Transfer to Penn College

Do you have: credits but no degree?...extensive experience in a certain career field or vocation? ...a professional license or certification?

Prior college-level learning experience may help you gain college credits, saving time and money as you pursue your degree.

These options may include:

Request an evaluation of your experience when you enroll.

Penn College Admissions will initiate a competency assessment process to determine if you are eligible for college credits. For more information, contact Admissions

Penn College also has formal articulation agreements with various two-year colleges, allowing their associate-degree graduates to transfer into related bachelor-degree majors at Penn College.

Bachelor-Degree Requirements

Graduation requirements are outlined in the College Catalog
The maximum number of credits that may transfer and the transfer procedures for Bachelor of Science degrees are specific to each major.

Refer to the curriculum pages in the Bachelor’s Degrees section of the College Catalog for details.

Associate-Degree and Certificate Requirements

Graduation requirements are outlined in the College Catalog
A maximum of 30 transfer credits (including credits earned through CLEP) may be applied toward an associate-degree major.

For certificate majors, a maximum of 50% of the credits may be transferred.

Already decided to transfer to Penn College?

Congratulations on your decision to transfer to Penn College!
Whether you’re a high-school student or currently attending another college, we will walk you through the ‘transfer’ process step-by-step.

Transfer Student Admission Process
  • Step 1 – Research your major
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology offers "degrees that work" in bachelor-degree, associate-degree, and certificate majors relating to more than 100 different career fields. Either look through our list of majors, or see what each academic school offers.

      Use our Transfer Course Equivalency Lookup system to get an idea of which courses taken at another institution will transfer to Penn College.
  • Step 2 – Schedule a visit
    • Visit our Admissions website to request more information, schedule a tour, or find out about the next Open House.
  • Step 3 – Apply for admission
    • Follow the steps for "How to Apply for Admission" keeping in mind that, in step 3, you must ask all previously attended college(s) to send your official transcript(s) to the Admissions Office at Penn College.
  • Step 4 – Following acceptance to Penn College, transfer your financial aid
  • Step 5 – Finalize your enrollment and get ready for Penn College
    • Follow the steps for "After You Apply for Admission" keeping in mind that you may be exempt from placement testing (see Transfer Student Placement).

      Following placement testing or evaluation and transfer of your college credits, you will be asked to attend a Pre-enrollment Advising Session to meet with faculty and staff to review your placement test results (where applicable), transferred courses, the requirements of your curriculum, and the recommendations of your academic school dean.

      Also at this session, you will receive scheduling information. Once schedules have been completed, they will be available for you to view on the Student Information System (SIS).

Beyond Enrollment
Once you’re an enrolled student, you will have more alternative credit opportunities. Because we recognize that rich academic and technical experiences can be gained outside of the classroom, Penn College students can apply for Work/Life Experience credit and Credit-by-Exam. These two options can help you get credit for knowledge acquired through nontraditional means.

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