Frequently Asked Questions about All Topics

Am I allowed to stay in the residence halls a little while longer during a break?

F1 students may stay from  August through May without any additional charges. However, you must notify the Designated School Official of your intentions and comply with Residential Life policies.

Are donations to the Alfred State College Development Fund tax-deductible?

Yes, the Alfred State College Development Fund is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Gifts to the College are therefore tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Are letters of recommendation or a personal essay required for admission?

Letters of recommendation and a personal essay are recommended if there is additional information you would like to share or extenuating circumstances which may have affected your academic background. At times the Admissions Office may ask for additional information including letters of recommendation and a personal essay.

Are SAT or ACT scores required for admission?

SAT or ACT scores are required for students applying for a baccalaureate-level program. On the SAT exam we look for a 1000 combined score on the Math and Critical Reading section. On the ACT exam we look for a composite score of 21 or better. At this time we are not looking at the writing portion of the SAT or ACT for admission purposes. We do not require students to take any SAT subject tests. Students applying for an associate-level program are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores. However we encourage all students to submit one or both of these standardized test scores.

Students who wish to be considered for some scholarships and intercollegiate sports must also submit SAT/ACT scores.

Students wishing to be considered for the Bachelor of Architecture program are recommended to have a SAT score of 1100 (Critical Reading and Math) or an ACT composite score of a 24.

Are there Gift Clubs and Societies?

A gift of $1,000 or more entitles you to membership in Alfred State's President's Society.

Are there scholarships available? How do I apply?

There are many scholarships available. Scholarships are based on academic merit. The consideration process for scholarships varies. Some scholarships will require a separate application or additional information. There are other scholarships available which will be considered as part of the application process. For further information: Scholarships.

Can I donate in honor of a family member or friend?

Endowments and scholarships are often named in honor of a family member or friend. Also, naming opportunities for classrooms and gathering spaces, laboratories and buildings are available for donors who wish to honor or memorialize their loved ones in this manner.

Can I eat in the dining hall during the summer?
All on-campus dining facilities are closed in the summer.
Can I get a medical excuse for classes?

Medical excuses are not written. If a student is told that he/she should not attend classes, Health Center staff will notify the student’s adviser and/or faculty.

Can I give an anonymous gift?

Yes, donors can choose to remain anonymous. Alfred State always respects a donor's stated wish for privacy.

Can I make suggestions about something at the Health Center?

Please do! Either speak to any of the staff about your suggestions or concerns, or if you prefer, we have a patient survey form that allows you to write down your concerns and/or suggestions anonymously. These are available on various survey days or just ask for one. We encourage students to let us know what they would like provided by Health Services. Your feedback helps us to improve, and is valued input.

Can my child receive allergy injections at the Health Center?

Yes, allergy serum and allergists’ instructions must be brought to the Health Center by the student. At that time, they will be provided with information regarding times and days that serum can be administered. It is the responsibility of the student to keep track of their injection schedules and come for injections.

Do I need an appointment?

No appointments are necessary for routine medical services with a Registered Nurse. Appointments with a physician will be scheduled following an evaluation by a Registered Nurse only.

Do I need immunizations?

New York State law requires anyone born on or after 1/1/57 and taking six credit hours or more to provide the Health Center proof of two measles, one mumps, and one rubella immunization administered after their first birthday.

Public Health Law 2167 requires students to sign a meningitis response form. A meningitis immunization is not required; however, if you have received one, please place the type and date of immunization on the form.

Do I need insurance? How long is it good for?

Yes, health insurance for F1 students is mandated by SUNY. There are two periods for health insurance coverage: Aug. 15 - Jan. 15 and Jan. - Aug. 15.

Do I need to take the TOEFL exam? Do I need to take the SATs?

The TOEFL exam is required for all international students except those whose native language is English.  The minimum TOEFL score required is 500 on the paper exam (61 on the Internet-based exam).  Be sure and request that an official score report be sent to Alfred State.  The college's code number is 2522. Results from the IELTS exam may be substituted for the TOEFL exam. The SAT is required for baccalaureate level programs and for scholarship consideration.

Does ACES provide wedding planning services?

Our wedding planning services include everything about your wedding reception from start to finish. We will gladly refer you to local florists, DJs, and photographers.

Does Alfred State College allow cross registration at any other colleges?

Yes, full-time, matriculated students can cross register for courses at certain participating colleges for courses not available at Alfred State College. Cross registration is only allowed for the fall and spring semesters. Tuition is not assessed but students must pay any fees required by the visited school.

Does Alfred State College allow cross registration at any other colleges?

Yes, full-time, matriculated students can cross register for courses at certain participating colleges for courses not available at Alfred State College. Cross registration is only allowed for the fall and spring semesters. Tuition is not assessed but students must pay any fees required by the visited school.

How are activities/leadership roles from high school considered in the admissions process?

Information on activities is useful in providing additional information and a more complete picture of the applicant. However, courses taken and grades received are the major factor in determining the admissions decision.

How can I have my family join me in America if I have a F-1 visa?

They must go to the Consulate or Embassy and obtain a visitor's visa.

How close is the nearest airport?

The nearest airport is the Greater Rochester International Airport. The airport is located 70 miles (112 kilometers) north of Alfred on Interstate 390.

How do I access BannerWeb?
  1. In Banner Web click Continue, then click on: Enter Secure Area
  2. Login: Enter your Social Security Number - e.g., 999999999 - or your Alfred State College Student ID Number, and your login PIN.

First Time Users

The first time you login to Banner Web your user ID will be your 800 ID#. If you do not know this you can use your SS#. The PIN will be sent shortly after applying to the mailing address you provided on your Alfred State application.

After you enter your user ID and PIN, you will be asked to create a new login PIN (six characters, alpha, numeric digits, or a combination of both.) This screen will ask you to re-enter your initial PIN (which is randomly generated) and then enter your new six-character PIN, and to verify your new PIN. Click on Login.

Returning Users

Use the login PIN number you created the first time you used the system. If you have forgotten your PIN, enter your User ID (Social Security # or your 800 Student Number), and click on Forgot Pin. Your self-established hint question will appear. When you answer this question correctly, Banner Web will allow you to reset your PIN. Please remember your response to your hint question is case sensitive.

NOTE: WHEN CREATING YOUR NEW LOGIN PIN, BE SURE TO MAKE IT: 1) easy to remember, and 2) a six-character alpha-numeric PIN. The feature requiring you to submit a self-established hint question and answer will assist you if you forget your PIN in the future.

How do I access BannerWeb?
  1. In Banner Web click Continue, then click on: Enter Secure Area
  2. Login: Enter your Social Security Number - e.g., 999999999 - or your Alfred State College Student ID Number, and your login PIN.

First Time Users

The first time you login to Banner Web your user ID will be your 800 ID#. If you do not know this you can use your SS#. The PIN will be sent shortly after applying to the mailing address you provided on your Alfred State application.

After you enter your user ID and PIN, you will be asked to create a new login PIN (six characters, alpha, numeric digits, or a combination of both.) This screen will ask you to re-enter your initial PIN (which is randomly generated) and then enter your new six-character PIN, and to verify your new PIN. Click on Login.

Returning Users

Use the login PIN number you created the first time you used the system. If you have forgotten your PIN, enter your User ID (Social Security # or your 800 Student Number), and click on Forgot Pin. Your self-established hint question will appear. When you answer this question correctly, Banner Web will allow you to reset your PIN. Please remember your response to your hint question is case sensitive.

NOTE: WHEN CREATING YOUR NEW LOGIN PIN, BE SURE TO MAKE IT: 1) easy to remember, and 2) a six-character alpha-numeric PIN. The feature requiring you to submit a self-established hint question and answer will assist you if you forget your PIN in the future.

How do I access BannerWeb?
  1. In Banner Web click Continue, then click on: Enter Secure Area
  2. Login: Enter your Social Security Number - e.g., 999999999 - or your Alfred State College Student ID Number, and your login PIN.

First Time Users

The first time you login to Banner Web your user ID will be your 800 ID#. If you do not know this you can use your SS#. The PIN will be sent shortly after applying to the mailing address you provided on your Alfred State application.

After you enter your user ID and PIN, you will be asked to create a new login PIN (six characters, alpha, numeric digits, or a combination of both.) This screen will ask you to re-enter your initial PIN (which is randomly generated) and then enter your new six-character PIN, and to verify your new PIN. Click on Login.

Returning Users

Use the login PIN number you created the first time you used the system. If you have forgotten your PIN, enter your User ID (Social Security # or your 800 Student Number), and click on Forgot Pin. Your self-established hint question will appear. When you answer this question correctly, Banner Web will allow you to reset your PIN. Please remember your response to your hint question is case sensitive.

NOTE: WHEN CREATING YOUR NEW LOGIN PIN, BE SURE TO MAKE IT: 1) easy to remember, and 2) a six-character alpha-numeric PIN. The feature requiring you to submit a self-established hint question and answer will assist you if you forget your PIN in the future.

How do I access BannerWeb?
  1. In Banner Web click Continue, then click on: Enter Secure Area
  2. Login: Enter your Social Security Number - e.g., 999999999 - or your Alfred State College Student ID Number, and your login PIN.

First Time Users

The first time you login to Banner Web your user ID will be your 800 ID#. If you do not know this you can use your SS#. The PIN will be sent shortly after applying to the mailing address you provided on your Alfred State application.

After you enter your user ID and PIN, you will be asked to create a new login PIN (six characters, alpha, numeric digits, or a combination of both.) This screen will ask you to re-enter your initial PIN (which is randomly generated) and then enter your new six-character PIN, and to verify your new PIN. Click on Login.

Returning Users

Use the login PIN number you created the first time you used the system. If you have forgotten your PIN, enter your User ID (Social Security # or your 800 Student Number), and click on Forgot Pin. Your self-established hint question will appear. When you answer this question correctly, Banner Web will allow you to reset your PIN. Please remember your response to your hint question is case sensitive.

NOTE: WHEN CREATING YOUR NEW LOGIN PIN, BE SURE TO MAKE IT: 1) easy to remember, and 2) a six-character alpha-numeric PIN. The feature requiring you to submit a self-established hint question and answer will assist you if you forget your PIN in the future.

How do I access BannerWeb?
  1. In Banner Web click Continue, then click on: Enter Secure Area
  2. Login: Enter your Social Security Number - e.g., 999999999 - or your Alfred State College Student ID Number, and your login PIN.

First Time Users

The first time you login to Banner Web your user ID will be your 800 ID#. If you do not know this you can use your SS#. The PIN will be sent shortly after applying to the mailing address you provided on your Alfred State application.

After you enter your user ID and PIN, you will be asked to create a new login PIN (six characters, alpha, numeric digits, or a combination of both.) This screen will ask you to re-enter your initial PIN (which is randomly generated) and then enter your new six-character PIN, and to verify your new PIN. Click on Login.

Returning Users

Use the login PIN number you created the first time you used the system. If you have forgotten your PIN, enter your User ID (Social Security # or your 800 Student Number), and click on Forgot Pin. Your self-established hint question will appear. When you answer this question correctly, Banner Web will allow you to reset your PIN. Please remember your response to your hint question is case sensitive.

NOTE: WHEN CREATING YOUR NEW LOGIN PIN, BE SURE TO MAKE IT: 1) easy to remember, and 2) a six-character alpha-numeric PIN. The feature requiring you to submit a self-established hint question and answer will assist you if you forget your PIN in the future.

How do I access BannerWeb?
  1. In Banner Web click Continue, then click on: Enter Secure Area
  2. Login: Enter your Social Security Number - e.g., 999999999 - or your Alfred State College Student ID Number, and your login PIN.

First Time Users

The first time you login to Banner Web your user ID will be your 800 ID#. If you do not know this you can use your SS#. The PIN will be sent shortly after applying to the mailing address you provided on your Alfred State application.

After you enter your user ID and PIN, you will be asked to create a new login PIN (six characters, alpha, numeric digits, or a combination of both.) This screen will ask you to re-enter your initial PIN (which is randomly generated) and then enter your new six-character PIN, and to verify your new PIN. Click on Login.

Returning Users

Use the login PIN number you created the first time you used the system. If you have forgotten your PIN, enter your User ID (Social Security # or your 800 Student Number), and click on Forgot Pin. Your self-established hint question will appear. When you answer this question correctly, Banner Web will allow you to reset your PIN. Please remember your response to your hint question is case sensitive.

NOTE: WHEN CREATING YOUR NEW LOGIN PIN, BE SURE TO MAKE IT: 1) easy to remember, and 2) a six-character alpha-numeric PIN. The feature requiring you to submit a self-established hint question and answer will assist you if you forget your PIN in the future.

How do I change my major?

In order for an applicant to change his or her major, he/she should contact the Admissions Office in writing to request a curriculum change. The application will then be reviewed, and the student will be notified of the decision. Continuing students who wish to change their majors must see their advisers and complete paperwork with the academic department chairs. Per academic regulations, such changes must be processed by the end of the fourth week of classes for the current semester. Changes after the fourth week will be effective for the subsequent semester depending on the student's academic standing.

How do I find out who my student adviser is once I have been accepted?

Approximately one month before classes start, a letter will be sent to you indicating who your adviser is and where his/her office is located.

