Transferring From a Two or Four Year College

Millersville welcomes applicants from regionally accredited 2 year or 4 year institutions.

Nationally, 60% of students begin their education at one institution and complete their bachelor’s degree at another. 44% of currently enrolled college students are enrolled at community colleges.

Transfer Credits Accepted at Millersville University

Credits in which students have earned a grade of "C-" or higher are typically accepted as long as MU offers an equivalent course. Elective credits may be awarded if an exact equivalent does not exist. Credit cannot be awarded for bible, religion or theology courses; participation in athletics or for internship or cooperative education experiences. Click here for a course equivalency lists. A special agreement between the 13 PA Community Colleges and the 14 PASSHE institutions, allows grades of "D" to be accepted, excluding those earned in English Composition and Public Speaking (C- required for those foundation courses). Completion of an Associate Degree is not required for admissions. However, many students will choose to complete an AA or AS degree prior to enrolling at MU.

Millersville University is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and will accept credits from other regionally accredited institutions.


Transferring from Trade and Technical schools

Millersville University is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and will accept credits from other regionally accredited institutions. Students who transfer from a trade or technical school that is not regionally accredited may be able to "challenge by exam" some courses due to their previous experience. Rather than taking the entire course, competency in the subject areas may be demonstrated by successfully passing the final examination or otherwise demonstrating knowledge of the topics covered in the course. The process is coordinated by each Academic Department Chairperson. Contact the chairperson of the academic area for which you wish to challenge a course by exam (i.e. History Chairperson to test out of a History course, Art Department chairperson to test out of an art course, etc.).


Application Process

Millersville operates on rolling admissions and applications are reviewed as they become complete.

Suggested deadlines:

  • March 1 for fall (August) semester enrollment
  • October 1 for spring (January) enrollment

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Dual Admissions Programs with Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) and Reading Area Community College (RACC)

The Dual Admission Programs are designed for students who plan to complete an Associate Degree prior to enrolling at Millersville. They are primarily advisement programs that provide ongoing credit evaluations that show how community college credits fit towards a Millersville degree. The program is designed exclusively for students who intend to complete an Associate Degree at one of the participating institutions prior to beginning at Millersville. It is recommended that application be done prior to the completion of 45 college credits. Applications are available from the transfer centers at the 2-year institutions.


Accepting the Offer of Admission

Receipt of the confirmation fee (click here for instructions) leads to the “next steps” of the application process.

Students will then have access or be provided with:

  • a degree audit showing where previous credits fit towards the Millersville degree
  • contact information of an academic advisor within their (major) department
  • invitation to orientation and other special events for incoming transfer students


Advisement and Registration

  • All incoming students who have confirmed their intent to enroll at Millersville are strongly encouraged to contact an academic advisor by phone, email or face to face meeting. Each incoming student will be assigned to an academic advisor within his or her major department a bit closer to the start of the semester.
  • Academic Advisement at Millersville is provided by our faculty members. Click here for a list of advisors.
  • Click here for additional “advisement and next steps for transfer students” information.
  • Registration at Millersville begins in April for the fall and in November for the spring semesters and is on-going through the first week of the semester. It is primarily by credit priority (those with the most credits register first) and is done online and does not require a special trip to campus.
  • Web Schedule and Registration Guide

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