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National Exams

If you pass one of the following national examinations, you may be eligible for credit by examination: Advanced Placement (AP), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Defense Activity for Nontraditional Educational Support (DANTES/DSST), Excelsior College Exams (formerly ACT-PEP/RCE), International Baccalaureate (IB), or Project Lead the Way (PLTW). A passing score on one of these exams may qualify you for elective credit or for an equivalent MCC course.

To request credit for a national exam, official scores must be sent to the MCC Student Data Center, 3200 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111. Test fees may apply if the examination is taken in an MCC Testing Center, but there is no charge for transcripting the credit.

Departmental Exams

Some departments offer exams for credit. Enrolled students who wish to demonstrate learning that is equivalent to an MCC course may ask to have their learning evaluated by an MCC subject matter expert. The examination method may be written, oral, skill demonstration, or a combination of all three at the discretion of examining faculty.

If you pass the examination, the course will be transcribed in the semester the exam is taken. You will be charged half the regular tuition for the class (based on place of residence) before you take the exam. This charge applies whether you pass the exam or not.  For questions or further information, contact an advisor.

For more information on credit for prior learning, please visit the prior learning page.