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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: Michelle Nolan '09

When New Hampshire native Michelle Nolan started her first year of college, she had no idea she would come to find herself unhappy with living and learning at a large school. So, she started to look for a place where she would find close faculty interaction, a tight-knit student body, and a Division I crew team. Michelle found Colgate.

During her time at Colgate, Michelle rowed for the crew team, she conducted research with neuroscience professor Jun Yoshino, she traveled to England with the Manchester Study Group, and she graduated with a degree in political science.

Michelle went on to earn her master’s degree in public health from Columbia University, and she now works as an epidemiologist for the New York City Department of Public Health.


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