Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 16 credits as per host institution and Penn State full time registration requirements.
A full time course load at Hof Applied Sciences is 19 credits, which is equivalent to 13 credits at Penn State. Most courses at Hof Applied Sciences are worth 4.5-5 credits which is equivalent to 3 credits at Penn State.
Grade Conversion Scale for Penn State and Hof Applied Sciences
Penn State Grade
Hof Applied Sciences Grade
*Program Note: Credit conversions and grade scales are subject to change at the discretion of the host institution and Penn State.
Course Equivalency Process
All students are required to complete the course equivalency process independently. Students need to complete this process once they have arrived abroad and finalized their course schedules.
Review the Academic Calendar for your program. Be cautious while choosing dates to book flights. Always check with your host institution or your program provider before booking. Semester start dates may not account for mandatory orientations before commencement of a program, and you may not know your semester end date until you receive you finals schedule while abroad. Final examinations cannot be administered at Penn State.
Refer to the Budget Sheet on the program page for information about costs.