Transfer Students

Hobart and William Smith Colleges welcome transfer students at the beginning of both semesters (spring and fall) from both two year and four year institutions.

Each semester the Colleges seek to enroll approximately 15 transfer students. Occasionally, as a residential liberal arts community, our transfer decisions may be limited by space available.

Since you have gone through the college admission process before, your questions may be different than the typical first-year applicant. We hope you will contact us so we can get to know you better and address your individual concerns.

To the right, you will find links to some pages that will tell you about the transfer admissions process and will help you get to know about life at HWS. You should know that our community is particularly welcoming to transfer students and we invite you to get a feel for our campus by scheduling a visit to HWS.

If we can be of any help to you or your family, please contact us at (315) 781-3622.


More Info

For more information about the transfer process, please contact Marylyn O’Hora Uhnak, Director of International and Transfer Recruitment at (315) 781-3750 or


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