Transfer Eligibility Information

Students wishing to transfer to Penn State should review program and campus requirements to determine eligibility.

Transferring to Penn State

We are glad that you are interested in transferring to Penn State. With academic programs available at all 20 campuses across the state, we are sure you can find the perfect program and campus to help you reach your academic goals.

If you are unsure of your intended program, you can research the many academic options available at Penn State with our online guide to majors. Whether you would like to pursue a four-year or two-year degree, study at a campus or online, Penn State provides transfer students with countless academic paths.

General Eligibility Information for Transfer Students

Students wishing to transfer to Penn State should review the following information regarding eligibility for desired programs of study.

High School Requirements

Transfer applicants are expected to have met the minimum high school requirements to be eligible for enrollment. Deficiencies in any of these requirements may be fulfilled by equivalent college course work prior to enrolling at Penn State. Review the high school requirements based on your intended program of study:

Academic Eligibility

Programs and campuses have minimum GPA requirements that transfer students must meet to be eligible for admission. A student’s GPA may be recalculated to match the GPA standard used for Penn State students.

Although Penn State has minimum GPA requirements, transfer admission is more competitive for certain colleges, as some colleges have limited space.

Special consideration may be given to adult learners and active duty military/veteran students. For more details, visit:

Eligibility by Program Type

Transfer students may have to meet additional requirements depending on whether they are applying for a four-year program or a two-year program. To learn more about program requirements, select the type of program you wish to pursue: