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There are a number of reasons students consider transferring from their current college. If you are thinking about transferring to Penn State and have concerns about how your course work will transfer, meeting academic program prerequisites, or managing your timeline, let us help you through the transfer process.
Are you a Transfer Student?
Transfer status is based on credits earned after high school graduation. To be considered a transfer student, you should have earned a high school diploma, or the equivalent, and have attempted 18 or more credits at another regionally accredited college or university before enrolling at Penn State.
- Eligible students can transfer into one of our 11 majors at the Scranton campus.
- With the completion of approximately 60 credits, students can transition to the University Park campus to complete one of approximately 275 degree programs.
- With the completion of approximately 60 credits, students can transition to one of our other Commonwealth Campuses to complete any of their degree programs.
An official evaluation of all transfer credits will occur after a student applies for admission and is accepted into a program. If an unofficial evaluation of your current transfer credits is desired prior to applying or being accepted, visit our Transferring Credits Tool or contact us.
Admission decisions for transfer students are made on the basis of several combined factors:
- Earned a high school diploma or a GED.
- Have completed 18 or more college credits.
- A minimum GPA of 2.0; however, certain academic programs require a higher GPA or specific prerequisite course work.
- Choice of major. Some programs may not be available to transfer students.