Transfer Students

Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to the Transfer Student undergraduate application process.

How will my classes transfer to Penn State?

To find out the most up to date information on what credits will transfer to Penn State, please review our Transferring Credit to Penn State information and utilize the online Transfer Credit Tool.

What is dual-admission?

Penn State's Commonwealth Campuses have partnered with Pennsylvania Community Colleges to provide a seamless Dual Admissions Program for students seeking to complete a four-year degree at Penn State. Review our Dual Admission Program information to understand the steps to participate in the program. 

How do I transfer credits to Penn State?

Penn State can award credit to future students for previous college work completed, examinations, and other experience. Please review our Academic Credit information to learn about earning credit at Penn State.

Am I a Transfer Student?

Students having attempted 18 or more credits at another accredited institution after high school graduation are considered Transfer Student applicants at Penn State. Please review our Transfer Student Information to explore your options and review eligibility requirements.


Can I transfer to World Campus?

Many Penn State World Campus students have credit from prior learning. You do not have to be transferring directly from another degree program to be considered a transfer student. Whether you are coming from a current program, have credits earned within the last academic year, or several years have elapsed since you have participated in your studies, your admission will be processed as a transfer student. Please review our Transfer Student information for students interested in online learning through Penn State World Campus.

How do I transfer to University Park?

Students interested in transferring to Penn State University Park or any of our undergraduate campus locations can review our Steps to Apply for Transfer Students.  

Can I transfer to Penn State Campus?

There are opportunities for transfer students at all of Penn State's 20 undergraduate campus locations in Pennsylvania. Review our transfer information to begin the online transfer student application process and find information on program eligibility and transferring credit to Penn State.