A completed application, either the PSU Panther Application or the Common Application (fee required) and an 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)
The application and all supporting credentials (see application checklist above) must be received by the following dates:
Fall Semester: May 1
Spring Semester: December 1
Fall Semester: May 15
Spring Semester: January 11
Candidates applying after deadlines may receive consideration on a space available basis. The University reserves the right to close admission prior to the above deadlines if enrollment has reached full capacity.
Merit-based scholarships are awarded based upon your GPA at the time of decision and are not adjusted based upon final GPA. Merit scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years, at the awarded amount (for a total of eight full-time fall and spring semesters). Notification of eligibility is included in your acceptance letter. All merit awards are evenly split between fall and spring semesters. A specific cumulative GPA is required annually to renew merit scholarships, as follows: Presidential and Dean’s: 3.0; Aspire: 2.75. Click here to see PSU’s merit-based scholarships!
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.
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.
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.
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).
Granite State College (GSC); Keene State College (KSC); Plymouth State University (PSU); University of New Hampshire (UNH)
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)
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.