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Transfer Admission

Set your sights on Bloomsburg.

  1. Application Requirements

    Transfer applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis until the major or semester reaches capacity. You're encouraged to apply early if you're considering a competitive major, as these programs fill up quickly and space is limited.

    • A college GPA of 2.5+ is preferred for most majors, but we'll consider a minimum 2.0 GPA.
    • If you've earned less than 12 college credits, you'll be evaluated on both your high school and college transcripts and must meet the minimum admission guidelines for first-year students.
    • You'll submit official transcripts from all colleges you've attended. If you've completed less than 12 college credits, you'll also need to send an official copy of your high school transcripts.
    • There is a $35 application fee.

    Admission Tip

    You can send your application materials separately. You do not have to send them together.

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  2. Send Your Transcripts

    Please submit official transcripts from all colleges you've attended. If you've completed less than 12 college credits, you'll also need to send an official copy of your high school transcripts. Transcripts can be sent electronically or mailed directly to the Admissions Office. 


  3. Check Transfer Credits

    Get the (transfer) credit you deserve. Credits you’ve earned at a two-year or four-year college will likely count at BU, provided they meet the following criteria:

    • The college(s) you’ve earned credit from are regionally accredited.
    • You earned at least a “C."
    • If you completed an A.A. or an A.S. degree from a PA community college, or you transfer from a PASSHE university, you could transfer in courses with grades a “D” or higher. Follow up with our Transfer Counselor for more information.

    Get an early look at how your courses might transfer to BU:

    Transfer Recruiter

    • We're here to help. Transferring is a big step. You got questions, and we’ve got answers.

      Ask us!

  4. Articulation Agreements

    • Dual admission programs at schools such as Bucks CCC, Luzerne, and Lehigh County CC, Harrisburg Area CC, Montgomery CCC, and Northampton CC guarantee students admission to BU (excluding, but not limited to, nursing, ASL, Engineering 3+2) upon completion of an A.A. or A.S. in an approved major between the CC and BU. Students must also meet the standard admission requirements for the BU major. Students should contact the transfer center or advising area at the CC to start the dual admission process.
    • Program-to-Program (P2P) — Students who have completed an A.A. or A.S. degree in certain majors, from a PA CC, may be admitted into the parallel major at BU (i.e. computer science-to-computer science), will complete the last 60 credits at BU. Admission is based on GPA.
  5. Reverse Transfer Programs

    As a potential Future Husky, we understand you want to get a head start on your bachelor's degree. Starting at a PA community college is a great way to earn credits, at an economical cost, and work towards a degree. With the reverse transfer agreement, a student at any PA community college can transfer to Bloomsburg and potentially finish their associate's degree, while starting on their bachelor's degree. By completing both your associate and bachelor degrees at Bloomsburg, you can increase your career opportunities and earning potential.

    Reverse Requirements

    • You must be enrolled at BU.
    • You must have transferred from a PA community college, and the PA community college must be the last institution attended.
    • You must have attended a PA community college within the previous 5 years, and earned a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA.
    • You must have completed at least 45 credits from a PA community college (30 credits from Bucks CCC, Harrisburg Area CC and Luzerne CCC). This excludes remedial/developmental coursework.
    • You must earn a minimum 2.0 GPA and successfully complete 15 credits at BU (30 credits for those who transfer from Bucks CCC, Harrisburg Area CC and Luzerne CCC).
    • The community college may only consider a grade of at least a "C" for review of an associate's degree.
    • You must have earned and/or have in-progress a total of 60 or more college-level credits from BU and the PA community college combined.
    • You must indicate your agreement to participate in this program by completing the Reverse Transfer Agreement Release form (you will receive this from the BU Registrar's Office once you have completed 60 credits between BU and the PA community college).

    Next Steps

    • You'll be notified of eligibility by the BU Registrar's Office once you have completed 60 credits, between the PA community college and BU.
    • You'll need to contact the Registrar's Office at the PA community college to ensure the courses you take at BU will fulfill the associate degree requirements.
    • You'll have to complete the Reverse Transfer Release form and return it to the BU Registrar's Office. A BU transcript will then be sent to the PA community college for review.
    • No fees will be charged for transcripts from BU or the PA community college.
    • If approved, the PA community college will award the associate's degree, and they'll send a final transcript to BU to confirm the degree.

    Reverse Program Application

  6. Check Your Status

    You're able to check your admission status by either logging into your online application or by contacting your transfer admissions recruiter.

    Check your status

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