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