Transfer of Credits
In general, transfer credit may be awarded for academically based courses that were taken at a regionally accredited institution, were passed with a grade of C or better, and are similar in content and classroom meeting hours to the curriculum on Penn’s campus.
At Penn, credit is awarded in course units. The normal course load results in eight to nine course units each year. Courses taken for fewer than 40 contact hours each term will not transfer but, when appropriate, will be combined with other courses to give credit.
Credits transferred from other institutions will become a part of the student's official record, but grades will not be placed on the transcript nor used in determining the student's cumulative grade point average.
The Office of Transfer Credit and Advanced Standing examines a student's transcripts and sends an evaluation of transferable credit approximately three weeks after the offer of admission. Prospective applicants who would like an approximate determination of which courses will transfer should compare the course descriptions of their home institution with Penn's course descriptions. Visit our Course Register for more information.
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