Proficiency exams are permitted in lieu of Maryville College coursework in special circumstances. Maryville College faculty prepare examinations covering the content of a specific catalog course. There is an examination fee, and permission of the academic division chair is required. Proficiency exams are not given for experiential learning courses, internships, practica, physical education activities courses, studio art, applied music or the Life Enrichment Program.
The American College Testing Program Proficiency Examinations are offered in many areas. College credit is available when a score of 45 is attained. Information on these examinations is available in the Maryville College Denso Learning Center.
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers examinations in the areas listed below. If a student’s score is equal to the CLEP mean scaled score for a grade of “C,” credit may be granted. Except as noted below, three credit hours are granted for all examinations, regardless of the recommendations in CLEP publications.
* Provides six credit hours of credit. To obtain credit for additional two hours of laboratory experience, students must either (1) demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of laboratory techniques, or (2) enroll in and complete satisfactorily the laboratory portion of the courses.
** Six credit hours are awarded.
*** Four credit hours are awarded.
Maryville College accepts credit for the DANTES credit by examination program of the Educational Testing Service. Credit allotments and minimum acceptable scores are set according to the guidelines of the American Council on Education. The exams listed below are accepted at Maryville College:
Credit by examination is not available for courses audited at Maryville College. Information on DANTES examinations is available in the Maryville College Denso Learning Center.