The College may recognize work on the college-level completed elsewhere by a student. This recognition may take the form of exemption from degree requirements and may carry academic credit. Students should present their requests for exemption to the Registrar. They should be prepared to demonstrate their competence on the basis of their academic record, Advanced Placement Examination results of the College Board, or examinations administered by the department concerned. Decisions on exemption and credit rest with the department and the Registrar.

Students may satisfy the second language requirement in a language not regularly offered at Gettysburg College by demonstrating achievement at the intermediate-level through transfer credit, by examination, or through an approved exchange program with the Central Pennsylvania Consortium. International students who have learned English as a second language may satisfy the requirement with their primary language.