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Academic Requirements for Transfer Students: 2-Year Degrees

Review the academic requirements for transferring to Penn State to pursue a two-year, associate degree.

General Eligibility for 2-Year Degree Programs 

We are glad that you are interested in transferring to Penn State. Associate degree programs are available at many campuses across the state and through our World Campus. To help you prepare to apply for one of our degree programs, please review our online guide to associate degrees to help you determine the best fit for your academic and career goals.

In addition to the general transfer eligibility for applicants, students wishing to pursue two-year, associate degrees will also have to meet the eligibility requirements outlined below.

Academic Eligibility for Associate Degrees

The academic colleges offering our associate degree programs have different academic requirements. Please review the following eligibility information:

  • Minimum GPA requirement: 2.0 GPA
  • Associate degree programs do not have specific course requirements.
  • Transfer admission is more competitive for certain programs, as some have limited space.
  • Some programs have specific application dates and deadlines. Please refer to the eligibility by college.

Accademic Requirements by College

Select the academic college below to determine the requirements for your intended program of study. Please contact your campus of interest with any further questions about transferring to Penn State.

Associate Transfer Requirements: Abington College

Business Administration (2BAAB)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Abington)
One unit of algebra and one additional unit of mathematics. No additional requirements.

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (2LAAB)

Transfer Requirements

(Start and Finish: Abington):
Any combination of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or general mathematics. No additional requirements.

Associate Transfer Requirements: Altoona College

Business Administration (2BAAL)

Transfer Requirements

(Start and Finish: Altoona):
One unit of algebra and one additional unit of mathematics. No additional requirements.

Criminal Justice (2 CJ)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Altoona):
No additional requirements.

Human Development and Family Studies (2FSAL)

Transfer Requirements

(Start and Finish: Altoona):
No additional requirements.

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (2LAAL)

Transfer Requirements

Start and Finish: Altoona):
Any combination of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or general mathematics. No additional requirements.

Science (2SCAL)

Transfer Requirements

(Start and Finish: Altoona):
No additional requirements.

Associate Transfer Requirements: Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Electrical Engineering Technology (2EET)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Behrend, Fayette, York):
One unit of algebra and one unit in any combination of advanced algebra, plane geometry, solid geometry, or trigonometry. No additional requirements.

General Business (2GBBC)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Behrend):
One unit of algebra and one additional unit of mathematics. No additional requirements.

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (2LABC)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Behrend):
Any combination of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or general mathematics. No additional requirements.

Mechanical Engineering Technology (2 MET)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Behrend, DuBois, York):
One unit of algebra and one unit in any combination of advanced algebra, plane geometry, solid geometry, or trigonometry. No additional requirements.

Associate Transfer Requirements:Berks College

Business Administration (2BABL)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Berks):
Any combination of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or general mathematics. No additional requirements.

Information Sciences and Technology (2ISBL)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Berks):
Any combination of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or general mathematics. No additional requirements.

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (2LABL)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Berks):
Any combination of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or general mathematics. No additional requirements.

Occupational Therapy (2OTBL)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Berks):
Any combination of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or general mathematics. No additional requirements.

Associate Transfer Requirements:Capital College

Business Administration (2BACA)

Transfer Requirements:

Start and Finish: Harrisburg)
One unit of algebra and one additional unit of mathematics. No additional requirements.

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (2LACA)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Harrisburg):
Any combination of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or general mathematics. No additional requirements.

Associate Transfer Requirements:College of Agricultural Science

Forest Technology (2FORT):

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Mont Alto):
Any combination of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or general mathematics. No additional requirements.

Turfgrass Science and Management (2 TSM)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: World Campus):
No additional requirements.

Wildlife Technology (2 WLT)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: DuBois):
One unit of algebra and one additional unit of mathematics. No additional requirements.

Associate Transfer Requirements:College of Engineering

Electrical Engineering Technology (2EET)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Behrend, Fayette, York):
One unit of algebra and one unit in any combination of advanced algebra, plane geometry, solid geometry, or trigonometry. No additional requirements.

Mechanical Engineering Technology (2 MET)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Behrend, DuBois, York):
One unit of algebra and one unit in any combination of advanced algebra, plane geometry, solid geometry, or trigonometry. No additional requirements.

Associate Transfer Requirements:College of Information Sciences and Technology

Information Sciences and Technology (2 IST)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: University Park, World Campus):
One unit of algebra and one unit in any combination of advanced algebra, plane geometry, solid geometry, or trigonometry. No additional requirements.

Associate Transfer Requirements:College of the Liberal Arts

Labor and Employment Relations (2LBE)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: World Campus):
Any combination of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or general mathematics. No additional requirements.

Letters Arts and Sciences (2LAS)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: University Park, World Campus):
Any combination of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or general mathematics. No additional requirements.

Associate Transfer Requirements:University College

Business Administration (2BACC)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York, World Campus):
One unit of algebra and one additional unit of mathematics. No additional requirements.

Electrical Engineering Technology (2EET)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Behrend, Fayette, York):
One unit of algebra and one unit in any combination of advanced algebra, plane geometry, solid geometry, or trigonometry. No additional requirements.

Forest Technology (2FORT):

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Mont Alto):
Any combination of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or general mathematics. No additional requirements.

Information Sciences and Technology (2ISCC)

Transfer Requirements:

Start and Finish: DuBois, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington,  Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York):
Any combination of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or general mathematics. No additional requirements.

Letters, Arts, and Sciences (2LACC)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton ):
Any combination of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or general mathematics. No additional requirements.

Mechanical Engineering Technology (2 MET)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Behrend, DuBois, York):
One unit of algebra and one unit in any combination of advanced algebra, plane geometry, solid geometry, or trigonometry. No additional requirements.

Medical Laboratory Technology (2 MLT)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Hazleton):
One unit of algebra and one unit in any combination of advanced algebra, plane geometry, solid geometry, or trigonometry are required, one unit each in biology and chemistry is recommended. No additional requirements.

Mining Technology (2MNGT)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Fayette):
One unit of algebra and one unit in any combination of advanced algebra, plane geometry, solid geometry, or trigonometry. No additional requirements.

Occupational Therapy (2OTCC)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: DuBois, Mont Alto, Shenango) :
Any combination of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or general mathematics. No additional requirements.

Physical Therapist Assistant (2 PTA)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Fayette, Hazleton, Mont Alto, Shenango):
One unit of algebra and one additional unit of mathematics are required, one unit in biology and one other science unit is recommended. No additional requirements.

Radiological Sciences (2RSCC)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: New Kensington, Schuylkill):
One unit of algebra and one unit in any combination of advanced algebra, plane geometry, solid geometry, or trigonometry. No additional requirements.

Wildlife Technology (2 WLT)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: DuBois):
One unit of algebra and one additional unit of mathematics. No additional requirements.

Associate Transfer Requirements: World Campus, Penn State Online

Business Administration (2BACC)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York, World Campus):
One unit of algebra and one additional unit of mathematics. No additional requirements.

Human Development and Family Studies (2EHFS)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: World Campus):
No additional requirements.

Information Sciences and Technology (2 IST)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: University Park, World Campus):
One unit of algebra and one unit in any combination of advanced algebra, plane geometry, solid geometry, or trigonometry. No additional requirements.

Labor and Employment Relations (2LBE)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: World Campus):
Any combination of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or general mathematics. No additional requirements.

Letters Arts and Sciences (2LAS)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: University Park, World Campus):
Any combination of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or general mathematics. No additional requirements.

Turfgrass Science and Management (2 TSM)

Transfer Requirements:

(Start and Finish: World Campus):
No additional requirements.