Are you ready for a new direction for your education?
Transfer to Sterling!
Do you want to be treated as a whole person instead of a number? Are you looking for a college community where words and actions add up? Are you passionate about environmental stewardship?
If you’re thinking about transferring to Sterling College, know that you will be in good company. About half of our student body transferred here to study ecology, outdoor education, sustainable agriculture, sustainable food systems and environmental humanities.
We work hard to make the transfer admission process as smooth as possible. Transfer of credits, financial aid, and academic advising are highly personalized throughout the transfer process, and admission counselors are always happy to have a conversation about your unique academic background and future goals.
Transfer applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. On the first Tuesday of every month the Office of Admission hosts a “Transfer Tuesday” when transfer applicants can visit campus, discuss their transfer credit evaluation, and receive a same-day admission decision, provided that their application is complete at least one week in advance of the visit.
Sterling is an intergenerational community of learners, and people of all backgrounds and identities are welcome here. Whether you took a single dual enrollment college course in high school or are transferring in your senior year, you are welcome to this community exactly how you are.
Students who wish to transfer in credits from another college or university will need to submit official copies of transcripts for review by the Dean of Academics. Generally, if a student has earned a C or better in a course offered by an accredited college the credits will transfer to Sterling. Specific coursework from other colleges may fulfill equivalent requirements at Sterling. For example, an Ecology course may fulfill Sterling’s Ecology requirement. Credits earned via previous coursework that does not match up with the Sterling curriculum generally transfers to Sterling as electives, and may be incorporated in a self-designed major.
The average age of a Sterling student is 22 years old.
Transfer students who arrive with at least 60 credits are waived from several introductory courses.
Sterling maintains articulation agreements with the following community colleges and educational organizations:
- Community College of Vermont
- Greenfield Community College
- Yestermorrow Design+Build School
- The Roots School