Credit for Pre-College Courses

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The information below applies to the Class of 2021 and later. College students in the Class of 2020 and earlier should refer to the Policies and Procedures for their class.

Credit is not awarded for college-level coursework undertaken while a student is enrolled in high school or in the summer after high school. Such coursework is considered a part of a student’s preparation for a Penn education. It is used in consultation with the student’s academic advisor to inform decisions about placement into appropriate courses at Penn.

An exception is made for students who enroll in Penn courses during the summer prior to their matriculation into an undergraduate degree program at the University. In that case, the course will be recorded along with the credit earned on the student's Penn transcript, which would otherwise start with the fall semester.