Transfer Students

Transfer to Alvernia

Transfer Scholarships

Money to help you move....ahead

Financial aid is an important part of the transfer process.  At Alvernia, about 99% of transfer students receive some form of financial aid.

Transfer Students (Non-International)

The following scholarships are given to qualified full-time day undergraduate transfer students working towards their first bachelor's degree:

ACT (Alvernia Connects with Transfers) Scholarship
This $4,000 scholarship is given to students who have 3.0 or higher grade point average.

ARC (Alvernia and RACC Connection) Scholarship

This $2,000 scholarship is given to students who have a 3.0 grade point average or higher that transfer from Reading Area Community College.

ARPA (Alvernia/RACC Partnership Agreement) Scholarship**
All full-time students transferring from RAAC to Alvernia University in a traditional day program will receive the new Alvernia/RACC Partnership Award. This $6,000 annual award is guaranteed to all qualifying students.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship*
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to students holding current membership in Phi Theta Kappa.

*Students receiving the ACT Scholarship are also eligible to receive the ARC and/or Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships.
**Students receiving the ARPA Scholarship are not eligible to receive the ACT or ARC Scholarships, but are still eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship.

International Transfer Students

Beginning in the fall of 2015, an annual $10,000 award will be offered to all full-time International Students entering Alvernia University as a transfer student in the Undergraduate Day program. The award is renewable up to four semesters for new transfer students enrolling in the fall of 2015.

Eligible students need to hold an F-1 Student Visa. Students must have met all admissions criteria and must confirm enrollment by May 1 for fall enrollment and by October 1 for spring enrollment. Confirmations of enrollment completed and received after these deadlines may be considered on a funds-available basis.

  • must have an Associate's degree
  • must hold an F-1 Student Visa
  • TOEFL is waived if:
    • Proper documentation is submitted
    • Student is from an English-speaking country
    • Student has at least two consecutive years of education in an American high school or institution of higher education. A transcript from the American school or institution should suffice as proof unless otherwise determined by the Admissions Office.
  • Award is guaranteed for up for four (4) semesters for Associate's degreed transfer students
  • Students must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate, degree-granting program on Alvernia's main campus. Students enrolled at other campuses are not eligible.
  • Preference for awards will be given to students who transfer to Alvernia University from an affiliated community college (transferable in SEVIS without status violation)

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