UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 09-04-06

 

CATEGORY:              STUDENT AFFAIRS

SECTION:                  Registration and Records

SUBJECT:                 Advanced Standing Credits

EFFECTIVE DATE:   August 8, 2007 Revised

PAGE(S):                   1

 

I.    SCOPE

      This policy establishes the criteria for the acceptance of credits toward a University

      of Pittsburgh degree or certificate for other than course work completed through

      registration at the University.

II.   POLICY

      The University may award credit toward a University of Pittsburgh degree or

      certificate for:

            Transfer Credits - credits earned at other institutions.  The University will grant

            credit based on course equivalencies, including expected learning outcomes, with

            those of the University curriculum and standards.  The University will not refuse to

            consider a transfer credit based on the accreditation of the sending institution.

            Standardized Tests - credits earned by standardized examinations such as the

            College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Occupational Competency,

            ACT-PEP Challenge, and Advanced Placement Exams.

            Credit by Course Examination - credits earned by passing an examination

            administered by the University, in absence of registration for the course.

      Credits earned while a student is enrolled in a graduate program at the University of

      Pittsburgh which are applicable to a subsequent undergraduate degree or certificate

      may be posted as Advanced Standing credits on the undergraduate transcript as

      University of Pittsburgh Graduate Transcript credits.

      Graduate credits earned while a student is enrolled in the final term of an

      undergraduate program at the University of Pittsburgh, which are applicable to a

      subsequent graduate degree or certificate, may be posted as Advanced Standing

      credits on the graduate transcript as University of Pittsburgh Undergraduate

      Transcript credits.

      Academic Centers determine whether and under what circumstances advanced

      standing credits are awarded within the following limits:

 

            For undergraduate programs, the maximum number of credits accepted may not

            exceed 75% of the credits needed for the degree.

 

            For graduate programs, credit limits should not exceed the maximum number of

            credits for specific degrees as published in the Regulations Governing Graduate

            Study at the University of Pittsburgh.

      The Registrar posts advanced standing credits to the University transcript only with

      the authorization of the academic dean or designee.

 

III.  RERENCE

      Procedure 09-04-06, Advanced Standing Credits