You are a transfer student if you have attempted or completed 18 or more credits from a regionally accredited college or university after high school graduation.
National Transfer Student Week
Join us to celebrate our transfer students at Penn State Altoona! The National Transfer Student (NTS) Week site provides a complete listing of events, transfer student stats, testimonies from our transfer students, and information about Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Day.
We know there are many reasons students consider transferring from their current college or university. We also know you might have concerns about transferring current course work, meeting program prerequisites, managing timelines, and more. We want to help you through the process of applying to Penn State as a transfer student.
Do you have college credits and are you considering transferring into Penn State Altoona? Confused about the process? Questions on how Penn State evaluates credits from other institutions? Meet with an admissions counselor to discuss your questions, concerns, and possible academic future at Penn State Altoona. You can also tour our beautiful campus.
Penn State Altoona utilizes a shared advising model.
Faculty Advisers: Students who have already selected a major or are in pre-major status are advised by Penn State Altoona faculty members.
DUS Advisers: Students who enter the University in undecided status or are transitioning from one major to another are advised by professional advisers from the college's Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS).