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Credit by Exam

Entering freshmen and other students may be given credit in certain subjects by applying Military Credit, or by passing these nationally recognized examinations:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
  • Excelsior College Exams (ECE)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

 

Official examination scores must be sent to:
MCC Student Data Center
3200 Broadway
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Credit by examination will be transcripted only after a student has enrolled. Only 30 semester hours of credit may be earned this way.

AP

Advanced Placement (AP) tests will be accepted for credit at or above the American Council on Education (ACE) recommended cut-off scores. The following scores and MCC course equivalents were approved by MCC District Instructional Coordinating Committee on 9/28/2010.

AP Required Score MCC Courses Equivalent MCC Credit Hours
Art History 3 ART 150 3
Biology 3 BIOL 101 5
American Gov. & Politics*
U.S. Gov. & Politics*
3 POLS 136 3
Calculus AB 3 MATH 180 5
Calculus BC 3 MATH 190 5
Chemistry 3 CHEM 111 5
Computer Science A 3 CSIS 123 3
Computer AB 3 CSIS 123 & CSIS 223 6
Comparative Gov. /Politics* 3 POLS 135 3
American History* 3 HIST 120 3
English Language & Comp 3 ENGL 101 3
English Literature & Comp 3 ENGL 218 3
Environmental Science 3 BIOL Lab Elective 4
European History 3 HIST 134 3
French Language 3 FREN 101 & FREN 102 10
French Literature 3 FREN Elective 5
German Language 3 GERM 101 & GERM 102 10
Human Geography 3 GEOG 113 3
Italian 3 Foreign Lang. Elective 5
Latin (Literature & Virgil) 3 Foreign Lang. Elective 5
Macroeconomics 3 ECON 210 3
Microeconomics 3 ECON 211 3
Music Theory 3 MUSI 110 4
Physics B 3 PHYS 130 5
Physics B 4 PHYS 130 & PHYS 131 10
Physics C: Mechanics 3 PHYS 220 5
Physics C: Elec. & Magnetism 3 PHYS 221 5
Psychology 3 PYSC 140 3
Studio Art-2D Design Portfolio
Studio Art-3D Design Portifilio
Studio Art--Drawing Portfolio
3
3
3
ART 100
ART 100
ART 100
3
3
3
Spanish Language 3 SPAN 101 & SPAN 102 10
Spanish Language 4 SPAN 101, 102, 203 13
Spanish Language 5 SPAN 101, 102, 203, 204 16
Spanish Literature 4 SPAN 209 3
Statistics 3 MATH 115 3
World History 3 History Elective 3

*Does not satisfy Mo. Constitution Requirements

CLEP

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exams will be accepted for credit at or above the American Council on Education (ACE) recommended cut-off scores. The following scores and MCC course equivalents were approved by MCC District Instructional Coordinating Committee on 9/28/2010.

CLEP:
Composition and Literature
Required Score MCC Courses Equivalent MCC Credit Hours
American Literature 50 ENGL 222 & ENGL 223 6
Analysis & Interpretation Literature 50 ENGL 120 & ENGL 121 6
College Composition 50 ENGL 101 3
English Literature 50 ENGL 220 & ENGL 221 6
Humanities 50 Humanities Electives 6
CLEP:
Foreign Languages
Required Score MCC Courses Equivalent MCC Credit Hours
French - Level 1 50 FREN 101 5
French - Level 2 59 FREN 101 & FREN 102 10
German - Level 1 50 GERM 101 5
German - Level 2 60 GERM 101 & GERM 102 10
Spanish - Level 1 50 SPAN 101 5
Spanish - Level 2 63 SPAN 101 & SPAN 102 10
CLEP:
History and Social Sciences
Required Score MCC Courses Equivalent MCC Credit Hours
American Government * 50 POLS 136 3
Human Growth and Development 50 PSYC 243 3
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 PYSC Elective 3
Introductory Psychology 50 PYSC 140 3
Introductory Sociology 50 SOCI 160 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECON 210 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECON 211 3
Social Sciences & History * 50 3-hr. American Institutions
3-hr. Social Science Elective
6
U. S. History I: Early Colonization's to 1877 * 50 HIST 120 3
U.S. II: 1865 to Present * 50 HIST 121 3
Western Civilization I 50 HIST 133 3
Western Civilization II 50 HIST 134 3

*Does not satisfy Mo. Constitution Requirements

CLEP:
Science and Mathematics
Required Score MCC Courses Equivalent MCC Credit Hours
Biology - General** 50 BIOL 101 5
Calculus with Elementary Functions 50 MATH 180 5
Chemistry*** 50 CHEM 111 5
College Algebra 50 MATH 120 3
College Mathematics 50 MATH 119 3
Natural Science 50 Gen. Education Electives 6
Precalculus 50 MATH 150 5

