Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Am I a transfer student?

A transfer student is a student who has earned a high school diploma or the equivalent and has attempted at least 18 credits at another regionally accredited college or university before enrolling at Penn State. A student who has completed less than 18 semester credits should apply to Penn State as a first-year student.

Will my credits transfer?

Prospective students who would like to know whether credits earned at another institution are transferable to Penn State are invited to use the on-line course evaluation guide. This guide is also useful to current students who may be considering taking summer classes at another institution. Visit the online course evaluation guide.

Transfer Admission to Penn State Berks

Admission to Berks is possible after applicants have completed 18 semester hours of credit. Most programs require a minimum grade point average of 2.0 although programs in engineering and the sciences typically require a cumulative average of at least a 2.5. Education programs typically require a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Certain programs may also require the completion of prerequisite courses. Some programs may not be available to transfer students. Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions.

Transfer Admission to Penn State University Park

For admission to University Park campus applicants must have completed 2 years of college level work and have strong academic records. Certain programs have more stringent grade point average requirements and may also require the completion of prerequisite courses. Some programs may not be available to transfer students. Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions.