Course Requirements for Credit Transfer

Information regarding course requirements for students interested in transferring to Penn State from another institution. 

In order for a course to be eligible for review for transfer credit at Penn State, the following criteria must be met:

  • Credit will not be awarded for a course which lacks grade or quality points, even if the grade earned is equivalent to a C (2.0) grade or better.
  • Penn State must have a similar program or course offering
  • The course should be useful in the student’s program of study at Penn State

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.