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Transfer, Visiting, Special Exemption, and Readmission Student Admission

We know transferring to a new college can be daunting, and we are ready to assist you every step of the way.

Application Process

To make the application process as easy as possible, we have outlined four steps for you to consider and follow:
  1. Determining your category at Colgate
  2. Academic information and credit transfers
  3. Explore the financial numbers
  4. Complete your transfer application

Application Deadlines

Transfer enrollment is open twice per calendar year. The following dates apply to transfer, readmission, visiting, and special exemption students.

All materials must be submitted online, e-mailed (, or postmarked by the following dates:
  • Fall semester – March 15
  • Spring semester – November 1

Transfer Success Story: Emma Webb '17Emma Webb

“When I visited Colgate, it just felt like it was the place for me.”

Being a transfer student on a new campus didn’t stop Emma Webb from being involved. While at Colgate, she captained the Women’s Rowing team, mentored elementary students through the “Adopt-A-Classroom” program, and earned a Manzi Fellowship that helped her spend a summer interning at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless.

Post-graduation, Emma continues to be involved in the causes she loves. She’s a rowing coach for the Connecticut Boat Club and participated in a week-long service trip to McCreary County in Kentucky as part of the Joshua House Fund charity, helping to build a home for a U.S. military veteran and his family.

Emma is working as medical scribe and taking supplemental classes at Boston University before applying to a physician assistant program.


If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admission at or 315-228-7401.