Minimal Credit Requirement

To earn an Associate Degree, diploma, or certificate from Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, students must complete a minimum of 50% of the required credits at the College.

Credits earned from program courses at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, including Dual Enrollment courses, shall count toward the College credit requirement.

Although Pennsylvania Community College evaluates prior learning and will apply credits as appropriate to degree, diploma, or certificate programs the following types of credits do not contribute to a student's minimum credit requirement:

  • Credits transferred from another institution
  • Credit awarded for successful completion of a course examination (credit by exam)
  • Credit awarded through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Credit awarded for Advance Placement Examinations
  • Credit awarded for Military Training
  • Credit awarded by an area Career and Technology Center
  • Credit awarded for Life Experience