College Planning Guide

Support for Transfer Students

At Ithaca, we understand that the transfer process can be nerve-wracking -- even after you get in. That's why we offer several resources specially designed to ease your transition to IC and a new college experience.

SHIFT: Support and Helpful Information for Transfers

Run by students, SHIFT facilitates a welcoming experience through a series of informational and fun events for transfer students. Make our transfer experience website your first stop for SHIFT updates and other programs created to help you manage the transfer process and settle in to Ithaca College.

Transfer Peers

Look for a special transfer group within IC Peers where you can meet other students transferring to IC this year.

Transfer Orientation

Be sure to sign up for our first orientation session this summer. It's for transfer students only and tailored to ensure you get answers to your questions about transfer credit evaluations, prerequisites, registration, housing, and more. Plus, we arrange special activities for you to meet other transfer students and begin building friendships before the school year begins. Registration for orientation will open in May. Look for specific information on the Events tab here in myIthaca.

Transfer Housing

This brand new living community is designed to help transfer students comfortably settle into the IC experience. You'll live with other transfer students and take advantage of special activities and events to meet new people and learn about all that Ithaca has to offer. 

IC Transfer Society

The IC Transfer Society is an on-campus student group formed to help transfer students get to know one another, the campus, and the city of Ithaca. The group plans several activities early in the fall. Watch for an invitation to join the IC Transfer Society through IC Peers.

Transfer FAQs

We've compiled a list of answers to questions frequently asked by transfer students, including:

Are transfer students eligible for financial aid? Yes! Transfer students apply for financial aid by following the same procedures as other students do.

Can I transfer credits I've earned elsewhere? Yes. About three to four weeks after you've received your acceptance letter, you'll receive credit evaluations from the Office of the Registrar.