Alvernia provides a smooth transition

鶹Ƶ understands that transfer students have unique needs. You've already taken college classes elsewhere, or possibly served in the military, and you don't want to start from the beginning again. You don't have to at Alvernia. Whether you’re coming from a four-year institution or a community college, or have military schooling and experience, Alvernia is committed to providing you with personal attention and flexible class schedules that make it easy for you to join Alvernia's community. We consider each student's academic record individually, so most students' previous coursework counts toward an Alvernia degree, which typically means you continue on your educational journey without repeating a step.

Students Affected by College Closings 

Higher education faces immense challenges with a changing landscape, which sadly includes the closure of longstanding institutions that have served communities and generations of students. Guided by our Franciscan core values, 鶹Ƶ is ready to provide a lending hand to students affected by their college or university’s closure. We understand this is a difficult time for students and their families as they decide on their educational future. At Alvernia, we are prepared to provide a smooth transition for both undergraduate and graduate students by offering completion scholarships, expedited admissions and generous credit transfers. Find out more by contacting AU's Assistant Director for Transfer Students Arielle Phillips-Law at, call her at 610-796-8207 or email our Admissions Office.

Helping you Navigate the Process

Students seeking to transfer for Traditional Day courses and complete an Undergraduate (Bachelor's) degree should connect with Assistant Director for Transfer Students Arielle Phillips-Law and apply for admission to the daytime undergraduate program of choice.

Those wishing to transfer credits to complete a degree in the evenings at an accelerated pace, earn a graduate (Master's or Ph.D.) degree, or want online classes should contact Graduate and Adult Education at 610-796-5178 or to participate in three distinct Alvernia programs: Adult Education, Graduate or online coursework.

Apply Today

For all students, the first step is to apply, which can be done easily online via our  or . Once we have received your application for enrollment, we will guide you along the transfer path, from submitting transcripts to registering for classes.

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Transfer Students

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How Will Your Credits Transfer to Alvernia?
Log in to Transferology to see how your courses will transfer, and contact us with any questions.
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Transfer Scholarships
Alvernia has undergraduate transfer scholarships, so please inquire about these - and ask about any other helpful initiatives.
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Transfer Partnerships
Alvernia has forged special relationships with some regional schools to make transferring credits even easier.
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Transfer FAQs
Learn more about Alvernia's seamless transfer process.


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Why Choose Alvernia?

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Innovating to Take Education Higher
Alvernia is raising the bar for academic excellence, increasing access to higher education, engaging students in new ways and fueling growth throughout the business community.
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Producing Workplace-Ready Graduates
Students develop knowledge and skills outside traditional academic settings, including Thailand and the Amazon rainforest.
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Soaring Applications and Visits
Alvernia’s ambitious vision continues to attract students from across the country and globe, with the institution racking up record numbers of applications and visits.
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Many Ways to Get Involved
Alvernia presents endless opportunities for students to gain leadership, problem solving, collaboration and teambuilding skills. Through dozens of campus organizations and activities, students hone lifetime skills essential for any industry or field of study.