How do I visit Canada or Mexico?

You must obtain a visitor visa in advance unless you are from Japan; you must also see your designated school official.

How important is it for parents to attend?

Alfred State College believes that appropriate parental involvement is an essential component of student success. For many, the anwer to this question depends upon the individual family and its student.

How many academic programs are there?

Alfred State offers more than 70 academic programs at the baccalaureate, associate, and certificate levels. They fall within the areas of Arts and Sciences, Applied Technology, and Management and Engineering Technology.

How much cash should a student have for personal spending money?

It depends on the student. For the most part, once the college bill is paid, most expenses are covered! Students have a safe, clean, comfortable place to live. Their food needs are, for the most part, addressed by their meal plan. Their entertainment is, for the most part, free.

How much does storage or airport shuttle service cost?

There is no cost assessed; however, your Designated School Official must be notified in advance.

How old is the school?

The school had its beginning in 1908 as the State School of Agriculture. It was incorporated into the State University of New York in 1948. However, most of the buildings have been constructed since 1960.

How will it work with my HMO while my child is at school?

Health services will provide health care at no charge to the patient or insurance. If the student needs a local referral, we will assist them in getting any referral number necessary. Be sure your child knows the phone number they need to call in order to get this out-of-area referral number.

I am a transfer student. Do I need to attend Orientation?
It is recommended that you do. Not all colleges have the same academic policies and procedures. Orientation will familiarize you with Alfred's way of doing business.
I am interested in sustainability. How does ACES work with local producers?

We use local farmers and producers regularly. We are affiliated with Pride of New York, the Angelica Farmer's Market, and the new York State Farm to College program.

I cannot access Blackboard but I can log into my email, what should I do?

If you are unable to log into Blackboard but you can log into your email account, you will need to first log into NetID and change your password before you will be able to log into Blackboard.

I have a unique idea for my event. Can ACES catering help me create a unique guest experience?

We love creating events that have a personal touch. We can help you create any kind of event that you can imagine, depending on your budget and time frame.

I have tried several times to log on with my network account, but am not successful. Now it says I need to contact my Network Administrator. Why?

After five failed attempts to log on using the same network account, the account becomes locked out. This policy ensures others do not try to guess or otherwise hack another user's account. After 15 minutes, your account will be unlocked and you can attempt to log in again.

I'm planning a multi-threaded conference with overnight participants. Can Alfred State support this type of conference?

Absolutely. When classes are not in session, a variety of dorm-style rooms are available. The townhouses offer two-story apartment-style living for your attendees with kitchens, single rooms, shared bathrooms, and air conditioning.

Is credit given for Advanced Placement/IB courses or college courses taken in high school?

Yes, we do accept many AP/CLEP/IB and college-level courses. We require an official transcript from AP/CLEP/IB or college transcripts to be sent to the Office of Enrollment Services. The transcript will be evaluated by our transfer adviser. More information on transferring credits to Alfred State can be found on the Transfer Students page.

Is there a desktop client I can use to check my email?

Yes, you can use Microsoft Outlook with your Office365 email account. Once Outlook is installed it will ask you to add an email box. In the Username box make sure you enter your full username (ex: Username@alfredstate.edu) and your network password. If you need help with the settings you should use, please contact the Help Desk at 607-587-4357.

Is there an instruction guide for using Blackboard?

The student user manual is available in the Tools menu shown in most Blackboard courses. Note that some of the features explained in the manual may not be used in all courses, or may not be available in our version of Blackboard. Extended documentation and tutorials are available at this Blackboard tutorial site: http://ondemand.blackboard.com/students (no login required for students).

Is there an instruction guide for using Blackboard?

The student user manual is available in the Tools menu shown in most Blackboard courses. Note that some of the features explained in the manual may not be used in all courses, or may not be available in our version of Blackboard. Extended documentation and tutorials are available at this Blackboard tutorial site: http://ondemand.blackboard.com/students (no login required for students).

Is there assistance to and from the airport?

Yes there is assistance available. Contact your Designated School Official in the International Education Office for further details.

Is there storage available for returning students?

Yes, contact the Designated School Official in the International Education Office for further details.

Many of my quests require a special diet. How would ACES catering accommodate these guests?

Please let us know if you or any of your guests have special dietary needs. We will gladly accommodate their needs.

May I bring alcohol to my event?

No one may bring alcohol to any event on campus. ACES will provide the adult beverages and TIPS-certified bartenders. Our insurance only allows alcohol purchased and served by ACES employees. Additional fees are required for this service. Please talk to your event planner for details.

Should a student submit the $150 deposit now?

It is to the student's benefit to submit the $150 deposit as soon as possible. By doing so, he/she will secure a spot in his/her chosen major as well as in a residence hall.  If a student submits the $150 deposit and then decides not to attend Alfred State, he/she has until May 1 to request, in writing a full refund.

Since I will be attending classes in Wellsville, why do I need to attend the sessions in Alfred?

Even though you may be attending the School of Applied Technology in Wellsville, you are still an Alfred State student. Certain policies and procedures that will be covered during Orientation are important and pertain to all students.

What about parking?

Parking is plentiful at the Lake Lodge. For on-campus events during the months of August to May, evenings and weekends are the best bet for providing easy parking for your guests. During class times, parking can be difficult but we can arrange an alternative parking location and provide shuttle service for your guests for a small transportation fee.

What about smaller gifts? I can't afford much, but I want to make a difference.

Every gift does make a difference. Through the Annual Fund, even relatively small unrestricted gifts can have a major impact. And when combined with hundreds or even thousands of other "small" gifts, the College can do many great things to continue to enhance the education experience for our students as well as offer more scholarships.

What academic programs are available?
There are more than 70 different programs available at ASC. For more information check out our Majors and Degrees.
What are the costs for decorations and linens?

Standard linens are part of all catered events. Candles, mirrors, vases, and votive holders can be rented. Most of our facilities are decorated for the seasons.

What calculator is required for my math course?

The mathematics courses listed require either a scientific calculator or a graphing calculator. You may purchase these calculators at the Campus Store so you can be prepared for the first day of class.

Course NameCourse NumberRequired/Recommended Calculator
Mathematical ConceptsMATH 1004No calculator use allowed
Statistics IMATH 1123 TI-30X IIS or TI -83 or TI-84
Liberal Arts Math IMATH 1143TI-30X IIS or TI -83 or TI-84
Quantitative ReasoningMATH 1323TI-30X IIS or TI -83 or TI-84
Explorations in GeometryMATH 1423TI-30X IIS or TI -83 or TI-84
Algebra ConceptsMATH 1014 TI -83 or TI-84
College AlgebraMATH 1033TI -83 or TI-84
College Algebra of FunctionsMATH 1034TI -83 or TI-84
PrecalculusMATH 1054TI -83 or TI-84
Technical Calculus IMATH 1063TI -83 or TI-84, students in programs that require Calculus II (or Technical Calculus II) and beyond may prefer to have a TI-89 or a Voyage 200
Calculus IMATH 1084TI -83 or TI-84, students in programs that require Calculus II (or Technical Calculus II) and beyond may prefer to have a TI-89 or a Voyage 200
Statistical Methods & AnalysisMATH 2124 TI -83 or TI-84
What date can I move into my residence hall room?

First year students may begin moving into their residence hall on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 after 8:30 a.m.  Orientation Part II begins Wednesday afternoon.

What do I do if I feel that I am familiar with the course material for a particular class and do not wish to take it?

This is called challenging a course and you must be a matriculated student in order to do so. If you have already earned a grade in the particular course or are currently registered in the course, you cannot challenge it. You can see if a course can be challenged by contacting the department chair of that particular academic area. If they agree to process the challenge, you must take and pass an exam.  Various fees will apply.

What do I do if I feel that I am familiar with the course material for a particular class and do not wish to take it?

This is called challenging a course and you must be a matriculated student in order to do so. If you have already earned a grade in the particular course or are currently registered in the course, you cannot challenge it. You can see if a course can be challenged by contacting the department chair of that particular academic area. If they agree to process the challenge, you must take and pass an exam.  Various fees will apply.

What do I do if my passport is lost or stolen and whom do I contact?

File a police report and notify your Designated School Official.

What does Office365 mean for me?

Microsoft’s Office365 is the new host for student email accounts at Alfred State. Office365 is the type of account you will have, which will allow you access to certain resources. Having an Office365 account means you will have access to many Microsoft resources for free. You will have “cloud-based” storage for documents and pictures as well as access to programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote all right from the web. However, having an Office365 account does not mean your email address will change, it will remain Username@alfredstate.edu.

What does the Orientation fee cover?

Orientation isn't a moneymaker. The costs passed on to you are for printing, postage, student staff, overnight accommodations, and the programs and activities that occur during summer Orientation and for fall start-up activities.

What intercollegiate/intramural sports programs are offered?

There are 18 intercollegiate sports (see list below) and a wide variety of intramural sports available. For further information see the intramural sports page.

  • Baseball
  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Men's Cross Country
  • Women's Cross Country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Men's Soccer
  • Women's Soccer
  • Softball
  • Men's Swimming
  • Women's Swimming
  • Men's Indoor Track & Field
  • Women's Indoor Track & Field
  • Men's Outdoor Track & Field
  • Women's Outdoor Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
What intercollegiate/intramural sports programs are offered?

There are 18 intercollegiate sports (see list below) and a wide variety of intramural sports available. For further information see the intramural sports page.

  • Baseball
  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Men's Cross Country
  • Women's Cross Country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Men's Soccer
  • Women's Soccer
  • Softball
  • Men's Swimming
  • Women's Swimming
  • Men's Indoor Track & Field
  • Women's Indoor Track & Field
  • Men's Outdoor Track & Field
  • Women's Outdoor Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
What is an endowment?

An endowment preserves capital, overcomes inflation, and provides long-term, reliable income to the College. For example, a $100,000 scholarship gift might be awarded to deserving students at $5,000 per year - meaning the scholarship fund will be depleted in 20 years. But if that $100,000 were used to establish an endowment, the gift would be invested and a portion of the earnings used to award scholarships. Another portion would be used to increase the principal and offset investment costs. The endowment would therefore continue to grow over time, supporting scholarships for as long as the College exists. A minimum of $10,000 is needed to establish an endowment.

What is my username for Webmail/Office365?

Alfred State student and retired email is being hosted by Microsoft. Your username will continue to be Username@alfredstate.edu for students and Username@retired.alfredstate.edu for retired users. Your username will still be the first six characters of your last name, the first character in your first name and your middle initial.

E.g., if your name is John E. Smith, your email address/username would be SmithJE@alfredstate.edu. If you do not have a middle initial, it would be SmithJ@alfredstate.edu.

Note: Your username might have a number appended to the end if there are other users with a similar name.

What is SEVIS?

Student and Exchange Visitor Information System- It is the tracking system used by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs and Enforcement under the Department of Homeland Security.  The Designated School Official is the local agent to keep track of the student.  This all helps you keep your status legal.

What is the Annual Fund?

The Annual Fund is a fundraising effort that provides much needed general support to Alfred State. The college administration allocates the funding where it is needed the most, including scholarships, equipment, and academic needs. Alumni, parents, friends, faculty/staff, and businesses are asked to support the Annual Fund. The Alfred State Annual fund drive runs from July 1 through June 30.

What is the average required for the Dean's List?

The Grade Point Average (GPA) required for both Alfred and Wellsville campuses is 3.5.

What is the male/female ratio?

The male/female ratio is 3:2.  The reason?  Our Wellsville applied technology programs (auto body, building construction, drafting, etc.) consist mostly of male students.  Female students are more than welcome to enter these programs!

What is the NCAA?

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.

What is the student/faculty ratio?

The student/faculty ratio is 20:1.  Classes are small enough for every student to receive individual attention.

What kind of athletic facilities does Alfred State have?

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.

What programs do you offer?

Alfred State College offers over 70 academic majors in six different categories.  These include majors within the agriculture, applied technology, business, engineering technology, health related, and liberal arts and sciences areas.

What should I do if my document will not print from Blackboard?

Blackboard usually has no impact on the printing problem being encountered. Instead, the document construction or formatting is the issue. In many cases, document features don't coincide with the normal default parameters of certain printers. In order to print the document successfully, save the document locally (on the computer desktop, for example), then edit the features or formatting of the document (margins, page size, etc.) to be within the acceptable defaults of the printer. Then send the “new” document to the printer.

Note that opening the document from within Blackboard may not allow the proper editing to be recognized "down the line." It is best to simply save it to the computer, then work with it.

What should I do if my document will not print from Blackboard?

Blackboard usually has no impact on the printing problem being encountered. Instead, the document construction or formatting is the issue. In many cases, document features don't coincide with the normal default parameters of certain printers. In order to print the document successfully, save the document locally (on the computer desktop, for example), then edit the features or formatting of the document (margins, page size, etc.) to be within the acceptable defaults of the printer. Then send the “new” document to the printer.

Note that opening the document from within Blackboard may not allow the proper editing to be recognized "down the line." It is best to simply save it to the computer, then work with it.

What should I expect the first time I log into my Alfred State email hosted by Microsoft Office365?

