Frequently Asked Questions

Top Ten Questions:

I have AP/CLEP/IB credits. Will these be accepted at Alfred State? Admissions

Yes, we do accept most AP/CLEP/IB credits. A list of acceptable AP/CLEP/IB Courses with the required grades can be found in the Transfer Students section.

I have attended another college; can I transfer my credits to Alfred State? Admissions

In many cases, yes you can. You will be expected to provide an official transcript from any college(s) you have previously attended. This transcript will be evaluated by Student Records and Financial Services Office personnel and academic department chairs as appropriate. You will be provided information on what credits will transfer. You can also look at our online Transfer Manual.

What types of jobs are there on campus? Admissions

There are many jobs on-campus, including those through the financial aid work study program, Dining Services, Office of Student Engagement, Athletics, and Admissions.

What is the NCAA? Athletics

Alfred State is a member of Division III of the NCAA, National Collegiate Athletic Association. For more information on the NCAA visit http://www.ncaa.org/divisioniii.

Does Alfred State College offer athletic scholarships? Athletics

The Alfred State athletic department is a NCAA Division III member.  Therefore, no consideration of athletic ability or athletic accomplishments will be considered in determining students' eligibility or financial aid packages.

Who can play at Alfred State? Athletics

Any student at Alfred State can be a part of an athletic team. Open tryouts are held in each sport, interested athletes should contact the coach of that sport.

With the move to the NCAA incoming freshmen students who wish to participate in intercollegiate athletics must be admitted into a four-year program or have a 78 or 2.4/4.0 high school average AND a 900 (critical reading and math) SAT or a 19 composite ACT to be immediately eligible their first semester. Incoming transfer students who wish to participate in intercollegiate athletics must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA for consideration.

What kind of athletic facilities does Alfred State have? Athletics

We are very proud of the athletic facilities. The athletic department is located in the Orvis Activities Center. Inside Orvis is the gymnasium, a state-of-the art fitness center, a six-lane swimming pool, a wrestling room, locker rooms, and an athletic training room. Outside of Orvis you will find Pioneer Stadium, a field turf facility surrounded by an eight lane track. Pioneer Stadium features lights, bleachers, a press box, and a front gate with a ticket office, official locker rooms, concessions, and rest rooms. Also located outside of Orvis is the college's baseball and softball fields, and practice fields for all outdoor sports.

Are single rooms available? Residential Life

Yes, designated singles are available in the MacKenzie Complex, Getman, and R/C Halls, and in our new townhouse complex on a first-come, first-served basis. The opportunity to have a single room is very slim, especially for freshmen. Residency in the townhouses is limited to continuing/returning students.

Based on observations, freshmen generally have a more positive experience when they have a roommate. There is an additional cost for singles. To be put on the list, you need to check the "single room" option when completing your online Residence Hall Preference Survey.

Are single rooms available? Life on Campus

Yes, designated singles are available in the MacKenzie Complex, Getman, and R/C Halls, and in our new townhouse complex on a first-come, first-served basis. The opportunity to have a single room is very slim, especially for freshmen. Residency in the townhouses is limited to continuing/returning students.

Based on observations, freshmen generally have a more positive experience when they have a roommate. There is an additional cost for singles. To be put on the list, you need to check the "single room" option when completing your online Residence Hall Preference Survey.

If a student is unhappy with their roommate, what will be done about it? Residential Life

First, we'll get both sides of the story. Please encourage your student to visit with the building Residence Director immediately. The RD is a professional staff person assigned to building operations. It's his/her job to see that our number one goal as a department, "the maintenance of a supportive education environment," is achieved. The RD will then speak with both parties, determine appropriate action, and recommend remedies. Your student's success is important to us, just like it is to you.