Accepted transfer students will receive a detailed credit evaluation with their mailed acceptance letter. Students who have an incoming course that is not a direct equivalent will be asked to work with their academic adviser to determine usability of credits within their degree program.
If a course completed at another institution is not yet in Penn State’s online database, students will have the opportunity to submit a syllabus from that course for faculty review and more thorough evaluation. At minimum students are likely to receive general transfer credit which can be applied toward Penn State degree requirements at the discretion of your academic adviser. You can read more about submitting syllabus and transfer credit equivalences by visiting the Understanding Penn State Transfer Credit Equivalencies page.
What is the maximum number of credits I may transfer?
- This number varies among majors.
- For baccalaureate degree students, 36 of the last 60 credits must be from Penn State.
- For associate degree students, 18 of the last 30 credits must be from Penn State.
Applicants can find information about transferring credits on the Undergraduate Admission site.