Transfer Admissions FAQs
Does Fisher offer scholarships specifically for transfer students?
Yes. If you are a full-time transfer student entering Fisher with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, you will be awarded a Transfer Achievement Scholarship. Members of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society are eligible to receive an additional scholarship award of $3,000 per year.
Learn about other transfer student scholarship opportunities at Fisher.
What is the GPA requirement for admission?
You must have an overall GPA of 2.0 to be considered for admission.
Do I have to earn an associate degree before transferring?
No. Fisher accepts transfers with and without college degrees.
Can part-time students receive financial aid?
Yes. Part-time students may receive financial aid from the federal or state government as well as outside lending agencies. St. John Fisher College does not award institutional aid to part-time students.
Learn more about financial aid for transfer students.
Do I have to be enrolled in a 2+2 program to be accepted?
No. While the 2+2 Joint Admissions Program ensures acceptance to Fisher upon completion of an associate degree, you do not need to be enrolled as a 2+2 student to be considered for admission.
Can I live on campus?
Yes. You may live in the residence halls as a transfer student. However, Fisher does not provide housing for married students.
Can I transfer to Fisher for the spring semester?
Yes. St. John Fisher College admits new transfer students in the fall, spring, and summer academic sessions.
Learn more about the transfer admissions process.
Is an on-campus interview required for admission?
No. Informational interviews are available through the Office of Transfer Admissions but are not required for admission.
What courses I should take at my current college next semester?
If you would like to verify transferability of coursework, please call the Office of Transfer Admissions at (585) 385-8172 to have your individual situation reviewed.
If you attend one of our partnership colleges, we have helpful advising guides that provide detail on equivalencies and transferability of courses based on your intended degree.
You may also fill out our Ask if a Course Transfers form.
As a transfer student, will I have the same opportunity to obtain internships?
Yes. Internships are available to all students through most majors.
When will I receive a transfer credit evaluation?
An official evaluation of transfer credits is provided upon acceptance to the College. An informational interview prior to application may provide you with an unofficial transfer credit evaluation.
What is the minimum grade Fisher will accept for a transfer course?
"C." Fisher will also consider grades of "P" or "S" for courses graded on a Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.
Student & Faculty Profiles
Ray McLean '15
Ray McLean is a full-time RN at Strong Memorial Hospital, where he is the injury prevention and outreach coordinator for The Kessler Trauma Center. He also works as a part-time paramedic at Mercy Flight Central and Irondequoit Ambulance. The married father of three also volunteers as a baseball coach and is a board member for Penfield Youth Football.
Somehow, in the midst of all that, he managed to make time to further his education as a student in Fisher’s RN to BSN Online program.
Ray says he chose Fisher because of the Wegmans School of Nursing’s reputation and because of his initial outreach to the College, which he says was welcoming and very personal.
Also, with a schedule likes Ray’s, the online coursework and flexible schedule made the whole deal work for him.
Perhaps Ray’s favorite thing about the program was that he didn’t feel like just a number or a statistic. Rather, he felt like a student who could better himself and, in turn, contribute to the College’s reputation.
Ray hasn’t slowed down since completing the program in 2015. He credits Fisher for helping him believe that he can achieve any goal he puts his heart into.