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Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Am I a transfer student?

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

Will my credits transfer?

We know there are a number of reasons students consider transferring from their current college. We also know you might have concerns about transferring current course work, meeting program prerequisites, or managing your timeline. We want to help you through the process of applying to Penn State Scranton. Prior to applying, as a prospective student, you can review whether your credits earned at another institution are transferable to Penn State by using the Online 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 Scranton

Admission to Penn State Scranton 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 grade point average of at least 2.5. 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 Articulation Agreements from other Colleges

An Articulation Agreement is a signed document between two colleges or universities that outlines specific guidelines for a seamless transfer from one institution to the other. The agreement states specific criteria that a student must complete in order to transfer from one institution to the other. The course mapping tool outlines to course to course transfer.

Penn State Scranton currently has Articulation Agreements with:
          Lackawanna College
          Luzerne County Community College
          Northampton Community College
      

Transfer Admission to Penn State University Park

For admission to University Park campus, applicants must have completed two years (at least 48 credits) of college level work and have strong academic records. Certain programs have more stringent grade point average requirements and may require the completion of prerequisite courses. Some programs may not be available to transfer students. Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions.

Transfer On-Line Application