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We’ve got a few checklist items to ensure your first year at Keystone is unbelievable.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are an important part of our campus community and make up a significant portion of Keystone College’s incoming class each year. We offer generous scholarships and award generous transfer credits to students transferring from a variety of two and four-year schools. 

Who should apply as a transfer student?

If you have attempted at least 12 or more college credits (non-developmental) at another college or university (excluding courses taken while in high school), you can apply to Keystone College as a transfer student. If you’re unsure of your status at the school you are attending, or previously attended, we recommend that you contact the registrar’s office at that institution.

Transfer Thursdays

Bring your college transcripts for an instant admissions decision and transfer credit evaluation. Call the Office of Admissions 570-945-8111 or 1-800-824-2764 to schedule an appointment.

Schedule a Visit

Transfer Credits

Credits may be applied for students seeking a bachelor’s degree.

75 credits

Credits may be applied for students seeking a associate degree.

32 credits

Transfer credits will only be awarded for courses with a grade of ‘C’ or higher. Grades of “P” or “S” are not accepted for credit. See the College Catalog for more information on transferring credits.

Transfer tips from a Keystone Student

Thinking about transferring to Keystone College? Check out these tips from Keystone student Amy Franklin in this Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society blog post. Read advice on navigating the transfer process and acclimating to your new school.

Partnerships and Transfer Agreements

In order to make the transfer process as seamless as possible, we have entered into agreements that are major-specific with the following institutions. The agreements apply to students who have earned an associate degree from one of these institutions with a GPA of 2.0.

Dual Admission:
Keystone College has entered into a Dual Admissions Agreement with the following schools. Students enrolled in an Associate degree program at the partner school can be admitted into a bachelor’s degree program at Keystone, with guaranteed third year (junior) status, on the condition that they graduate from the partner school with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and complete a “Dual Admissions Intent” form by the beginning of their third semester. Additional benefits may be available to dual admission students. Interested students should contact their school for details of the agreement.

  • Johnson College
  • Montgomery County Community College

Articulation Agreements:
Keystone College has also partnered with several schools to offer major-specific transfer articulation agreements in order to ensure a seamless transfer process. Under these agreements students will be guaranteed third year (junior) status in the articulating program. Interested students should contact their school or the Keystone College Office of Admissions for details of the agreements, including a list of transferable and recommended courses.

  • Johnson College
  • Lackawanna College
  • Luzerne County Community College
  • Northampton Community College


Prior Learning Credits

Adult students can receive prior learning credits for the knowledge they have already gained prior to enrolling at Keystone College. The College believes that learning acquired outside of the classroom is valuable and may be eligible for college credit.

Local Transfer Credit Equivalencies

Hundreds of courses transfer from our local schools!

Disclaimer: This information is provided as a reference for use when considering transferability of coursework from other area institutions. Transcripts and courses are still evaluated on an individual basis. This information is not a guarantee of transferability.
Questions regarding the acceptance of coursework from other institutions should be directed to the Registrar’s Office at registrar@keystone.edu. Keystone College reserves the right to change this information at any time.

Applying to Keystone

You should receive your admission and scholarship decision from Keystone no more than two weeks after all of the required documentation is submitted. 

Instant Decision
Instant decisions are available upon request during any campus visit. There is no commitment to receive an instant decision; just the benefit of knowing of your acceptance sooner!

To expedite the instant decision process, it is recommended that you complete an application prior to your visit.

Preferred Application Deadlines

Fall Term:   July 1 – Resident Students   |   August 1 – Commuter Students*
Spring Term: December 15

*Housing deposits must be received by May 1 in order to be guaranteed housing for the fall.

Important Codes: SAT code: 2351 ACT code: 3602 | FAFSA: 003280

Transfer Application Requirements

1. Application

All of the admissions requirements can be mailed, submitted electronically, or submitted in person for an instant decision.
Contact us at 1-800-824-2764  to schedule an instant decision.

Two different ways to apply:

2. File Your FAFSA

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you’d like to be considered for federal and state financial aid. The FAFSA can be filed after October 1 each year.  If you are a Pennsylvania resident you MUST file by May 1st to be considered for the state grant.

3. Request Official Transcripts

Request official transcripts from ALL colleges you have attended.

Check your college website for instructions on how to obtain your transcripts. This service is managed by the Registrar’s office at most schools. Transcripts must be official and will be accepted in a sealed envelope or electronically via a secure service directly from the    school.

Request transcripts from your high school.*
Your guidance office can mail official transcripts in a sealed envelope or secure service directly from the school.

College or high school transcripts can be mailed to:
Office of Admissions
One College Green
PO Box 50
La Plume, PA 18440

*High school transcripts may be waived in some cases where an Associate degree has been earned.

Keeping the Keystone Promise

Our pledge that within six months of graduating from Keystone College you will have received at least one job offer or been accepted into a transfer or graduate program.