Request Prior Approval for Transferring Credits

Request Prior Approval for Transferring Credits


Are you a current BU student planning to take courses at another College or University?

Transfer Credits

  • Go to the Office of the Registrar to fill out a Prior Approval form (make sure to bring a copy of the course descriptions, and course numbers of the courses you want to take).
  • Students can go to www.patrac.org to look for course equivalents in a PA college or university
  • If you are taking the course at one of the PASSHE schools you may also fill out a Visiting Student form. Filling out this form ensures that the credit and grade will transfer back to BU, not just the credit. This also ensures the student that a transcript will be sent from the visiting college to BU.
  • Once your course is finished, have an unopened, official transcript sent to Bloomsburg University, Office of the Registrar.
  • Please refer to Policy when transferring credit.
  • Residence Requirement – According to PRP 3604 - At least 30 of the last 45 semester hours credited toward a bachelor degree must be earned at Bloomsburg University.

    Graduation Requirement – According to PRP 3604 - At least 60 semester hours of credit toward graduation must be in courses taken in an accredited four-year degree-granting institution. At least 50% of courses in the major discipline (excluding cognate courses) must be earned at Bloomsburg University.

    According to PRP 3343 - College level courses completed with a grade of C (2.0/4.0) or above from a two-year or four-year institution, accredited by one of the regional accrediting agencies, are usually transferred for a degree student. With the exception of courses covered by the State System of Higher Education Academic Passport Policy, courses taken with a grade of less than C (2.0/4.0) will not transfer to Bloomsburg University. Transfer credit will be deleted if the student subsequently registers for courses which substantially duplicate the content of courses accepted for transfer.

  • If these courses are your last courses toward graduation at Bloomsburg University, you must complete and submit the "Application for Graduation."

Are you thinking about transferring to Bloomsburg University from another College or University?

Evaluation of credit earned at other institutions for transfer students is recommended by the Admissions office with final approval by the department chairperson. Credits for acceptable courses transfer. Grades, quality points, and grade point averages do not transfer. PRP 3343

More information about transferring to Bloomsburg University