Transferring Credits to Penn State

Penn State will evaluate transfer students’ previous course work for possible transfer credit—find out how.

Transfer Student Credit

We are excited that you are interested in transferring to Penn State! We know that a major concern for transfer students is if and how their previous course work is going to transfer to Penn State. To understand how Penn State transfers credit and to search for the transfer evaluation of course work at other institutions, review all of our information and transfer tools below.

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Transfer Credit Tool

Took classes at another college? Planning to take a class over the summer? Use the Transfer Credit Tool to search for courses at other institutions and view Penn State’s evaluation of each course.

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Additional Information on Transferring Credit

Review the requirements for transferring credits to Penn State from another institution, as well as the other ways that you can earn Penn State credit.


Tuition Advisory

Please be advised that a student’s tuition will increase when the Penn State transcript reflects 59.1 cumulative credits. Credits earned from sources such as Military Credit and tests, like AP or IB exams, are considered transfer credits and are included in the cumulative credit total. If the credits you are transferring or have transferred to Penn State place you above 59.1 cumulative credits after the start of the semester, your tuition will increase immediately. You will receive a bill for the additional tuition on the first day of the following month. For more information, visit the Office of the Bursar's website.