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Here at Penn State Lehigh Valley, we know there are a number of reasons students consider transferring to a new college or university. We also understand the stresses you face to stay on track to graduate. We want to help ease you through the process of applying to Penn State Lehigh Valley as a transfer student.

Who is a transfer student?

A transfer student is an applicant who has earned a high school diploma or the equivalent, and has attempted at least 18 credits at another regionally-accredited college or university before enrolling at Penn State.

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Types of Transfer Students

Lower Division Transfer Students

Students who have attempted 18-57 semester credits at a regionally-accredited institution may be considered for transfer admission to Penn State Lehigh Valley or locations other than University Park.

Upper Division Transfer Students

Students who have attempted 58 credits or more at a regionally-accredited institution may apply for admissions to any Penn State location.

Additional Information

Prospective students who would like to know whether credits earned at another institution are transferable to Penn State are invited to use the online course evaluation guide.

The Lehigh Valley admissions staff can do a preliminary evaluation during an appointment for students who would prefer to do this in person. Contact the Admissions Office to schedule an appointment.

For more information about transfer admissions, please visit Penn State's Admissions for Transfer Students site.



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