Applicants who have attempted the equivalent of 18 semester hours of credit (approximately 27 quarter hours) after graduation from high school are considered for admission based upon their performance at the collegiate level. Transfer applicants must also meet, either through courses in high school or college level equivalents, the basic high school subject requirements for admission.
You may not disregard your college work and apply as a first-year student.
Transfer admission to Penn State Greater Allegheny is possible after applicants have completed 18 semester hours of credit. Most programs require a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Although programs in education, engineering, and the sciences typically require a cumulative average of at least a 2.5. Certain programs may also require the completion of prerequisite courses. Some programs may not be available to transfer students. See individual listings under the academic requirements page for details.
For admission to the University Park campus, applicants must have completed 2 years of college-level work (approximately 60 credits) and have strong academic records. Certain programs have more stringent grade point average requirements and may also require the completion of prerequisite courses. Some programs may not be available to transfer students.
To discuss your previous college experience and Penn State’s transfer student requirements, we encourage you to schedule a campus visit to meet with our transfer counselor. Email us at [email protected] today!