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 institution 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.

Are transfer scholarships available?

Yes!  We offer merit-based scholarships ranging from $5,000-12,000 per year.

We also offer scholarships for members of Phi Theta Kappa.

What are your admissions deadlines?

We offer rolling admissions, which means that we do not have a set deadline to apply.  We will review your application once you complete it and give you a decision within a few weeks.

We recommend that if you are considering a spring term that you complete your application by November 1st and if you are considering a fall term that you apply by June 1st.  We review applications beyond that point as well.

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

There is no minimum number of credits needed to apply as a transfer student. If you have less than 30 college credits, we will require your high school transcript and SAT/ACT test scores to use for an admissions decision.