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E-2: CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

Procedure:

  1. Student obtains a Credit by Examination Application form from the office of the student's college dean, campus academic officer or campus registrar, or Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) and provides the information requested.
  2. Student secures the signatures of the student's college dean, campus academic officer or campus registrar, or director of DUS and the department head or campus representative offering the course.
  3. Student pays the required fee at the college that will administer the exam. At the Commonwealth Campuses, the fee is paid at the Finance/Business/Bursar office at the campus.  All three receipted copies of the application form are returned to the student.
  4. Student presents receipted application form to the instructor, who will:
    1. Sign form and administer examination only if fees have been paid and return third copy to the student
    2. Forward copies 1 and 2 of the form to the instructor's college dean or campus academic officer or campus registrar.
  5. Instructor's college dean or campus academic officer or campus registrar signs the form and forwards both copies to the Registrar's office for issuance of a Grade Reporting Form.
  6. Grade form and copy 2 of the application form are returned to requesting college dean or campus academic officer or campus registrar.
  7. Completed grade form is returned to the Registrar's office through instructor's college dean or campus academic officer or campus registrar. Copy 2 of the application form is retained in the college. (Ref: Senate Policy 42-50)
  8. Credit by examination will be posted to the student's record but will not appear on the student's official transcript until the student has completed a credit-bearing course at Penn State.

Senate Policy:  42-50.1, Credit by Examination

NOTE: Additional information may be found in Procedure RC2006 available through Systems and Procedures.

Approved: ACUI (5-13-76)
Revised: ACUE (7-26-96)
Revised: ACUE (5-3-01)
Revised: Editorial (7-2-13)
Revised: Editorial (4-18-16)