Transfer Students

Information for students who have attempted 18 or more credit hours at another institution after high school graduation.

Admissions for Transfer Students

We know there are a number of reasons students consider transferring from their current college or university. We also know you might have concerns about transferring current course work, meeting program prerequisites, managing timelines, and more. We want to help you through the process of applying to Penn State as a transfer student.

Please refer to the helpful navigation to learn more about Penn State, understand the admissions process, and access important information and resources for transfer students.

Am I a Transfer Applicant?

Students transfer to Penn State in a variety of programs at all of our campuses across the state of Pennsylvania. You will be considered a transfer applicant if you are a:

  • Student who has earned a high school diploma or a GED.
  • Student who has attempted or will have attempted 18 or more semester hours of college coursework at a regionally accredited college/university before enrolling at Penn State. (Please note: transfer status is based on credits earned after high school graduation.)

If you are also an international student (would require a visa to attend Penn State), you will also need to review our requirements for international students.