FAQs

Why Start at Herkimer College?

Our AA and AS degrees are designed to parallel freshman and sophomore classes at senior institutions.  Class sizes are typically smaller than those at four-year institutions and personal attention from faculty help build a foundation for success.. Tuition is less expensive than SUNY four year institutions and a fraction of the cost of most private colleges and universities. In addition, students are eligible to earn transfer scholarships and may keep a part-time job in the local community.  Students uncertain about majors or career directions, discover that Herkimer College provides an excellent opportunity to explore different options before committing to a bachelor’s level program. 


Who can help with your transfer plans?

At Herkimer, your assigned advisor is familiar with your chosen curriculum and can be of help in identifying some transfer institutions which meet your education goals. In addition, Herkimer College’s Transfer Counselor, located in the RMCC-Counseling Center, is ready to help with your transfer plans. 


Is there a list of transfer colleges that offer the major I have chosen?

Herkimer College has established many transfer agreements with four year institutions which allow students to enter as juniors. These agreements are listed by major under “Transfer Agreements”.  It is also helpful to attend both the fall and spring transfer fairs on campus to speak with transfer representatives about majors they offer. 


Will the credits I earn at Herkimer transfer?

Generally speaking, credits from Herkimer are accepted for transfer credit. Your first two years of study are generally dedicated to completing general education requirements such as English, math, history, and science. However, the specific number of transfer credits you receive will depend on many factors including whether or not you have completed the right degree program at Herkimer College and perhaps more importantly the particular program and college you wish to transfer into. The only way to be certain is to work with Herkimer College’s Transfer Counselor early on and contact the transfer college. Articulation agreements and focused advisement enhance the transfer process.


When should I apply to the Four-year Colleges?

You should try to apply to your four-year colleges choices a year in advance. This is especially true when applying to competitive programs and SUNY Four-Year colleges and Universities. Many colleges have rolling admission and accept students on a continual basis as applications are received. Early applications often provide a better chance for acceptance to the college of your choice. 


What Financial Aid and Scholarships are Available for Transfers?

The best source of information for available aid and scholarships for your transfer institution is that institution’s financial aid office. At Herkimer College, you can also find information on available transfer scholarships by contacting the Transfer Counselor in the Counseling Center to obtain a Transfer Scholarship Information booklet. 

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