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Who is a transfer student?

A student who has graduated from high school and attempted 18 or more semester hours of college coursework after high school graduation is considered a transfer student.

Why transfer to Penn State Beaver?

Some students may be enrolled at a university or college that doesn't offer a desired major and/or that might be a poor "fit" for a student. Other students may have left college for personal or professional reasons, but now wish to continue their education. Regardless of the reasons, many students choose to transfer to Penn State Beaver. 

Evaluate Transfer Credits Online

Degrees and Minors

Are you a CCBC student transferring to Penn State Beaver?

In fall 2014 Penn State Beaver and the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) signed a comprehensive articulation agreement, which allows many CCBC students to complete their coursework and transfer to Penn State to complete a baccalaureate or other advanced degree. Penn State will waive the application fee for any CCBC transfer student who applies to the University. For more information, be sure to send an email to fee-waiver@psu.edu to learn how you can have your Penn State application fee waived.

Refer a friend

Do you have a friend at another university who is looking to transfer? Or, do you know someone who is interested in continuing their education? Connect them with Penn State Beaver!

To make a referral please contact Debra Seidenstricker at dls5815@psu.edu.

To say thanks, we’ll give you a Penn State Beaver T-shirt when your friend visits!


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to frequently asked questions by transfer students about Penn State Beaver. Learn more »

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How to apply to Penn State Beaver

Step 1

Explore this website to review degrees, certificates, and course offerings.

Step 2

Mail all official transcripts to:
Penn State Beaver
Admissions Office
100 University Drive
Monaca, PA 15061

Your official transcripts may include:

  • High school transcript or GED
  • Any prior college transcripts
  • Military transcripts, copy of DD214

Step 3

Schedule a visit to meet with a Penn State Beaver admissions counselor and tour our beautiful campus. It's best to schedule a visit after all of your official transcripts have been received by our Admissions Office. To obtain more information or schedule an appointment, please contact us toll-free at 1-877-JOIN-PSU or br-admissions@psu.edu.

Step 4

You can apply for admission to Penn State online. If you prefer to complete a hard copy application, please contact us at 1-877-JOIN-PSU or br-admissions@psu.edu.

Step 5

Apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Penn State’s FASFA code is 003329.