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Transfers

Hartwick is all about melding a liberal arts education with experiential learning. Taking the skills you learn in the classroom and giving you opportunities to use them in courses, internships, and opportunities around the world. It happens again and again, one ambitious student at a time, working with one highly respected professor, reaching for new ideas, life-changing experiences, and unimaginable outcomes.

Each year approximately 60 students transfer into Hartwick. While some colleges and universities review transfer applications only after first-year students have been selected, we review transfer applications on a rolling basis.

Transfer candidates are individuals who have matriculated and received academic credit from another institution and/or those individuals who left the former institution mid-semester without receiving academic credit. Hartwick College welcomes applications from qualified students who wish to transfer from either two- or four-year institutions.

To be eligible, you must hold a high school diploma or General Education Diploma, have at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (note, however, that a GPA of 2.0 or higher does not automatically guarantee acceptance to the College), and you must be in good academic and social standing at the current or last institution attended.

Interviewing
Art & Music Program Applicants
Previously Accepted Students
Contact Information

Interviewing
Although recommended, an admissions interview is not required. We view the interview as an informational tool for both us and you. Our application process is personal, and we like to be able to put a face with the name.

Art & Music Program Applicants
Applicants intending to declare a major in art must provide a supplemental portfolio. The faculty of the department will review the portfolio of a prospective major prior to acceptance into the program. Entering students may submit a slide portfolio consisting of 10-20 slides of their work. Slides should accompany the application and will be forwarded to the department of art. Students may also contact the art department at 607-431-4825 to arrange a portfolio review. Notification of acceptance into the major or suggestions for further work prior to acceptance into the major will be sent directly from the department. In either case, admission to the College is based on a total review of the transfer applicant's qualifications, not the portfolio alone.

If you are planning to pursue music as a major or minor field of study you are required to complete an audition. Auditions are held periodically throughout the academic year both on and off campus. To make arrangements, you should contact the music department at 607-431-4800. Admission to Hartwick is based on a total review of the transfer applicant's qualifications, not the audition alone.

Previously Accepted Students
If you were previously accepted to Hartwick but chose to attend another institution, you must send a letter to the admissions office requesting that your application be re-activated and indicate that you wish to be considered for transfer admission for a specific term of entry. To supplement the original application, you must submit a final high school transcript, college transcripts, and an essay as to why you wish to transfer to Hartwick College. While your previous admission to the College will be in your favor, it does not guarantee admittance to the College as a transfer applicant.

Contact Information
Donna Johnson is your go-to admissions counselor. If you are having trouble getting a hold of Donna, fear not! You can always call the admissions office at 888-HARTWICK (888-427-8942) or 607-431-4150; the fax number is 607-431-4154; the e-mail address is admissions@hartwick.edu.

So, if you feel like becoming a part of one of the strongest colleges in the country, apply now and find out what Hartwick can do for you.

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