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Transfer Agreements

Many colleges and universities have made the transfer planning process smoother by outlining how Penn Highlands courses can fit into bachelor’s degree requirements. Here are the articulation agreements we have in place with other colleges and universities.


Click on the + beside the Penn Highlands major that interests you to view the agreements currently in place for that program. Each transfer agreement includes an agreement type, notation on if a discount is available for associate degree completers, and the contact information of the transfer counselor.


Program to Program Agreements
A Program-to-Program agreement allows students who graduate with specified transfer or career degrees to transfer all of the credits earned within that program to the designated college or university. The guides provide an academic plan with course recommendations for students to follow in order to prepare for a specific major at the designated college or university.

Core to Core Agreements
Core-to-Core agreements (also known as GenEd-to-GenEd agreements) document a particular college’s or university’s promise to accept the general education credits embedded in a specific Penn Highlands degree. Even though some exceptions apply, students will receive credit for the general education or core requirements of that institution. See individual articulation agreements for specifics.

*Now any Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree earned from Penn Highlands will transfer to ANY PA State System of Higher Education University WITHOUT any loss of credit. Students pursuing this type of transfer will have all general education requirements satisfied with the earned AA or AS degree. Some exceptions apply; check in with a Transfer Specialist in our Transfer and Career Pathways Office for assistance.

3+1 Agreements
The 3+1 (or 3 years + 1 year) agreement enables students to transfer their associate degree plus an additional 30+ credits toward the requirements of a bachelor’s degree, leaving students with approximately 1 year to complete the degree.

Additional Credit Transfer Affiliations

  • Any Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree

    Program to ProgramCore to Core3+1Tuition DiscountTransfer Contact
    American Public UniversityXX
    APUS will extend an undergraduate book grant and waive the technology fee for Penn Highlands graduates.
    Bloomsburg UniversityXMaromonne Houseknecht
    570.389.4316 | Email
    California University of PennsylvaniaXKaylee Gmutza
    724.938.5939 | Email
    CalU provides Penn Highlands graduates a discounted tuition rate equivalent to 20% below the prevailing in-state tuition rate for the student’s intended program of study. This is extended for both in-person and online classes beginning in Fall 2021.
    Cheyney UniversityXMonroe Griffin
    610.399.2117 | Email
    Clarion UniversityXDiane Kahle
    ext. 1 | Email
    DeSales UniversityX
    East Stroudsburg UniversityXWalt Lukow
    570.422.3110 | Email
    Edinboro UniversityXSheila McCarthy
    814.732.1756 | Email
    Franklin UniversityXXText: 614.714.1904 | Email
    Destination Franklin Scholarship
    Transfer Information
    Grand Canyon UniversityXXHaylee Bunnell
    814.418.4333 | Email
    GCU offers a 10% tuition scholarship to qualifying Penn Highlands employees, faculty, and graduates subject to the terms of the Agreement. The scholarship applies to online or evening campus bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree programs and single course/non-degree courses offered by GCU.
    Indiana University of PennsylvaniaXLori Roles
    724.840.1364 | Email
    Kaplan UniversityXX
    10% Discount for alumni and employees.
    Kutztown UniversityXJames Garraway
    610.683.4787 | Email
    LaRoche CollegeXXXAngel Sanchez-Rivera
    412.847.2509 | Email
    Graduates of Penn Highlands can earn merit scholarships from $6,000 -$14,000 offered upon acceptance; students will receive during the course of time at LaRoche provided they maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale.
    Lock Haven UniversityXMichael Hall
    570.484.2572 | Email
    Mansfield UniversityXAmy Smith
    570.662.4408 | Email
    Millersville UniversityXJessenia Garcia
    717.871.4625 | Email
    Potomac CollegeX
    Saint Joseph’s UniversityXX
    Saint Joseph’s offers a 10% tuition reduction to Penn Highlands graduates who transfer to the online bachelor’s degree program.
    Shippensburg UniversityXDamian Morales
    717.477.1231 | Email
    Slippery Rock UniversityXRobert Lagnese
    1.800.929.4778 | Email
    Susquehanna UniversityXX
    Eligibility for an academic scholarship from Susquehanna University of up to $31,000 per year based on grade point average at Penn Highlands during the application phase.

    Eligibility for an additional $5,000 scholarship from Susquehanna University per year if students are members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

    University of Maryland Global CampusX
    West Chester UniversityXGraf Eggers
    610.436.6943 | Email
    Western Governor’s UniversityXX
    5% Tuition discount and waiver of the application fee.
  • Miscellaneous Majors through Liberal Arts & Sciences, A.A.

    Major(s)Tuition DiscountTransfer Contact
    Indiana University of PennsylvaniaFashion Merchandising, Safety ScienceLori Roles
    724.840.1364 | Email
    Juniata CollegeCommunication, Environmental ScienceKaleigh Domanick
    814.641.3955 | Email
    Point Park UniversityBiological Sciences, English, HistoryXAdmissions
    Point Park offers a merit-based scholarship between $14,000 and $20,000, a $2,000 Community College Success Grant, or a Phi-Theta Kappa scholarship upon meeting certain standards for each.
    Robert Morris UniversityEnglish Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Organizational Leadership, WritingMichelle Gapsky
    412.397.5223 | Email
    University of Pittsburgh at JohnstownCommunication, Creative Writing, Economics, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Journalism, Philosophy & Literature, Political Science, Professional Writing, TheatreXBrett Haselrig
    814.269.7076 | Email
    Pitt offers a Pell Match program that matches federal Pell Grants dollar for dollar and expands aid for families with unmet needs.