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College Transfer in Pennsylvania
PA Transfer and Articulation Center (PA TRAC)

Earning credits at more than one institution is common for today's college students.  Many begin at a community college and transfer to a four-year college or university.  Some "swirl" transferring between four-year institutions and community colleges.  Others take college courses while enrolled in high school or pick up courses at home over the summer.

In 2006, Act 114 was signed into law, which required all community colleges and universities in the State System of Higher Education to identify a minimum of 30 credits that would be guaranteed to transfer between them.  Since taking effect in the fall of 2008, the system has benefited thousands of college students by allowing them to maximize the number of credits they can transfer and count towards a college degree. 

The Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Center (PA TRAC) is a free interactive website that helps students and advisors find course to course transfer information and access multiple resources that make the transfer process easier.

Available at PAcollegetransfer.com, PA TRAC is a one-stop shop for transfer information in Pennsylvania.

For Students

Learn how foundation courses included in the Transfer Credit Framework transfer to any of the participating institutions.  Search for course equivalencies and avoid taking courses that won't transfer.  Get tips for choosing a major and transfer institution.  Find step-by-step instructions for registering and transferring.

For Faculty & Advisors

Use PA TRAC as a tool to assist with advising transfer students.  Learn why Transfer Credit Framework courses are a good option for students who are unsure about a major or transfer institution.  Help students narrow their college search process by accessing the transfer profiles of the participating institutions. Find equivalent courses for students who want to take a course over the summer break at another college.

For Administrators

Access systems and related documents needed to participate in the transfer system.  Quickly locate links to useful transfer resources and policies. Stay current on transfer news, upcoming events and system changes with Transfer Updates.


For additional information, please contact:

Julie Rutledge Kane | Higher Education Associate 2
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Bureau of Postsecondary Education
333 Market Street, 12th Floor | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.772.3643 | Fax: 717.772.3622 | TTY: 717.783.8445
jurutledge@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us