New
York State residents). Verification must be supplied to the Admissions Office. Applicants with a CDOS commencement credential or IEP certificate/diploma will not
be accepted. These students are advised to take the TASC or GED exam. A score of 2700
or better on the TASC exam or a 2500 on the GED exam is needed for consideration.
Applications are evaluated individually using a "holistic review" to make the best
decision for both the applicant and the college. A variety of factors are considered
(e.g., individual program requirements, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation,
strength of academic program, and extracurricular activities).
To be considered for admission into programs taught on the Alfred campus, the recommended
overall high school average is a 76. For programs taught in the School of Applied
Technology (Wellsville campus), the recommended overall average is a 74. Applicants
for programs taught on the Alfred campus who do not meet specified program requirements
but who show potential for success may be considered for admission through the Alfred
State Opportunity Program (ASOP) or the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).
In addition to meeting individual program requirements, it is recommended that transfer
applicants have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average as well as a grade of "C" or
better in each course taken during the most recent semester of attendance.
Standardized test score (ACT or SAT) results are required for baccalaureate degree
programs, for some scholarship considerations, and for those students interested in
intercollegiate athletics. They are not required, but are encouraged, for associate
degree and certificate programs. If a student entering an associate degree or certificate
program submits standardized test scores, they are used as a supplement to the educational
background evaluated during the application review process. When multiple score reports
are submitted, the highest composite score is used from either the old or new SAT (beginning
March 2016) exam; the SAT will not be superscored combining scores from both the old
and new exams. (The ACT exam is not superscored.) Standardized test scores are not
required for applicants to the baccalaureate degree programs who have successfully
completed college-level course work following high school graduation. (Transfer students
interested in intercollegiate athletics should contact the Athletic Department to
discuss standardized test score requirements.)
Financial need is not considered as part of the admission process.