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Transfer Credits

Transfer of Credits from a Penn State Undergraduate Transcript

In certain cases students may apply credits they earned in 400-, 500-, and 800-series courses while undergraduates at Penn State toward a graduate degree at Penn State. After a student has been admitted to the Graduate School, and with the approval of the graduate program head, a maximum of 15 credits relevant to the graduate program of study that were not used to satisfy undergraduate requirements may be applied toward a graduate degree. Time limitations on the completion of the respective graduate degree program apply to these as well as to other credits.

Forms for transfer of credit may be obtained from the graduate program.

Transfer of Credit from an External Institution

Forms for transfer of credit may be obtained from the graduate program.

Transfer of Nondegree and Certificate Graduate Credits

Approval to apply nondegree and certificate graduate credits toward a degree program must be granted by the student's academic adviser, the program head or graduate officer, and the Graduate School. A maximum of 15 credits earned as a nondegree student or as a certificate student prior to being accepted into a degree program may be applied to a degree program.

Forms for transfer of credit may be obtained from the graduate program.

Transfer of Penn State Law Credits

Graduate students wishing to take 900-level (law) credits may apply a maximum of 10 credits towards a graduate degree program. Approval to apply Penn State Law credits toward a degree program must be granted by the student's academic adviser, the program head or graduate officer, and the Graduate School.

Courses approved to be transferred will be marked "*L" (Penn State Law Credit) on the graduate transcript and will count towards the total credit count, but will NOT be calculated into the cumulative GPA.

Forms for transfer of credit may be obtained from the graduate program.

Transfer of Penn State College of Medicine Credits

Graduate students wishing to take 700-level (medical) credits may apply a maximum of 10 credits towards a graduate degree program. Approval to apply Penn State College of Medicine credits toward a degree program must be granted by the student's academic adviser, the program head or graduate officer, and the Graduate School.

Courses approved to be transferred will be marked "*M" (College of Medicine Credit) on the graduate transcript and will count towards the total credit count, but will NOT be calculated into the cumulative GPA.

Forms for transfer of credit may be obtained from the graduate program.

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