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Frequently Asked Questions from Transfers

You're looking to transfer to a place where you fit in; a school with academics you need and the support from faculty and administration that you respect. We are here to make this process smooth and worry-free. Please see below for answers to our Frequently Asked Questions and feel free to contact Jessica Morales with any additional questions at (914) 637-2702.

  • What do I need to have academically to transfer?

    You are able to transfer to Iona any time you feel ready to make the right next step into your future! No matter how many credits you have previously earned, Iona College is happy to accept your transfer application.
  • What are the deadlines?

    Transfer applications are processed on a rolling basis, so there are no formal deadlines. It is, however, strongly recommended that students apply as soon as possible in order to receive a timely admissions decision, credit evaluation and financial aid package-the sooner the better!
  • When will I find out my admission status?

    As transfer admissions are on a rolling basis, so are our decisions. As soon as your file is complete, we can make a decision and respond to you quickly. Feel free to check your status with Jessica Morales at jmorales@iona.edu.
  • How many of my previously earned credits will transfer to Iona?

    Generally speaking, courses that are equivalent to courses offered at Iona with a grade of "C" or better are considered transferable. A maximum of 64 credits may be accepted upon transfer from all combined accredited two-year institutions and training programs. A maximum of 90 credits in total may be accepted in transfer from all combined accredited two- and four-year institutions and training programs. In all instances and in order to receive an official and final credit evaluation, admitted students will meet with their respective Dean's Office for the most beneficial use of credit.
  • Will my Associate's degree help?

    All transferring students with an earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from an accredited institution who have also earned a cumulative GPA of 2.5 will have satisfied the Liberal Arts Core. (Specific major requirements are accepted and all students must fill the Philosophy and Religious Studies components of the Core.)
  • Is there housing for transfers?

    Yes. Iona College reserves housing spaces each semester for prospective transfer students. Housing will be assigned to new students based on availability. Follow this link for more information on Iona's Residential Life program.

    Additionally, many Iona upperclassmen live in off-campus housing within the New Rochelle community. Information regarding Iona's off-campus housing program can be found here.

  • How much does Iona cost, and is there financial aid and/or scholarship money for transfers? What about international transfers?

    Cost: Costs for the current academic year can be found under Student Financial Services.

    Scholarships and financial aid are available for transfer students. Transfer Scholarships range from $6,500 to $12,000 per academic year and are based on prior academic performance. Athletic scholarships are at the discretion of the coach. All other financial aid will be based on the FAFSA form (every student must file the FAFSA in order to receive any aid, including academic and athletic scholarships). Follow this link for more financial aid information and forms.

    For International Students:
    I-20 and Visa Information - International student must also complete Iona College's Application for Form I-20. This will supply us with the information we need to determine if we can issue the Form I-20 in the U.S.C.I.S. SEVIS information system. The Application for Form I-20 provides us with biographical information about you and with information about how you will finance your education.

    Once you receive an I-20 from Iona, you must pay the SEVIS fee of $200 and then you schedule an appointment to meet with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate to apply for a visa.

    International transfers can qualify for academic and athletic scholarships, but are not eligible for additional federal or state aid.

  • With which community colleges does Iona College share articulation agreements?

    Iona College enjoys articulation agreements with a number of regional colleges. Below you will find a listing of these schools, along with the program at Iona that is associated with the articulation agreement:

  • Help! Who do I contact with questions?

    For any questions at all regarding the transfer admissions process, please contact Jessica Morales at jmorales@iona.edu.