Credit by National 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 MSTC 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 MSTC 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 MSTC 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.
|CLEP Exam||Minimum Score||MSTC 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|
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Frequently Asked Admissions Questions
When can I take the Accuplacer?
The Accuplacer is offered on a daily basis
If I’ve taken the Accuplacer or ACT in the past, can MSTC use those scores?
Yes. The scores can be used if the test has been taken within the past five years.
Do I need to be admitted to a program to take classes at MSTC?
No. Anyone can register for most General Studies classes.
How does MSTC tuition compare to tuition for a four-year public university?
On average, an MSTC education costs 45% less than two years at a public university.
Will a GED or HSED be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma?
Yes. Contact the institution that awarded your GED/HSED and have them send your test scores directly to MSTC.
How do I apply to a program?
Click on How to Apply above to get started!
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.
MSTC needs a copy of my transcripts. Can I send a copy of the one I have?
No. MSTC requires all transcripts to be official.
Do college graduates still need to provide high school transcripts?
Yes, but only if your program requires transcripts.
I applied to MSTC in the past. Do I need to repay my application fee?
The $30 application fee is a one-time fee.
Is there a fee to take the Accuplacer?
Yes. There is a $20 fee to take the Accuplacer.
Do I need to take an entrance assessment to be admitted to MSTC & my program?
MSTC requires most new students to complete the Accuplacer prior to acceptance into a program.
Is there an Application for Admission deadline?
MSTC 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.