Students wishing to transfer to Penn State should review program and campus requirements to determine eligibility.
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.
Students wishing to transfer to Penn State should review the following information regarding eligibility for desired programs of study.
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:
Programs and campuses have minimum GPA requirements that transfer students must meet to be eligible for admission. All attempted course work is considered in the admissions review, and as a result, a student’s GPA may be recalculated to match the GPA calculation 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:
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:
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.