Transfer In

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 can be granted only for those courses which are listed in our College Catalog and that match the requirements of the program in which you are enrolled. Once the evaluation is complete, notification of credit transfer will appear on your Penn Highlands transcript.

  • Transfer Course Equivalencies

    The following downloadable PDFs contain lists of courses that have previously transferred in from the institutions noted below. 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.

    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

    Prospective students who take an Advanced Placement (AP) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam and achieve the minimum score(s) will receive credit for equivalent coursework.

    Equivalencies are based upon the standards and evaluation set forth by the Transfer and Articulation Oversight Committee (TAOC) of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

    Click here to view AP and CLEP credit equivalencies.

  • 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:

    • Employment
    • 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.