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Four-Year Degree Program Deadlines

Four-year undergraduate degree program deadlines for students applying as transfer students.

College of Arts and Architecture

For information on application requirements and guidelines for programs within the College of Arts and Architecture please refer to:

  • Architecture (BARCH): December 31 (fall admission only)
  • Art (BA, BFA), Art Education (A ED), and Interdisciplinary Digital Studio (IDS): January 10 for fall/summer, November 1 for spring
  • Graphic Design (GD): January 10 (fall admission only)
  • Integrative Arts (INART): March 30 for fall, November 15 for spring
  • Landscape Architecture (LARCH): February 15 (fall admission only)
  • Music (MUSBA) and Music Education (MU ED): February 1 (fall admission only)
  • Musical Theatre (THRMT), Theatre (BA, BFA): November 30 (fall admission only, audition scheduled after application)

College of Engineering

For any majors that are open for transfer admission, the deadlines are:

  • Fall admission: July 1
  • Spring admission: December 1
  • Summer admission: May 1

College of Health and Human Development

  • Kinesiology (KINES), Athletic Training (ATHTR), and Biobehavioral Health (BB H): March 15 for fall/summer semester, October 1 for spring semester

College of Nursing

  • Nursing (NURS): December 1 (fall admission only at Altoona, Erie, Fayette, Mont Alto, Schuylkill or Scranton)
  • Second Degree in Nursing: December 1 (fall admission only at Altoona or Harrisburg)

World Campus (Penn State Online)

The deadlines for all transfer students applying to World Campus programs are:

  • Fall admission: June 30
  • Spring admission: October 31
  • Summer admission: March 15

Tuition Advisory

Please be advised that a student’s tuition will increase when the Penn State transcript reflects 59.1 total 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 total 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.