Transfer Process & Logistics
Transfer of Credits
Once a transfer student has been accepted, the transcripts will be evaluated by the College’s Registrar and the student will receive a Transfer Credit Evaluation. Transfer credit from accredited institutions is given for courses similar to those offered at Hartwick, completed with a C or higher. Generally, only traditional liberal arts and science types of classes will be deemed acceptable. Hartwick College will generally honor an associate of arts or associate of science degree from accredited colleges by offering the equivalent of two years of credit.
All transfer students are required to take the writing placement exam. A math placement exam may be required and is dependent upon your math background. This information will be indicated in the official Transfer Credit Evaluation.
Required Length of Attendance at Hartwick
A transfer student is required to attend Hartwick for at least two academic years and earn 60 credits to be eligible for a degree from Hartwick. Associate degree candidates who are admitted must meet the Hartwick College graduation requirements; it is possible that this may take longer than two years in some cases.
Transfer orientation programs are held prior to the beginning of classes each term. During orientation you will meet an advisor, schedule your classes, and take the appropriate placement exams. Information on orientation, in addition to all required forms, will be mailed upon receipt of your enrollment fee.
All Hartwick students, including transfers, are guaranteed housing for four years. Hartwick is a residential college, and its students have a three-year residency requirement; seniors have the option of moving off-campus. Commuting students and those with special permission are exempt from this requirement.
Cars on Campus
All Hartwick students are allowed to have a car on campus. Students are only permitted to register vehicles belonging to themselves or their parents or legal guardians. Exceptions may be made by the director of campus security.