Approximately 40% of PennWest California undergraduates are transfer students who choose our University to earn a bachelor's degree and build a strong career and future.  We know how important it is to you to receive a fair and timely assessment of your credits and be able to transfer as many credits as possible. 

PennWest California is dedicated to making your transfer process as easy as possible, whether you are transferring military credits, Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), CLEP/DANTES/AP, or credits earned from a traditional institution.

PA TRAC Benefits

To check for yourself which courses are equivalent to PennWest California courses, visit the Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Center (PA TRAC) where you can easily identify the courses and degrees that transfer to participating colleges and universities in Pennsylvania.

If you're currently a student in good standing at one of the 14 universities in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, one of the 14 Pennsylvania community colleges, or other PA Trac-participating institutions, you will benefit from PennWest California's affiliation with PA Trac. Participating schools agree to maximize the number of credits that transfer between institutions in order to keep students on track toward graduation. 

Create your student account today to obtain comprehensive information about transferring to PennWest California from participating Pennsylvania community colleges and State System universities.          


Visit to create your student account and obtain comprehensive transfer information about transferring to or from participating Pennsylvania colleges and universities.
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Transfer Credit Policy


PennWest California's undergraduate transfer credit policy applies to all modes of course delivery, both online and on-campus. PennWest California does not set a maximum number of transferable credits.

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Student Transfer Policy


The Student Transfer Policy promotes a seamless transfer process for students currently attending Pennsylvania community colleges and State System universities. If you meet established criteria, you will be granted  transfer credit under the Student Transfer Policy, which guarantees acceptance at a State System institution and ensures the transfer and acceptance of your course credits.

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Customized Help


Our transfer admission counselor will assist you with any aspect of the transfer process to ensure a smooth transition and the right start. We're a transfer-friendly school: We know your academic needs are much different than those of incoming freshmen. We're ready with the help you need.

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