Alfred State student email accounts are now being hosted by Microsoft’s Office365 service. Since email is now being hosted by Microsoft you will get to a page similar to the Hotmail or Live account login page. Once you log in you will be taken to the Outlook Office365 inbox which is similar to Alfred State’s previous webmail inboxes. You will receive enterprise-class email, calendar, tasks, and contacts. If you want to see what you should expect, please see this guide (pdf).

When is the Help Desk open?

Help Desk Hours

Regular Business Hours
Monday -Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 1 - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.
Summer/ Winter Break Business Hours
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Contact us via email: helpdesk@alfredstate.edu or phone: (607) 587-4357.

When is the Plotter Room open?

The Plotter Room is located in the Engineering Technology Building, room 213.

Day of the WeekHours Open
Monday9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Tuesday9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Wednesday9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Thursday9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
SaturdayClosed
Sunday5 - 11 p.m.
When should I pay my deposit?

The deposit is due within 30 days after acceptance. It is EXTREMEMLY IMPORTANT that you turn in your deposit in a timely fashion. The deposit will hold your space in your program, a place in the residence halls and will secure any scholarships that you may receive. If you do not pay your deposit by the due date, you may lose your space in the program and any scholarships which you may have qualified for. The deposit is fully refundable up until May 1. To receive a refund of your deposit you must contact the Admissions Office in writing prior to May 1.

Where are you located? How many students do you have?

Alfred State is located in the village of Alfred, New York, in rural western New York State. The village of Alfred is a small, safe town with a permanent population of 2,000 people. We are located in the foothills of the Alleghany Mountains in Alfred, New York. The community is peaceful and the people are very friendly and helpful to students. Another school, Alfred University, is also located in the village. The college is about 300 miles (482 kilometers) west of New York City, 90 miles (144 kilometers) southeast of Buffalo, New York, and 70 miles (112 kilometers) south of Rochester, New York. Learn more about the area.

Who can play at Alfred State?

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.

Who needs a Health Form?

Students attending classes on campus and taking six credit hours or more must have a health form on file at the Health Center. This includes a physical.

Who pays for extracurricular activities?

Every student pays a mandatory activities fee as part of the college bill. That payment creates a pool of funds used to sponsor club and organization activities. Over $ 525,000 a year is committed to providing fun, growth-oriented activities. Occasionally there is an extra cost for major programming, but for the most part, everything is already paid for from activities fees.

Whom do I inform if I am staying for summer school?

You must inform the International Student Services Office along with Residential Life to make arrangements.

Whom do I see when I come in?

The receptionist or nurse will greet you at the reception window and request that you fill out a short intake form. You will then be evaluated by a Registered Nurse.

Why does a public college need my support?

Like most other public universities, Alfred State receives less than one-third of its revenues directly from state government. At times, federal and state dollars are allocated to specific projects or infrastructure needs. Tuition accounts for a small percentage of College revenues.

Alfred State must rely on private donations to support the remaining needs - everything from scholarships to faculty hiring and retention to equipment for classrooms and laboratories. When new buildings are built, state funds pay for the actual cost of construction - not for the furnishings needed to bring those spaces to life. Gifts and endowments provide financial strength to Alfred State.

Will I be able to get my smartphone to receive my Alfred State email?

Students will be able to add their email to most smartphones. Please keep in mind that each phone works differently and that all phones may not support the email feature. If your smartphone supports POP, IMAP, or Exchange, you should be able to add your email to your smartphone. Please contact the Help Desk if you would like operating system specific instructions. Email: Helpdesk@alfredstate.edu. Phone: 607-587-4357.

Will my password be the same?

If you are logging in to your email for the first time, you will need to change your password. To do so, go to https://NETID.alfredstate.edu/.

For a step-by-step instructions on changing your password please look at this guide. If you are on campus you may go to the Alfred State Computer Help Desk on the ground floor of the Hinkle Library with your photo ID and a help desk technician will assist you.

Am I allowed to audit a course at Alfred State College, i.e., take a course without receiving credit or a grade?

You may audit a course with permission from the instructor of the course. If you are a current student or over age 60, you will not be charged any tuition. If you are not enrolled as a student at ASC, you will have to pay a non-refundable fee at the time of registration. Auditors will not receive college credit for audited courses and cannot use these courses toward financial aid eligibility. Further information is available <-- LINK NEEDED -->

Are laptop computers a required purchase for Alfred State College freshmen in all curriculums?

No. Alfred State College has embarked on a program to incorporate laptop computer technology in selected curriculums at this time. Laptop computers are popular among all students at Alfred State College and you may want to consider purchasing a portable laptop rather than a desktop. Alfred State maintains three general access computer laboratories (Alfred campus). Most software and services on the campus network are available in the general access laboratories. In addition, there are computers available in the college libraries for academic use.

Are single rooms available?

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?

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 there any restrictions on what I use for a password?

Password security is an important part of Alfred State's security. Passwords are always case-sensitive, which means a lower-case "a" is different from an upper-case "A". The minimum password length is eight characters. Also, your password must contain at least two of the following: alphabetical, numeric, and symbol characters. When you change your password, you can not use the same password you used the previous six times. This is called the password history, and ensures users create new passwords more frequently instead of "bouncing" between a few different passwords.

Are there computers in the residence halls?

No, but if a student would like to bring their own computer from home, access to the college network is available in all residence hall rooms. Laptop computers are available to purchase through the Campus Bookstore.

Are there computers in the residence halls?

No, but if a student would like to bring their own computer from home, access to the college network is available in all residence hall rooms. Laptop computers are available to purchase through the Campus Bookstore.

Are there laundry facilities?

There are washers and dryers in every residence hall available for use on a first come, first serve basis. A system called LaundryView is available on-line to assist students in tracking machine availability.

Are there laundry facilities?

There are washers and dryers in every residence hall available for use on a first come, first serve basis. A system called LaundryView is available on-line to assist students in tracking machine availability.

Are there times when a student is expected to go home?

There are times when a student is expected to go home. Unless a student is an approved resident of an extended stay area, students are required to vacate campus facilities when classes are concluded. For more information, consult the License for Residence, our agreement with you for residential services.

Are there times when a student is expected to go home?

There are times when a student is expected to go home. Unless a student is an approved resident of an extended stay area, students are required to vacate campus facilities when classes are concluded. For more information, consult the License for Residence, our agreement with you for residential services.

Can I have a car?

Students may have a car. There is a $95 vehicle registration fee for all vehicles parked on campus. Vehicles must be registered at the Parking Registration Office, located in the Theta Gamma House. It is not necessary to have a car. Many areas of interest are within a short walking distance. There is a free shuttle service around the campus throughout the day. There is also a free shuttle service to and from the Wellsville campus. Several times during the week there will be shuttle service to Hornell or Wellsville.

Can I let my relatives or friends use my account?

Your username and password are your responsibility and should not be shared with anyone else. By sharing your account with others, you violate several Computing Policies as well as the Student Conduct Code. Violations of these policies and codes can result in account revocation, disciplinary action, and even expulsion. If you believe someone else is using your account, please change your password immediately. If you would like to report the incident, please contact the Help Desk at (607) 587-4357 or helpdesk@alfredstate.edu.

Do all students have an Alfred State College e-mail account?

All students are given an e-mail account along with a limited network account within one week of paying their admissions deposit to the college. The network username is the first six letters of the last name, first initial, and middle initial. 

Do I have to have a meal plan?

All students who reside on campus must have a meal plan. Meal plan options can be designed to fit your budget.

Do I have to have a meal plan?

All students who reside on campus must have a meal plan. Meal plan options can be designed to fit your budget.

Do I have to pay for Internet Access?

There are no additional fees for Internet access. When students connect their machine to the network, Internet access is provided.  Students living in dormitories are required to register their computers on the network prior to accessing the Internet.

Do students have to provide their own transportation to the Wellsville campus?

No. ACES buses make three trips in the morning and three in the afternoon to and from Wellsville. Students are encouraged to use this free service; however, they can drive their own vehicles.

Do students have to provide their own transportation to the Wellsville campus?

No. ACES buses make three trips in the morning and three in the afternoon to and from Wellsville. Students are encouraged to use this free service; however, they can drive their own vehicles.

Do you accept transfer students? Can I get transfer credit?

Yes, Alfred State does accept transfer students who have at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale from previous college or university coursework. Please note that an official transcript is required before an admission decision will be made. In order to be evaluated for transfer credit, descriptions for all courses taken (in English) must also be provided. In addition, it is strongly recommended that students provide a course-by-course credential evaluation completed by an approved credential evaluation service. See our international transfer students page for further details.

Do you offer scholarships for international students?

Two scholarships are automatically awarded to international students who qualify. An application is not necessary for these scholarships. These scholarships are only available to students beginning their studies in August. Learn more about the international student scholarships.

Does Alfred State College offer athletic scholarships?

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.

How are room assignments made and may a student choose his/her own roommate?

Room sign-ups for returning students occur in late March. Returning students are given first opportunity to select their preferred housing style. Freshmen and transfer students are assigned to rooms over the summer, priority based on receipt of deposit. As a freshman or transfer student, you can request a certain residence hall or lifestyle, but Residential Life cannot always honor your request. For example, single rooms are heavily requested and only people who paid their deposit early will be assigned to one of those halls. There are opportunities for room and residence hall changes during the first week of classes of each semester. After that first week, room changes are only made in emergency situations.

Yes, a student may choose his/her roommate. On your BannerWeb Room Preference Survey, there is a section designated for this purpose. Students may choose their own roommates if both students agree to live with each other and write each other's name on the residence hall selection form. The Office of Residential Life will attempt to honor these requests. Any questions concerning room assignments should be directed to the Residential Life Office at (607) 587‑4326 or 1-800-4-ALFRED.

How are room assignments made and may a student choose his/her own roommate?

Room sign-ups for returning students occur in late March. Returning students are given first opportunity to select their preferred housing style. Freshmen and transfer students are assigned to rooms over the summer, priority based on receipt of deposit. As a freshman or transfer student, you can request a certain residence hall or lifestyle, but Residential Life cannot always honor your request. For example, single rooms are heavily requested and only people who paid their deposit early will be assigned to one of those halls. There are opportunities for room and residence hall changes during the first week of classes of each semester. After that first week, room changes are only made in emergency situations.

Yes, a student may choose his/her roommate. On your BannerWeb Room Preference Survey, there is a section designated for this purpose. Students may choose their own roommates if both students agree to live with each other and write each other's name on the residence hall selection form. The Office of Residential Life will attempt to honor these requests. Any questions concerning room assignments should be directed to the Residential Life Office at (607) 587‑4326 or 1-800-4-ALFRED.

How are the rooms furnished?

All standard double rooms are furnished with two of each of the following: beds and mattresses (twin size, extra long), floor or ceiling lamps, dressers, closets, desks, desk chairs, and mirrors. Furniture assigned to your room is your responsibility - it's for your room only and must not be removed or traded with other students.

How are the rooms furnished?

All standard double rooms are furnished with two of each of the following: beds and mattresses (twin size, extra long), floor or ceiling lamps, dressers, closets, desks, desk chairs, and mirrors. Furniture assigned to your room is your responsibility - it's for your room only and must not be removed or traded with other students.

How can you find out about events on campus?

Our online master calendar, Cable Channel 3, the Tor Echo (student newspaper), and WETD-FM provide real-time updates of activities and programming on-campus. If students are bored, they are not looking hard enough.

How do I access online learning at ASC and the online Blackboard courses?

The Blackboard Resources page contains information for online learning and help for Blackboard.

The website for online learning is http://blackboard.alfredstate.edu. Notice there is no "www" in the web address.  Enter your Alfred State username and password to login.

How do I access online learning at ASC and the online Blackboard courses?

The Blackboard Resources page contains information for online learning and help for Blackboard.

The website for online learning is http://blackboard.alfredstate.edu. Notice there is no "www" in the web address.  Enter your Alfred State username and password to login.

How do I access online learning at ASC and the online Blackboard courses?

The Blackboard Resources page contains information for online learning and help for Blackboard.

The website for online learning is http://blackboard.alfredstate.edu. Notice there is no "www" in the web address.  Enter your Alfred State username and password to login.

How do I apply for Financial Aid?

Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA may be filed electronically at http://www.fafsa.gov/. For detailed instructions, please see our Paying for College page.

How do I apply?

New students will need to fill out the SUNY application. The SUNY application is available at www.suny.edu . In order to consider your application for admission, we require an official high school transcript. Students who have completed college-level coursework should also supply official college transcripts. In some cases there may be additional information needed. To check on the status of your application, you can log in to the secure area of BannerWeb.

How do I change my password while off campus?

You may utilize the NetID "change password" utility alter your password as long as you remember your current password. First you will need to navigate to https://NetID.alfredstate.edu. There are several text boxes to be filled in; username (LLLLLLFM), old password, new password, and confirm new password. Once all text boxes are filled in properly, click on the save button toward the top of the page. A screen will report back if the change was successful. If you are a student you will navigate to Webmail.alfredstate.edu to log in with your new credentials. If you are a faculty or staff member you will navigate to mail.alfredstate.edu to log in with your new credentials.

How do I change my password while on campus?

All lab computers, and computers part of the alfredstate.edu domain, can be used to change your password. You will need to know your username and old password in order to change your password. The easiest way to change your password is to press Ctrl-Alt-Del keys. There should be a "Change Password" button listed. Click on this button. There are several text boxes to be filled in. The domain can be listed as asc or alfredstate.edu. You will need to fill in the old password, and type in a new password twice, and click OK.

How do I connect my machine to the campus network?

Both wired and wireless connectivity are available throughout most of the campus. For a wired connection, you will need to bring your own Cat5 network cable.

Laptops - To take advantage of the wireless network, please make sure your computer has a wireless card. To use the wired network, the laptop will need a traditional 10 base T Ethernet card and Ethernet cable. If you will be using the laptop in a laptop-required curriculum, please make sure the laptop meets or exceeds the minimum specifications for the program.

How do I get my AP/CLEP credits evaluated at Alfred State College?

You must contact AP/CLEP and request an official transcript be sent to the Student Records and Financial Services Office, Alfred State College, Alfred, NY 14802. Once we receive your official transcript, the Transfer Office will notify you via e-mail of the credits which were transferred.

How do I get my AP/CLEP/IB credits evaluated at Alfred State College?

You must contact AP/CLEP/IB and request an official transcript be sent to the Registrar's Office, Alfred State College, Alfred, NY 14802. Once we receive your official transcript the Transfer Office will notify you via e-mail and by regular mail of the credits which were transferred.

How do I notify Alfred State College if I have a change in my address and/or phone number?

Students can access and update their own personal information by selecting the Personal Information Menu after logging in to the secure area of BannerWeb for Students. Changes can also be submitted to the Student Records and Financial Services Office by printing and completing the Student Data Change Form.

How do I notify the college that I am eligible for the GI Montgomery bill?

Students who are eligible for the GI Montgomery Bill should contact the certifying official in the Student Records and Financial Services Office. Students will have to submit an application for benefits, and where applicable, provide a copy of their discharge papers (DD-214).  Contact your local VA Representative for information on any other benefits you may be eligible for.

How do I obtain a copy of my Alfred State transcript?

Your academic transcript is composed of all credit-bearing coursework you attempted or completed at Alfred State as well as any degree(s) conferred. If you plan to attend another college after leaving Alfred, or if you are a high school student applying to colleges other than Alfred State, do not forget to submit a signed request to have your transcript sent to your new college.

Request Your Transcript Using BannerWeb

If you were enrolled in 1974 or later, you may request your transcript using your BannerWeb account (click on Continue, then click on Enter Secure Area). Log into your account, select Student Services and Financial Aid, select Student Record, and then select Request Printed/Official Transcript. Use the look up feature to select the institution you wish to send your transcript to, OR click on Continue to enter the name and address of the recipient yourself. Be sure to select submit when you are done. You may also view the status of your transcript requests. Your transcript will be printed on the next business day if you have requested that it be sent immediately. The Student Records and Financial Services Office will seal and mail the transcript at that time.

Request Your Transcript from the Student Records and Financial Services Office

If you are unable to request your official transcripts using BannerWeb, you may request your transcript by going to the Student Records and Financial Services Office or you can print and fill out a Transcript Request Form to mail to the Student Records and Financial Services Office. Also, you can mail or fax a signed letter requesting that the Student Records and Financial Services Office send your transcript. We do not accept any phone or e-mail requests due to security considerations. There is NO FEE for this service.

Mail your request to:

Alfred State
Attention: Student Records and Financial Services Office
10 Upper College Drive
Alfred, NY 14802

Our fax number is (607) 587-3287.

If you mail or fax your request, the following information is required:

  1. Name (include maiden name if married)
  2. Social security number
  3. Mailing address and phone number where you can be reached in case we have any questions in processing your request
  4. Years you attended Alfred State
  5. Address or the fax number where your transcript is to be sent
  6. Your written signature

Be aware that faxed transcripts are generally considered "unofficial". Usually it takes about 2 - 3 working days for your request to be processed. Please allow two weeks to process your requests during registration and final grade periods.

If you want final grades for the semester you are currently enrolled in to be included, you must note to have the transcript sent at the end of the semester. Requests for FINAL transcripts can be made any time prior to the end of the current semester.

Remember - The Student Records and Financial Services Office will not send transcripts without the student's signature each time one is requested. Also, the Student Records and Financial Services Office cannot release copies of a student's transcripts from other institutions. Students must request these directly from the schools they have attended. You may obtain/print unofficial copies of your transcript from BannerWeb.

Note - If you have any financial obligations with Alfred State or you have not returned all equipment or supplies borrowed from the College, such as library books, athletic equipment, etc., your transcripts will be held until these obligations have been cleared.

How do I obtain a copy of my Alfred State transcript?

Your academic transcript is composed of all credit-bearing coursework you attempted or completed at Alfred State as well as any degree(s) conferred. If you plan to attend another college after leaving Alfred, or if you are a high school student applying to colleges other than Alfred State, do not forget to submit a signed request to have your transcript sent to your new college.

Request Your Transcript Using BannerWeb

If you were enrolled in 1974 or later, you may request your transcript using your BannerWeb account (click on Continue, then click on Enter Secure Area). Log into your account, select Student Services and Financial Aid, select Student Record, and then select Request Printed/Official Transcript. Use the look up feature to select the institution you wish to send your transcript to, OR click on Continue to enter the name and address of the recipient yourself. Be sure to select submit when you are done. You may also view the status of your transcript requests. Your transcript will be printed on the next business day if you have requested that it be sent immediately. The Student Records and Financial Services Office will seal and mail the transcript at that time.

Request Your Transcript from the Student Records and Financial Services Office

If you are unable to request your official transcripts using BannerWeb, you may request your transcript by going to the Student Records and Financial Services Office or you can print and fill out a Transcript Request Form to mail to the Student Records and Financial Services Office. Also, you can mail or fax a signed letter requesting that the Student Records and Financial Services Office send your transcript. We do not accept any phone or e-mail requests due to security considerations. There is NO FEE for this service.

Mail your request to:

Alfred State
Attention: Student Records and Financial Services Office
10 Upper College Drive
Alfred, NY 14802

Our fax number is (607) 587-3287.

If you mail or fax your request, the following information is required:

  1. Name (include maiden name if married)
  2. Social security number
  3. Mailing address and phone number where you can be reached in case we have any questions in processing your request
  4. Years you attended Alfred State
  5. Address or the fax number where your transcript is to be sent
  6. Your written signature

Be aware that faxed transcripts are generally considered "unofficial". Usually it takes about 2 - 3 working days for your request to be processed. Please allow two weeks to process your requests during registration and final grade periods.

If you want final grades for the semester you are currently enrolled in to be included, you must note to have the transcript sent at the end of the semester. Requests for FINAL transcripts can be made any time prior to the end of the current semester.

Remember - The Student Records and Financial Services Office will not send transcripts without the student's signature each time one is requested. Also, the Student Records and Financial Services Office cannot release copies of a student's transcripts from other institutions. Students must request these directly from the schools they have attended. You may obtain/print unofficial copies of your transcript from BannerWeb.

Note - If you have any financial obligations with Alfred State or you have not returned all equipment or supplies borrowed from the College, such as library books, athletic equipment, etc., your transcripts will be held until these obligations have been cleared.

How do I obtain a copy of my Alfred State transcript?

Your academic transcript is composed of all credit-bearing coursework you attempted or completed at Alfred State as well as any degree(s) conferred. If you plan to attend another college after leaving Alfred, or if you are a high school student applying to colleges other than Alfred State, do not forget to submit a signed request to have your transcript sent to your new college.

Request Your Transcript Using BannerWeb

If you were enrolled in 1974 or later, you may request your transcript using your BannerWeb account (click on Continue, then click on Enter Secure Area). Log into your account, select Student Services and Financial Aid, select Student Record, and then select Request Printed/Official Transcript. Use the look up feature to select the institution you wish to send your transcript to, OR click on Continue to enter the name and address of the recipient yourself. Be sure to select submit when you are done. You may also view the status of your transcript requests. Your transcript will be printed on the next business day if you have requested that it be sent immediately. The Student Records and Financial Services Office will seal and mail the transcript at that time.

Request Your Transcript from the Student Records and Financial Services Office

If you are unable to request your official transcripts using BannerWeb, you may request your transcript by going to the Student Records and Financial Services Office or you can print and fill out a Transcript Request Form to mail to the Student Records and Financial Services Office. Also, you can mail or fax a signed letter requesting that the Student Records and Financial Services Office send your transcript. We do not accept any phone or e-mail requests due to security considerations. There is NO FEE for this service.

Mail your request to:

Alfred State
Attention: Student Records and Financial Services Office
10 Upper College Drive
Alfred, NY 14802

Our fax number is (607) 587-3287.

If you mail or fax your request, the following information is required:

  1. Name (include maiden name if married)
  2. Social security number
  3. Mailing address and phone number where you can be reached in case we have any questions in processing your request
  4. Years you attended Alfred State
  5. Address or the fax number where your transcript is to be sent
  6. Your written signature

Be aware that faxed transcripts are generally considered "unofficial". Usually it takes about 2 - 3 working days for your request to be processed. Please allow two weeks to process your requests during registration and final grade periods.

If you want final grades for the semester you are currently enrolled in to be included, you must note to have the transcript sent at the end of the semester. Requests for FINAL transcripts can be made any time prior to the end of the current semester.

Remember - The Student Records and Financial Services Office will not send transcripts without the student's signature each time one is requested. Also, the Student Records and Financial Services Office cannot release copies of a student's transcripts from other institutions. Students must request these directly from the schools they have attended. You may obtain/print unofficial copies of your transcript from BannerWeb.

Note - If you have any financial obligations with Alfred State or you have not returned all equipment or supplies borrowed from the College, such as library books, athletic equipment, etc., your transcripts will be held until these obligations have been cleared.

How do I register for an Online, Credit Course?

Register and pay for credit courses using the Continuing Education Registration form* on BannerWeb. *Please note that this process may only be used by non-matriculated students to register for credit courses.

See CCET's Registration Instructions page for more information.  

How do I register for an Online, Credit Course?

Register and pay for credit courses using the Continuing Education Registration form* on BannerWeb. *Please note that this process may only be used by non-matriculated students to register for credit courses.

See CCET's Registration Instructions page for more information.  

How do I track the progress that I am making towards fulfilling my degree requirements?

Degree evaluations can be viewed online through the secure area of BannerWeb for students. Click on Student Services/Financial Aid, then on Student Records and then Degree Evaluation. Any questions concerning your academic progress should be directed to your adviser or department chairperson.

How does the telephone service work?

All residence halls are wired for standard modular telephone jacks. Residents are required by their Residential License for Residence to provide one touch-tone telephone per room. Each student is issued a personal billing number (PBN) and then will receive a monthly phone bill if long distance calls are made.

How far is it to the Wellsville campus?

The Wellsville campus is approximately 15 miles away (a 20‑minute drive). Students can use the free Alfred State bus service to get to the Wellsville campus, or they can use their own cars.

How long will my network account last at Alfred State College?

As long as you are at least a part-time student, faculty or staff member of Alfred State College in good standing your account will be active. Employees of Alfred State College will have their accounts removed at the end of the day of their last day of State service unless other arrangements are made. Account removal is permanent and includes all account related resources; including e-mail account and network drive space. It is highly recommended all employees back up their data on a regular basis. Accounts for students are removed annually in October.  Students, who are not enrolled at that point in time, will have their accounts removed.  Account removal is permanent and includes all account related resources. It is highly recommended all students back up their data on a regular basis.

How long will my password last? Is there a password expiration?

Passwords last approximately 120 days. This means if you set a new password today, approximately four months from now it will expire. When you log into Webmail, or a computer on the Alfred State Domain, such as a lab computer, you will receive a password expiration reminder approximately 14 days before your password expires. Once your password has expired, you will need to immediately change your password upon your next successful logon. Until you change an expired password, you will not be able to access Alfred State College resources. Although password expiration is around 120 days, it is recommended you change your password at least once in the middle of each semester. If you suspect someone is using your account, change your password immediately. Keep in mind if you change your password on a regular basis, you will not have to worry about password expirations at all.

How many international students study at Alfred State?

Approximately 55 international students study at Alfred State each semester. Currently, these students are from 10 countries. Alfred State has a total student population of 3,700 students. This size allows for small class sizes (average of 20 students per class) and the opportunity for students to work closely with faculty members.

How many students live on campus?

Approximately 75% of students live on campus.

How many students live on campus?

Approximately 75% of students live on campus.

How often should a student go home?

It all depends on the student how often they should go home. Residential Life recommends students stay on campus, especially on the weekend, as much as possible. College is a full-time job. For your student to succeed academically as well as socially, a tremendous amount of time must be committed. If your student is a four-and-one-half-day a week participant, leaving campus every weekend, there is no possibility of achieving the full college experience. That's a big loss from our perspective!

How often should a student go home?

It all depends on the student how often they should go home. Residential Life recommends students stay on campus, especially on the weekend, as much as possible. College is a full-time job. For your student to succeed academically as well as socially, a tremendous amount of time must be committed. If your student is a four-and-one-half-day a week participant, leaving campus every weekend, there is no possibility of achieving the full college experience. That's a big loss from our perspective!

