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Transfer Students

 Transferring to Pitt-Johnstown


We are glad that you are interested in continuing your education at Pitt-Johnstown!  We hope our website will be a valuable resource to you as you explore Pitt-Johnstown.  By utilizing the information on this site, we hope you will find your transfer to Pitt-Johnstown a comfortable transition. 

Transfer students are an important aspect of the student population here at Pitt-Johnstown.  We want you to make the most of what Pitt-Johnstown has to offer. 

Note: A transfer student is someone who is or has been enrolled in another institution of higher learning and has completed 12 or more credits at another college.  Transfer students to Pitt-Johnstown come from all types of institutions - community colleges, junior colleges, technical schools, four year colleges, universities, etc.

Transfer Application Process


 Pitt-Johnstown's Transfer Requirements

* High School Diploma or GED

* 12 or more credits taken at another institution

* At least a 2.5 QPA on the college level

*If you attended more than one institution of higher learning, the 2.5 QPA requirement is a combined QPA across all college level work.*

Submitting Your Application for Admission

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As a transfer student interested in applying for admission to Pitt-Johnstown, you must submit the following materials along with your Application for Admission:

* $45.00 Application Fee

* Official High School Transcript

* Official Transcript of All College Courses Taken at Other Schools

*You must submit all college transcripts, whether or not you wish such courses be counted toward a degree at the University.*

In addition, you may also include a personal essay or letters of recommendation, though they are not required.  We encourage you to submit an essay, as it allows you to highlight leadership, athletic, civic, and other talents that may not be apparent from a simple transcript or score report.

Transfer Student FAQ 

Is there a deadline for applying?

Pitt-Johnstown practices rolling admission, so there is no specific deadline by which an applicant must apply.  Applicants are considered on a first-come, first-served basis, so applying early is advised.  We admit transfer students for all terms (Fall, Spring, and Summer).

When will I be notified of any Admissions decisions?

Rolling admission allows the process to run very smoothly, allowing us to make a decision and notify a student typically within a few weeks of our receiving the complete application.  We will notify you of any additional information that we may need to ensure a quick turnaround.  If you find yourself with questions during this time, please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 1-855-LIKE-UPJ.


Is a personal interview required?

Unless requested by the Admissions Office, a personal interview is not required.  We do, however, welcome and encourge campus visits, which are typically followed by a meeting with one of the Admissions Staff.  These are informal meetings designed for you to ask questions and can be helpful to both propsective students, as well as those already admitted.

How do I relocate to Pitt-Johnstown from another Pitt campus?

Relocating to Pitt-Johnstown from another Pitt campus (Oakland, Greensburg, Bradford, Titusville) is a simple process.  You should begin with the Academic Dean's office at the campus you are currently attending.  They will be able to tell you the requirements needed to relocate and also provide you with the necessary paperwork.

As a Transfer Student, do I have to take the placement exams?

If your transfer credits count as a Pitt-Johnstown math course equivalent, you do not need to take the Math Placement Exam.  You can find this information on your Transfer Credit Report from the Registar's Office.  If you are unsure whether you have Pitt-Johnstown credits, you should take the placement exam.

Pitt-Johnstown also offers a Chemistry Placement Exam and Foreign Language Placement Exams for certain majors.  If you would like more information on these placement exams please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-855-LIKE-UPJ or the Registrar's Office at 814-269-7055.


Am I eligible for Financial Aid?

Please visit the Finanical Aid Office website to have all of your Financial Aid questions answered. 

I have been accepted to Pitt-Johnstown, what's next?

Congratulations on your acceptance to Pitt-Johnstown! For information about what's next, please visit our Admitted Student Page. While not all the information on that page will pertain to transfer students, it will still be an invaluable guide for what happens next.

Will my college credits be accepted by Pitt-Johnstown?

Once you are admitted to Pitt-Johnstown, any college credits already earned will be evaluated by our Registar's Office.  A transfer-credit evaluation will be sent to you following your notification of admission.

Below are links to some two and four year schools that Pitt-Johnstown currently accepts credits from.  While not meant to be a definitive guide, it is a useful tool to get a general idea of what will transfer.  It is important to remember, however, if you do not see the institution that you are attending on our list; we may still accept credits from that institution.  Contact our Registrar's Office for questions about the transfer-credit process and guidelines.

Two Year Schools

Four Year Schools

 Allegheny College of Maryland

 California University of Pennsylvania

 Bucks County Community College

 Frostburg State University

 Butler County Community College

 Indiana University of Pennsylvania

 Community College of Allegheny County

 Mount Aloysius College

 Community College of Beaver County

 Penn State University

 Harrisburg Area Community College

 Robert Morris University

 Lehigh Carbon Community College

 Saint Francis University

 Montgomery County Community College

 Saint Vincent University

 Penn Highlands Community College

 Seton Hill University

 Westmoreland County Community College

 Shippensburg University



 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

 West Virginia University

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the Pitt-Johnstown Office of Admissions.

Phone: 1-855-LIKE-UPJ


Last Reviewed: January 14, 2014