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 credential or IEP certificate/diploma will not be accepted.
These students are advised to take the GED or TASC exam. A score of 2700 or better
on the TASC exam or a 2500 on the GED exam is needed for consideration.
Individual program requirements must be satisfied as indicated.
To be considered for admission into programs taught on the Alfred campus, the overall
high school average must be at least a 76. For programs taught in the School of Applied
Technology, Wellsville campus, the overall average must be a 74 to be considered.
Applicants with averages lower than these but greater than 72 may be considered with
additional documentation. Applicants 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). High
school students with averages 72 or below will be denied admission.
Transfer applicants must possess 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.
Individuals with less than a 2.0 cumulative grade point average may be considered
with additional documentation.
Standardized test score (ACT or SAT) results are required for baccalaureate (bachelor)
degree programs, for some scholarship considerations, and for those students interested
in intercollegiate athletics. They are not required, but are strongly 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
studied during the application review process. When multiple score reports are submitted,
the highest composite score is used from either the old or new (beginning March 2016)
exams; the SAT will not be superscored combining scores from both the old and new
exams. (ACT scores are 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.