Placement by Exam

IMPORTANT NOTE: Different policies may be in place depending on the date of matriculation at Penn. Consult the policies for your class for further details.

The University of Pennsylvania recognizes that many incoming students have participated in special programs of study that may earn them college credit or placement. These programs include exams such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, S.A.T.II, GCE A-levels and other international exams, as well as courses taken at other colleges or universities before matriculation at Penn ("pre-college" credit). It is important that students understand the policies governing the award of credit in these cases since they will be responsible for submitting the appropriate materials.

Penn will grant either credit or placement (a "waiver") for high achievement on most Advanced Placement (AP) exams taken before matriculation if the student indicated on the exam registration form that the scores were to be sent to Penn. Note that the ETS code for Penn's College of Arts and Sciences is 2926.

After arriving at Penn, students should check their transcript using Penn InTouch. If expected AP credit does not appear, they should contact the Office of the Registrar (215.898.6636). If expected A-Level, IB or S.A.T.II credit does not appear, they should contact Ms. Eddrena Owens in the Undergraduate Admissions Office (215.898.7507).

It is wise for students to bring their student copy of the Advanced Placement score report with them to campus.