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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.


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.

3+1 Agreements
The 3+1 (or 3 years + 1 year) agreement enables the student to transfer their associate degree plus an additional 30+ credits toward the requirements of the bachelor’s degree, leaving the student with about 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 Program Core to Core 3+1 Tuition Discount Transfer Contact
    American Public University X X
    APUS will extend an undergraduate book grant and waive the technology fee for Penn Highlands graduates.
    DeSales University X
    Franklin University X X Andy Amick
    614.947.6167 | Email
    Grand Canyon University X X Haylee 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.
    Kaplan University X X
    10% Discount for alumni and employees.
    LaRoche College X X X Angel 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.
    Potomac College X
    Saint Joseph’s University X X
    St. Joseph’s offers a 10% tuition reduction to Penn Highlands graduates who transfer to the online bachelor’s degree program.
    Susquehanna University X X
    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 Campus X
    Western Governor’s University X X
    5% Tuition discount and waiver of the application fee.
  • Miscellaneous Majors through Liberal Arts & Sciences, A.A.

    Major(s) Tuition Discount Transfer Contact
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania Fashion Merchandising, Safety Science Lori Roles
    724.840.1364 | Email
    Juniata College Communication, Environmental Science Kaleigh Domanick
    814.641.3955 | Email
    Robert Morris University English Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Organizational Leadership, Writing Michelle Gapsky
    412.397.5223 | Email
    University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Communication, Creative Writing, Economics, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Journalism, Philosophy & Literature, Political Science, Professional Writing, Theatre X Brett 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.