Admissions

Transfer Students

There's no one way to transfer. And every situation is unique.

Make Your Move

if either of the following apply to you, you’re considered a transfer student at Penn College: 

  • You took college classes after high school, but didn't earn a degree.
  • You completed an associate's degree or higher.

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The first step toward transferring to Penn College is to submit an application. There is no fee to apply. 

APPLY FOR ADMISSION

College Transcripts

Ask all previously attended colleges to send your official transcripts to the Admissions Office at Penn College. An official transcript must come directly from the previous college to Penn College.

If you’re still enrolled at another college or university, send us a partial, unofficial transcript showing your in-progress coursework now. This can be a screenshot of your current transcript, as long as it shows your name, school name, courses you’re enrolled in or have completed, and grades, if applicable. Then before you enroll have your school send us an official, final transcript reflecting all completed coursework and your earned degree, if applicable.

High School/GED Transcript

If you have not completed an associate’s degree or higher at the time of application to Penn College, we will also need one of the following:

  • Your high school transcript. Ask your former high school to submit your official, final transcript with proof of graduation date.
  • Your official GED transcript confirming receipt of a state diploma. You can obtain your official GED transcript through the Department of Education in the state from which your GED was received. In Pennsylvania, use www.diplomasender.com.
  • Your Official HiSET high school equivalency credentials, as determined by your state's department of education.

Where to Have Materials Sent

admissions@pct.edu
- or -
Admissions, DIF 119
Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Ave.
Williamsport, PA 17701

Materials can be sent through an electronic sending service like Parchment, eSCRIPTS, or National Student Clearinghouse.  

Our programs are rigorous, which is why you’ll need to show you're up for the challenge. Think of it as an assessment of your current skills in math and English to determine your best path forward to succeed in your intended major. If you've earned an associate’s degree or higher, you are exempt from the English placement test. And like many transfer students, you might already meet placement requirements through transfer credit.

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Application Deadlines

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2021 with an extended deadline to help those impacted by COVID-19. The application for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 opens August 1.

Fall 2021

RecommendedFEB 01
StandardJul 01
ExtendedAug 09

Spring 2021

RecommendedOCT 01
DeadlineJAN 01

Missed it?

For information on submitting an application after the stated deadlines, please contact the Admissions Office at 570.327.4761 or admissions@pct.edu.

Intent to Enroll Deadlines

Once you're accepted and meet placement requirements, you'll be ready seal the deal.

Confirm your intent to enroll

May 01

Degree-seeking students who wish to begin in the Fall semester and were accepted before March 31 must confirm their intent to enroll by May 1. Extended to August 13 for Fall 2021.

JULY 01

Degree-seeking students who wish to begin in the Fall semester and were accepted between April 1 and June 14 must confirm their intent to enroll by July 1. Extended to August 13 for Fall 2021.

JULY 15

Degree-seeking students who wish to begin in the Fall semester and were accepted between June 15 and July 1 must confirm their intent to enroll by July 15. Extended to August 13 for Fall 2021.

Early AUG

Degree-seeking students accepted after July 1 for the Fall semester must confirm their intent to enroll as soon as possible after acceptance, but no later than one week prior to the start of the semester. Extended to August 13 for Fall 2021.

Nov 01

Degree-seeking students who wish to begin in the Spring semester and were accepted before November 1 must confirm their intent to enroll by November 1.

Early JAN

Degree-seeking students accepted after November 1 for the Spring semester must confirm their intent to enroll as soon as possible after acceptance, but no later than one week prior to the start of the semester.

Fall 2021 Tuition Deposit Deferment

We want to ensure you have the appropriate time and information to make a well-informed decision in light of the impact of COVID-19. That's why we are deferring the tuition deposit for Fall 2021 students who confirm their intent to enroll. Accepted students are encouraged to confirm their intent to enroll as soon as possible.

Take the guess-work out of determining what you will get credit for.

Use our Transfer Course Equivalency Search to match the classes you've taken to those offered at Penn College.

Transfer Policy

Courses taken at other nationally or regionally accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in transfer provided that these courses are comparable to courses offered at Penn College and are applicable to a degree program at Penn College.

Transfer Pathways

Students from select career and technical centers, career and technical education centers, high schools, or other college programs can take advantage of established pathway and articulation agreements to streamline the transfer process.

Our People

Whatever your reasons for thinking about a transfer, you're not alone.

Meet just a few of the students who found Penn College the right fit for them.

John Gisonna
John Gisonna

Took advantage of an associate’s to bachelor’s degree transfer agreement

Engineering Technologies

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Emily Staman
Emily Staman

Completed a semester away from home, but found her way back to Williamsport.

Nursing & Health Sciences

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Travis Scholtz
Travis Scholtz

Stumbled upon Penn College while looking for the next step

Engineering Technologies

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Beth Woloszyn
Beth Woloszyn

Sampled the options, and settled into the Wildcat community

Engineering Technologies

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Your Guide to Transfer Success

If you made the future by hand, would it be different from today? Would it be more thoughtful, imaginative, and intuitive? Would it work better for more people throughout the world?

If you put more into today, could you get more out of tomorrow? If you create your future at Pennsylvania College of Technology, the answer is yes.

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Academics

Transfer-ready

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Applied Technology Studies

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)

Applied Management

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)

Applied Health Studies

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.), Online

Get Ahead

Advanced & Alternative Credit

Depending on experience and preparation, transfer students have the opportunity to earn additional credit above and beyond that earned at previous colleges.

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Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Student Scholarship

Are you a member of the Phi Kappa Theta Honor Society? You may be eligible for a renewing scholarship when you transfer to Penn College.

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$2,500

Annual Award

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Student Scholarship

PTK

Exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa Members

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Student Scholarship

Awarding begins March 1

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Student Scholarship

Financial Aid

Bring your financial aid with you!

Transferring your financial aid to Penn College is easy. 

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Admissions Counselors

We're here to help

The way we see it, applying shouldn't be your most difficult college assignment. Our transfer-specific admissions counselors specialize in situations like yours – we'll help you throughout the transfer process.

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Lee Dawson
Lee Dawson

Admissions Counselor, Transfer & Adult Students

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Tyler Pauling
Tyler Pauling

Admissions Counselor

Transfer & Adult Students

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