How will I register for classes once I’m accepted?

All new and transfer students for the fall semester will register for their classes during summer orientation. Students accepted for the spring semester will be registered by the Student Records and Financial Services Office staff. For further information contact the Student Records and Financial Services Office (1-800-4-ALFRED).

I don't see my question answered here. Who can I ask?

Contact the Help Desk to resolve any other account or password questions. Phone: (607) 587-4357. Email: helpdesk@alfredstate.edu. The Help Desk is located in the basement of the Hinkle Library.

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

Yes, we do accept most AP/CLEP credits. Use the links below for a list of acceptable courses with required grades.

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

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 of the Alfred State College Web site.

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

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 personnel from the Office of Transfer Services 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.

I lost my diploma, how do I have it replaced?

You must send a signed letter requesting a replacement diploma and include a fee of $25 made payable to SUNY Alfred College.  Please allow 4-6 weeks for receipt of the diploma as we have to special order these.

I'm new to Alfred State. What is my username and password?

Alfred State uses a standard username format as follows:

First six letters of your last name + first letter of your first name + first letter of your middle name

For instance: John Q. Hopkins username would be HopkinJQ

Deb Q Long's username would be LongDQ

Greg Troops (no middle name) username would be TroopsG

Occasionally, there will be several users with the same username. In this case, a numeric value is appended to the end of the username.

For example, let's say there are three John J Adams. Their usernames would be: AdamsJJ AdamsJJ2 AdamsJJ3

For a password, Alfred State initially uses your birthday typed like so: mmddyyyy. So, if your birthday was Nov. 22, 1983, your initial password would be: 11221983

Note: Users should change their password from the initial one as soon as possible.

I'm new to Alfred State. What is my username and password?

Alfred State uses a standard username format as follows:

First six letters of your last name + first letter of your first name + first letter of your middle name

For instance: John Q. Hopkins username would be HopkinJQ

Deb Q Long's username would be LongDQ

Greg Troops (no middle name) username would be TroopsG

Occasionally, there will be several users with the same username. In this case, a numeric value is appended to the end of the username.

For example, let's say there are three John J Adams. Their usernames would be: AdamsJJ AdamsJJ2 AdamsJJ3

For a password, Alfred State initially uses your birthday typed like so: mmddyyyy. So, if your birthday was Nov. 22, 1983, your initial password would be: 11221983

Note: Users should change their password from the initial one as soon as possible.

If a student is shy, what can Residential Life do to get him/her involved?

There are many things we can do. In addition to a professional coordinator, each of our residential facilities is staffed by student assistants, resident assistants and community assistants, whose primary responsibility is the development of community among their residents. Building a community among students from every race, background, and belief system is a big task. RAs and CAs are very active in getting students involved in campus programming and services. That is the best interest for everyone.

If a student is shy, what can Residential Life do to get him/her involved?

There are many things we can do. In addition to a professional coordinator, each of our residential facilities is staffed by student assistants, resident assistants and community assistants, whose primary responsibility is the development of community among their residents. Building a community among students from every race, background, and belief system is a big task. RAs and CAs are very active in getting students involved in campus programming and services. That is the best interest for everyone.

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

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.

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

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.

If I have attended another college, can I transfer my credits to Alfred State?

In many cases, students are able to transfer credits. You are expected to provide an official transcript from any prior college attendance. This transcript will be evaluated by personnel from the Student Records and Financial Services Office and academic department chairs as appropriate. Information will be provided as to what credits transfer. Please refer to our online transfer manual.

If my student is disciplined, will I be notified?

Generally a parent is not notified. If your student is 18 years of age or older, a law called the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits colleges from sharing confidential information like grades and disciplinary status with parents. This is a general provision. FERPA has been amended to allow campuses to share concerns relative to personal safety and/or significant alcohol or substance abuse issues with parents and Alfred State is very aggressive in incorporating you in the solutions phase of concerns of this nature.

Is a physical examination required?

A physical examination is required for a student to participate in final registration. If the student has not submitted the health form (which will be sent in the acceptance folder) he/she will not be allowed to register. It is strongly recommend that the student get his/her physical examination. If the student loses the health form, have him/her contact the Admissions Office at (607) 587‑4215 or 1-800-4-ALFRED.

Is it possible to appeal the aid being awarded?

Yes.  If you or your family are experiencing any type of change in income, family size or other forms of economic hardship it is possible to appeal your awards.  The appeal needs to be in writing and may require certain types of documentation.  Contact the Student Records and Financial Services Office for more information and assistance.

Is orientation mandatory?

It is very strongly encouraged. There is an abundance of information that needs to be passed on to new students with orientation being the primary way of providing this information to them. In addition, students will schedule classes and have their pictures taken for their campus ID cards. The $100 orientation fee will be assessed whether or not the student participates in orientation.

Students enrolled in the Health Information Technology and Coding & Reimbursement Specialist programs will receive an e-mail with login information for an online orientation course which is mandatory.

Is the orientation fee part of my tuition bill?

Yes. All full-time new and transfer students (excluding Internet students*) will be assessed a mandatory $100 orientation fee on their tuition bill. Optional guest, sibling, and accommodation fees should be processed online using BannerWeb when you register for orientation.

*All new and transfer Health Information Technology and Coding & Reimbursement Specialist students will receive an e-mail with login information for an online orientation course.

Is the student application available online?

You can download the application from our International Student Application Process page. This page includes instructions and an application checklist.

Is there a benefit to purchasing a laptop through the HP laptop partnership?

Alfred State has partnered with Hewlett-Packard to offer laptop recommendations to our students. Through the campus partnership with HP we can be confident that the machines offered will meet the needs of our students. These models include business class hardware and on-campus support at a discounted academic price. When purchasing a laptop through the partner program you have the ability to bring your computer to the Computer Help Desk if you encounter a hardware or software problem. As part of the laptop program when you bring your computer to the Help Desk you are eligible for a loaner to use while your laptop is being repaired. You also have the option to purchase accidental damage protection for your laptop which will cover unpredictable events including spills, drops, and other accidental damage. Before choosing a laptop for college you should visit the Laptop Required Curriculums page to see the specifications required for your curriculum.

Is there a job placement service for graduates?

The Career Development Office helps students develop cover letters and resumes. Mock interview sessions are offered that can be taped for later review. The office also provides job listings in specific curriculums. The staff contacts employers and helps place students in jobs. Lists of starting salaries are available. Alumni are also welcome to use the services.

Is there a residence hall specifically for Wellsville students?

No, all students reside on the Alfred Campus and are housed in one of the 12 residence halls on campus.

Is there a residence hall specifically for Wellsville students?

No, all students reside on the Alfred Campus and are housed in one of the 12 residence halls on campus.

Is there an honors program available?

There is an honors program. The program includes additional projects and service. Please contact Professor Terry Morgan at morgantm@alfredstate.edu for additional information.

Is there housing available on campus?

Yes, 13 residence halls are available on campus and housing is guaranteed for all students. The residence halls are open to international students continually from the beginning of classes until the end of the academic year at no additional cost. Specially designated areas allow for this extended stay. Students are required to live on campus unless they have an approved housing waiver. Any requests to live off campus should be directed to the Residential Life Office.

Is there special housing for first year students?

Freshmen can choose to live anywhere on campus. All residence halls are usually made up of a mix of freshmen and upperclass students.

Is there special housing for first year students?

Freshmen can choose to live anywhere on campus. All residence halls are usually made up of a mix of freshmen and upperclass students.

May a student live off campus?

It is mandatory for all students to live on campus unless they are waived due to special circumstances. Examples of special circumstances include residing with a parent or legal guardian and commuting fewer than 60 miles one way, married, age 24 or older, or have children. Students may also live off campus if they meet the academic eligibility criteria. A housing waiver application must be completed for the Residential Life Office to consider off-campus housing.

May a student live off campus?

It is mandatory for all students to live on campus unless they are waived due to special circumstances. Examples of special circumstances include residing with a parent or legal guardian and commuting fewer than 60 miles one way, married, age 24 or older, or have children. Students may also live off campus if they meet the academic eligibility criteria. A housing waiver application must be completed for the Residential Life Office to consider off-campus housing.

My son/daughter is working. How important is it for him/her to be at Orientation?

Usually, college costs more than a student earns in a few extra days of work. There is an incredible amount of information that new students need to be made aware of. Orientation is the best way of getting this information to new students. Also, one of the main components of the student's day will be to schedule classes.

My student needs to take a placement test. How do I make these arrangements?

Please contact The Learning Center for information and to set up an appointment for placement testing.

Once I have been accepted, how will I know what classes are offered, and how will I register for classes?

All new and transfer students for fall semester will register for their classes during summer orientation. New students for the spring semester as well as all re-admit students will receive information in their acceptance packets on how to register for classes.

Once I have been accepted, how will I know what classes are offered, and how will I register for classes?

All new and transfer students for fall semester will register for their classes during summer orientation. New students for the spring semester as well as all re-admit students will receive information in their acceptance packets on how to register for classes.

Once I have enough credits to graduate, do I have to notify the college or do they automatically issue a diploma?

Students who are ready to graduate must apply online using Banner Web for Students to show their intent to graduate.

What academic scholarships are available?

There are a variety of scholarships available. A Financial Aid brochure is included in the acceptance folder. Information regarding any scholarship application procedures are outlined in the brochure. If an incoming student wants more information, he/she should contact the Admissions Office at (607) 587-4215 or 1-800-4-ALFRED.

What are housing costs?

The room cost is based on the type (standard double, single, or townhouse) and/or size (small, large, or double single) of room. Each residential student is required to get a meal plan which should be figured in when you're doing your budget.

For more information, call 1-800-4-ALFRED and ask to speak to the Student Records and Financial Services Office.

What are housing costs?

The room cost is based on the type (standard double, single, or townhouse) and/or size (small, large, or double single) of room. Each residential student is required to get a meal plan which should be figured in when you're doing your budget.

For more information, call 1-800-4-ALFRED and ask to speak to the Student Records and Financial Services Office.

What are housing costs?

The room cost is based on the type (standard double, single, or townhouse) and/or size (small, large, or double single) of room. Each residential student is required to get a meal plan which should be figured in when you're doing your budget.

For more information, call 1-800-4-ALFRED and ask to speak to the Student Records and Financial Services Office.

What are the admissions requirements for my program of study?

Entrance requirements vary by program. To check the entrance requirements for your program, see that program's page. full list of programs

What are the computer requirements to use Blackboard?

A recent computer with Windows or Mac Operating systems and a high speed Internet connection is required. This will enable students to use Blackboard’s features successfully. Cookies, Java, ActiveX, and pop-ups all need to be enabled in your Web browser. We have determined that wireless Internet connections are less reliable than hard-wired connections when using Blackboard and will cause problems during tests.

Typically, the latest versions of Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are certified to be fully compatible with Blackboard’s features. (However, this is not always the case.) In addition, Blackboard has established support for use with Google Chrome and Apple Safari. The Web site below contains information on which browsers are best suited for using Blackboard.

http://help-archives.blackboard.com/Blackboard-Learn/9.1/SP09/EN-US/NAHE/Student/Content/_about/about_browsers.htm

Software requirements vary from course to course, but typically include media players, Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office or Microsoft Office file viewers. Many of these are free downloads available from their respective Web sites.

What are the computer requirements to use Blackboard?

A recent computer with Windows or Mac Operating systems and a high speed Internet connection is required. This will enable students to use Blackboard’s features successfully. Cookies, Java, ActiveX, and pop-ups all need to be enabled in your Web browser. We have determined that wireless Internet connections are less reliable than hard-wired connections when using Blackboard and will cause problems during tests.

Typically, the latest versions of Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are certified to be fully compatible with Blackboard’s features. (However, this is not always the case.) In addition, Blackboard has established support for use with Google Chrome and Apple Safari. The Web site below contains information on which browsers are best suited for using Blackboard.

http://help-archives.blackboard.com/Blackboard-Learn/9.1/SP09/EN-US/NAHE/Student/Content/_about/about_browsers.htm

Software requirements vary from course to course, but typically include media players, Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office or Microsoft Office file viewers. Many of these are free downloads available from their respective Web sites.

What are the room dimensions and window measurements?

They are different for each building, as listed in residence hall details page.

What counseling/tutorial services are available to students?

Counseling is provided in Health and Wellness Services, located in TA Parish Hall, where students can go for help with academic stress, college adjustments, relationship conflict, drinking, drug abuse, depression, suicide, and adult problems. Both individual and group sessions are available. All counseling provided is strictly confidential.

The Student Success Center, located in the Student Development Center, provides students with peer tutoring services. These tutors meet with the student when it is mutually convenient. The peer tutors are students who have previously completed the course with a B average or better. Professional tutors are also available.

The Student Success Center assists both learning and physically disabled students. The staff can provide Braille books, taped books, and readers. Additional materials are available for deaf students.

What degrees are available?

Alfred State awards degrees in Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS), Associate in Science (AS), Associate in Arts (AA), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Science (BS), and Bachelor of Technology (BTech). Certificate programs are also available. Learn more about academic degrees at Alfred State College.

What do I do if both my roommate and I bring a computer to school and want Internet access?

The campus is actively upgrading the number of data ports available in student dorm rooms.  For rooms that still have one data port, a competitively priced switch can be purchased at the campus bookstore.

