Transfers are welcome to our friendly campus

Welcome Transfers

Transfers are welcome to our friendly campus


Transfer Tuesdays

Join us on Oct. 14 and Nov. 18! ... where you 'll have an opportunity to attend group sessions led by our transfer counselor, Maramonne Houseknecht, to discuss the admission and transfer credit processes. You can also take a campus tour with current students who transferred to BU.

Schedule a campus visit, and you will receive a confirmation letter and parking pass in the mail about one to two weeks prior to the visit date.

If you prefer to visit on a Saturday, during our open houses on Sept. 27 and Oct. 18, a transfer information session will be available, including a tour of campus, and meetings with academic departments.

Meet Maramonne! Recruitment Schedule

Sept. 23: Lehigh CCC (Tamaqua Center), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sept. 24: Harrisburg Area CC (Main), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sept. 25: Luzerne CCC (Main), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sept. 30: Luzerne CCC (Shamokin), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Oct. 1: Lackawanna College, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Oct. 1: Bucks CCC (Newtown), 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 7: Lehigh CCC (Main), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oct. 8: Northampton CC (Main)10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 5 to 7 p.m.
Oct. 9: Northampton CC (Monroe), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Oct. 15: Montgomery CCC, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 16: Luzerne CCC (Main), 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oct. 22: Harrisburg Area CC , 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oct. 23: Luzerne CCC (Shamokin), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Nov. 5: Luzerne CCC (Shamokin), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Nov. 6: Broome CCC, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Nov. 11: Harrisburg Area CC (Lancaster), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Nov. 12: Harrisburg Area CC (Main), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Nov. 13: Corning CC, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Nov. 17: Luzerne CCC (Main), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New Transfer Applicants

Spring, Summer, Fall 2015 Transfer Application!

These majors are competitive for new transfer students; so apply early for the best consideration:

  • Biology and Allied Health
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood/Special Education dual certification
  • Exercise Science
  • Nursing - applications will only be reviewed for fall semesters. Deadline is March 1.
  • Speech Pathology/Audiology

These majors are closed (or on wait list) to new transfers: American Sign Language/Interpreting (wait list only), Engineering 3+2, Medical Imaging, Pre-Occupational Therapy and both MIS tracks in College of Business, which have been discontinued, effective Fall 2011.

If you’re a community college student, or simply deciding to change institutions, Bloomsburg University is a great choice for taking your education to a higher degree.

As a Bloomsburg University student, you’ll be taught by expert faculty who know your name. You’ll enjoy the facilities of one of the largest and best-equipped universities in Eastern Pennsylvania.

And when you graduate, you’ll join a network of more than 55,000 active alumni! The preparation you receive and the connections you make will give you a foundation for success in your career — and in life.

Your credits will count

The credits you’ve earned at a two-year or four-year college will count at Bloomsburg.

A preliminary evaluation of your transfer credits will be completed once you are admitted to BU. Credits may transfer from institutions that are accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Higher Education or its regional equivalent.” How the credits may fulfill a BU degree will be determined by the respective academic department.

All new transfer students must meet the undergraduate graduation requirements.

You can also use pacollegetransfer.com to help you determine how your credits may transfer to BU. Not all colleges may be listed, or all courses, however, this is a great resource to use to get you started.

Transfer Requirements

Any student who is in good standing with their current/previous college or university is eligible to transfer to BU. Due to the large number of applicants, a GPA of 2.5 is preferable and is required for many majors.
Transfer applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to be considered. BU's education major requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 for consideration.

If you were once enrolled at Bloomsburg University as a degree-seeking student, do not fill out this application. You must complete the readmission application.

Applying is easy!

  • Complete an Online Transfer Application and $35 non-refundable fee to the Office of Admissions
  • Request official high school transcripts to be sent by the school to the Office of Admissions
  • Arrange to have SAT or ACT test scores sent to the university (if transferring with less than 24 credits), if you graduated high school two or more years ago, you do not need to submit SAT or ACT scores
  • Request official college transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended. Your official transcripts should be sent directly from the issuing source to the BU admissions office.

Applicants who have earned more than 24 credits will be evaluated for admission based on their college transcripts. Upon completion of 24 credits, SATs or ACTs are not required. Students who have not completed 24 credits at the college level will be evaluated on their high school and college transcripts and must meet the minimum admissions guidelines for freshman.

When to apply — Transfer applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the major or semester reaches capacity and is closed. Apply early, as many majors fill up quickly and are very competitive.

Financial aid for transfers — You are eligible for financial aid at Bloomsburg University, just like you were at your previous school. Financial aid will not automatically transfer, so contact the financial aid office to make sure all forms are in order. Before financial aid can be finalized, we’ll evaluate transfer credits.Federal regulations require that first-time Federal Stafford Loan recipients at BU must complete entrance counseling requirements before receiving loan funds.

Credit Evaluation — The Academic Passport between the Pennsylvania Community Colleges and The State System of Higher Education universities, allows for the transfer of courses where the grades of C- and D are earned, provided the overall GPA is above 2.0. Courses taken at other institutions where a grade of C- or lower is earned will not transfer. BU will not accept credits earned by examination at other colleges. The university accepts CLEP general exams taken prior to enrolling at BU. CLEP subject examinations may be taken prior to or after enrolling at the university.

Housing — Transfer students are not guaranteed housing on campus. Housing may be given on a first-come, first-served basis as space is available each semester. Feel free to contact Residence Life at mstout@bloomu.edu to inquire about on-campus housing. If housing is not available, or not needed, for a current list of off-campus housing vacancies, visit the off-campus housing page or call 570-389-3590 or 570-389-4734.

Articulation Agreements

Dual admission programs at schools such as Luzerne and Lehigh County Community Colleges guarantee students admission to Bloomsburg University (excluding, but not limited to, nursing, American Sign Language, Engineering 3+2) upon completion of an associate's degree (A.A. or A.S.). Students must also meet the standard admission requirements for the BU major (i.e. 3.0 minimum GPA for all education majors).

Program-to-Program (P2P) — Students who have completed an A.A. or A.S. degree in certain majors, from a Pennsylvania community college, 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. Learn more about these agreements.

Completion Programs — Students who have completed an associate's degree (A.A. or A.S.) in early childhood at Luzerne County Community College, Harrisburg Area Community College and Lehigh Carbon Community College, are able to complete a bachelor's degree in early childhood at BU in two years provided they have followed the appropriate curriculum guide. These curriculum guides (called 2+2 programs). Students who graduate with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and successfully complete the PAPA I examination. The final 60 credits for a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education will be earned from BU. Courses may be offered at the community college campus or online depending on courses offered.