In 2015-2016, 19% of Penn State's adult learners were or are in the military.
Penn State faculty review trainings and occupations for Penn State credit based on the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations posted to the military transcripts to determine if credit may be awarded for military experience. Degree-seeking students will be awarded up to three credits of Health and Wellness for basic training. Application of these credits to your program study depends on your major and discussions with your academic adviser.
Submit to the Undergraduate Admissions Office, electronically or in hard copy, an official Joint Services Transcript, an official Community College of the Air Force- Air University transcript, or an official Department of Defense record of military service. Instructions available here.
- Penn State Credit for Military Experience (submitting records)
- Penn State Credit for Military Experience (using the Transfer Tool)
- Getting Started with ACE's Military Credit Recommendations
- Office of Veterans Affairs and Services
- Resources for Military and Veteran Students
- Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
If you have completed any DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST) exams, these may provide additional course work credits for your program of study, depending on your major. Complete the form to request the official transcript of the testing and the scores, and pay the $30 fee for the scores to be sent to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Our Institutional Code is 9277. The academic department that offers a comparable course will review your results and determine whether or not credit may be awarded. Contact your academic adviser or the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.
Penn State Outreach and Online Education. Outreach and Analytics Reporting (2016, May). Adult Learner Profile.