**plus course in physical science with lab

***plus course in biological science with lab

       
CLEP:
Business
Required Score MCC Courses Equivalent MCC Credit Hours
Financial Accounting 50 BSAD 101 3
Introductory Business Law 50 BSAD 270 3
Information Systems
Computer Applications
50 CSIS 110 3
Principles of Management 50 BSAD 204 3
Principles of Marketing 50 BSAD 205 3
       

DSST

DSST subject exams from the Defense Activity for Nontraditional Educational Support (DANTES) program will be accepted for credit at or above the American Council on Education (ACE) recommended cut-off scores. MCC only awards elective credit for exams that ACE has recommended as equivalent to upper division coursework, and this credit can only be transcripted after the student has seen an advisor to discuss the potential impact of such credit on transfer.

The following scores and MCC course equivalents were approved by the MCC District Instructional Coordinating Committee on 1/28/2014.

DANTES/DSST Cutoff Score MCC Equivalent MCC Credit Hours
Art of the Western World 48 ART 151 3
Astronomy 48 Physics Non-lab Elective 3
Business Mathematics 48 MATH 100 3
Environment and Humanity 46 Biology Non-lab Elective 3
Foundations of Education 46 Elective credit 3
Fundamentals of College Algebra 47 MATH 120 3
Fundamentals of Counseling 45 Elective credit 3
General Anthropology 47 Elective credit 3
History of the Vietnam War 44 History Elective 3
Human/Cultural Geography 48 GEOG 113 3
Human Resource Management 48 BSAD 105 3
Introduction to Business 46 BSAD 150 3
Introduction to Computing 45 Elective credit 3
Introduction to Law Enforcement 45 Social science elective 3
Introduction to the Modern Middle East 45 History Elective 3
Lifespan Developmental Psychology 46 Elective credit 3
Organizational Behavior 48 BSAD 120 3
Personal Finance 46 BSAD 151 3
Physical Geology 46 GEOL Non-lab elective 3
Principles of Financial Accounting 47 BSAD 101 3
Principles of Physical Science I 47 Physics Non-lab Elective 3
Principles of Public Speaking 47 Elective credit 3
Principles of Statistics 48 MATH 115 3
Principles of Supervision 46 BSAD 109 3
Technical Writing 46 Elective credit 3
Western Europe Since 1945 45 History Elective 3

ECE

Excelsior College subject exams (also formerly known as ACT – PEP or Regents College Exams) will be accepted for credit at or above the American Council on Education (ACE) recommended cut-off scores. MCC awards elective credit only for exams that ACE has recommended as equivalent to upper division coursework, and this credit can only be transcripted after the student has seen an advisor to discuss the potential impact of such credit on transfer. Students seeking credit for Excelsior exams in nursing need to speak with the Dean of Health Sciences.

The following scores and MCC course equivalents were approved by the MCC District Instructional Coordinating Committee on 1/28/2014.

ECE Cutoff Score MCC Equivalent MCC Credit Hours
Anatomy and Physiology C BIOL 108 5
Bioethics C Elective credit 3
College Writing C Elective credit 3
Corporation Finance C Elective credit 3
Earth Science C Physical science elective 3
English Composition C ENGL 101 3
Ethics C Elective credit 3
Interpersonal Communications C SPDR 103 3
Introduction to Philosophy C Elective credit 3
Introductory Accounting C BSAD 101 3
Lifespan Developmental Psychology C Elective credit 3
Microbiology* C BIOL 208 5
Principles of Management C BSAD 204 3
Principles of Marketing C BSAD 205 3
Production/Operations Management C BSAD 211 3
Statistics C MATH 115 3

*Plus a course in biology with lab

IB

International Baccalaureate (IB) courses will be accepted for credit for those who have passed the higher level subject examinations at a satisfactory level. The following scores and MCC course equivalents were approved by MCC District Instructional Coordinating Committee on 9/28/2010.

IB Required Score MCC Courses Equivalent MCC Credit Hours
Art 4 ART 100 & ART 150 6
Biology 4 BIOL 101 5
Chemistry 4 CHEM 111 5
Computer Science 4 CSIS 110, CSIS 115 6
Economics 4 ECON 210 & ECON 211 6
Geography 4 GEOG 104 4
History* 4 HIST 120 & HIST 121 6
Language A - English 4 ENGL 101 3
Language A - English 5 ENGL 101 & 102 6
Language B - French or Spanish 4 FREN 101 or SPAN 101 5
Language B - all other foreign languages 4 Foreign Language elective 5
Mathematics 4 MATH 120 3
Music 4 MUSI 108 & MUSI 110 7
Philosophy 4 PHIL 100 & PHIL 102 6
Psychology 4 PSYC 140 3
Physics 4 PHYS 101 5

