At Penn State, advanced standing credits may be awarded for college-level work taken at regionally accredited institutions, provided:
- the course grade you earned is equivalent to a grade of A, B, or C (2.0) at Penn State
- there is an equivalent course at Penn State
- the credits are useful to your program of study
Transfer Credit and Your GPA
- Students entering Penn State with advanced standing credits will not earn a grade-point average (GPA) until the completion of their first Penn State course.
- You must be in degree status or have completed at least one 3-credit course at Penn State before any transferred credit will be recorded on your transcript.
- Actual letter grades are not transferred from other institutions — just the credit — so your Penn State GPA will not be affected by transfer credits.
If you are thinking about supplementing your undergraduate degree requirements by taking a course outside Penn State, we recommend that you visit Undergraduate Admission's Transfer Course Evaluation Guide to conduct your own unofficial evaluation.
Be sure to work closely with your academic adviser to ensure that you will be able to apply the course work toward your World Campus degree requirements.