We are excited that you are interested in transferring to Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. We know that a major concern is if and how previous coursework and experiences are going to transfer. Our Registrar’s Office will work with you in evaluating your transfer courses.
Use this information as a guide in planning your transfer. If you need further help, please email the Registrar’s Office or call 814.262.6439.
Evaluating Credits Earned at Another College or University
Official transcripts showing previous college work must be submitted directly to our Registrar’s Office at 101 Community College Way, Johnstown, PA 15904.
Credit evaluations are completed for students who have applied and have been accepted by the Penn Highlands Admissions Office. Once the evaluation is complete, notification of credit transfer will appear on your Penn Highlands transcript. Click here to learn more about the Penn Highlands transfer policy.
Transfer Course Equivalencies
The following downloadable PDFs contain lists of courses that have previously transferred from our more popular local colleges. This is NOT a complete list of transfer courses. Please contact the Registrar’s Office with questions or to request the evaluation of a class. You can contact the Registrar’s Office at 814.262.6439 or email the Registrar’s Office.
- Allegany College of Maryland
- Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- Mount Aloysius College
- Penn State University
- Saint Francis University
- University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Penn Highlands participates in the PA Transfer and Articulation Center (PA TRAC)
PA TRAC provides a website that enables students to search for equivalent courses across all of the community colleges in Pennsylvania, all of the PA State System of Higher Education Colleges and Universities (PASSHE), and some additional institutions that have opted into this program. While this is NOT a complete list of all courses, it’s a great place to begin researching.
Credit by Examination
Penn Highlands will accept credit for Advanced Placement (AP) exams, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. Minimum test scores will apply.
Click here to view a full list of accepted exams, their coordinating courses, and minimum exam scores.
Career and Technology Course and Program Transfer
For students who have completed a career and technology program, Penn Highlands will accept up to 15 credits of technical electives applied to the Entrepreneurship Associate of Applied Science program. New students should contact their Admissions Counselor to begin the evaluation and transfer process, while current students may contact the Registrar’s Office directly for guidance.
In addition, Pennsylvania Highlands has articulated with the many SOAR approved programs offered across Pennsylvania’s Career and Technology programs. Click here for a full list of SOAR agreements with the resulting transfer credit awarded by program of study.
Credit for Life Experience/Prior Learning Assessment
Not all learning is done in the classroom. Did you know that you could earn college credit for work or life experience? By using College Credit Fast Track, current and prospective students will get help with earning college credit at Penn Highlands or one of Pennsylvania’s Community Colleges based on prior work or life experience. Credit can be awarded for:
- Training programs
- Military service
- Independent study
- Community service
- Completing free online courses
College Credit Fast Track will help you find the right course to petition for credit, put you in contact with an advisor, and assist you with building your e-portfolio and sending it to an assessor for review. Click here to learn more.
Johnstown Police Regional Academy
Graduates of the Johnstown Regional Police Academy ACT 120 program are awarded 24 credits toward the Criminal Justice A.A.S. program. Students must provide their official certification of completion including final transcript. Click here to learn more about the Criminal Justice A.A.S. program.