A-2: ADVANCED STANDING
Senate Policy: 06-30, Advanced Standing Admission as a Baccalaureate
Senate Policy: 06-70, Advanced Standing Admission as an Associate Degree
- Application forms (FORM A-1) are provided by the Admissions Office.
A nonrefundable application fee must accompany the application.
- An applicant must hold a high school diploma or its equivalent and
present evidence of having completed the entrance requirements (Carnegie
units) for the proposed program of study. Application forms should be sent
to the secondary school for completion. The secondary school forwards all
materials directly to the Admissions Office at University Park. Advanced
standing applications for the Behrend College should be submitted to that
- An official transcript is required for each college or university
attended, and it must be sent directly from the registrar of the originating
college or university to the Admissions Office at University Park or to the
Behrend College, whichever is appropriate. An applicant currently attending
a college or university must also submit a schedule of courses for the final
term the applicant plans to attend the current institution.
- An applicant who has attempted less than 18 semester credits (27 quarter
credits) is required to submit scores. The application is evaluated following
the procedures specified in Section A-1.
- While there is no deadline for filing applications, the earliest applicants
receive first consideration for choice of campus location and academic program.
- An applicant to the University Park campus who has attended accredited
colleges or universities must have completed at least 60 semester credits
(90 quarter credits), be in good standing, free of probation, and have a
grade-point average of at least 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale). The large number of
qualified applicants usually exceeds the number of spaces available; therefore,
satisfaction of the minimum academic and semester hour requirements does not
- An applicant who has attended accredited colleges or universities
and has completed fewer than two academic years of study, normally equivalent
to attempting 60 semester credits (90 quarter credits), is in good standing,
free of probation, and has a grade-point average of at least 2.00 (on a
4.00 scale) may be considered for admission to a Commonwealth campus.
- The director of admissions evaluates the transcripts and assigns credits
as specified in Senate Policies 42-80 and 42-90.
NOTE: If a candidate has completed three years of a cooperative
3-2 program (see, for example, the general information for the College of
Engineering in the Baccalaureate Degree Programs Bulletin), all credits
granted in the cooperative programs at other institutions are noted on the
candidate's academic record, but courses are not listed individually on the
- A semester classification is assigned to the candidate in accordance
with the policies and procedures given in Senate Policy 37-70. (Ref: Senate
Policies 06-30 and 06-70)
Senate Policy: 06-30, Advanced Standing Admission as a Baccalaureate Degree Candidate
Senate Policy: 06-70, Advanced Standing Admission as an Associate Degree Candidate
- Approved: ACUI (4-29-76)
- Revised: ACUI (4-8-82)
The University may make changes in policies, procedures,
educational offerings, and requirements at any time. Please consult a Penn
State academic adviser for more detailed information. Penn State is an affirmative
action, equal opportunity university.