Honors College

Admission, AP and IB Credit

Admission

To be admitted to the University Honors College as an entering freshman, a student must have a high school GPA greater than or equal to 3.5 and an ACT composite score greater than or equal to 25 (SAT greater than or equal to 1160). There is no essay to write or separate admission form to complete (with the exception of the Buchanan Fellowship). Transfer students or established MTSU students who have completed at least 12 semester hours are eligible to enroll in Honors courses provided that their cumulative GPA is greater than or equal to 3.25. Eligible students are encouraged to enroll in Honors courses even though they may not plan to graduate from the University Honors College.

Application for AP/CEEB Credit toward UHC Graduation

A score of four or five on Advanced Placement/College Entrance Examination Board (AP/CEEB) exams may be used to reduce the Honors College graduation requirement of 31 hours. Students can defray a maximum of nine (9) hours of the 20-hour Honors lower-division coursework with AP/CEEB/IB credit. In order to apply AP/CEEB/IB credit, the student must meet with the Honors College advisor, Ms. Laura Clippard. She may be reached at 615-898-5464, by visiting HONR 227, or by e-mail to Laura.Clippard@mtsu.edu.

College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB)
Advanced Placement (AP) Program
Art History, three credits, in lieu of ART 1910 Art History Survey I
Studio Art, three credits, in lieu of ART 1610 Two Dimensional Design or 1620 Drawing I
Biology, four credits, in lieu of BIOL 1030 Topics in Biology
Chemistry, eight credits, in lieu of CHEM 1110, 1120 General Chemistry I and II
Comparative Government and Politics, three credits, in lieu of P S 1010 Foundations of Government
Computer Science A, four credits, in lieu of CSCI 1170 Computer Science I
Computer Science AB, four credits, in lieu of CSCI 2170 Computer Science II
Macroeconomics, three credits, in lieu of ECON 2410 Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics
Microeconomics, three credits, in lieu of ECON 2420 Principles of Economics, Microeconomics
English Composition/Literature, three credits, in lieu of ENGL 1010 Expository Writing
English Research and Arg Writing, three credits, in lieu of ENGL 1020 Research and Argumentative Writing
Environmental Science, three credits, in lieu of EST 2810 Introduction to Environmental Science
European History, three credits, in lieu of HIST 1020 Survey Western Civilization I
U. S. History, six credits, in lieu of HIST 2010, 2020 Survey U. S. History I and II
Foreign Languages and Literatures, six credits, in lieu of FREN 1010 and 1020
GERM 1010 and 1020 , LATIN 1010 and 1020, and SPAN 1010 and 1020 (all I and II)
Calculus AB, four credits, in lieu of MATH 1910 Calculus I
Calculus BC, four credits, in lieu of MATH 1920 Calculus II
Statistics, three credits, in lieu of MATH 1530 Applied Statistics
Music Theory, three credits, in lieu of MUTH 1000 Elements of Music
Physics B, four credits, in lieu of PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus-Based Physics I, 2011 Physics Problems Lab I
Physics C, four credits, in lieu of PHYS 2110 Calculus-Based Physics I, 2111 University Physics Lab I
U. S. Government and Politics, three credits, in lieu of P S 2010 American Government and Politics
Psychology, three credits, in lieu of PSY 1410 General Psychology


Application for International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit toward UHC Graduation                                 

Students who earn an International Baccalaureate Diploma receive scores in various subject areas denoting their achievements.

Departments at MTSU currently offer credit for such tests as follows:
(page 34 in the 2009-2011 Undergraduate Catalog)
PHYS 2010/2011, four credits
Score of 5 or higher in Physics (higher or standard level exam)
PHYS 2010/2011 and 2020/2021 , eight credits
Score of 6 or higher in Physics (higher or standard level exam)
BIOL 1110/1111 and 1120/1121 , eight credits
Score of 5 or higher in Biology (higher level exam)
MATH 1910, 1920 plus three hours lower-division mathematics
elective credit, eleven credits
Score of 4 or higher in Mathematics (higher level exam)
Three hours lower-division history elective credit
Score of 6 or higher in History (higher level exam)
ENGL 1010, three credits
Score of 5 or higher in Language A1 (higher level exam)
MTSU has recently established scholarships of $1,000 for students who earn IB diplomas and have a 3.5 GPA.
Consistent with our AP policy [where the university gives course credit for scores of 3 and above, and Honors credit for scores of 4 and 5], the Honors College will award Honors credit (up to 9 hours total, in any combination of AP, IB, and/or Governor's School credits) for any of the above tests in which students get a score one point higher than MTSU's accepted score.



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