University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Transfer Credits Guidelines

Classes at a non-UPJ Institution

A Pitt-Johnstown student is permitted to take courses at another institution. Students may attend a summer or special session of another accredited institution in order to supplement their programs if they are in good academic standing (Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.000).

A maximum of 2 summer or special sessions may be taken at other institutions, with a maximum of 2 courses a session. Students may submit more than two courses for approval, but only 2 courses on the authorization form will be eligible to transfer to Pitt-Johnstown. (The student will need to identify which 2 of the approved courses they will be taking.) Any additional course(s) taken beyond the 2-course maximum will not transfer.

In order to receive appropriate credit for courses taken at another institution, students must submit the request form which may be obtained from the link below or is also available in the Registrar's Office. Be sure to review the list of guidelines before submitting the request. Once the form is complete, it should be returned to the Registrar's Office in 279 Blackington Hall. The Division Chair Signature does not guarantee that the request will be approved or that it has been approved. Students will be notified by the Registrar's Office via campus e-mail whether their request has been approved or denied. Requests must meet the Transfer Credit Policies. Read the guidelines before submitting your permission form; incomplete forms will be returned.

A listing of current course evaluations may be found under Transfer Credit Equivalencies. If your class choice does not appear in the equivalencies, attach a course description with your request form to be evaluated. You may contact the Registrar's Office with any questions regarding the equivalencies.

Transfer Credit Guidelines

The University of Pittsburgh will be accepting courses that students select the “Pass” option for during the terms affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic. At this time we are approved to accept courses from Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 courses from other institutions if a student selects the pass option.The pass credits for those terms will be accepted for transfer to the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. If the Pandemic continues beyond these two terms, then future terms will be included in this exception to the normal acceptance of transferable credits.

The Office of the Registrar evaluates courses taken at other colleges and universities for transfer to Pitt-Johnstown. Courses will be evaluated for transfer only after a student has completed an application for admission and has provided Pitt-Johnstown with an official transcript from their previous institution.

For current Pitt-Johnstown students, prior permission is required before you can attend classes at another institution. Information on obtaining prior permission is noted above.

Contact the Registrar's Office with any questions regarding this process at 814-269-7055 or

Important information regarding this process:

  • Courses with a grade of C- or lower are not eligible for transfer.
  • Developmental or remedial courses are not eligible for transfer.
  • Credits earned at another institution through Advanced Placement or credit by examination are not eligible for transfer. NOTE: Advanced Placement scores may be re-evaluated for Pitt-Johnstown credits.
  • Credit will be granted based on course equivalencies, including expected learning outcomes, with those of the University curriculum and standards.
  • Grades do not transfer and are not used in the calculation of the student's grade point average (GPA).
  • All credits accepted for transfer must have been earned within 12 years of the date when degree requirements will be completed.
  • No more than 50% of the credits required in your major or minor may be transferred from another school.
  • No more than 90 credits may be transferred from four-year schools.
  • No more than 60 credits from a two-year school.
  • Once you have 60 earned credits you may not take courses at a two-year school.
  • Students must complete all of their final 30 credits at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.
  • The number of credits granted for any course may not exceed the number on the transcript from the school where they were earned, nor may it exceed the number earned in the corresponding Pitt-Johnstown course.
  • All transfer credits are subject to re-evaluation if the student transfers from one school or campus to another within the University.
  • A maximum of 15 non-Arts & Science credits may be counted in the minimum of 120 required for graduation.
  • Evaluation of courses for transfer will not be done over the phone.

Transfer Credit Equivalency Listing

Two-Year Transfer Credit Equivalencies.

Four-Year Transfer Credit Equivalencies

If your institution does not appear, it doesn't mean we do not accept credits from that institution. Please contact the Registrar's Office.