A-2: ADVANCED STANDING

 

Senate Policy:  06-30, Advanced Standing Admission as a Baccalaureate Degree Candidate

Senate Policy:  06-70, Advanced Standing Admission as an Associate Degree Candidate

 

Procedure: Application

Applications are available on the web; paper applications are available by contacting the Undergraduate Admissions Office or from an online print form in September for the following admissions year.

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.

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 appropriate campus.

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 standardized test 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). Satisfaction of the minimum academic and semester hour requirements does not guarantee admission.

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.

Evaluation

An applicant must meet the entrance requirements (Carnegie Units) of the college of enrollment and meet minimum advanced standing requirements of the college of enrollment.

An applicant whose overall grade-point average is less than 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) but has a grade-point average of at least 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) at all institutions attending the four years prior to the requested enrollment semester may apply for admissions as an advanced standing student with forgiveness in accordance with the policies and procedures of Senate Policy 06-57. An applicant who has not attempted any collegiate level course work four years prior to the requested enrollment semester may also apply for advanced standing with forgiveness.

Undergraduate 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 dual degree Engineering program, 76 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 record.

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)
Revised: ACUI (2-7-13)
 
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