Alvernia University welcomes students who are eager to continue their career preparation at a college committed to providing personal attention and flexible class schedules. We make it easy for you to become part of the Alvernia community, and we work with you to make your transfer a smooth process. Our transfer counselor, is ready to help you navigate the process!
You have already taken classes, experienced college life, and started on your way toward your education and career goals. You don't want to have to start from the beginning. Whether you’re coming from a four-year institution or a community college, we consider each student's academic record individually, so most students find that their previous course work will count toward an Alvernia degree.
In order to transfer to Alvernia, you must 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. Students must complete a minimum of 45 credits at Alvernia to receive their degree. After you have completed the application process, we will review your application for admission and do an official transfer evaluation to determine your academic class level.
We are currently accepting Nursing applications for the Fall of 2015. Due to program capacity, transfer seats are extremely limited. All completed files will be reviewed by the Department Chair on a case-by-case basis. Once your file is complete and has been reviewed, you will be notified of your status by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
We are also currently accepting Occupational Therapy applications for transfer students for the Fall 2015 semester. However, due to program capacity, transfer seats are unlikely to become available for that semester. All completed applicant files will be reviewed for the program if and when it is determined that space will be available.
Transfer students interested in Occupational Therapy are encouraged to earn a Bachelor's degree in a related area, such as Biology or Healthcare Science, and then apply to our entry-level MSOT program (earning a Master of Science degree) through the Office of Graduate & Adult Education.
“I would tell anyone looking to transfer that you have the chance to be a part of something bigger here at Alvernia University. I call it...."The Alvernia Experience;" the idea that the more involved you are around campus the more you will take out of your four years at Alvernia. The tools to become a great person and an even better leader are here at Alvernia for the taking. Overall Alvernia is the perfect place for anyone to get an unbelievable education, make life-long friends and become a better person in life.”