- 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 GED exam. A score of 660 or better
on the GED exam (if taken after January 2022) is recommended 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
minimum overall high school average is a 75. For programs taught in the School of
Applied Technology (Wellsville campus) or at the Northland Workforce Training Center,
the recommended minimum overall average is a 72. 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.
- Financial need is not considered as part of the admission process.
Note: Alfred State is test optional.