Credit by Examination

In an effort to make the most of their college experience, many Missouri S&T students opt for credit-by-examination. Credits earned through these programs count toward degree requirements and allow qualified students to take advanced courses earlier in their college careers. To be considered for credit under any of these programs, or to request more information on examination policies and evaluations, please contact the Testing Center. Students applying for advanced credit-by-examination should include transcripts of test scores with their correspondence.

Sponsored by the College Entrance Examination Board, this program provides certain college-level courses and related advanced placement exams for top students at participating high schools. Missouri S&T will recognize advanced credit for the tests listed below.

 

AP EXAM / MINIMUM SCORE
SEMESTER HOURS
MISSOURI S&T EQUIVALENCY
Art History/3 3 Art 1180
Biology/4 3 Biological Sciences 1113
Biology/5 5 Biological Sciences 1113 & 1219
Calculus AB/4 or BC/3 4 Math 1214 or 1208 *
Calculus BC/4 8 Math 1214 & 1215 or Math 1208 & 1221 **
Chemistry/3 4 Chemistry 1310
Chemistry/4 5 Chemistry 1310 & 1319
Chemistry/5 8 Chemistry 1310, 1319 & 1320
English Language/3 3 English 1120
English Literature/3 3 English 1120
Environmental Science/4 3 Biological Sciences 1173
European History/3 3 History 1100, 1200, 1300 or 1310
French Language/3 8 French 1101 & 1102
French Language/4 12 French 1101, 1102 & 1180
French Literature/3 12 French 1101, 1102 & 1180
French Literature/4 15 French 1101, 1102, 1180 & 2170
German Language/3 8 German 1101 & 1102
Government and Politics (United States)/4 3 Political Science 1200
Government and Politics (Comparative)/4 3 Political Science 1200
Human Geography/3 3 History 2110
Macroeconomics/4 3 Econ 1200
Microeconomics/4 3 Econ 1100
Music Theory/4 4 Music 2161
Physics 1/3 3 Physics 1145
Physics 2/3 3 Physics 2145
Physics C (Mechanics)/3 4 Physics 1135
Physics C (Electr./Magnetism)/3 4 Physics 2135
Psychology/3 3 Psychology 1101
Research 3 English 1160
Seminar 3 English 1120
Spanish Language/3 8 Spanish 1101 & 1102
Spanish Language/4 12 Spanish 1101, 1102 & 1180
Spanish Literature/3 12 Spanish 1101, 1102 & 1180
Spanish Literature/4 15 Spanish 1101, 1102, 1180 & 2170
Statistics/4 3 Statistics 1115
U.S. History/4 3 History 1300 or 1310
U.S. History/5 6 History 1300 & 1310
World History/4 3 History 1100 or 1200
World History/5 6 History 1100 & 1200

* Engineering majors will receive credit for MATH 1214 (4 credit hours).
Non-engineering majors will receive credit for MATH 1208 (5 credit hours).

** Engineering majors will receive credit for MATH 1214 & 1215 (4 credit hours each).
Non-engineering majors will receive credit for MATH 1208 & 1221 (5 credit hours each).


AP AND CLEP REGULATIONS

  • Any student having 90 semester hours or more of acceptable credit are not eligible for AP or CLEP subject exams.
  • AP credit will be awarded for high school students only.
  • An examination may not be repeated in an attempt to earn credit.
  • If there is not a Missouri S&T course equivalency for credit earned, elective credit will be applied as though transferred from another institution. Applies to the following exam: Art.
  • A score of 57 is required to receive credit for a CLEP exam.
  • At the time of the exam, present a photo ID and two checks - one for $72 payable to CLEP (will accept credit and debit) and one for $30 payable to Missouri S&T. (Cash or check; no student account billing.)

This program has been developed for students who may have gained knowledge outside the regular classroom. At Missouri S&T, subject examinations are used to award credit for specific coursework when the content of the examination is similar to the course offered. College-level examinations are given at CLEP centers throughout the United States including Missouri S&T. Please check the table below for CLEP subject examinations accepted by Missouri S&T for college credit.

