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Transfer Students

A transfer student is any student who has completed 18 or more credits of work from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution after graduating high school. There are specific admissions requirements for transfer students that are different from those for students just out of high school, and requirements may vary from major to major. Click each link below for more information about transfer admission to Penn State. 

 

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

There are specific admissions requirements for transfer students that are different from those for students just out of high school, and requirements may vary from major to major. Typically, students must have a specific cumulative GPA from all colleges attended as well as have taken certain courses while in college. For more specific information about admissions requirements for a particular major, contact an admissions representative.

Steps to Apply for Transfer Students

Students are encouraged to apply online by setting up a MyPennState profile. Transfer students should apply for admission as soon as possible prior to the start of the desired semester. A completed application includes the application itself, the application fee ($50), official copies of all college transcripts, and an official copy of the high school transcript, regardless of how long ago the student may have attended. On average, transfer student applications take longer to process than first-year student applications because of the credit evaluation.

Transferring Credits

An official evaluation of all transfer credits will occur after a student applies for admission and is accepted. The official acceptance packet will include a breakdown of all transfer credits. If an unofficial evaluation of transfer credits is desired prior to applying or being accepted, please visit our Transferring Credits Tool online, or contact Admissions.

Next Steps for Transfer Students

Once a student has applied and been accepted, the next step is to pay the $230 non-refundable acceptance fee. This indicates to Penn State that a student plans on attending classes. Once the acceptance fees have been paid, students can contact their academic advisor to schedule courses. Advisors are organized by major, and the full list of academic advisors and their contact information can be found on our website.

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