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Transfer Students

Everything you need to know about transferring to Keystone.

Transfer students are an important part of our campus community. Transfer students make up a significant portion of Keystone College’s incoming class. We offer generous scholarships and award generous transfer credits to transfer students coming from many different places and a variety of schools.

Who should apply as a transfer student?

If you have attempted at least one full-time semester (12 or more non-developmental college credits) as a degree candidate at another college or university, 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 Credits

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

Credits may be applied for students seeking a associate degree.

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.

Articulation Agreements

In order to make the transfer process as seamless as possible, we have entered into articulation 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.

  • Bucks County Community College
  • Camden County College
  • Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Johnson College
  • Lackawanna College
  • Luzerne County Community College
  • Northampton Community College
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 Keystone College reserves the right to change this information at any time.

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.

Transfer Application Requirements

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

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.

Application Deadlines

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

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

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 for 2017-2018 after October 1, 2016.  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 upload your transcripts to, or they 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.

4. Evaluation or Letter of Recommendation

A letter of recommendation, college instructor evaluation, and/or personal statement about why you should be considered for admission are not required, but highly recommended.

  • Still in college? Submit the college instructor evaluation.
  • Not currently in college? You may have someone, other than a friend or relative, write a letter of recommendation in place of an instructor evaluation.

Email to or send by mail to:
Office of Admissions
One College Green
PO Box 50
La Plume, PA 18440

5. Art Students Only

Interested in art or art education?
Schedule a portfolio review with a member of the art faculty.

See portfolio guidelines.

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.

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

Accepted students

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