Recognizing that college-level learning occurs in places other than the college classroom, Maryville College accepts credits earned through several testing programs including proficiency exams offered by Maryville College faculty, the American Testing Program Proficiency Examinations, and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and DSST (Dantes) Examination Program.
Students may prepare for credit by examination in a variety of ways but may not use the course audit option for this purpose as credit by examination is not available for courses audited at Maryville College.
The American College Testing Program Proficiency Examinations are offered in many areas. College credit is available when a score of 50 is attained. Information on these examinations is available in the Maryville College 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 DSST credit by examination program administered by Prometric. 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:
Information on DANTES examinations is available in the Maryville College Academic Support Center.