Most laptops will have built in wireless cards, so connecting to the campus network is not limited by the number of data ports in a room.

What do I do if I need extra help in a class?

Visit the Learning Center. They'll put you in touch with a peer tutor. The best part is that tutoring services are FREE!

What do I need to do to apply to Alfred State? When will I know if I'm accepted?

International students interested in being considered for admission should complete the four-part international student application.  In addition to the completed application, official academic and financial documentation is required.  Unless the student's native language is English, the TOEFL exam is also required. Results from the IELTS or STEP EIKEN exam may be substituted for the TOEFL exam. Entrance requirements vary by major, but most require a solid background in math and science.

Once completed application materials have arrived at Alfred State, a decision regarding admission will be made within two weeks.

What if I decide that I want to switch to a different major during my studies and does it cost anything to do this?

If you wish to switch to a different major during your course of study and prior to applying for graduation, you can do so by processing a curriculum change form with both your current department chair and your anticipated department chair. There is no fee for this; however, check with the Student Records and Financial Services Office for possible ramifications on your financial aid. Also, per academic regulations, such changes must be processed by the end of the fourth week of classes for the current semester. Changes after the fourth week will be effective for the subsequent semester depending on the student's academic standing.

What if I enroll in a class and later realize that I don’t like the class or am doing poorly in the class?

You will be able to drop a class during a semester per academic regulations and by dates on the academic calendar. Depending when the class is dropped, a fee may be charged and your financial aid may be affected. Contact the Student Records and Financial Services Office for further information.

What if I have to interrupt my studies in the middle of a semester?

Students may withdraw or take a leave of absence before the end of an academic term as long as they do so according to academic regulations and by the dates on the academic calendar. Contact your department representative to initiate this process. After 30 instructional days, grades of G (withdrew passing) or H (withdrew failing) will be issued for the semester. Should you have questions on how this will affect your financial aid, or for questions regarding your bill, liability/refund, contact the Student Records and Financial Services Office.

What is my Alfred State email account and password?

Your Alfred State email account and password are the same as your network account and password.

What is the best residence hall to live in?

All of our residence hall communities have their own special attributes.  As a student at Alfred State College you can choose from a number of different residence hall lifestyles all with unique amenities.  You can choose to live in one of our corridor residence halls which include Braddon Hall, Burdick Hall, Getman Hall, Peet Hall, Shults Hall, and R/C Hall.  These residence halls consist of several rooms and a bathroom(s) opening onto a long hallway.  Another option is one of our suite style residence halls which include MacKenzie North, South, East, and West, Main Gate A, and Main Gate B.  These residence halls have three or four rooms sharing a common lounge and bathroom.  We also provide an opportunity for students to take advantage of townhouse living right on campus.  Each townhouse has a living room, kitchen, two bathrooms, and single room for each of the six students residing there.  For more information about living on campus, please call the Residential Life Office at (607) 587-4326.

What is the best residence hall to live in?

All of our residence hall communities have their own special attributes.  As a student at Alfred State College you can choose from a number of different residence hall lifestyles all with unique amenities.  You can choose to live in one of our corridor residence halls which include Braddon Hall, Burdick Hall, Getman Hall, Peet Hall, Shults Hall, and R/C Hall.  These residence halls consist of several rooms and a bathroom(s) opening onto a long hallway.  Another option is one of our suite style residence halls which include MacKenzie North, South, East, and West, Main Gate A, and Main Gate B.  These residence halls have three or four rooms sharing a common lounge and bathroom.  We also provide an opportunity for students to take advantage of townhouse living right on campus.  Each townhouse has a living room, kitchen, two bathrooms, and single room for each of the six students residing there.  For more information about living on campus, please call the Residential Life Office at (607) 587-4326.

What is the cost for international students? Is financial aid available?

Costs can be found on our international student tuition and costs page. These costs do not include tools or a laptop computer that are requirements for some majors. Other than scholarships, financial aid is not available for international students.

What is the employment/transfer rate?

In our most recent placement survey, 99% of our graduates either found jobs or went on to pursue four-year degrees.

What is the yearly cost of attendance?
Please refer to our tuition and costs page for an updated list of expenses, sorted by New York State resident, non-resident, and part-time online. 
What is there to do for extracurricular activities?

There are plenty of ways for a student to become involved with activities on campus. There are over 50 clubs and organizations ranging from student government and academic related clubs, to clubs like Outdoor Recreation and Karate. Click here for a complete listing of clubs and organizations.

What kind of Internet connection does the school have?

The campus has a 900 mb connection to the Internet.

What services are available to help students succeed?

Health and Wellness Services is where students can go for counseling or help for a wide variety of issues. The Student Success Center provides students with tutoring services. In addition, students with learning or physical disabilities can go to the Student Success Center for assistance.

What type of transportation is available in Alfred?

Public bus services are available which include: Hornell Area Transit Bus for local trips to and from Hornell, Shortline Bus to all areas of the state (stops at Alfred Travel Center on West University Street, tickets are available at Alfred Travel), and Greyhound and Trailways bus available out of Hornell.

ACES provides bus service to students to and from the Wellsville campus, around the campus loop, and to and from the farm. A nursing shuttle and shopping shuttle are also available.

Air and rail service is available out of Buffalo, Rochester, and Elmira.

What types of jobs are there on campus?

There are many jobs on campus including work study, dining services, and various jobs through Student Activities, Athletics, and Admissions. See our student employment opportunities page for further details.

What types of jobs are there on campus?

There are many jobs on-campus, including work study, dining services, and various jobs through Student Activities and Athletics.

What types of social activities are available?

There are more than 70 different clubs and activities available on campus. Different types of clubs and activities include intramural sports, academic clubs, and special interest clubs. See our clubs and organizations page for a complete list.

When do I get my room assignment?

Room assignments are mailed out during late June for the upcoming semester. If you do not receive a room assignment, contact Residential Life at (607) 587-4326.

When is the application deadline?

If you are interested in beginning your studies in August, completed application materials should arrive in the Alfred State Admissions Office by May 15. If you are interested in beginning at Alfred State in January, completed application materials should be in by Oct. 15. (If you are applying from a country that requires additional background review, May 1 and Oct. 1 should be the latest date to submit application materials.)

When will I hear about my financial aid awards?

Accepted students or current students who have filed a FAFSA will begin to receive financial aid award letters in late March or approximately 3 weeks after you file your completed FAFSA, whichever date is later. Once a processed FAFSA has been received by Alfred State, students may also check the status of their aid and any requirements on BannerWeb. Students with an active campus e-mail account will receive financial aid notices via their e-mail account.

Where can I get my HP laptop serviced?

If you purchased a laptop through the HP laptop partner program with Alfred State, your laptop can be fully supported at the Technology Services Computer Help Desk. You can be given a loaner laptop, if available, to use while your laptop is being repaired at the Computer Help Desk. Warranty service is provided by a HP certified technician. The college can only provide limited services for laptops that have not been purchased through the HP laptop partner program.

Will I have an Internet connection in my room?

The campus is actively upgrading the number of data ports available in student dorm rooms.  When students connect their computer to the network, they will also have high-speed Internet access. 

The campus is also equipped with a wireless network, which allows students Internet and network access using a laptop and wireless card. Wireless access is available in all campus buildings, including residence halls.

Does Blackboard work with pop-up blockers, firewalls, antivirus, and browser toolbars?

Students may experience problems working in Blackboard if they have any pop-up blockers, firewalls, antivirus, and browser toolbars enabled on their computer. Students may not be able to click on test links or may have problems submitting tests or discussion items when pop-up blockers are enabled. Students may experience browser “freeze-ups” or unexpected “kick-outs” when third-party toolbars such as Google or Yahoo are installed on the student’s computer.

We recommend you add our Alfred State Blackboard Web sites below to a list of “trusted sites” using the tools menu of your browser, and set the security level to a lower setting. This will automatically enable many features in Blackboard to work smoothly. Be sure only trusted sites are added to this list.

Does Blackboard work with pop-up blockers, firewalls, antivirus, and browser toolbars?

Students may experience problems working in Blackboard if they have any pop-up blockers, firewalls, antivirus, and browser toolbars enabled on their computer. Students may not be able to click on test links or may have problems submitting tests or discussion items when pop-up blockers are enabled. Students may experience browser “freeze-ups” or unexpected “kick-outs” when third-party toolbars such as Google or Yahoo are installed on the student’s computer.

We recommend you add our Alfred State Blackboard Web sites below to a list of “trusted sites” using the tools menu of your browser, and set the security level to a lower setting. This will automatically enable many features in Blackboard to work smoothly. Be sure only trusted sites are added to this list.

When can I eat?

During the week, our first operation opens at 6:30 a.m. and our last operation closes at 11 p.m. Food is available throughout the day and evening. On the weekends, our first operation opens at 11 a.m. and the last operation closes at 11 p.m.

When can I eat?

During the week, our first operation opens at 6:30 a.m. and our last operation closes at 11 p.m. Food is available throughout the day and evening. On the weekends, our first operation opens at 11 a.m. and the last operation closes at 11 p.m.

I have a special needs diet. Where can I eat?

Notify the Health Center staff about your special diet. A special diet must be submitted to the Dining Services management staff. They will review the diet with you and make sure we have the proper items available so that you get good nutrition. We can accommodate any kind of diet restriction. Communicating a special dietary need early is important to ensure proper nutrition is being met.

I have a special needs diet. Where can I eat?

Notify the Health Center staff about your special diet. A special diet must be submitted to the Dining Services management staff. They will review the diet with you and make sure we have the proper items available so that you get good nutrition. We can accommodate any kind of diet restriction. Communicating a special dietary need early is important to ensure proper nutrition is being met.

What if I have technical difficulties with Blackboard?

Contact the Alfred State Computer Help Desk by phone (607) 587-4357 or email helpdesk@alfredstate.edu and make sure you notify your professor.

See our User Support page for Help Desk hours of operation.

What if I have technical difficulties with Blackboard?

Contact the Alfred State Computer Help Desk by phone (607) 587-4357 or email helpdesk@alfredstate.edu and make sure you notify your professor.

See our User Support page for Help Desk hours of operation.

How do I remove old courses from my course list?

While course listings are added to your Blackboard list by automatic data transfer from our Banner system, you can hide unused courses so they don’t appear in your list on the My Institution page. Start by moving your mouse over the upper right corner of the My Courses box until the gear icon appears, then click on it.

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Next, uncheck the boxes beneath Course Name, Course ID, and Announcements of any courses you want to hide from your view. Then, click Submit at the top or bottom of the page.

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Your courses are not really gone, just hidden from your list. You can reverse the process to make them reappear.

How do I remove old courses from my course list?

While course listings are added to your Blackboard list by automatic data transfer from our Banner system, you can hide unused courses so they don’t appear in your list on the My Institution page. Start by moving your mouse over the upper right corner of the My Courses box until the gear icon appears, then click on it.

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Next, uncheck the boxes beneath Course Name, Course ID, and Announcements of any courses you want to hide from your view. Then, click Submit at the top or bottom of the page.

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Your courses are not really gone, just hidden from your list. You can reverse the process to make them reappear.

Am I allowed to have guests?

Students may have guests 17 years of age and older.  Guests must check in at the residence hall office upon arrival and may only visit for three days within a 10-day period.  Any guest under the age of 17 must be a family member and prior written permission must be provided by the parent/guardian of the minor.  The Office of Residential Life also encourages conversations to occur with roommates before any guest arrives.

Are there parking considerations for veterans?

Yes! Effective April 1, 2010, a new policy went into effect that says:

Any veteran, as defined in section 360 of the New York State Education Law, in attendance as a student at the college shall be exempt from parking fees upon submission by the veteran of a written request for exemption together with written certification by the veteran that such veteran was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from such service.

Are veterans eligible for both parking and registration fee exemptions?

Yes. The $95 paid when obtaining a student permit covers two fees:

  1. $84 for parking fee which goes towards parking lot restoration, paving, and upgrades
  2. $11 for registration costs such as hang-tags, decals, registration booklets, and cost of temporary staff who help issue permits each year
Can I bring a Mac if my major requires a Windows operating system?

If a student purchases an Apple laptop in a Windows required curriculum, it is the students responsibility for setting up Windows to run on a Mac.

Can I change my meal plan?

Students may change their meal plan selection only during the first two weeks of the fall semester. After that, you can change your meal plan when you process your bill for the spring semester. Only new students who enter Alfred in January will have two weeks in the spring semester to modify their meal plan.

Can parents call the Health Center regarding their student’s illness?

For students who are 18 and over, we must have the student's written consent each and every illness or incident which specifies who we may release information to. This is in compliance with HIPAA laws.

Do I get credit for a noncredit course?

No. College credits are only given to courses designated as college credit courses. Noncredit courses are taught to further the student’s knowledge on a particular subject without giving college credits.

Do I get credit for a noncredit course?

No. College credits are only given to courses designated as college credit courses. Noncredit courses are taught to further the student’s knowledge on a particular subject without giving college credits.

Do I have to come to campus or login to my course at a specific time?

