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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

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

Credit from Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

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

Credit from Advanced Level (A-Level) Exams

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

Credit from International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams

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

Credit from CLEP Exams

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

Credit from DSST Exams

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

Credit from Military Experience

Military students may be eligible for credit from educational experiences in the armed forces.

Credit By Validation

Course work completed at non-accredited institutions may be eligible for credit by validation.