05-00 and 06-00 Degree Candidates


06-70 Advanced Standing Admission as an Associate Degree Candidate

An applicant must (a) meet the entrance requirements (Carnegie Units) specified by the major; (b) have attended or be attending an accredited college or university other than The Pennsylvania State University; and (c) have a grade-point average of at least 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) for all graded courses taken at all institutions 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 an associate or baccalaureate degree candidate at The Pennsylvania State University and having subsequently attended other accredited institutions should refer to Section 58-00 for the policies and procedures for re-enrollment to the University as an associate 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 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.

Note e: An applicant who has already completed the requirements for either a baccalaureate or an associate degree may be admitted as a candidate for a new associate 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.

Note f: An applicant currently enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program at the University must follow the policies and procedures for a change of major given in Section 37-00.

A-2 Advanced Standing Application Procedure

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