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 a regionally accredited college or university are eligible for credit transfer that meet a course equivalency or elective space within your program. Pass/Fail coursework is not transferable. Philadelphia University accepts a maximum of 60 credits from previously attended accredited institutions. Contact your transfer counselor to obtain an unofficial credit evaluation.

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.

Do you accept credits from my previous college or university?

We accept credits from Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and other regionally accredited institutions.

These include:
NWCCU (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities)
NCA (North Central Association of Colleges and Schools)
NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges)
SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools)
WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges)

Transfer Counselors:

Deborah Kaminski
Transfer students with last names beginning with A-M
Phone: 215.951.2798
Email: KaminskiD@PhilaU.edu

Jen Bona
Transfer students with last names beginning with N-Z
Phone: 215.951.6811
Email: BonaJ@PhilaU.edu