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International Advanced Standing

High performance on some nationally-sponsored or administered secondary school exams may entitle you to advanced standing at Penn.

These exams can include:

  • A-levels
  • French Baccalaureate
  • Abitur
  • International Baccalaureate (higher-level subjects)
  • Italian Maturita
  • Federal Swiss Maturity Certificate
  • Denmark's Studentereksamen
  • Iceland's Studentsprof
  • Finland's Matriculation Certificate

Advanced standing is not granted until you have been admitted and the original certificate (or an official copy) from the appropriate examining agency has been received and evaluated by Penn.

Please view academic departmental websites for more information on advance standing credit policies and placement exams, if offered.

Read more about Penn's policies on credit for external exams here.