Benefits of Transferring to KU

Elisha Cruz smiling with the Alumni Plaza in the background

Elisha Cruz - Marketing - Transfer Student from Lehigh Carbon Community College

"After graduating with my Associate's Degree, I thought the transfer process was going to be challenging. With the help of the Transfer Center, I was able to smoothly transition into my academic career at Kutztown University. 
The dedication of the professors and faculty at KU is unmatched. They strive to help all students succeed and create a welcoming experience. I can apply the instruction from my professors in real-world experiences outside of the classroom. 
By choosing Kutztown, I have been granted so many opportunities that have helped me advance, not only academically but professionally as well.” 
  • Scholarships

    Merit Scholarships:

    All transfer students will be evaluated for merit scholarships upon the time of admission.  There is no separate application for a merit scholarship.  Scholarships range from $1,000 to $1,500.

    Transfer Book Award:

    All first-time transfer students who have earned an Associate degree will receive a Transfer Book Award.  The Transfer Book Award is a one-time award of $500 for one academic year (Fall or Spring) to be used at the KU Campus Store on books and school supplies.

    Transfer Housing Award:

    Transfer students who have earned an Associate degree and indicate that they will live on campus on the application for admission will be considered for this $1,000 award.  It is renewable for a second year for students who continue to live on campus.

    Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship:

    Transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa honors society are eligible to be considered for a merit scholarship at KU.  

    Learn more here!

  • Campus Life

    Housing Mentorship and Resources

    Learn about the Transfer Year Experience here!  These programs connect transfer students with mentorship, resources, and events during the first year after transferring to KU.

    Transfer students are able to secure on-campus housing for the duration of their time at KU.  We offer mentorship, transfer-specific events and workshops, and social events.  Transfer students are also able to live in suite-style or apartment and townhouse living options.  View our housing options here.

    Commuter Lounge

    Transfer students who commute to KU have access to our Commuter Lounge, which is located in McFarland Student Union Building.  The Commuter Lounge features computers for student use, a microwave, and a comfortable place to study between classes

    Student Services

    Transfer students are encouraged to utilize all of the beneficial student services on campus that are free of charge!  These services include both academic and general services that will help you to make the most of your time at KU.

    Student Involvement

    KU offers more than 200 student organizations including Greek, academic, religious, cultural, social, athletic, and performance-related groups.  Choose to get involved and make your time on campus memorable!  KU's transfer-specific organizations include the Kutztown Alliance of Transfer Students and the Tau Sigma National Honor Society for Transfer Students.

  • Academic Benefits


    KU has established transfer agreements with many community colleges to ensure a smooth transfer.  View our transfer agreements here.  

    Internships and Research

    Transfer students are able to complete internships for academic credit.  Some programs require internships as part of the curriculum.  Transfer students also have opportunities to complete research with faculty and on their own.

    Honors Program

    Transfer students are able to participate in the Honors Program if the criteria are met.

Kutztown University is recognized as a top transfer institution by Phi Theta Kappa!

Meet Gabby, a transfer student at KU!