Benefits of Transferring to KU
Kutztown University provides transfer students with access to benefits that will help ease your transition to life as a Golden Bear. Expand the links below to learn more!
Consideration for 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.
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.
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.
Mentorship and Resources
Learn about the Transfer Year Experience and the Transfer Community Special Interest Housing Group 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 a Transfer Community Special Interest Group in Dixon Hall for students interested in 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.
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.
Partnerships and Articulation Agreements
KU has established transfer agreements with many community colleges to ensure a smooth transfer. View our transfer agreements here.
Access to Student Services on Campus
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 Opportunities
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 Kutztown Alliance of Transfer Students and Tau Sigma National Honor Society for Transfer Students.
“I chose KU because it was not too far from home, and I knew deep down it was my place to be. When I was admitted, I was ecstatic, like I made a huge accomplishment in my life! Getting involved on campus has helped me meet new people and opened doors for many opportunities. Don’t be afraid to talk with your advisor or professors. They are here to help and guide you throughout your experience!” – Sammi, transfer studentSammie Merrill - Milford, PA - Studio Art Major - Transferred from Sussex County Community College