While many courses may be eligible for transfer to Penn State, not all transfer courses may be applicable to your degree.
Unofficial Transfer Credit Review for Academic Planning
When you submit transfer credits to Penn State, a Transfer Credit Specialist will complete an unofficial review to consider how your credits might apply to your intended undergraduate degree. The Transfer Credit Specialist will provide you and your academic adviser with a transfer credit check sheet that includes the course and credit requirements for your program of study and your approved and/or pending transfer credits. The check sheet will help you and your adviser develop an academic plan and decide which courses to schedule and when to schedule them.
Official Evaluation of Transfer Credits
Any transfer credits you submit will be reviewed and may require further evaluation, depending on whether the courses have been previously evaluated by Penn State. Learn more about how to find out whether a course has been previously evaluated by Penn State.
If you submit courses that have not previously been reviewed by Penn State, these courses will be placed in a pending status. If you would like them to be reviewed by faculty to determine whether they are applicable in your intended program of study, you must submit syllabi for evaluation.
Providing Syllabi to Meet Specific Degree Requirements
Depending on your degree program and the credits you would like to transfer, your Transfer Credit Specialist may request syllabi that must meet more specific requirements, and the request may pertain to courses that are no longer in pending status on your transfer credit report.