Transfer Students

Plymouth State offers a personalized transfer experience with dedicated transfer admissions counselors. We make it easy to transfer to PSU, see your 5 steps below!

  1. APPLY by completing one of three application options: Common Application, Panther Application, or the NH Transfer Connections Application.
  2. REQUEST TRANSCRIPTS including your official high school* and all college transcripts. *Can be waived if you’ve earned an associates degree.
  3. APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov—use FAFSA Code 002591.
  4. PLAN YOUR DEGREE PROGRAM by contact your admissions counselor for a one-on-one planning session!
  5. SUBMIT YOUR DEPOSIT Reserve your spot today!

Application Deadlines
Fall: May 1
Spring: December 1

Deposit Deadlines
Fall: May 15
Spring: January 11

Merit-Based Scholarships
All students are considered for a merit scholarship based on their GPA at the time of admission. Merit scholarships are renewable at the awarded amount for a total of eight full-time semesters. Click here to see PSU’s merit-based scholarships!

Credit Evaluation
Do you want to know how your credits will transfer before applying? Email psu-transcript-evaluation@plymouth.edu for an unofficial review. Once admitted, PSU will complete an official credit evaluation.

Contact Your Transfer Admissions Counselor
Michael Wilus
mjwilus@plymouth.edu
Call/Text:(603) 605-8733
Mike works with NH residents.

Karen Johnson
kjjohnson1@plymouth.edu
Call/Text: (603) 932-6056
Karen works with non-NH residents

Guaranteed Admission For Associate Degree Earners
Any student who has earned an Associate Degree in the last three years from an accredited college will be guaranteed admission.

Transfer Housing
On-campus housing is guaranteed to all undergraduate students who would prefer to live on campus. Please visit our Residential Life page for more information regarding on-campus housing requirements.

Transfer Application Requirements

  • A completed application, either the PSU Panther Application or the Common Application (fee required) and an essay. Additionally, for students transferring from a CCSNH school, we accepted the NH Transfer Connections Application which is free and requires no essay.
  • Official copy of high school transcript or GED/HiSET scores. This requirement can be waived if an associates degree or higher has been earned
  • Official copies of all college transcripts, including grades from most recent semester completed, and cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 based on a 4.0 scale on the final transcript from the institution you are currently attending or last attended (required for consideration)

Additional Requirements:

  • There are selective requirements for applicants seeking admission to PSU’s Music, Theatre and Dance programs.
  • If you are a transfer student considering nursing, please email Karen Johnson, kjjohnson1@plymouth.edu.
  • International applicants who currently have an F-1 visa, or intend to apply for one, should see our information for International Students.

 

Transfer Agreements

Our 2+2 Agreements are designed for students with Associates degrees from specific institutions who transfer into specific Bachelors degree programs at Plymouth State University.

CCSNH & PSU Block Transfer Agreement

Participating in the CCSNH & PSU Block Transfer Program allows qualified students to complete an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts at any of the CCSNH colleges and move seamlessly to PSU. PSU will honor at minimum 60 credits earned from an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts as fulfilling PSUs General Education requirements, plus applicable electives, with the possible exception of any course required by the major. This program guarantees qualified students entry to PSU via any of the CCSNH colleges. For More Information contact Mike Wilus, Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions, mjwilus@plymouth.edu or Call/Text (603) 605-8733

Previous Agreements
International Agreements
Transfer Equivalency
To see how your credits will transfer to PSU, visit out transfer database. For additional questions on your transcript evaluation and how your credits apply to your degree please email psu-transcript-evaluation@plymouth.edu

Transferring Credits

Credit Transfer Policies
  • PSU will allow transfer credit from regionally-accredited degree-granting institutions for courses that are graded C or above or its equivalent (a grade of P in a Pass/No Pass course).
    • Only credits are transferable from another institution, not grades. Grades from another institution will not appear on PSU transcripts nor will they be included in students’ GPAs. Exception: translocated courses, e.g. PSU course taught through Granite State College (GSC) within the University System of New Hampshire (USNH). Transferred translocated courses are included on the PSU transcript and treated as non-transferred courses. Grades earned in translocated courses are averaged into students’ PSU GPA, regardless of grade.
    • Courses deemed developmental/remedial or vocational by either PSU or the transfer institution are not transferable.
    • No academic credit is given for life experience or work experience.
    • A grade of C- or CD is not equivalent to a C.
    • For Plymouth State’s complete transfer credit policy, please review page 58–59 of the catalog.
  • If you received credit for a PSU course, you may not repeat an equivalent course credit at another institution. Only if you failed a PSU course may you repeat the course’s equivalent elsewhere.
  • A maximum of 90 transferred credits will be applied toward a PSU baccalaureate degree.
  • Cumulative GPAs for students entering PSU with transfer credits are established by PSU grades only. Transfer students are subject to the academic standards for satisfactory performance.
  • If you take a course at PSU for which you already have received equivalent transfer credit, your PSU enrollment will be changed to audit, and you will be notified; you may request to drop PSU course.
  • Courses from two-year institutions transfer to PSU as lower-level. Only if equivalency to an upper-level PSU course can be demonstrated through evaluation of course syllabi, sample texts and other documents by the appropriate PSU Department Chair, may courses transfer as upper-level.

Transfer Credit Procedure
Check the Transfer Credit Database to determine if transfer course already has a PSU equivalency.

  • The Transfer Credit Database may display previous equivalency information, in addition to the most recent. Additionally, it does not reflect every possible course from a transfer institution but rather courses previously reviewed and evaluated.
  • If your course is not listed in the database, email psu-transcript-evaluation@plymouth.edu or contact the admissions office at (603) 535-2237.
  • Upon acceptance, Plymouth State will perform a full transcript evaluation and will contact you once it is completed.
NHTransfer.org – website contains information about transferring credits between institutions in the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) and the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH). USNH Institutions: Granite State College (GSC); Keene State College (KSC); Plymouth State University (PSU); University of New Hampshire (UNH) CCSNH Institutions: Great Bay Community College (GBCC); Lakes Region Community College (LRCC); Manchester  Community College (MCC); Nashua Community College (NCC); NHTI, Concord’s Community College (NHTI); River Valley Community College (RVCC); White Mountains Community College (WMCC)

Degree Planning
We have degree planners to help map out your future courses and to discuss how your previous college-coursework will work into your program at PSU. For questions, email psu-transcript-evaluation@plymouth.edu or contact the admissions office at (603) 535-2237.