1. “Credit” assigned to nursing courses does not constitute “college credit” and does not imply nursing courses earn the equivalent of college credit.
  2. The term “credit” assigned to nursing courses is for grading and/or financial purposes only.
  3. Only an authorized degree-granting institution in which a student enrolls may determine whether the completed nursing courses may be accepted for “college credit.”

Transfer of Credit

Courses submitted for transfer credit in sciences must have been taken within the last seven (7) years. Both science and general education courses must meet the "Credit Transfer Policies" of Pennsylvania State University.

  • Course work must be completed at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Penn State must offer a similar course or program of study.
  • Only courses in which a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is earned will be considered for transfer. Course work completed on a Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis typically will not be transferred.
  • Courses at Penn State carry semester hours of credit. Courses evaluated from colleges and universities with different credit systems (quarter hours, units) are converted to semester hours of credit.

Please Note:  Evaluations of transfer of credit by Aria Health School of Nursing are based upon the best available information at the time. Revisions to a course evaluation maybe based on the receipt of new information and no evaluation is officially complete until credits appear on the student's transcript.


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