05-00 and 06-00 Degree Candidates


06-30 Advanced Standing Admission as a Baccalaureate Degree Candidate

An applicant must (a) meet the entrance requirements (Carnegie Units) of the college of enrollment; (b) meet minimum advanced standing requirements of the college of enrollment (requirements can be obtained from the admissions office); and (c) be in one of the following groups:

  1. An applicant who has attended or is attending an accredited college or university other than The Pennsylvania State University, with a grade-point average of at least 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) for all graded courses taken at all colleges and universities previously attended. Failure to indicate at the time of application that courses have been taken at another institution may result in refusal or cancellation of admission.

Note a: An applicant previously enrolled as a baccalaureate or associate degree candidate at The Pennsylvania State University and having subsequently attended other accredited colleges or universities should refer to Section 58-00 for the policies and procedures for re-enrollment to the University as a baccalaureate degree candidate.

Note b: 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 attended in the four years prior to the requested enrollment semester may apply for admission as an advanced standing student with forgiveness in accordance with the policies and procedures of Section 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.

Note c: An applicant who does not meet the minimum requirement of a grade-point average of at least 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and does not meet the criteria for advanced standing with forgiveness as outlined in 06-57 may enroll in credit courses as a nondegree student in accordance with the policies and procedures in Section 14-00.

Note d: An applicant who is not in good standing at another accredited institution for disciplinary reasons must consult with the director of the Office of Student Conduct for admissions clearance.

  1. An applicant who has completed the requirements for an associate degree at this University must apply for re-enrollment as a baccalaureate degree candidate in accordance with the policies and procedures of Section 58-00 and for a change of major in accordance with the policies and procedures of Section 37-00.

Note a: An applicant enrolled in, but not having completed, an associate degree program at the University must follow the policies and procedures for a change of major specified in Section 37-00.

Note b: An applicant who has completed one baccalaureate degree may be admitted as a candidate for another baccalaureate degree. If the degree was granted by the University, the applicant follows the policies and procedures for a sequential degree specified in Section 61-00. If the degree was granted by another accredited college or university, the applicant follows the policies and procedures of this section.

A-2 Advanced Standing Application Procedures

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