Our courses are designed so that you will not have to be physically present on campus at anytime to complete coursework. Generally speaking you will not have to access your course at any specific time. However, there will be deadline dates and times for assignments. Each course syllabus will address these deadline issues.

Do I have to move out of my room during college breaks?

There are four breaks during the school year when the residence halls close.  Fall break occurs during October, Thanksgiving break in late November, winter break in December, and spring break in March.  Students are asked to leave campus during this time, with the exception of international and out-of-state students.

Do I have to remove all my belongings between the fall semester and the spring semester?

No, unless you are not returning for the spring semester.  We do, however, ask that you take anything of value such as laptops, cash, video games, etc., home with you.

Does the courtesy of free veteran parking extend to faculty and staff?

No. The policy, as allowed by SUNY Policy 560.3, only extends to students.

Does the courtesy of free veteran parking extend to my immediate family?

No. The policy only allows veterans to receive the exemption and does not allow them to extend it to family members.

Does the Short Line bus schedule allow me time to finish the entire orientation agenda?

The bus schedule does not allow time for you to complete the orientation program including registering for your fall classes.  If you are arriving by bus, it will be necessary for you to stay overnight an additional evening in order to be able to participate in the entire day's program.  Please contact the Orientation Office by phone: (607) 587-3114 or e-mail: orientation@alfredstate.edu.

Does the veteran parking exemption include the transportation fee?

No. The student transportation fee is a separate fee not covered by this policy.

Does the veteran parking program include temporary parking permits?

Yes. Although, keep in mind that your student permit is free of charge and temporary permits are already free for the first 24 hours.  A request for a free week-long temporary permit would still require completion of the application for exemption and proof of honorable discharge or honorable release.

How big is my e-mail box?

Students now have a 10GB e-mail box.

How can I change my meal plan?

For the Fall semester, Meal plans can only be revised downward during the first two weeks of school. If you would like to increase your meal plan, you can do that at any time. When you process your bill for the Spring semester, you may select any meal plan at that time. Students who enter Alfred State as a new student or a transfer in the Spring semester have two weeks to change their meal plan selection.

How do I access my grades on BannerWeb?

Final Grade Reports for registered students will be available by going online to BannerWeb. Students wishing to review their grades and/or print out hard copies of them must use this system, as grades will not be distributed or mailed to their homes by the Student Records and Financial Services Office. Grades will generally be available online the day after grades are due from the faculty.

Access Your Grades on BannerWeb

  • Go to BannerWeb.
  • Select Continue.
  • Select Enter Secure Area.
  • User ID: Enter your social security number or 800#.
  • Enter your PIN.  If you forgot your PIN, you may contact the Help Desk (607) 587-HELP.
  • Select Student Services & Financial Aid.
  • Select Student Record.
  • You can look up midterm or final grades by semester.
How do I access my grades on BannerWeb?

Final Grade Reports for registered students will be available by going online to BannerWeb. Students wishing to review their grades and/or print out hard copies of them must use this system, as grades will not be distributed or mailed to their homes by the Student Records and Financial Services Office. Grades will generally be available online the day after grades are due from the faculty.

Access Your Grades on BannerWeb

  • Go to BannerWeb.
  • Select Continue.
  • Select Enter Secure Area.
  • User ID: Enter your social security number or 800#.
  • Enter your PIN.  If you forgot your PIN, you may contact the Help Desk (607) 587-HELP.
  • Select Student Services & Financial Aid.
  • Select Student Record.
  • You can look up midterm or final grades by semester.
How do I obtain enrollment verification?

If you are in need of enrollment verification (different than your academic transcript), you may complete and return the verification of enrollment form. Enrollment verification only provides date(s) of the term(s) the student attended or is attending, and will show whether or not the student was/is full-time or part-time.

How do I request to live with a friend?

If you would like to request a specific roommate, you will need to obtain that person’s Roommate Sharable ID (available from the Residential Life menu in BannerWeb) and enter it on the housing survey.  You must also obtain your Sharable ID and give it to your roommate.   To ensure placement with your requested roommate, your answers to some questions must match the answers of your requested roommate.  See the Housing Preference Survey for more information.

How do I select a meal plan?

The meal plan you choose depends on your eating habits and daily schedule. If you want three meals a day and plan to be on campus most of the time, the 18-meal plan would suit you. ACES recommends that freshmen select the 18 or 14-meal plan until they are comfortable with their options and schedule.

Remember, unused meals each week are not refundable or transferrable due to New York State tax law.

How do I sign up for a meal plan?

Select your meal plan when you pay your bill online. Or, go to the ACES Business Office, on the first floor of Central Dining Hall, during the first days of school to select a meal plan.

How do veterans get the parking fee exemption when a vehicle is registered?

Beginning with any new registration occurring after April 1, 2010, veterans can request the exemption by doing two things:

How will veterans know about the parking policy?

Through student announcements, a sign in University Police, our Web site, and word of mouth through other veterans. We are hopeful all veterans that are Alfred State students will take advantage of this courtesy. 

I am not affiliated with Alfred State. Can I rent and use the Alfred State facilities for my event?

You need not be affiliated with the college to use the facilities. If you need catering services for your event at the college, you must work with ACES' Catering Services.

Is my residence hall room furnished?

Each residence hall room is furnished with a twin bed and mattress (extra long), a dresser, desk, desk chair, and lighting (overhead or lamp).  Please see the residence hall details page for room description and size.

Is the free veteran parking a revised policy?

No. This is a new policy added into Section IV. (B), effective at Alfred State as of April 1, 2010.

Is there a form or application for veteran parking fee exemption?

Before parking registration begins for fall 2010 semester, a standard form will be created, approved, and available that will allow you to request the exemption without crafting your own letter. 

Is this credit transferable to my college?

You should check with the accepting institution to see if they will accept transfer credit.

May I change my room assignment?

The selection process that is used for your room assignment is completed through the online housing preference survey.  The Office of Residential Life strives to place you in a location that reflects your survey responses.  There is a period when students who wish to relocate can do so (based on space availability). This open room change period occurs for three days at the start of each semester. During this open room change period, students may move to any available space with the permission of the Resident Director (RD). At the completion of the open room change period, elective relocation ends.

May I have a single room?

Single rooms are reserved for upperclassmen.  There are two buildings on campus that are single lifestyle - Robinson Champlin (R/C) Hall and Getman Hall.  There are also a limited number of single rooms in the MacKenzie Complex.

Should we get renters insurance?

Please check your homeowner’s insurance policy to verify if the student’s belongings are covered.  The College recommends students obtain renters insurance if not covered under their parent’s policy.

What are Dining Dollars?

Dining Dollars allow you to make prepared food purchases on-campus without having to pay taxes on those purchases.

What are some basic testing do’s and don’ts for Blackboard?
  • DO put yourself in a relaxed environment without distractions.
  • DO make sure you have a reliable computer and internet connection.
  • DO install the latest version of JAVA on your computer.
  • DO make sure your computer is configured properly (see the FAQ)
  • DO close all other programs running on your computer.
  • DO remove third-party toolbars like Google and Yahoo from your browser.
  • DO contact your professor and the Help Desk if you experience trouble.
  • DON’T use a wireless internet connection when taking a test.
  • DON’T open other browser windows or applications while taking a test.
  • DON’T skip around in the test or close the test window by mistake.
  • DON’T use the browser “backward” and “forward” buttons or the “back space” key.
  • DON’T use the “enter” key to move to the next question or submit.
  • DON’T click the mouse multiple times to navigate or submit, only click ONCE.
What can I store on my SkyDrive?

Your SkyDrive can be used to store anything you would like, such as documents you would like to access from anywhere, files, and pictures.  Each Student has a 25GB SkyDrive.

What if a veteran is on active duty and has not yet been discharged?

New York State Education Law, Section 360, defines the term "veteran" as a member of the armed forces of the United States who served in such armed forces in time of war and who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from such service. Therefore, a student requesting the exemption must show a DD Form 214 indicating past, completed service. A student still actively serving is not yet a veteran. Alfred State interprets the law to include students who served active duty, were honorably discharged, and decided to continue reserve service as eligible for this exemption.  The key document will be the DD Form 214 indicating past service resulting in honorable discharge or release.

What if I do not get along with my roommate?

It is important to remember that communication is the key to an effective roommate relationship.  If you and your roommate take the time to discuss any problems and work together to solve those problems, then you are off to a good start.  However, sometimes difficulties may arise that need more attention.  If this type of situation does occur, please seek assistance from your resident assistant (RA) or residence director (RD).  Your RA and RD are trained to assist you and your roommate to solve any problems you may be having.

What if I forget my DD Form 214 or don’t have proof of honorable discharge at the time I pick up my parking permit?

If you forget your proof of honorable discharge or DD Form 214, you will still obtain the permit at University Police and the fee will be added onto your student bill. When you have your completed form requesting the exemption and have your proof of honorable discharge or release ready, you may bring those documents to the Student Records and Financial Services Office to have the fee removed from your bill.

What if I have special housing needs related to a medical condition?

You will be asked to provide medical documentation to our Office of Health Services.  If approved, and space is available, we will do our best to provide you with appropriate accommodations.  Please be aware that there is an additional charge for single room accommodations.

What is a CSA?

The Campus Spending Account (CSA) has many uses. It can be used to purchase anything you need at the Campus Store, it can be used at any on-campus dining location, and it also allows you to make purchases at Campus Partner locations -- all without having to carry cash. Campus fines or fees may also be paid using CSA.

What is a meal deal or value meal?

Meal deals or value meals are pre-defined menu items at each on-campus dining facility. Check the menu boards at each location. Meal deals/value meals usually equal one swipe of your meal plan.

What is my mailing address?

Your Name
Alfred State College
Residence Hall and Room #
10 Upper College Drive
Alfred, NY 14802

What is the difference between a matriculated student and a non-matriculated student?

Matriculated students apply to Alfred State through the admissions process and are accepted into a particular program. Non-matriculated students can take one or more courses through The Center for Community Education and Training without going through the admissions process.

What is the difference between a matriculated student and a non-matriculated student?

Matriculated students apply to Alfred State through the admissions process and are accepted into a particular program. Non-matriculated students can take one or more courses through The Center for Community Education and Training without going through the admissions process.

What is the difference between a matriculated student and a non-matriculated student?

Matriculated students apply to Alfred State through the admissions process and are accepted into a particular program. Non-matriculated students can take one or more courses through The Center for Community Education and Training without going through the admissions process.

What is the refund policy for noncredit courses?

CCET reserves the right to cancel any non-credit course. If we must cancel a course, you will be notified by phone or email. If you cancel your registration, refunds will be given only to those participants who notify CCET at least seven calendar days before the course is scheduled to start. Non-credit online courses are non-refundable.

What is the refund policy for noncredit courses?

CCET reserves the right to cancel any non-credit course. If we must cancel a course, you will be notified by phone or email. If you cancel your registration, refunds will be given only to those participants who notify CCET at least seven calendar days before the course is scheduled to start. Non-credit online courses are non-refundable.

What items should I bring and not bring?

Please refer to the guide to moving & packing page for a complete listing.

What should I do if I decide that my online course isn’t for me?

Students should contact their academic adviser immediately via email and let them know that they wish to drop the course. Your email correspondence will serve as a record that you wish the drop the course. A refund for the course will be based on the liability schedule that you are given before you begin your course.

What Web browsers are recommended to connect to my e-mail account on the Web?

Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are the recommended browsers. There have been some issues with Google Chrome so you will have to use that at your own risk.

Known issue with Google Chrome - Students have been able to view e-mail on the Web but not let you send e-mail from that account.

When do I get my roommate’s contact information?

Your room assignment and your roommate’s information will be mailed to you in June.  It will also be available on BannerWeb.  The Office of Residential Life encourages you to contact your roommate to arrange room set up and items you wish you bring.

When is mail delivered?

USPS Mail is delivered Monday-Friday to each residence hall by 1 p.m.  UPS and Fed Ex deliveries are picked up at the Document Center by the student (located behind Orvis) and signed for with student ID Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where can I find out more about parking regulations?

You can learn all about parking by reading our parking regulations available online and/or by visiting the University Police Department, which is open 24 hours per day.

Where can I find out more about parking regulations?

You can learn all about parking by reading our parking regulations available online and/or by visiting the University Police Department, which is open 24 hours per day.

Where can I find out more about parking regulations?

You can learn all about parking by reading our parking regulations available online and/or by visiting the University Police Department, which is open 24 hours per day.

Where can I use my meal plan?

You can use your meal plan at any on-campus dining facility for any meal deal or value meal. A la carte purchases must be made with Dining Dollars or CSA funds.

Where did the change for veterans' parking come from?

The change is created because of a 2007 SUNY Policy, 560.3(c) 3, that allows our campus to exempt veterans from parking fees.

Who do I contact if I need help with my credit or non-credit course registration?

Please contact The Online Education Office at 607-587-4015 or at ccet@alfredstate.edu.

Who do I contact if I need help with my credit or non-credit course registration?

Please contact The Online Education Office at 607-587-4015 or at ccet@alfredstate.edu.

Why do meal plans make sense?

Meal plans make sense because it is a healthy, easy and economical way to eat when you are away at school. Meal plans at ASC are designed to fit your lifestyle and your taste buds all within easy walking distance.

Will I receive a 1098T tax form?

