Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to transfer into Alvernia University in the fall semester? 

No. Alvernia has rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. We’re happy to welcome you to the Alvernia community year round.

What kind of grades do I need to transfer to Alvernia?

You’ll need to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (higher for some majors) from a regionally accredited two- or four-year institution. A maximum of 75 credits will be accepted in transfer. You must complete a minimum of 45 credits at Alvernia to receive your degree. After you have completed the application process, we’ll review your application for admission and do an official transfer evaluation to determine your academic class level.

What does Alvernia University offer me as a transfer student?

Learning for real life, for starters.  At the university, preparing you for a career and getting you ready for a successful and rewarding future is a priority. Alvernia offers you a breadth of academic and specialized, career-oriented fields of study with a boundary-free learning approach that gives you choices and options, and is grounded in the real world. Most importantly, you’ll get the training and knowledge needed to land that first job in whatever field you choose, with a degree from a university employers and grad schools respect.

Then there's the caliber of our faculty. They’re more than professors. They’re experts, advisors and mentors, and they’re dedicated—to you. They devote their time and attention to you, to help you acquire the knowledge and skills you need to move into the real world after graduation. Alvernia has an average 12:1 student-faculty ratio, with fewer than 20 students in most classes so you’ll get the individual attention that can make the difference in your future success.

Will an Alvernia degree improve my job prospects?

Yes. Last year, Alvernia University graduates found jobs or were accepted into graduate and professional schools after graduation—a testament to the respect employers and other schools alike have for the value of an Alvernia degree and the quality of its students. In addition, our Career Center and Alumni network offer wide resources for you to tap into and put to work for you, from your very first day on campus.

Four reasons to transfer to Alvernia

1. Personal

Our personal attention every step of the way leads to your success at Alvernia—and beyond.

2. Transfer Relationships

Alvernia has close transfer partnerships with lots of two-year colleges, so we can make the transition convenient and easy for you. We accept most credits.

3. Affordable

About 99% of our students receive financial aid.

4.Transfer Friendly

Our transfer students do great here academically and socially. Alvernia welcomes transfers as part of the community.

Contact info

Graduate and Adult Education


Frequently Called Numbers

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Office                          Number       
Adult Education Admissions                610.796.5187
Office of Student Financial Planning          610.796.8356
Career Services 610.796.8225
Student Success       610.796.5514


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