Advanced Placement Credit

Penn State awards credit for achievement on many Advanced Placement courses. For more information on the courses and required scores to receive credit, go the University's page on Advanced Placement credit information.

If you earn a grade of three or higher on the AP Human Geography exam, you will receive credit for GEOG 020, Human Geography, which is a required course for geography majors or a general education social science course for non-majors. 

If you earn a grade of three or higher on the AP Environmental Science exam, you will receive credit for EARTH 100, Environment Earth, which is a general education natural sciences class for geography majors.