Penn State awards academic credit for the demonstration of college-level learning and not experience alone, and these programs have been evaluated by Faculty Senate as options for demonstrating college-level learning.
American Council on Education Training Programs
You may be granted college credit for your on-the-job training. ACE evaluates non-college organizational training programs for college credit and publishes its recommendations in the ACE National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training. The Policies/Procedures link will help you request your transcript; you can search for training you obtained in the Getting Started with Credit for Workforce Training link below.
- Getting Started with Credit for Workforce Training
- Using Your ACE Credit Recommendations
You can access the information on certifications and trainings that have already been approved by using the Transfer Tool. Use the American Council on Education (DC) as your institution and select all courses to see the list.
Police Academy Training Programs
Police academy training programs may provide additional opportunities for college credit acquisition. Submit an official transcript showing your successful completion of the police academy to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Application of these credits to your program of study depends on your major and discussions with your academic adviser.
Nurses may receive college credit based on licensure. As a registered nurse with a valid RN license, you will receive 33 advanced-standing credits toward a B.S. degree. A licensed practical nurse (LPN) who is admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program may be eligible to receive credit toward first-year nursing coursework. Application of these credits to your program of study depends on your major and discussions with your academic adviser.
Other Work Experience
Please see Portfolio.