Credit by Examination
To define conditions under which graduate students may earn credits by examination.
To ensure that that all credit earned towards a Penn State graduate degree is the result of formal class work.
All graduate students.
- Examinations to establish credit for work done in absentia or without formal class work may be used to remove undergraduate deficiencies.
- Examinations to establish credit for work done in absentia or without formal class work may not be used to earn credits toward a graduate degree.
Arrangements for undergraduate credit by examination are made by the student directly with the graduate program head.
Adapted from Graduate Bulletin, June 2018