Transfer Students

You are considered a transfer student if you have attempted eighteen or more credit hours at another institution after high school graduation.

Between 2008 and 2014, college students made 2.4 million transfers from one institution to another nationwide. In Pennsylvania, 45,048 students transferred: 56% transferred once, 28% twice, and 15% three times or more.

In 2014—2015, Penn State students transferred 102,765 courses. Please use the material below to help you through the process, and start early sending your transcripts. For courses that have not yet been evaluated for Penn State credit, you'll be asked to provide a course syllabus to See the Transfer Credit Equivalencies link for full details.

Data sources:

Shapiro, D., Dundar, A., Wakhungu, P.K, Yuan, X., & Harrell, A. (2015, July). Transfer and Mobility: A National View of Student Movement in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2008 Cohort (Signature Report No. 9). Herndon, VA: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Penn State Outreach and Online Education. Outreach Analytics and Reporting (2015, December). Undergraduate Prior Learning Assessment and Transfer Credits by Academic Year 14/15.