42-00 Acquisition of Credit


42-92 Advanced Placement Program of the College Board

A person who does advanced work in a secondary school may take Advanced Placement Examinations, which are based on college-level studies. The University cooperates with the College Board in this program.

Credit may be awarded for Advanced Placement Examinations depending upon the grades earned on the examination. For some examinations, the amount of credit awarded varies with an earned grade of three, four, or five. The schedule of credit awarded for Advanced Placement Examinations may be revised annually upon review by the faculty.

Limitations on credits earned through the Advanced Placement Examinations are as follows:

1. It is the discretion of the student’s degree program to determine whether the credits earned can be used to meet degree requirements.

2. A student who has earned credit for a particular course through AP examinations may elect to take the same course at Penn State (unless restricted by placement policies of the unit offering the course), but the duplicate credit cannot be used to meet any additional degree requirements. However, the grade earned in the Penn State course will count towards the student’s grade point average.

E-6 Advanced Placement Placement Program of the Colege Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Procedure

Revised: 3/17/92
Revised: 4/24/12