Frequently Asked Questions

Top Ten Questions:

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

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

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

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.

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

In many cases, yes you can. You will be expected to provide an official transcript from any college(s) you have previously attended. This transcript will be evaluated by 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.

What types of jobs are there on campus? Admissions

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

What is the NCAA? Athletics

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

Does Alfred State College offer athletic scholarships? Athletics

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

Who can play at Alfred State? Athletics

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

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

What kind of athletic facilities does Alfred State have? Athletics

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

Are single rooms available? Residential Life

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

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

Are single rooms available? Life on Campus

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

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