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Admission Information for
Transfer Students

At Pitt State we welcome hundreds of new transfer students a year and are excited that you are considering continuing your education with us!  Your transition to Pittstate is an important one and we are here to help. Admission to Pittsburg State University is easy.

Visiting campus is one of the most helpful ways to get to know Pittstate.  In addition to a campus tour and a visit with an Admission Representative, you will have an opportunity to meet with a faculty member in your academic area of interest.

Transfer Students

  1. Visit campus. It’s one of the best ways to get to know Pittstate.
  2. Find out how your credits will transfer. Check out the Transfer Equivalency Guides or have official transcripts from previously attended institutions sent to us and we will provide an evaluation for you.  It's that easy!
  3. Review the Admission Checklist and guidelines.
  4. Submit Application for Admission. The earlier you do, the better we can provide you with information on early enrollment, housing options and all other things that will make your transition complete.

Transfer Admission Requirements

  • You are considered a transfer student if you have completed at least 24 credit hours of college-level course work after high school graduation. 
  • If you have less than 24 college credits, you may be required to submit additional information including a final high school transcript and American College Test (ACT) scores before you are admitted.
  • Transfer students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.  Students with fewer than 24 college credits will need to meet freshmen admission requirements.
  • Some degree programs may require a higher GPA for admission.  For detailed information about a specific degree program, please contact the respective department.

Transfer Checklist

  • Schedule a campus visit.  Campus visits are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Simply call 1-800-854-PITT (7488). 
  • Submit the Application for Admission and Scholarships online and pay the $30 application fee. The Pittstate scholarship application priority deadline is February 1st.
  • Have transcripts from all previously attended institutions mailed directly to Pittstate.  Once transcripts are received by Pittstate, they will be analyzed by the Registrar's Office and an evaluation will be sent to you by mail.  We recommend sending transcripts at least one semester prior to your first semester of attendance.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online as soon after January 1 as possible.  
  • Investigate housing options early in your transition.  If you plan to live on-campus, contact University Housing at 800-854-PITT (7488) for housing contract procedures.
  • Watch for information on Pitt C.A.R.E.S for Transfers to participate in early enrollment.  Registration information will be sent in April to students entering PSU in the summer/fall and in October for those students entering in the spring.  During Pitt C.A.R.E.S. considering enrolling in Transitions (UGS 101), a class designed especially for you!

Important Deadlines

  • September/October – Now is the time to start applying for admission and scholarships
  • Financial aid can not be processed without your application for admission on file.
    Apply for admission and scholarships
  • November – Plan to attend Pitt C.A.R.E.S. for Transfers if you will be enrolling for the Spring semester.  During Pitt C.A.R.E.S. transfer students participate in early enrollment.
  • January/February – Interested in living on campus?
    Housing Information
    Find detailed information on University Housing website
  • February 1st  If you plan to apply for Pittstate scholarships, your Application for Admission and Scholarships must be received by this date for priority consideration.  It is important that all transcripts are received by this date as well.
  • March 1st  Applying for financial aid?  Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by this date for priority consideration.
    Apply online to jump start processing! 
  • April –  Plan to attend Pitt C.A.R.E.S. for Transfers if you will be enrolling for the Fall semester. During Pitt C.A.R.E.S. transfer students participate in early enrollment.
    Register for Pitt C.A.R.E.S.

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