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Why Transfer to Saint Rose?

Explore Frequently Asked Questions on Academics, Transferring Credits, Scholarships, Student-Life and More

When you transfer to Saint Rose, you’re not just registering for classes, you’re becoming part of our community.

Each year, 300 transfer students enroll here and bring with them diverse educational backgrounds that enrich and strengthen the overall academic experience for our students.

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Seven Questions to Ask When Transferring to a New College

We narrowed down the most important questions to ask to ease your anxieties and ensure you’re getting the transfer experience you deserve.

Download our one-sheet guide to learn what you should be asking when you transfer.

Transferring Credits to Saint Rose

We value your experience and academic work.

To help get you started on your path to a bachelor’s degree*:

  • Students who have attended two-year colleges may transfer up to 70 credits.
  • Students who have attended four-year institutions may transfer up to 90 credits.
  • Qualified students are eligible for Seamless Transfer.

*Please Note: A minimum of 32 credit hours must be obtained at Saint Rose. To see how your coursework applies to the requirements at Saint Rose, please refer to the Transfer Equivalency Database. Once accepted, you will receive an official evaluation of all previous coursework.

Seamless Transfer

The Ease of Seamless Transfer with the Private College Experience

Now, with seamless transfer, qualified students will automatically meet Saint Rose’s liberal education requirements and focus explicitly on major requirements.

Students can focus exclusively on their major requirements while at Saint Rose!

With fewer credits to complete and small class sizes, students will graduate feeling fully prepared for their future careers.

Articulation Agreements

Saint Rose partners with community colleges to plan and sequence students’ coursework to ensure it fits within the requirements of a specific major at Saint Rose. Search for your community college and find the agreements in place to help make your transition here as smooth as possible.

Instant Decision Days

Transfer today and make your credits count!

As the upcoming semester approaches, we invite you to make an appointment with a Transfer Admissions Counselor — on campus, off campus, or online.

Transfer Sessions provide you with an opportunity to receive both an admissions decision and transfer equivalency based on previously completed coursework — immediately!

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What You'll Need to Apply

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Got your transcripts? Art majors, do you have your portfolio prepared for review?

Be sure you’re ready to apply to Saint Rose by checking off our list of requirements.

Learn About Transfer Application Requirements

Tuition & Scholarship Opportunities

Hard work pays off at Saint Rose.

  • Transfer Scholarship award structure is based on a cumulative GPA analysis of the applicant’s collegiate record.
  • To be considered for additional financial aid opportunities, all students must complete the FAFSA.
  • The school code for The College of Saint Rose is 002705.


Explore Tuition & Aid Options
Transfer ScholarshipsCollege GPA
$8,5002.99 and below
$1,000 – Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
*Awarded to members in addition to all merit awards

Our Team is Here for You

Staff Highlight: Meet Sandra Battaglino

We are committed to helping your transfer experience to The College of Saint Rose, over phone, email or meeting in-person. Grab a cup of coffee and a pastry (or two) with a counselor and ask questions about our college, transfer experience, or receive an instant decision.

Sandra Battaglino
Director of Transfer Admissions

I work at Saint Rose because I really believe in our product, it’s easy for me to chat with prospective students and tell them about our college and hope that it will be a match for them.


Contact Us Today

Of course, if you have any questions, please reach out. We’re here to help.
Scanlan Hall along Madison Avenue

Transfer Admissions Office

Scanlan Hall,
1001 Madison Ave.
Albany NY, 12203

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