Credit by Standardized Examination

Credit by Standardized Examination

Mid-State Technical College staff will review test results from the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), subject examinations, the American College Testing Proficiency Examination Program (ACT PEP) and Advanced Placement (AP) exams for possible credit toward the completion of an associate degree or technical diploma. Credit toward degree or diploma completion will be awarded only for courses that fulfill a published Mid-State graduation requirement or that are an acceptable degree elective at Mid-State Technical College.

College staff will use the guidelines published by the testing agencies to identify appropriate test scores for credit recognition. Students must provide Mid-State with an official, sealed transcript of test results from the testing agency for a review to occur. Credit awarded for successful performance on a CLEP, AP, or ACT PEP test will appear on an Mid-State transcript as "CE" for "Credit by Examination." This credit will not be part of a student's grade point average calculation. The appropriate academic Division Dean is responsible for the final decision on the recognition of credit based on CLEP or ACT PEP scores.

About CLEP Testing

CLEP Exam Minimum Score Mid-State Course Credited Credit Hours Questions
Introductory Business Law 55 105160 Business Law 3 100
Principles of Marketing 55 104102 Marketing Principles 4 100
Principles of Management 55 102147 Principles of Management 3 100
English Composition 50 801195 Written Communication 3 90
Freshman College Composition 50 801195 Written Communication 3 90
American Government 50 809122 Introduction to American Government 3 100
Human Growth and Development 50 809188 Developmental Psychology 3 90
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 809144 Macroeconomics 3 80
Principles of Microeconomics 50 809143 Microeconomics 3 80
Introductory Psychology 50 809198 Introduction to Psychology 3 95
Introductory Sociology 50 809196 Introduction to Sociology 3 100


Reasons Businesses Should Hire an MSTC Graduate

Employer-based program advisory committees
88% of us work in-state following graduation
We are tech savvy
We have the soft skills you desire
We receive skills/insight from industry leaders
You get a high-quality and job-ready employee

Frequently Asked Admissions Questions


How do I know if I’ve been admitted to a program?

Once you have completed all admissions requirements, you will receive a letter indicating you have been accepted.

Is there a fee to take the Accuplacer?

No. There is no fee to take the Accuplacer.

Do I need to be admitted to a program to take classes at Mid-State?

No, but you must complete an Application.

I applied to Mid-State in the past. Do I need to repay my application fee?

The $30 application fee is a one-time fee, unless you have been away for 3 consecutive semesters.

Do I need to take an entrance assessment to be admitted to Mid-State & my program?

Mid-State requires most new students to complete the Accuplacer prior to acceptance into a program.

How does Mid-State tuition compare to tuition for a four-year public university?

On average, an Mid-State education costs 45% less than two years at a public university.

Will a GED® Test or HSED be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma?

Yes. Contact the institution that awarded your GED® Test/HSED and have them send your test scores directly to Mid-State.

Is there an Application for Admission deadline?

Mid-State continuously accepts applications for admission.

What are official transcripts?

Official transcripts are transcripts with the school's seal sent directly from the school you attended previously.

Do I need to provide high school or college transcripts?

Yes, but only if your program requires transcripts.

When can I take the Accuplacer?

The Accuplacer is offered on a daily basis

Mid-State needs a copy of my transcripts. Can I send a copy of the one I have?

No. Mid-State requires all transcripts to be official.