2+2 Plan

At Penn State Greater Allegheny, you can complete the first two years of nearly all of Penn State’s 275+ majors.   We call it the 2+2 plan and it is the most common path for students working toward a Penn State degree.  Explore the areas below and check out just a few of the features that make Greater Allegheny a great place to begin your Penn State experience.

Student in the office of an Academic Advisor

Academic Advising

Our academic advisers use resources such as the suggested academic plans to help you schedule the necessary classes so you are on track to move to another Penn State location for your junior and senior year and to finish your degree. 

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Tuition and Student Aid

Penn State’s tuition is assessed based on several factors including campus location.  By starting the 2+2 program at Greater Allegheny, you may save tuition dollars, and even room and board charges if you decide to commute to campus. 

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Student Life

There are numerous opportunities to get involved on campus, as a club or organization officer or member.  We partner with other campuses on events such as Martin Luther King Day of Service, All U Day, and Council of Commonwealth Student Governments (CCSG), all of which will help you meet other students who are part of the 2+2 plan.    

Buck Family Lawn at Penn State Greater Allegheny

Our Impact Keeps Growing

By starting your Penn State degree at Greater Allegheny, you will benefit from personal attention.  Our average class size is 15 and our student to faculty ratio is 9:1. We will know you by name and be fully accessible to support you both in and out of the classroom.  And when it’s time for your junior year, our knowledgeable staff  will help you plan a seamless move to your next campus.