Penn State can award credit to future students for previous college work completed, examinations, and other experience.
Whether you have taken an AP test, earned dual enrollment credit while in high school, or were enrolled in another college or university prior to attending Penn State, you may be able to earn Penn State credit. Select the appropriate section below to learn more about transferring credit to Penn State.
Penn State will evaluate courses from other colleges or universities for possible transfer credit.
If you have taken Advanced Placement (AP) tests, you may be able to earn Penn State credit based on your performance.
Students who have taken Advanced Level (A-Level) Examinations may be able to earn Penn State credit.
Students who have taken International Baccalaureate (IB) Examinations may be able to earn Penn State credit.
Taking College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations may allow you to earn Penn State credit.
Students may be able to earn Penn State credit by taking DSST exams.
A veteran or member of the active armed services or the selected reserves who is a student may be eligible for credit from educational experiences in the armed forces.
College-level course work completed at colleges/universities licensed by state boards of education to award associate degrees or higher, but that are not members of one of the six regional accrediting associations, may be eligible for credit by validation.