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. Home-schooled applicants should refer to the Home-Schooled Students page. Applicants with an IEP certificate/diploma will not be accepted. These students are advised to take the GED or TASC exam. A score of 2500 or better 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 as well as for applicants to the baccalaureate degree programs who have successfully completed college-level course work following high school graduation. 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 (SAT critical reading and math) is used.
Financial need is not considered as part of the admissions process.
Alfred State participates in one of New York State’s five local, regional Career Pathways in Tech Prep programs. Students who participate in other tech prep programs should contact the Admissions Office to ensure proper consideration of secondary courses and credit-bearing courses, if applicable.