We welcome students who have earned high school diplomas or the equivalent and who have attempted at least 18 semester credits at other regionally accredited colleges or universities.
Transfer students have been an important part of Penn State Harrisburg from the college's beginnings. In fact, since it first opened its doors in 1966 up until 2000, Penn State Harrisburg only admitted transfer students, upperclassmen, and graduate students.
This strong tradition continues today: hundreds of transfer students join the Penn State Harrisburg community each year. Whether you are transferring from a two-year community college, a four-year college or university, or you have military credits, Penn State Harrisburg works hard to make the transfer process as smooth and seamless as possible.
The Transfer Student FAQ should answer your questions about transferring current coursework, meeting program prerequisites and requirements, managing timelines, or just the transfer process itself, but if not, please don't hesitate to contact the Admissions office. We're here to help!
Students who enroll at Pennsylvania Community Colleges and transfer to Penn State Commonwealth campuses can earn a baccalaureate degree at considerable savings.
You can save thousands of dollars in Penn State tuition annually by enrolling at one of Penn State’s 19 Commonwealth campus, and by adding a RaiseMe award, you can earn up to a maximum of $7,000 more over two years of enrollment at Penn State.
The best part – you can start earning your Penn State RaiseMe scholarship while you are working toward graduation at a community college. Earn micro-scholarships for things you’re already doing – getting good grades, participating in co-curricular activities, volunteering in your community, and more. When you transfer to Penn State, your micro-scholarships will be converted to a Penn State scholarship.
Credit Transfer from accredited colleges and universities outside of Penn State
Penn State Harrisburg has Articulation Agreements with the following schools and provides transfer guides for each of our academic programs:
- Cecil College Early College Academy
- Harrisburg Area Community College
- Northern Virginia Community College
Additionally, we maintain transfer guides for many other community colleges in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey.
Please send an email to Keith Eopechino ([email protected]) with the name of your school and your intended major, and if a guide is available, Keith will provide you with a transfer guide you may follow.
For all institutions, you may also use our Transfer Credit Tool. Our Admissions staff is always ready to assist with this process.
Application Deadlines for Transfer Students
Applications received after the deadline are considered on a space-available basis.
Transferring from other Penn State locations
Students currently enrolled at other Penn State locations who want to continue their education at our campus may request a Change of Campus to Penn State Harrisburg.