Ithaca College is committed to supporting Wells College students—our neighbors on Cayuga Lake—during this challenging time of transition.

In the words of IC President La Jerne Terry Cornish, “Students are our why.”

We know this a confusing and difficult time, and you likely have many questions as you’re navigating this transition. As a teach-out partner with Wells College, we offer a streamlined and simplified transition process for current Wells College students applying to transfer to Ithaca College.

Ithaca College Virtual Information Session and Q&A

Join us on Wednesday, May 15 at 4:30pm for an information session! Connect virtually with members of the IC transition team to learn more about all that our campus and community can offer you. Like Wells, Ithaca is grounded in the liberal arts, and we offer professional and pre-professional programs, including health sciences, pre-health professions, business, and communications. We'll share information about our streamlined and simplified transition process and answer your questions about academics and student life. Register now!

Next Steps

  1. Explore our majors. A list of comparable majors to those offered at Wells is provided near the bottom of this page.
  2. Complete our free accelerated application exclusively for current Wells College students.
  3. Activate your IC Connect account. (We will email you your unique log-in credentials after you submit your accelerated application.)
  4. If you have your unofficial Wells College transcript, upload it in IC Connect.
  5. Have Wells College send your official transcript to the Ithaca College Office of Admission.
  6. Upload copies of your most recent financial aid package and your most recent bill in IC Connect.
  7. Submit your 2024–2025 FAFSA. Ithaca College’s school code is 002739.

If you have questions about Ithaca College or your transition, please email Jenny Henion, Associate Director of Admission, at

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Ithaca College is located just 40-minutes from Wells College, close to the campus you've been calling "home".
  • Situated near 150 majestic waterfalls, the city of Ithaca, New York, has been ranked as the best college town in the United States — hosting tech startups, a “killer music scene,” Broadway-caliber theatre, and more restaurants per capita than NYC.
  • With over 200 clubs and organizations, including club and intramural sports, there's something for everyone!
  • Many students are able to successfully combine their interests through double majors, double minors, being student-athletes, participating in co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities, and more.
  • Ithaca offers internships, fieldwork, and clinical experiences to all students, and all students have the opportunity to study abroad.
  • Like Wells, Ithaca is an institution grounded in the liberal arts, and we offer professional and pre-professional programs, including in the health sciences, pre-health professions, business, and communications.
  • Ithaca College is ranked #1 Undergraduate Teaching, #2 Most Innovative, #13 Regional Universities, and #16 Value among Regional Universities North by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Ithaca is named one of the top colleges and universities for LGBTQ+ students by Campus Pride and is only one of 30 institutions on their "Best of the Best" list.

You are guaranteed a cost of attendance at Ithaca College that is equal to or less than the cost you paid to attend Wells College.

Yes. Learn more about Transfer Students at Ithaca College.

Yes. Ithaca College will honor all coursework completed at Wells.

No. Provided you're transferring to one of the comparable majors listed below, your expected graduation date will remain the same at Ithaca College so long as you maintain satisfactory academic progress. Should you choose to change your major to any of the other programs that Ithaca offers, our faculty and staff will work with you to ensure you graduate on the same timeline.

Yes! 70% of IC students live on campus, and we offer a Transfer Residential Learning Community.

We still welcome you to apply to Ithaca! Please add Ithaca College to your Common App and reach out to Jenny Henion, Associate Director of Admission, at for next steps.

Wells Majors and Corresponding Ithaca College Majors
Wells College MajorIthaca College Major
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BA/BS)Biochemistry (BS)
Biological & Chemical Sciences (BA)Biology (BA)
Biological Sciences: Health Sciences (BS)Health Sciences (BS)
Biology (BA/BS)Biology (BA) or Biology (BS)
Business (BS)Business Pathways or
Business Analytics (BS) 
Finance (BS) 
Marketing (BS) 
Sport Management (BS) 
Strategic Leadership (BS)
Chemistry (BA/BS)Chemistry (BA/BS)
Criminal Justice (BA)Not Available
Data Analytics (BS)Combination of Mathematics (BS) or Computer Science (BS) major with a Business Analytics or Data Science minor
Digital MarketingAdvertising, Public Relations, and Marketing Communications (BS) or Communication Management and Design (BS)
Education: Inclusive Childhood (BS)Not Available
English (BA)English (BA)
Environmental Science (BS)Environmental Sciences (BS)
Exploratory Program (Undecided/Undeclared)Exploratory Program (Humanities and Sciences Pathways)
History (BA)History (BA)
Hospitality Management (BS)Not Available
Individualized (BA)Integrative Studies (BA/BS)
Mathematics (BA)Mathematics (BA)
Physics (BA/BS)Physics (BS) or Applied Physics (BS)
Political Science (BA)Politics (BA)
Psychology (BA)Psychology (BA)
Sociology and Anthropology (BA)Sociology (BA)
Sustainability (BA)Environmental Sciences (BS) or Integrative Studies (BA/BS) allows you to complete a similar program of study
Theatre (BA)Theatre Studies (BA)
Visual Arts (BA)Art (BA), Art History (BA), or Integrative Studies
(BA) with combination of Art and Art History courses
Web Design (BS)Not Available
Women's, Transgender & Queer Studies (BA)Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (BA)

We’re glad you’ve found our community. We look forward to getting to know you.