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Transferring to Another College or University

Aiming for your bachelor's degree? Start with us!

Early planning is the key to success when you intend to transfer following completion of an associate's degree. 

  1. Make your plans known.  Let you academic advisor know that you are planning to transfer following the completion of your degree. 
  2. Start planning your transfer ASAP.  Penn Highlands has many resources to help students explore different career and transfer options. Visit Career Services to explore the many careers in today’s workforce, the degrees and training required for certain careers, and anticipated job openings in your chosen field. 
  3. Visit with your advisor or the Student Success Center staff to start planning for your transfer.  Determine the schools that interest you, the programs of study that will lead you to the career you have selected, and the courses you should be taking at Penn Highlands that will prepare you for transfer.
  4. Explore the many transfer agreements that are in place to help students move on to a bachelor's degree. The Student Success Center or Registrar's Office can help you to review existing agreements, determine what program of study will be best for your goals, and help you to explore the best courses for you to take.

How Do I Know How My Courses Will Transfer?

Many colleges and universities have lists that indicate which specific Penn Highlands courses are equivalent to courses at their four-year institution. (Keep in mind that although a course is equivalent, it may not be required for a particular bachelor's degree program.) Working with a transfer counselor at the four-year college is the best way to ensure your courses will transfer and apply to your chosen degree. To see how many PA schools transfer credit, visit www.PAcollegetransfer.com.


Special (Articulation) Agreements Can Smooth The Way

Many colleges and universities have made the transfer planning process smoother by outlining how Penn Highlands courses can fit into bachelor's degree requirements. Click here to learn about the articulation agreements that are in place between Penn Highlands and other colleges and universities.


30-credit Transfer Credit Framework

The Transfer Credit Framework allows students to transfer up to 30 credits of foundation courses to any of the Pennsylvania participating colleges and universities and have those courses count toward graduation. The Framework includes courses in English, public speaking, math, science, art, humanities, history, and the behavioral and social sciences. Click here for more details.

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