If you have taken Advanced Placement (AP), you may be able to earn Penn State credit.
With appropriate scores, those may apply as general credit, credit for a particular course, or may allow you to advance to the next in a series of courses or take an honors-level course.
For a grade of three, no credit is awarded.
For a grade of four or five, credit is awarded for Physics 250 (4 credits) and Physics 251 (4 credits).
This evaluation of the credits awarded for Advanced Placement Exams is subject to change and may be reviewed and revised periodically by Penn State faculty.
If credit is awarded, a student’s University record will carry notation of credit, but no grade will be recorded. Credit awarded will not affect a student’s grade-point average at Penn State.
Limitations on credit earned through the AP Exams are as follows:
Undergraduate students interested in receiving credit for AP Exams should arrange for their official grade reports to be sent directly from the College Board to us.
General credits may be awarded for an AP Exam that covers material that is not the substantial equivalent of material covered in a specific University course. General credits may be used to fulfill degree requirements in any area; such use is not necessarily limited to General Education or elective requirements. General credits are applied to a student’s program of study in accordance with the procedures established by the college of enrollment. Information on the use of general credits or specific course credits earned by AP Exams in individual programs of study may be obtained from a student’s academic adviser or from the office of the dean of a student’s college.