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There are many reasons students consider transferring from their current college, and that's OK. If you are thinking about transferring to Penn State and have concerns about how your course work will transfer, meeting academic program prerequisites, or managing your timeline, let us help you through the transfer process.
Are you a transfer student?
Students are eligible to transfer to Penn State Greater Allegheny if they:
- Have earned a high school diploma or a GED.
- Are in good academic standing at their previous colleges.
- Have attempted or will have attempted 18 or more semester hours of college course work at a regionally accredited college or university before enrolling at Penn State.
Please note: Transfer status is based on credits earned after high school graduation.
What we offer
How does Penn State Greater Allegheny respond to the needs of today's transfer students?
- Small class sizes
- World-class, affordable education with brand recognition
- Student-centered philosophy that infuses the academic and out-of-class experience
- Emphasis on experiential opportunities, including research, internships, and community service
- Mentoring and coaching from award-winning faculty
How to become a Penn Stater
- Create a MyPennState profile. Note: If you schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor, we’ll waive the $65 application fee.
- Fill out the application in your MyPennState profile. Have a copy of your high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores available so you can fill out the Self-Reported Academic Record.
- Review your MyPennState checklist for prompts to ensure all required supporting materials have been received. These may include: official final high school transcript, GED, college transcript, or DD 214, as well as SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. These may be mailed or faxed to our office. Once all materials have been received, your application will be considered complete.
- After receiving your offer of admission, pay the $230 registration fee. Students planning to live on campus should also pay the $100 housing fee and complete the online housing contract.
- Congratulations! You’re officially a Penn Stater. Check your email regularly for information about your next steps.
Save thousands of dollars by transferring to Penn State Greater Allegheny
Students who enroll at Pennsylvania community colleges and transfer to Penn State Greater Allegheny or another commonwealth campus can earn a baccalaureate degree at considerable savings.
You can save thousands of dollars in tuition by enrolling at one of Penn State’s 19 commonwealth campuses instead of at Penn State University Park. And by adding a RaiseMe Transfer Award, you can earn up to $7,000 more over two years of enrollment at Penn State.
The best part is you can start earning your Penn State RaiseMe transfer scholarship while you are working toward graduation at a community college. Earn micro-scholarships for things you’re already doing, such as getting good grades, participating in co-curricular activities, and volunteering in your community. When you transfer to Penn State, your micro-scholarships will be converted to a Penn State scholarship.