You can still use prior learning assessment as a first-year student, and Penn State encourages you to do so. You're considered a first-year student if, among other guidelines, you have attempted seventeen or fewer semester hours of college coursework at a regionally accredited college or university before attending Penn State. You may also have enrolled in another institution before graduating from high school (dual or concurrent enrollment) or have taken exams after advanced coursework.
Advanced Placement Program
Advanced Level (A-Level) Exams
International Baccalaureate Program (IB)
Please see our information about transfer credits.