FAQs

How many transfer students attend Philadelphia University?

20% of our student body is comprised of transfer students from across the country and around the world.

How many credits do I need to apply as a transfer student?

Transfer applicants may apply with any number of pre-existing credits, from one semester of credits to an Associate Degree or beyond.

Which of my courses will transfer?

Courses in which students have earned a C- or higher from an accredited institutuion of higher learning are eligible for credit transfer that meet a course equivalency or elective space within your program. Pass/Fail coursework is not transferable. You may contact a transfer counselor in admissions to obtain a credit evaluation. Syllabi should be submitted along with transcripts from every institution of higher learning. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 60 credits at Philadelphia University, including 12 credits in the major and nine credits in the Hallmarks core. For more details on transfer credit policy, please refer to the University catalog.

How long will it take me to complete my degree?

Courses are highly sequential in a number of academic programs. Therefore, some students (especially design) may take up to four years (five years for B. Arch and BLA) to complete a sequence. Please speak with a transfer counselor about the length of your program. A minimum of 60 credits must be completed at Philadelphia University to complete your degree.