Contact the Prior Learning Assessment Department at Penn State, you can reference the Acquisition of Credit policy here.


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Students should consult their Academic Advisor, as well as Penn State World Campus’ Transfer Credit Policies, and ACE policies at Penn State’s Policy: Credit by Training (ACE CREDIT)

Once you have consulted with an advisor, enroll and study the course at your own pace, and pass the Direct Credit Exam. To learn more about college/university credit for Saylor Academy courses, please visit our credit page here.