FAQs for Accepted Transfer Students
We know you have lots of questions now that you are an accepted transfer student. Let us answer them!
Academics and Transfer Credit
What is the minimum grade Fisher will accept for a transfer course?
"C." Fisher will also consider grades of "P" or "S" for courses graded on a Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.
When will I receive a transfer credit evaluation?
An official evaluation of transfer credits is provided upon acceptance, or shortly after acceptance, to Fisher. An informational interview prior to application may provide you with an unofficial transfer credit evaluation.
What courses should I take at my current college next semester?
If you would like to verify transferability of coursework, please call the Office of Transfer and Graduate Admissions at (585) 385-8064 to have your individual situation reviewed.
If you attend one of our partnership colleges, we have helpful advising guides that provide detail on equivalencies and transferability of courses based on your intended degree.
Will I have the opportunity to obtain an internship?
Yes. Internships are available to all students through most majors.
Do you offer help with job placement?
Yes, the Center for Career and Academic Planning (CCAP) provides support to students and alumni. CCAP offers services in career exploration, job search workshops, career counseling, on-campus recruiting, job postings, job fairs, and career alumni referral.
Learn more about the career exploration services available through the Center for Career and Academic Planning.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Does Fisher offer scholarships specifically for transfer students?
Yes! Learn about all the transfer student scholarship opportunities at Fisher.
Can part-time students receive financial aid?
Yes. Part-time students may receive financial aid from the federal or state government as well as outside lending agencies. Fisher does not award institutional aid to part-time students.
What steps do I follow if I am an accepted international student?
If you are an accepted international student, you will need to submit a non-refundable enrollment deposit of U.S. $300 payable to St. John Fisher University and follow the instructions on the Accepted International Students page.
Life at Fisher
What is there to do at Fisher?
There is always something to do at Fisher. You may choose from a wide range of campus clubs and organizations, including student government, music groups, language clubs, cultural organizations, student publications, and intramural sports. Many academic departments also sponsor clubs.
How is the food?
The food is great! In fact, Fisher was ranked No. 5 in America and No. 1 in New York state by Niche.com in their 2023 Best College Food in America list.
The main dining hall offers a wide variety of interactive dining platforms including the wokery, salad and fresh fruit bar, deli counter, grill, pasta bar, brick oven pizza, vegetarian section, and more. Several other retail outlets across campus offer coffee, smoothies, Grab & Go items, and more to suit your busy schedule.
Learn more about dining services.
How safe is the campus?
Fisher is a very safe campus. The Office of Safety and Security is responsible for campus safety and operates on a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week schedule. Security officers conduct regular foot and auto patrols of all campus buildings, grounds, and parking areas.
Access to the residence halls is controlled by the card access system. Residence halls are patrolled and monitored by security officers or resident assistants. All other campus facilities are locked and unlocked daily according to established schedules.
The Office of Safety and Security offers a campus escort service for on-campus use by all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Can I live on campus?
Yes. You may live in the residence halls as a full-time student if you are under the age of 23. However, Fisher does not provide housing for married students. Please review the housing policies and procedures for on-campus residency requirements for new incoming students.