Transfer Students

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Start fresh at Clarion! Be among the hundreds who transfer annually from many colleges and universities throughout the state! 

We accept transferring students in good academic standing from any similarly-accredited college or university who meet the following criteria:

  • Six or more college-level credits
  • Cumulative QPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Must be in good standing from last institution

To earn a degree from Clarion, you must complete a minimum of 30 of your last 45 credits and at least 50 percent of the major credits through Clarion University curriculum.

Additional Requirements

  • Business majors are required to transfer a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Education majors are required to transfer a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Nursing majors are required to transfer a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (BSN); 2.5 or higher (ASN).

STEPS TOWARDS YOUR TRANSFER

  1. Determine if your credits will transfer
  2. Complete the undergraduate application.
  3. Pay the application fee ($35 online or $40 paper application).
  4. Submit ALL transcripts from any institution attended, including high school.
    Note: SAT or ACT test scores are not required for transfer students.

REVERSE TRANSFER

Students who began their studies at a community college in Pennsylvania before transferring to a university within Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education might already have earned enough credits to receive their first degree. And now there’s an easy way for them to get it, through the newly launched “reverse transfer” initiative.

The 14 community colleges in the state and 14 State System universities recently signed a statewide reverse transfer agreement that will allow students who have earned at least 60 total credits to apply for an associate degree from the community college where they started.

HOW WILL MY CREDITS TRANSFER?

Determine if your credits will transfer to Clarion and how they will apply to your program of study. In order for credits to transfer:

  • You must have earned at least a "C" or better in the class.
  • Grades and GPA will not transfer
  • Credits must be earned from a similarly-accredited school

REQUEST A CREDIT EVALUATION BY MAIL
Have your transferable credits applied to the degree audit of your program of study. Submit your college transcript(s) for pre-admission and transition advising to:

Dana Bearer 
Associate Director of Transfer, Adult and Graduate Admissions
dbearer@clarion.edu
Phone: +1 814 393 2306
Fax: +1 814 393 2030

Location
Office address: 314 Becht Hall
Mailing address: 840 Wood St., Clarion, Pa. 16214
GPS address: 909 E. Wood St., Clarion, Pa. 16214

Clarion accepts all college-level credits from any recognized regionally-accredited community or junior college where a student has earned a grade of "C" or better. 

RECOGNIZED REGIONAL ACCREDITATIONS

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Northwest Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Clarion University is fully accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

NEW TRANSFER STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

UP TO $8,000 AVAILABLE 

Transfer students with a cumulative 2.75 or better (averaged from all of the previous institutions attended) are eligible to receive a renewable (up to 8 semesters) award upon transfer to Clarion provided certain criteria are met.

Eligibility will be determined through the admissions process.

For more information regarding criteria for Clarion University transfer scholarship contact the Admissions Office at +1 800 672 7171 (ext. 1) or visit Financial Aid/Scholarships.

Last Updated 5/11/16