The 1098T tax forms are mailed in January from Albany. You will not receive a 1098T if the total of your scholarships and grants (free aid) exceeds the total of your taxable college charges. Spring tuition bills are invoiced in November therefore the Spring taxable college charges will be included on the tax form for the year the bill was invoiced. Taxable college charges include tuition, college fee, activity fee, athletic fee, technology fee and transcript fee.

Will veterans automatically be notified?

No. The College and the University Police Department will not automatically know that you are eligible. It is up to you to make the request for parking fee exemption and provide substantiating proof.

Can I transfer in my previous college coursework from other colleges?

Yes, you will work closely with our transfer coordinator to ensure that all your previous college credits are reviewed and those that are appropriate are transferred in towards credits for your degree.

How will I know what classes to take and how the degree curriculum works?

When you are accepted into the program you will work closely with an assigned faculty advisor who is one of the senior faculty members in the program to ensure that you are appropriately advised and that a recommended schedule is developed for you each semester. Classes are offered in the traditional spring and fall semesters, also with a few being offered in the summer and winter sessions as well.

I work full time and have a family -- can I take classes part-time?

We have some students who take a full load of 4-5 classes per semester and others who choose to take 1-2 classes each semester so they can also successfully work full time and spend time with their family.

What do I do if I cannot access a test on Blackboard?

Please address this issue with your instructor.

What do I do if I cannot access a test on Blackboard?

Please address this issue with your instructor.

Which meal plan is best to choose?

Our meal plans are designed to fit different eating habits of individuals. The 18 meal per week plan is excellent for on-campus freshman and frequent diners. If a student goes home most weekends he/she may want to consider a nine meal per week plan. Students who eat frequently, but lightly, may choose a five meal per week plan with $500 in the declining balance portion. You can change your meal plan during the first two weeks of the Fall Semester. After that, the only time you can change your meal plan is when you process your bill for the Spring Semester. New students in the Spring Semester would have the first two weeks of the Spring Semester to change their meal plan.

Which meal plan is best to choose?

Our meal plans are designed to fit different eating habits of individuals. The 18 meal per week plan is excellent for on-campus freshman and frequent diners. If a student goes home most weekends he/she may want to consider a nine meal per week plan. Students who eat frequently, but lightly, may choose a five meal per week plan with $500 in the declining balance portion. You can change your meal plan during the first two weeks of the Fall Semester. After that, the only time you can change your meal plan is when you process your bill for the Spring Semester. New students in the Spring Semester would have the first two weeks of the Spring Semester to change their meal plan.

Are copiers available for student use?

There are two copiers available for student use located in the Hinkle Library and the first floor of Central Dining Hall. Each copy costs $.10. Each machine is card reader equipped for use with the Campus Spending Account.

Are copiers available for student use?

There are two copiers available for student use located in the Hinkle Library and the first floor of Central Dining Hall. Each copy costs $.10. Each machine is card reader equipped for use with the Campus Spending Account.

What if I quit Blackboard or close a test by accident?

Students should take tests carefully. To avoid losing a test, first close down the other programs running on the computer. Avoid distraction and focus only on the test until it is finished. Be careful not to close or even resize the window. Do not skip around the test and do not hit a key in error. Contact your professor immediately should you get locked out of a test.

What if I quit Blackboard or close a test by accident?

Students should take tests carefully. To avoid losing a test, first close down the other programs running on the computer. Avoid distraction and focus only on the test until it is finished. Be careful not to close or even resize the window. Do not skip around the test and do not hit a key in error. Contact your professor immediately should you get locked out of a test.

Where can I get more information on ACES student employment?

The ACES student employment page can answer most of your questions about working for ACES. If you need more information, send us an e-mail.

Where can I get more information on ACES student employment?

The ACES student employment page can answer most of your questions about working for ACES. If you need more information, send us an e-mail.

Can I get my textbooks while I’m there for Orientation?

Students can check which textbooks are needed after registering for fall courses but it is recommended that you get your textbooks after the first day of classes. Most students use their Campus Spending Account to acquire textbooks and supplies. This account does not become active until after academic registration.

Do any of your business graduates go on to graduate school or complete their MBA’s?

Yes, in fact a number of our graduates in the past few years have gone on to complete their MBA’s at Clarkson University, St John Fisher, St Bonaventure, Niagara University, and Alfred University. We also have articulation agreements with a number of university graduate programs which help our graduates move smoothly into graduate school.

Does the college provide the tools needed in each curriculum?

No, students are expected to purchase their own tools and will need them at the beginning of the semester. Parents are encouraged to insure the tools through their homeowners insurance.

How do I avoid losing my work?

We recommend that you work on essay questions offline using a word processor such as Microsoft Word or Notepad. Save the file to disk and then use the copy and paste feature to copy the information to the Blackboard essay text box. Saving work that you will be posting online is a good idea (especially if your response is a long one) just in case there is a problem, and you get logged out without submitting the information. Many students have composed long answers online and lost all information upon submission. Students should periodically click the “save answers” button at the top or bottom of the page every five or 10 minutes.

How do I avoid losing my work?

We recommend that you work on essay questions offline using a word processor such as Microsoft Word or Notepad. Save the file to disk and then use the copy and paste feature to copy the information to the Blackboard essay text box. Saving work that you will be posting online is a good idea (especially if your response is a long one) just in case there is a problem, and you get logged out without submitting the information. Many students have composed long answers online and lost all information upon submission. Students should periodically click the “save answers” button at the top or bottom of the page every five or 10 minutes.

How do I get started in the Technology Management program?

To be accepted into the program, you must have earned a technical or associate-level degree or have earned 60 credits towards an associate degree.

How long will it take me to complete my BBA Degree in Technology Management?

Depending upon how many classes you take per semester you can usually finish in 2-3 years.

What are some of your business graduates doing today and what kind of positions do they hold?

Graduates hold a wide variety of professional positions including practicing court reporters for New York State, design team leaders for a major grocery store chain, a supply chain manager, and more.

What are the advantages of a campus spending account?

The campus spending account is designed to give students an account to manage college expenses like books, supplies and special meals. CSA funds save time and hassle and can be spent at the Campus Stores, vending machines, dining facilities and with our campus partners. When you pay your bill, we recommend a CSA amount, but that amount can be completely deleted from your bill, or you can add to it. The minimum amount that can be added to the card is $10. The student photo ID card is swiped like a debit card when you make a purchase using CSA funds. As purchases are made, the account balance is reduced by that amount.

What are the advantages of a campus spending account?

The campus spending account is designed to give students an account to manage college expenses like books, supplies and special meals. CSA funds save time and hassle and can be spent at the Campus Stores, vending machines, dining facilities and with our campus partners. When you pay your bill, we recommend a CSA amount, but that amount can be completely deleted from your bill, or you can add to it. The minimum amount that can be added to the card is $10. The student photo ID card is swiped like a debit card when you make a purchase using CSA funds. As purchases are made, the account balance is reduced by that amount.

What are the advantages of a campus spending account?

The campus spending account is designed to give students an account to manage college expenses like books, supplies and special meals. CSA funds save time and hassle and can be spent at the Campus Stores, vending machines, dining facilities and with our campus partners. When you pay your bill, we recommend a CSA amount, but that amount can be completely deleted from your bill, or you can add to it. The minimum amount that can be added to the card is $10. The student photo ID card is swiped like a debit card when you make a purchase using CSA funds. As purchases are made, the account balance is reduced by that amount.

Who are the business faculty and what are their credentials?

Faculty who teach our core business classes possess years of real world experience as well as advanced training and degrees. Included are six faculty who have PhD’s or JD’s (law degrees) in their area of specialization and the remaining faculty all either possess MBA and or advanced Masters’ Degree in Strategic Planning, Technology Management program areas. All our faculty have worked in leadership positions in business and industry and some either own their own businesses or currently also serve in consulting capacities in business as well.

How can I keep my Internet connection from timing out when I take a test in Blackboard?

Some Internet connections may ‘time out’ your connection to the Internet if there is no activity coming from your machine - e.g., when you are composing an answer to an essay question or taking a test with many questions. This may cause Blackboard to freeze when you press "submit," or redirect you to the Bb login page, or you may get a blank screen rather than a score report and your answers are not recorded. Students should periodically click the “save answers” button at the top or bottom of the page every five or 10 minutes.

How can I keep my Internet connection from timing out when I take a test in Blackboard?

Some Internet connections may ‘time out’ your connection to the Internet if there is no activity coming from your machine - e.g., when you are composing an answer to an essay question or taking a test with many questions. This may cause Blackboard to freeze when you press "submit," or redirect you to the Bb login page, or you may get a blank screen rather than a score report and your answers are not recorded. Students should periodically click the “save answers” button at the top or bottom of the page every five or 10 minutes.

What tools do I need for my curriculum?

Some academic programs require you to have equipment, tools, supplies, and uniforms on the first day of class. Below you will find the requirements for each program listed.

Automotive Trades Department

Building Trades Department

Computerized Design and Manufacturing Department

Culinary Arts Department

Electrical Trades Department

Physical and Life Sciences Department

Can I buy multiple bricks?

Individuals may purchase as many bricks as they would like. The cost is the same for each brick purchased.

Can I get a photo of my brick(s)?

The Office of Institutional Advancement will assist in obtaining a photo of bricks for individuals and/or groups upon request.

How does the online learning take place?

Our online courses are taught using the Blackboard Online Learning System. Learn more about Blackboard on our tutorials and training page.

How many characters are available in each line of text?

There are a total of 25 characters available per line on a brick with a maximum of three lines. This includes the spaces between the letters or numbers.

We have a group that would like to have our bricks located close together. Is this possible?

If a group wishes to purchase bricks and have them laid together, please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate the request.

What can be engraved on a brick?

The text will be monitored for appropriateness, but there are very few limitations other than the number of letters available. The most common text is the individual’s name and his/her graduation year, but many are done as memorials or tribute to individuals, groups, or events as well.

What happens if my brick cracks or breaks?

All of the bricks will be maintained. If for some reason a brick should be damaged, it will be replaced at no cost to the individual who originally purchased the brick.

What if an operation is “blocked” by my browser when using Blackboard?

Because of security settings, you may encounter dialogs asking you to allow a blocked operation when you attempt to use certain features in Blackboard, such as online tests and when accessing uploaded files like Word documents or PowerPoints.

Firefox blocked ops image

The yellow bar in the screen shot above alerts the user that an operation was blocked, and offers options to allow successful viewing. Websites at Alfred State, such as Blackboard, are deemed safe. This means you should allow the browser to override the blocked operation.

Depending on how your browser is configured, your experience may be different.

What if an operation is “blocked” by my browser when using Blackboard?

Because of security settings, you may encounter dialogs asking you to allow a blocked operation when you attempt to use certain features in Blackboard, such as online tests and when accessing uploaded files like Word documents or PowerPoints.

Firefox blocked ops image

The yellow bar in the screen shot above alerts the user that an operation was blocked, and offers options to allow successful viewing. Websites at Alfred State, such as Blackboard, are deemed safe. This means you should allow the browser to override the blocked operation.

Depending on how your browser is configured, your experience may be different.

What is ActiveX and how does it affect Blackboard?

ActiveX is technology developed by Microsoft to add interactive features and applications to web pages. Because of ActiveX security issues, you may encounter dialogs asking you to activate it when you attempt to use certain features in Blackboard, such as online tests and typing into text boxes (i.e., fill in the blank questions). These dialogs are often shown in a yellow bar at the top or bottom of the screen.

Depending on how your browser is configured, your experience may be different. Firefox does not explicitly employ ActiveX control. Note that Internet Explorer allows you to add Blackboard to your list of trusted sites. Setting the security level to low for trusted sites will enable more automatic ActiveX control. Be sure only trusted sites are added to this list. Be sure to “uncheck” the box to allow non-https sites to be in the list.

Internet Explorer Trusted site screen shot

Internet Explorer Trusted site screen shot

What is ActiveX and how does it affect Blackboard?

ActiveX is technology developed by Microsoft to add interactive features and applications to web pages. Because of ActiveX security issues, you may encounter dialogs asking you to activate it when you attempt to use certain features in Blackboard, such as online tests and typing into text boxes (i.e., fill in the blank questions). These dialogs are often shown in a yellow bar at the top or bottom of the screen.

Depending on how your browser is configured, your experience may be different. Firefox does not explicitly employ ActiveX control. Note that Internet Explorer allows you to add Blackboard to your list of trusted sites. Setting the security level to low for trusted sites will enable more automatic ActiveX control. Be sure only trusted sites are added to this list. Be sure to “uncheck” the box to allow non-https sites to be in the list.

Internet Explorer Trusted site screen shot

Internet Explorer Trusted site screen shot

Where will my brick(s) be located?

On the Alfred campus, bricks are laid at the base of the Hinkle Memorial Bell Tower. Over time, this will be expanded and extended to cover all of the walkways and plazas throughout the Alfred Campus. On the Wellsville campus, bricks are laid in the Campus Courtyard, adjacent to the Administration building.

Who can buy bricks?

Bricks are available to anyone who is a friend of Alfred State. This includes, but is not limited to alumni, staff, administration, students, parents and family members, and friends who are interested in Alfred State.