Information for Wells Students

All of us at Keuka College are deeply saddened to see Wells College, with its rich 150+ year history, close its doors. We are committed to making it as easy as possible for Wells students to transfer to Keuka College for Fall 2024. We're honored Wells chose to partner with us to provide students with a seamless teach-out experience. 

We've put this guide together to help you understand one of the pathways available to you. 

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  • A Similar Campus Vibe: A lakeside campus and College community that’s similar to Wells. 
  • Field Period® Program: You’ll have the opportunity to complete one Field Period® experience every year you’re at Keuka College. A Field Period® is an internship, independent project, or experience abroad that prepares you for life after College with a full resume and robust professional network. 
  • Similar Opportunities: From small classes to one-on-one attention from professors, to avenues for undergraduate research and more, you’ll find opportunities at Keuka College that you’ve grown accustomed to at Wells.  

Keuka College offers many of the same majors as Wells. A complete list of majors is available here, but a list of all majors that are comparable to those offered at Wells is provided near the bottom of this page. 

As part of our teach-out agreement with Wells College, Keuka College will meet or exceed all institutional financial aid programs you currently receive from Wells, and Keuka College will extend this to you for up to four years of undergraduate study. If Keuka College offers a financial aid program that exceeds the financial aid you received at Wells, you will automatically be upgraded and receive the additional aid.

This means it will never cost you more to earn your degree at Keuka College than you paid at Wells.

Yes. Provided you’re transferring into one of the programs articulated in our teach-out agreement, you will still graduate on your current timeline so long as you maintain satisfactory academic progress at Keuka College. 

Of course, you also have the option of changing your major to anything that Keuka College offers. If you decide to do this, we’ll make every effort to ensure you can still graduate on time. An admissions counselor or academic advisor can help you plan this out if it’s something you’re interested in.

Yes. Keuka College has capacity in its residence halls to accommodate Wells College students. 

Absolutely. If both students opt to complete their degree at Keuka College, you may request to room together.

Yes. Keuka College allows a variety of ESAs in our residence halls, provided the ESA has been approved. 

Keuka College provides a number of campus visit opportunities, ranging from spring open house events to personalized visits during the week and on weekends. Our Visit Campus page provides a variety of options for you to choose from. 

Absolutely. Keuka College offers 16 intercollegiate varsity athletics. If you're interested in playing, you can fill out a recruit form, let us know on your application, or contact a coach directly.

In light of the current environment, we thought it's important to share that Keuka College is financially stable.

The College has generated surpluses each of the last five years, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is on track to finish the current fiscal year with a surplus as well.

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Wells Major

Keuka College Equivalent

Biology Biology
Business Management Management
Criminal Justice Criminology & Criminal Justice
Digital Marketing Marketing
English Writing & Communications Arts
Environmental Science Environmental Science
Health Sciences Health Sciences
Inclusive Childhood Education Early Childhood/Special Ed.
Unified Childhood/Special Ed.
Mathematics Applied Mathematics & Science
Political Science Political Science & History
Pre-Professional Pre-Professional
Psychology Psychology


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You're not the first student facing an unexpected detour. At Keuka College, we've helped many talented students transition smoothly after their colleges closed. We understand the challenges and anxieties you're facing, and we're here to make your transfer process as easy as possible. Our dedicated team will handle the paperwork, ensure your credits transfer, and connect you with the resources you need to succeed. Watch the video to hear from a transfer student who found a supportive community and a path to their goals at Keuka College.

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