*Does not satisfy Mo. Constitution Requirements

IB Required Score MCC Courses Equivalent MCC Credit Hours
Art 4 ART 100 & ART 150 6
Biology 4 BIOL 101 5
Chemistry 4 CHEM 111 5
Computer Science 4 CSIS 110, CSIS 115 6
Economics 4 ECON 210 & ECON 211 6
Geography 4 GEOG 104 4
History* 4 HIST 120 & HIST 121 6
Language A - English 4 ENGL 101 3
Language A - English 5 ENGL 101 & 102 6
Language B - French or Spanish 4 FREN 101 or SPAN 101 5
Language B - all other foreign languages 4 Foreign Language elective 5
Mathematics 4 MATH 120 3
Music 4 MUSI 108 & MUSI 110 7
Philosophy 4 PHIL 100 & PHIL 102 6
Psychology 4 PSYC 140 3
Physics 4 PHYS 101 5

*Does not satisfy Mo. Constitution Requirements

PLTW

Certain Project Lead the Way examination scores will be accepted for credit. The student must provide the MCC Records Office/Advisor with verification of the appropriate national end-of-course exam stanine scores of 6 or better and high school PLTW course grades of 80% (B) or better from the high school instructor, counselor, or administrator. The end-of-course exam scores should be documented in a letter on school or school district letterhead. The PLTW course grades should be documented on the student's official high school transcript.

MCC course equivalents for students in the programs listed below were approved by MCC District Instructional Coordinating Committee on 9/28/2010.

  1. Computer Aided Drafting and Design
    Students intending to earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design can earn three credits for ETEC 270 (Parametric Modeling) if:

    The student completes high school courses in Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) and Principles of Engineering (POE) with an 80% (B) or better average and earns stanine scores of 6 or better on the national end-of-course exam for at least one of the two courses above.
  2. Engineering

    Students intending to earn an Associate in Engineering degree can earn one credit for ENGR 113 (CAD and Microcomputer Graphics) if:

    The student completes high school courses in Introduction to Engineering Design (IED), Principles of Engineering (POE), and any third qualifying PLTW engineering course* with an 80% (B) or better average and earns stanine scores of 6 or better on the national end-of-course exam for at least two of the three courses listed above.

  3. Engineering Technology (Computer & Electronics)

    Students intending to earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Engineering Technology with an emphasis in Electronics or Computer & Electronics can earn three credits for ENGR 130 (Digital Electronics), and three credits for ETEC 240 (Design Project) if:

    The student completes Introduction to Engineering Design (IED), Principles of Engineering (POE), Digital Electronics (DE), and Engineering Design and Development (EDD) courses with an 80% (B) or better average and earns stanine scores of 6 or better on the national end-of-course exam for Digital Electronics (DE).

  4. Engineering Technology (Mechanical/Manufacturing)

    Students intending to earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Engineering Technology with an emphasis in Mechanical/Manufacturing can earn three credits for ETEC 270 (Parametric Modeling) if:

    The student completes high school courses in Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) and Principles of Engineering (POE) with an 80% (B) or better average and earns stanine scores of 6 or better on the national end-of-course exam for at least one of the two courses above.

  5. Health Information Technology

    Students intending to earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Health Information Management can earn four credits for HLSC 108 (Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions) if:

    The student completes high school courses in Principles of Biomedical Sciences (PBS) and Human Body Systems (HBS) with an 80% (B) or better average and earns stanine scores of 6 or better on the national end-of-course exam for the two courses above.

  6. Paramedic

    Students intending to earn a certificate or an Associate in Applied Science degree in Paramedic, can earn four credits for HLSC 108 (Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions) if:

    The student completes Principles of Biomedical Sciences (PBS) and Human Body Systems (HBS) with an 80% (B) or better average and earns stanine scores of 6 or better on the national end-of-course exam for the courses above.

Military Credit

Military Credit is awarded in accordance with A.C.E. recommendations as published in the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services www.militaryguides.acenet.edu/. Only 30 semester hours of credit by certification and/or examination may be applied toward a specific program. An official military transcript is required for evaluation. This must be sent directly from the Joint Services Transcript Center at https://jst.doded.mil or the Community College of the Air Force to the MCC Student Data Center, 3200 Broadway, Kansas City MO 64111. To request your official transcript, contact:

Army, Coast Guard, marine Corps, or Navy:

Joint Services Transcript Center
Web Site: https://jst.doded.mil

Air Force: The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)*
CCAF/DFRS
130 West Maxwell Blvd
Maxwell AFB AL 36112-6613
Web site: www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/transcripts.asp
*The CCAF is an accredited institution of higher education. Any coursework taken through CCAF will be transcripted and evaluated like any other accredited college or university.

 

 

Last Modified: 5/30/14