Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

In order to complete your application for transfer admission, Penn State requires the submission of supplemental materials. 

Required Application Materials

Penn State requires a number of different materials from transfer students to complete an application. Please review the following requirements to ensure you can provide all of the proper documentation to complete your application. Only completed applications will be reviewed for admission to Penn State.

For a complete transfer application, you must submit:

  • Online Application
    • Students should include details of current class schedule when completing the application, if applicable.

    Please note transfer students may only apply through MyPennState; we do not accept transfer applications submitted through Common App.

  • Official transcripts from any post-secondary institution where coursework was attempted
    • Penn State requires that transfer applicants submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions where coursework was attempted. Transcripts can be sent through mail or fax, or electronically through email, Parchment, the National Student Clearinghouse or SCOIR directly to Penn State from the college/university where course work was attempted. If your school requires an email address to send a transcript electronically, please use Additionally, please submit your current class schedule, if applicable.

Please note: Penn State does not require an SAT or ACT score if you have completed more than one semester of full-time college coursework after high school graduation.

High school transcripts and/or GED transcripts are not required to review a student's application.* These documents are required of all transfer students accepting offers of admission to Penn State. Final high school/GED transcripts must be received prior to a student's enrollment.

In order to be considered official, transcripts must be sent from the high school (or GED testing service) directly to Penn State.

International Applicants

Students who completed high school outside of the US are required to submit high school transcripts and/or GED transcripts as part of the application. Please review our international admissions requirements.

Special Program Requirements

Some Penn State programs have additional requirements, in addition to the standard application requirements for admission. To review any additional requirements you may have, as well as any applicable deadlines, please review our transfer eligibility information.

Additional Materials for Specific Applicant Types

Some groups of applicants have additional materials that are either required or recommended to send to Penn State for transfer admission. 

International Applicants

In addition to the academic records required for submission, international students whose native language is not English must prove English language proficiency to be eligible for admission to Penn State. Review the requirements for international students to see how English proficiency can be met.

Military/Veteran Students

Military transcripts are NOT required as part of the evaluation for admission to Penn State. Students can send military transcripts in order for Penn State to evaluate work completed for possible transfer credit. Review our information about credit for military experience for more information.

Information about Transfer Eligibility

While transfer students are required to supply the above materials to complete their application, some Penn State programs and campuses have additional requirements or deadlines that need to be met in order to be considered for admission. To review the eligibility requirements for Penn State’s programs, visit: