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Dates & Deadlines for Transfer Students

In order to make sure that you apply at the proper time, please review the dates for transfer students below.

Application Information for Transfer Students

Transfer applicants are evaluated on a rolling admissions basis. Some academic programs have limited enrollment or specific application dates other than the priority deadlines outlined in the chart below.

Transfer Applicant Dates for University Park
Term Application Available Priority Filing Date Priority Filing Admission Notification by: Additional Application Submission by: Deadline for Student Notification of Enrollment
Fall Semester September 1 April 15* Late spring Rolling Refer to offer notification
Spring Semester June 1 November 1* Mid-December Rolling Refer to offer notification
Summer Session September 1 March 1* Late spring Rolling Refer to offer notification

*Some programs have specific deadlines, limited enrollment, or other requirements. Review the details below.

Please submit a complete application (including all supplemental materials and transcripts from previous institutions) by the priority filing date, or as soon as possible following that date. If you have specific questions regarding your intended program, please contact your campus of interest for preferred filing dates and program information.

Preferred filing dates for Commonwealth Campus programs may differ from those shown above. Please contact your campus of interest for more information.

Specific Program Deadlines for Transfer Students

A number of four-year and two-year programs open to transfer applicants have specific deadlines different than those listed above. Review the information for those programs with deadlines.

Four-Year Program Deadlines

All supplemental materials must be received by the Undergraduate Admissions Office or academic department by the date listed below.

For information on application requirements and guidelines for programs within the College of Arts and Architecture please refer to: artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/howtoapply.

  • Architecture (BARCH): December 31 (fall admission only)
  • Art (BA, BFA), Art Education (A ED), and Interdisciplinary Digital Studio (IDS): January 10 for fall/summer, November 1 for spring
  • Graphic Design (GD): January 10 (fall admission only)
  • Integrative Arts (INART): March 30 for fall, November 15 for spring
  • Landscape Architecture (LARCH): February 15 (fall admission only)
  • Music (MUSBA) and Music Education (MU ED): February 1 (fall admission only)
  • Musical Theatre (THRMT), Theatre (BA, BFA): November 30 (fall admission only, audition scheduled after application)

For any majors that are open for transfer admission, the deadlines are:

  • Fall admission: July 1
  • Spring admission: December 1
  • Summer admission: May 1
  • Kinesiology (KINES), Athletic Training (ATHTR), and Biobehavioral Health (BB H): March 15 for fall/summer, October 1 for spring
  • Nursing (NURS): November 30 (fall admission only at Altoona, Erie, Fayette, Mont Alto, or Worthington Scranton)
  • Second Degree in Nursing: November 30 (fall admission only at Altoona or Harrisburg)

The deadlines for all transfer students applying to World Campus programs are:

  • Fall admission: June 30
  • Spring admission: October 31
  • Summer admission: March 15
 

In addition to the application deadlines outlined above, many Penn State programs have additional requirements to be eligible for admission. To review any additional requirements that might apply to your intended program, visit:

Two-Year Program Deadlines

All supplemental materials must be received by the Undergraduate Admissions Office or academic department by the date listed below.

  • Occupational Therapy (2OTBL): November 30 for fall
  • Medical Laboratory Technology (2MLT): November 30
  • Occupational Therapy (2OTCC): November 30
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (2 PTA): November 30
  • Radiological Sciences (2RSCC): November 30

The deadlines for all transfer students applying to World Campus programs are:

  • Fall admission: June 30
  • Spring admission: October 31
  • Summer admission: March 15

The deadlines for all transfer students applying to World Campus programs are:

  • Fall admission: June 30
  • Spring admission: October 31
  • Summer admission: March 15
 

In addition to the application deadlines outlined above, many Penn State programs have additional requirements to be eligible for admission. To review any additional requirements that might apply to your intended program, visit: