42-00 Acquisition of Credit


42-94 College-Level Examination Program of the College Board

The University cooperates with the College Board in this program, referred to as CLEP. Effective June 1, 1974, credit may be awarded for the CLEP Examinations depending upon the score earned on the examination and other factors as indicated in the following paragraphs.

A student who has earned a score equivalent to the fiftieth percentile or higher for performance on the CLEP Examination, taken before or after admission to degree candidacy, may receive credit as indicated in the schedule of credits.

Limitations on credits earned through the CLEP 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 CLEP 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.

3. The total number of credits that may be awarded is limited to 60 credits.

E-7 College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Procedure

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