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Getting Penn State Credit

There are many different ways for students to obtain Penn State credit. Below is a table that lists the different types of credit acquisition available. For questions, please contact Penn State New Kensington at 1-888-968-PAWS.

Type

Credit Awarded

Required Grades/Scores

Department/Office Authorization

Getting Penn State Credit
Advanced Placement (AP) Program Yes Required Score for Awarding of Credit Varies by Subject Area Undergraduate Admissions Office
Credit Acquisition for Completion of Some Foreign Secondary Schools Varies Varies Undergraduate Admissions Office
Yes Higher-Level Exams Grade of 5 or higher Undergraduate Admissions Office
College-Level Exam Program (CLEP) Yes Required score varies by subject Undergraduate Admissions Office
Credit by Examination Subject to Department Exam Grade of "C" or higher Dean of College & Head of Academic Department
Credit by Validation Subject to Department Review Grade of "C" or higher Undergraduate Admissions Office & Department Representative
ACE College Credit Recommendation Service (formerly ACE/PONSI) Yes American Council on Education Guide utilized for credit recommendation Undergraduate Admissions Office
Educational Experience in Armed Services Yes American Council on Education Guide utilized for credit recommendation Undergraduate Admissions Office
DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST) Subject to Department Review   Academic Department
Accredited U.S. Institutions Yes Grade of "C" or higher Undergraduate Admissions Office
Portfolio Assessment Yes Evaluation of Portfolio by Academic Department Undergraduate Admissions Office & Academic Department
Accredited Institutions Outside the U. S. Yes Grades equivalent to a "C" or higher Undergraduate Admissions Office

 

 

Penn State New Kensington
Office of Enrollment Management
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Some evening hours by appointment only
724-334-LION
888-968-PAWS
nkadmissions@psu.edu
nk-finaid@psu.edu