 

CLEP EXAM
SEMESTER HOURS
MISSOURI S&T EQUIVALENCY
American Government
3
Political Science 1200
American Literature
6
English 1221 & 1222
Biology
3
Biological Sciences 1113
Calculus
4
Math 1214 or 1208 *
Chemistry
5
Chemistry 1310 & 1319
College Algebra
3
Math 1140
College Composition
3
English 1120
College Mathematics 3 Math 1110
English Literature  
6
English 1211 & 1212
Financial Accounting
3
Business 1210
Foreign Languages
N/A
(verified by departmental exam)
History of the U.S. I: Early Colonization to 1877
3
History 1300
History of the U.S. II: 1865 to Present
3
History 1310
Human Growth & Development 3 Psychology 3310
Introduction to Educ Psychology
3
Psychology 2300
Introductory Business Law 
3
Business 2910
Introductory Psychology
3
Psychology 1101
Introductory Sociology  
3
Social Science Elective
Natural Sciences 3 Biological Sciences 110
Precalculus
5
Math 1140 & 1160
Principles of Macroeconomics  
3
Economics 1200
Principles of Management
3
Business 1110
Principles of Marketing
3
Marketing 3110
Principles of Microeconomics
3
Economics 1100
History of the U.S. I: Early Colonization to 1877
3
History 1300
History of the U.S. II: 1865 to Present
3
History 1310
Western Civilization I (Ancient Near East to 1648)
3
History 1100
Western Civilization II (1648 to Present)
3
History 1200

 * Engineering majors will receive credit for MATH 1214 (4 credit hours).
Non-engineering majors will receive credit for MATH 1208 (5 credit hours).

AP AND CLEP REGULATIONS

  • Any student having 90 semester hours or more of acceptable credit are not eligible for AP or CLEP subject exams.
  • AP credit will be awarded for high school students only.
  • An examination may not be repeated in an attempt to earn credit.
  • If there is not a Missouri S&T course equivalency for credit earned, elective credit will be applied as though transferred from another institution. Applies to the following exam: Art.
  • A score of 57 is required to receive credit for a CLEP exam.
  • At the time of the exam, present a photo ID and two checks - one for $77 payable to CLEP (will accept credit and debit) and one for $30 payable to Missouri S&T. (Cash or check; no student account billing.)

Missouri S&T awards credit in algebra and trigonometry for satisfactory marks on the following tests:

Missouri Mathematics Placement Test (MMPT)
   Score:    30 or above
   Credit:    Mathematics 1140 (Algebra) – 3 hours

Missouri S&T Trigonometry Placement Test (TPT)
   Score:    15 or above
   Credit:    Mathematics 1160 (Trigonometry) – 2 hours

$15 per test for transfer students

More information can be found at the testing center website.

Missouri S&T grants advanced placement in military science to:

  • Honorably discharged veterans of active military service
  • High school graduates with at least three years of Junior ROTC
  • Graduates of the Cadet Initial Entry Training, a four-week summer leadership camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • Members of reserve components with basic and advanced training

Military science students must be approved by the professor of military science and have four semesters remaining in school to be considered. Physicals are required. In addition to advanced placement, Missouri S&T awards college credit for military experience in accordance with commendations outlined in A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. For more information visit:

Missouri S&T recognizes the International Baccalaureate Diploma for admission, granting course credit and advanced placement to students who have passed higher-level subject examinations at a satisfactory standard. Missouri S&T will not grant credit for standard- level examinations.

IB EXAM / MINIMUM SCORE SEMESTER HOURS MISSOURI S&T EQUIVALENCY
English/6 3 English 1120
French/5 4 French 1101
German/5 4 German 1101
Spanish/5 4 Spanish 1101
History1/5 3 History 1200 or 1310
Geography/5 3 History 2110
Economics/5 3 Economics 1100 or 1200
Philosophy/6 3 Philosophy 1105
Psychology/6 3 Psychology 1101
Cultural Anthropology/6 3 Social Science Elective
Biology/5 3 Biological Sciences 1113
Biology/6 5 Biological Sciences 1113 & 1219
Chemistry2/5 5 Chemistry 1310 & 1319
Chemistry3/6 8 Chemistry 1310, 1319 & 1320
Physics/5 3 Physics 1145
Physics/6 6 Physics 1145 & 2145
Mathematics/7 4 Math 1208 or 1214 *

1 Students must choose between History 1310 (American History since 1877) or History 1200 (Modern Western Civilization) prerequisites for different advanced courses.

2 If student enrolls and achieves a grade of C or better in Chemistry 1320.

3 If student enrolls and achieves a grade of C or better in Chemistry 1550 & 1559.

* Engineering majors will receive credit for MATH 1214 (4 credit hours). Non-engineering majors will receive credit for MATH 1208 (5 credit hours).