Transfer Student Placement

Penn College evaluates students' skills to ensure that they have the skills necessary for success in their majors and college level course work. See Placement Requirements

One way to meet placement requirements is to transfer courses taken at another institution* that demonstrate specific skill levels in the core areas of math, reading, and English. As a transfer student, chances are that you have taken courses which will exempt you from one or all of the placement tests.

Upon your application and conditional acceptance, you will be asked to have an official transcript sent from any previously attended institution to Penn College. Your completed course work will be evaluated, and if those courses are sufficient to exempt you from the entire series of placement tests, you will receive a letter informing you of your exempt status and inviting you to your Pre-Enrollment Advising Session.

If transferred courses have exempted you from some but not all of the placement tests, your letter will tell you that you are required to take certain parts of the test and, give your test date.The academic profile you receive from the Registrar’s Office will indicate the tests from which you have been exempted.

*Please note that only courses deemed equivalent to Penn College courses, that satisfy specific degree requirements, and that are completed with a grade of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher are eligible for transfer.

Placement Test Exemption Notifications

All students are given placement test dates and receive notification letters upon acceptance into the College. After your transcript evaluation has been completed, if you have been exempted from one or more of the tests, you will receive notification with updated testing information.

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