Credit by Examination

Advanced Placement (AP) Program

MTSU participates in the Advanced Placement (AP) Program of the College Entrance Examination Board and grants appropriate semester hours credit to qualified students presenting official record of a grade of 3 or above on the appropriate CEEB examination. Semester hours credit in the amount carried by the course or courses from which the student is exempted by CEEB advanced placement examination will be awarded.  

 AP Exam Credit

AP EXAM AP EXAM SCORE MTSU COURSE MTSU CREDITS
Art History 3 or above ART 1030 3
Biology 3 or above BIOL1030/ BIOL 1031 (Science major may receive credit for BIOL 1110/BIOL 1111, BIOL 1120/BIOL 1121 upon recommendation of chair, Department of Biology.) 4
Calculus AB 3 or above MATH 1910 4
Calculus BC 3 or above Math 1920 4
Chemistry 3 or above CHEM 1110/ CHEM 1111, CHEM 1120/ CHEM 121 8
Comparative Government and Politics 3 or above PS 1010 3
Computer Science A 3 or above CSCI 1170 4
Computer Science AB 3 or above CSCI 2170*# 4
English Language and Composition 3 or above ENGL 1010 3
English Literature and Composition 3 or above ENGL1010 3
Environmental Science 3 or above EST 2810 3
European History 3 or above HIST 1020 3
Foreign Languages and Cultures 3 or above SPAN 1010 and SPAN 1020, FREN 1010 and FREN 1020, GERM 1010 and GERM1020, LATN 1010 and LATN 1020 6
Human Geography 3 or above GS 2010 3
Macroeconomics 3 or above ECON 2410 3
Microeconomics 3 or above ECON 2420 3
Music Theory 3 or above MUTH 1000 3
Physics 1, 3 or above PHYS 2010/2011* 4
Physics 2 3 or above PHYS 2020/2021* 4
Physics B 3 or above PHYS 2010/2011*# 4
Physics C 3 or above PHYS 2110/2111* 4
Psychology 3 or above PSY 1410 3
Statistics 3 or above MATH 1530 3
Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio 3 or above ART 1620 3
Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio 3 or above ART 1610 3
Studio Art: 3-D Design Portfolio 3 or above ART 1630 3
U.S. Government and Politics 3 or above PS 1005 3
U.S. History 3 or above HIST 2010, HIST 2020 6
World History 3 or above HIST 110, HIST 1120 6

 * NOTE: A grade of 4 or above is required to receive credits
# NOTE: Test has been discontinued by AP

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Students may earn college credit for the following examinations administered by the College Level Examination Program:

CLEP Exam Credit

CLEP EXAM CLEP EXAM SCORE MTSU COURSE MTSU CREDITS
American Government 50 or greater PS 1005  (formerly PS 2010) 3
American History I: Early Colonizations to 1877 50 or greater HIST 2010 3
American History II: 1865 to Present 50 or greater HIST 2020 3
Analysis and Interpretation of Literature–essay required * 50 or greater ENGL 2030 3
Business Law, Introduction to 50 or greater BLAW 3430 3
Calculus 50 or greater MATH 1910  4
College Algebra 50 or greater MATH 1710 3
College Mathematics total score of 45 or greater MATH 1010 3
Financial Accounting 50 or greater ATCG 2110 3
General Biology 50 or greater BIOL 1030/1031 4
General Chemistry 50 or greater CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111, CHEM 1120/CHEM 1121 8
General Psychology 50 or greater PSY 1410 3
Macroeconomics, Principles of 50 or greater ECON 2410 3
Management, Principles of 50 or greater    
Marketing, Principles of 50 or greater MKT 3820 3
Microeconomics, Principles of   ECON 2420 3
Pre-Calculus 50 or greater MATH 1730 4
Sociology, Introductory 50 or greater SOC 1010 3
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 or greater HIST 1010 3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present, three credits, in lieu of 50 or greater HIST 1020 3

* NOTE: Essays written as part of the exam in English will be graded by full-time faculty of the English Department. To receive credit, students must write essays that demonstrate the positive qualities of superior writing defined in the English Department’s Sophomore Writing Standards, in addition to scoring an acceptable score on the objective portion of the examination.

DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST)

Students may earn college credit for acceptable scores on the DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST) if recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). MTSU awards lower-division and upper-division credit based on the ACE recommendation. Students should submit an official DANTES transcript to the MTSU Undergraduate Admissions office for review. A student may receive no more than 60 semester hours of credit by means of DSST, credit-by-special exam, credit for service-related experience, and flight training.

NOTE: Due to accreditation requirements, the Jennings A. Jones College of Business will not allow DSST upper-division credit to count toward graduation.

International Baccalaureate Program

Students may earn college credit for acceptable scores on examinations administered by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

IB Exam Credit

IB EXAM IB EXAM SCORE MTSU COURSE MTSU CREDITS
Physics (higher or standard level exam) 5 or higher PHYS 2010/PHYS 2011 4
Physics (higher or standard level exam) 6 or higher PHYS 2010/PHYS 2011 and PHYS 2020/PHYS 2021 8
Biology (higher level exam) 5 or higher BIOL 1110/ BIOL 1111 and BIOL 1120/BIOL 1121 8
Mathematics (higher level exam) 4 or higher MATH 1910, MATH 1920 plus three hours lower-division mathematics elective credit 11
History (higher level exam) 6 or higher three hours lower-division history elective credit 3
Language A1 (higher level exam) 5 or higher ENGL 1010 3

 

 

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