Admission & Transfer Credit Policy

Admissions Policies

The University admits qualified students without discrimination with regard to race, color, creed, age, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, marital status, sexual preference, or physical disability.

Students seeking admission must submit all application requirements . All documents received become the property of PSU and will not be returned to the applicant. Please make personal copies before you submit a certified copy of your diploma. Do not send the original diploma.

Transfer Credit Policies

For transfers to PSU, the policy is to accept only two (2) courses (8 units) for transfer credit at the graduate/doctoral level , and a maximum of thirty-three (33) courses (132 units) for transfer credit at the undergraduate level . PSU has articulation agreements with University of Bridgeport in Connecticut for transferring credits for major requirements and general education requirements. The specifics of the agreements can be seen at http://psuca.edu/files/agreements/PSU_UB1.pdf. At the time of publication, the institution does not have an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college or university.

The University does not automatically give credit for courses completed at other institutions; it determines whether credit will be given by evaluating each course and its content. Only equivalent courses are transferable. A or B grades are required at the graduate level , and grades of C or better at the undergraduate level .

To assist in the transfer process students desiring to transfer such credits should provide the Registrar’s Office with the following:

  • A list of PSU courses for which the student is requesting credits;
  • Official transcript(s) indicating courses that may be equivalent;
  • Descriptions and syllabi/outlines for the course(s) or catalog.

It is the student’s responsibility to begin the process by first becoming familiar with the required courses in the PSU program as described in the current catalog.

NOTE: D.B.A. program applicants who have completed equivalent doctoral level courses from a U.S. Department of Education recognized educational institution programs in business, management or related fields with a grade of B or higher may formally petition the D.B.A. Admissions Committee to have up to eight (8) quarter units transferred as Core Courses into their program.

The D.B.A. Admissions Committee in consultation with the D.B.A. Program Committee determines the equivalency and makes their recommendations to the D.B.A. Program Administrator. The D.B.A. Program Administrator in consultation with the Dean of Academics is responsible for transfer evaluation. The Registrar monitors the recommended transfer evaluation, assuring it does not exceed the eight (8) units allowed, and makes the necessary notations on the transcript.