Students who take courses in other US universities need to make sure that the courses will get Penn credit, and that this credit will count for the PPE major, if applicable.
In general, there are two things students need to be very aware of:
(1) Before starting the coursework elsewhere, the student should make sure that the courses get Penn credit in the appropriate department. For example, that an economics course taken abroad will be approved for credit by the economics department.
(2) Second, the student should make sure that these courses are acceptable for the PPE major.
Sometimes, students do not know exactly which classes they will take, because the university where they plan to study will not publish their course schedule till just a few days before the start of their term. In that case, the student should try to get at least an idea of the kinds of classes that are likely to be available (perhaps based on past course offerings), and/or follow steps 1 and 2 over email/phone as soon as the course offerings are available.
For Transfer students coming from outside Penn and intending to major in PPE, the place to begin is at the Transfer Office, (part of office of Admissions) College Hall Room G 9.
AP/IB credits and waivers are determined here, and a list of AP credits provided as well.