Alvernia provides a smooth transition

Alvernia University 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, Alvernia University 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.

Our specialized transfer counselors can help 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- If You Haven't Already

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

Transfer Students

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Transfer Scholarships
Alvernia University has undergraduate transfer scholarships, so please inquire about these - and ask about any other helpful initiatives. We are here to help you every step of the way!
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Transfer Partnerships
Alvernia has forged special relationships with some regional schools to make transferring credits even easier for students to enroll after attending a nearby community college or technical school.
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Adult, Graduate or Online Transfer
Details about enrolling in AU Graduate, Online or Adult Education programs.
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Undergraduate Transfer
Find out how to transfer to complete your Bachelor's degree in AU's daytime undergraduate programs.