Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Transfer student in front of Reed Union Building

Brianna in front of Reed Union Building. 

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It’s OK to change your mind.

Brianna did, when she decided that the urban university she attended for her first year wasn't the right fit after all. "I went looking for a more traditional campus, and found that Behrend offers more academic opportunities in my major, Environmental Science," she said. "Behrend’s admissions staff made the transition very easy for me."

If you’ve already started college but want to transfer to Penn State Behrend, we’ll make your transition as smooth as possible.

Transfer Eligibility Information
If you have completed at least 18 credits at a regionally accredited college or university after high school, you qualify as a transfer student. If you have taken fewer than 18 credits, or if any of your credits were attempted while still in high school, you must apply as a first-year student. To be considered for transfer admission, you must have earned an overall GPA of at least 2.0 (a higher GPA may be required for some majors).

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Transferring Credits to Penn State
Courses considered for transfer credit must be completed with a grade equivalent to "C" or higher, and be useful to your program of study at Penn State.

Transfer Credit Equivalencies and Evaluation Process

Transfer Credit Tool

Admissions Requirements
Send your official transcripts from high school and all post-secondary schools attended to the Penn State Behrend Office of Admissions, Metzgar Center, 4701 College Drive, Erie PA 16563.

Transfer Student Application Review

Steps to Apply
Penn State operates on a rolling admissions admissions basis. There is no deadline to apply, but we strongly recommended that your transfer application and official supporting documents be submitted by February 1 to begin in the summer or fall semester, or October 15 to begin in the spring semester.

Wondering what courses you might take? Check Penn State's online Class Search.

Are you over age 24, a veteran, parenting, or working full-time in addition to your studies? Check out the resources available to you through Penn State Behrend's Office of Adult Learner Services.

Have a question or need assistance? Don't hesitate to contact the Penn State Behrend Office of Admissions at 814-898-6100 (toll free 866-374-3378) or email our transfer counselor.


Browse our brochure for Transfer Students