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High School Students

The Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Center (PA TRAC) is an interactive website that helps students plan their postsecondary education.

As a high school student, PA TRAC can help you:

  • Learn about ways you to earn college credit while enrolled in high school
  • Find out how college courses you’ve taken – or plan to take – transfer to PA TRAC college
  • Explore your postsecondary options 

PA TRAC Flyer for College Bound Students (PDF Document)

Earn College Credit in High School

There are several ways you can earn college credit while in high school:

  • Dual Enrollment/College in the High School

    Dual Enrollment Programs and College in the High School Programs allow qualified students to take college courses while enrolled in high school. Credits are accepted by most colleges nationwide, making the programs a great way for students to get a jump start on a college degree! Contact your guidance office to find out what opportunities are available in your school.

    Use Search for Equivalencies to see how college credit transfers to PA TRAC colleges.

  • Advanced Placement & Other Subject Exams

    Colleges often award college credit to students who earn acceptable scores on standardized subject exams such as Advanced Placement (AP®) and International Baccalaureate (IB).

    Use Search for Exam Equivalencies to find exams accepted for credit by PA TRAC colleges.

  • Credit for Career and Technical Education

    SOAR students Occupationally and Academically ready

    The Students Occupationally and Academically Ready Program (SOAR) Program allows qualified high school students enrolled in an approved career and technical Programs of Study to receive college credit toward a diploma, certificate or degree in a similar program at a postsecondary institution. Learn more about Credit for Career and Technical Education

Explore Your Options

More than 30 public and private colleges in Pennsylvania participate in PA TRAC. Located throughout the state, these colleges offer a variety of postsecondary opportunities for high school students and transfer students. Use the tools below to find a PA TRAC college that’s right for you!

  • Review College Profiles – Search PA TRAC colleges based on size, location, major and degree type. Each college profile includes a description of the institution, contact information and financial aid information, as well as information for transfer students.

  • Find a Degree Program – Explore majors and degree programs offered by PA TRAC colleges.

Undecided or partially decided about a major?

Use the 30-Credit Transfer Framework to select courses that transfer among the PA TRAC colleges and count toward nearly any degree program. Learn more about 30-Credit Transfer Framework

Earn an associate degree on the way to a bachelor degree.

Statewide Program-to-Program (P2P) Articulation Agreements allow you to transition seamlessly from an associate degree to a bachelor degree in certain majors at PA TRAC colleges. Learn more about Statewide Program-to-Program (P2P)

Take your credits with you!

If you earned college credit in high school, it’s important that you know how that credit is accepted by the colleges you are considering.

Use the PA TRAC Search for Transfer Equivalencies to find out how college courses you’ve already taken (or plan to take) transfer to PA TRAC colleges.

Or compile your college courses and/or AP exams in a personal PA TRAC account. You can then compare transfer options, share your course history with colleges and upload reference letters, essays and other documents, all in one place!

Make A Plan

Discuss your postsecondary plans with your high school guidance counselor or an admissions counselor at a PA TRAC college. A counselor can offer advice, help with the college admissions process, and connect you to additional resources such as scholarship opportunities, financial aid assistance and more.

Use the College Profiles to find admissions counselors and advisors at PA TRAC colleges.

Need help choosing a major? Pennsylvania CareerZone can help you assess your interests, explore careers and find a program that is right for you. Learn More about Pennsylvania CareerZone

Create a PA TRAC Account

Having a PA TRAC Student Account allows you to compile your course history in one location, compare transfer credit for several PA TRAC colleges, and track your transfer progress.
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