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Thinking about transferring?

There are many reasons why you might decide to transfer. No matter your reason, know you're not alone. We're here to provide you with some of the answers you’re looking for. Let us help you get started with the transfer process.

There are many reasons why you might decide to transfer. Maybe you started at one college or university and realized the major or school you chose wasn’t the right fit. Maybe you’ve had family issues come up and want to be closer to home. Maybe it’s been your plan all along to start at a community college or earn military credits before you finish your degree at Penn State. 

Complete your degree at Penn State Scranton. 

No matter your reason for leaving your prior college or university behind, you are not alone.  Our admissions office is here to tell you about our academic programs and provide you with more of the answers you’re looking for.

I wanted to be academically challenged, as well as be allowed to excel athletically. Penn State Scranton was one of the best schools for me to have that opportunity.

"I wanted to be academically challenged, as well as be allowed to excel athletically. Penn State Scranton was one of the best schools for me to have that opportunity. "  ~ Melick Lubin, Corporate Communications Major Transferred from SUNY Albany

Melick was an Ellen DeGeneres scholarship recipient and found a new home after transferring to Penn State Scranton.

Read Melick's story.

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How do I know if I’m 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. 

If you’ve earned college credit as a dual enrollment student during high school, you are not considered a transfer student, you are considered a first-year student, though the credit earned is still eligible for review. 

How do I transfer? 

Getting started on your new path probably comes with a lot of questions and concerns about what’s to come and what to expect during the transfer process.  While transferring schools is common, each situation is unique and should be carefully considered before taking the next step. 

Will my credits transfer?  

When you think about what you’ve already accomplished, you probably can’t help but wonder, “Will my credits transfer?”  Unfortunately, one size does not fit all. Each individual student and university have different factors that tend to influence whether a credit is likely to transfer. But you do not have to figure that out on your own.  We work hard to make the admission process as smooth and seamless as possible for transfer students

Ready to start a new chapter? 

So, if you are thinking about transferring to Penn State and have concerns about how your course work will transfer, meeting the academic program prerequisites, or managing your timeline, then let us help.   

Attend one of our Transfer Information Nights to talk to our transfer specialist and learn more about our campus. 

Transfer Visits - Information Nights 

Transfer Student Award

Students who enroll at Pennsylvania Community Colleges and transfer to Penn State Commonwealth campuses can earn a baccalaureate degree at considerable savings.

You can save thousands of dollars in Penn State tuition annually by enrolling at one of Penn State’s 19 Commonwealth campus, and by adding a RaiseMe award, you can earn up to a maximum of $7,000 more over two years of enrollment at Penn State.

The best part – you can start earning your Penn State RaiseMe scholarship while you are working toward graduation at a community college. Earn micro-scholarships for things you’re already doing – getting good grades, participating in co-curricular activities, volunteering in your community, and more. When you transfer to Penn State, your micro-scholarships will be converted to a Penn State scholarship.
 


Contact Penn State Scranton's Office of Admission

Phone: 570-963-2500   |   Fax: 570-963-2524   |   Email: [email protected]