Transferring Credits From Other Institutions
At Penn State, credits may be awarded for college-level work taken at regionally accredited institutions, provided:
For students applying to an undergraduate degree program, the Penn State Undergraduate Admissions Office determines what courses may transfer to Penn State from other universities. To gain a quick, unofficial evaluation of your transfer credits, visit the Evaluate Transfer Credit page on the Undergraduate Admissions Office website:
To obtain transfer information when you are a student applying to a World Campus graduate degree program, contact the academic department that is offering your program.
If you are a student and a veteran, or a member of the armed forces or the selected reserves, you may be granted academic credit for Military Occupational Specialties (MOS), Rating, or Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC) held in the armed services, in accordance with University policy. Students interested in receiving credit for their educational experience should submit any applicable SMART, AARTS, Coast Guard Institute, or CC of the Air Force transcripts to:
Undergraduate Admissions Office
The Pennsylvania State University
201 Shields Building
University Park PA 16802
Penn State awards credit for CLEP exams at the level recommended by the American Council on Education. For detailed information on the exams accepted and the credit awarded, visit Penn State's Credit Awarded for CLEP web page.
Special circumstances often prevent service personnel from continuing their education in the traditional classroom setting. Through World Campus, the Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES) extends educational opportunities to all servicemen and servicewomen in or outside the United States. If you are a student interested in receiving credit for DSST, please visit Penn State's DSST website.