Dates & Deadlines for Transfer Students

In order to make sure that you apply at the proper time, please review the dates for transfer students below.

Application Information for Transfer Students

Transfer applicants are evaluated on a rolling admissions basis. Some academic programs have limited enrollment or specific application dates other than the priority deadlines outlined in the chart below.

*Some programs have specific deadlines, limited enrollment, or other requirements. Review the details below.

Transfer Applicant Dates for University Park
Term Application Available Priority Filing Date Priority Filing Admission Notification by: Application Submission Deadline Deadline for Student Notification of Enrollment
Fall Semester August 1 April 15* Late spring July 31 Refer to the date on the offer notification.
Summer Session August 1 March 1* Late spring June 1 Refer to the date on the offer notification.
Spring Semester June 1 November 1* Mid-December November 30 Refer to the date on the offer notification.

*Some programs have specific deadlines, limited enrollment, or other requirements. Review the details below.

Please submit a complete application (including all supplemental materials and transcripts from previous institutions) by the priority filing date, or as soon as possible following that date. If you have specific questions regarding your intended program, please contact your campus of interest for preferred filing dates and program information.

Preferred filing dates for Commonwealth Campus programs may differ from those shown above. Please contact your campus of interest for more information.


Specific Program Deadlines for Transfer Students

A number of four-year and two-year programs open to transfer applicants have specific deadlines different than those listed above. Review the information for those programs with deadlines.

Four-Year Program Deadlines

All supplemental materials must be received by the Undergraduate Admissions Office or academic department by the date listed below.

In addition to the application deadlines outlined above, many Penn State programs have additional requirements to be eligible for admission. To review any additional requirements that might apply to your intended program, visit:
Transfer Eligibility: Requirements for four-year degrees


Two-Year Program Deadlines

All supplemental materials must be received by the Undergraduate Admissions Office or academic department by the date listed below.

In addition to the application deadlines outlined above, many Penn State programs have additional requirements to be eligible for admission. To review any additional requirements that might apply to your intended program, visit:
Transfer Eligibility: Requirements for two-year degrees


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.