Transfer Credit Services

Undergraduate Students

Transfer credit specialists review the transfer credits of current undergraduate students who are advised through the World Campus Academic Advising and Student Disability Services unit.  This review determines how incoming transfer credits might be used towards the student’s degree program requirements. The transfer credit specialist will provide current undergraduate students and their academic adviser with a checksheet, which will help when deciding what to schedule for the upcoming semester.

We realize you may have concerns about your transfer credits and are here to help. We want to support you by providing you with the resources necessary to navigate transfer credit processes at Penn State and assist you with understanding your transfer credits.

Penn State Transfer Credit Tool

Transfer credits are part of a student's academic history and the college in which the student is enrolled will determine how transfer credits will be used to meet degree requirements. This resource allows you to search two ways; to see how courses taken at other institutions will transfer to Penn State and to search by Penn State courses and view equivalents at other institutions. Visit the Transfer Tool to try it out for yourself.

Understanding Your Transfer Credit Equivalencies

Credits from another institution can transfer into Penn State in a variety of ways. Undergraduate admissions determines how your transfer credits will transfer in to Penn State. Your Transfer Credit Specialist will help determine how your transferred credits may be used to fulfill degree requirements. For more information on Penn State credit equivalencies visit Understanding Your Transfer Credit.

Tips for Requesting Syllabi from Other Institutions

For more information on obtaining syllabi from institutions you previously attended review the Tips For Requesting and Providing Syllabi document. This will ensure you are submitting all the necessary information that is needed for your transfer course reviews.

Schedule an Appointment

You can make an appointment with your transfer credit specialist through Starfish.

  • Log in to Starfish
  • Select the login button and input your Penn State Access Account User ID and password
  • Navigate to “My Success Network” on the left of your screen
  • Find my name using the “Search” field at the top of your screen
  • Select the “Schedule an Appointment” box to find a meeting time
  • Before your appointment, make sure to review the Tips for a Successful Appointment with Your Transfer Credit Specialist so that you can get the most out of your appointment. 

Checksheet Information