Academic Credit

Penn State can award credit to future students for previous college work completed, examinations, and other experience. 

Earning Penn State Credit

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.

College Credit
College Credit

Penn State will evaluate courses from other colleges or universitites for possible transfer credit.

Credit from Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
AP Credit

If you have taken Advanced Placement (AP) tests, you may be able to earn Penn State credit based on your performance.

Credit from Advanced Level (A-Level) Exams
Advanced Level Credit

Students who have taken Advanced Level (A-Level) Examinations may be able to earn Penn State credit.

Credit from International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams
IB Credit

Students who have taken International Baccalaureate (IB) Examinations may be able to earn Penn State credit.

Credit from CLEP Exams
CLEP Credit

Taking College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations may allow you to earn Penn State credit.

Credit from DSST Exams
DSST Credit

Students may be able to earn Penn State credit by taking DSST exams.

Credit from Military Experience
Military Credit

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.