E-2: CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

Senate Policy:  42-50.1, Credit by Examination

 

Procedure:

  1. Student obtains a Credit by Examination Application form from the office of the student's college dean, campus executive officer, or Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) and provides the information requested.
  1. Student secures the signatures of the student's college dean, campus executive officer, or director of DUS and the department head or campus representative offering the course.
  1. Student pays the required fee at the college that will administer the exam. All three receipted copies of the application form are returned to the student.
  1. Student presents receipted application form to the instructor, who will:
  1. Sign form and administer examination only if fees have been paid and return third copy to the student
  2. Forward copies 1 and 2 of the form to the instructor's college dean or campus executive officer.
  1. Instructor's college dean or campus executive officer signs the form and forwards both copies to the Registrar's office for issuance of a Grade Reporting Form.
  1. Grade form and copy 2 of the application form are returned to requesting college dean or campus executive officer.
  1. Completed grade form is returned to the Registrar's office through instructor's college dean or campus executive officer. Copy 2 of the application form is retained in the college. (Ref: Senate Policy 42-50)
  1. Credit by examination will be posted to the student's record but will not appear on the student's official transcript until the student has completed a credit-bearing course at Penn State.

Senate Policy:  42-50.1, Credit by Examination

Approved: ACUI (5-13-76)
Revised: ACUE (7-26-96)
Revised: ACUE (5-3-01)
Revised: Editorial (7-2-13)

 

NOTE: Additional information may be found in Procedures RC2006 and RC2007 available through Systems and Procedures.


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