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Tests for College Credit

Some students may qualify to "test out" of certain classes or to earn college credit for certain tests available at the Testing Center.



Students may receive credit for certain courses by taking CLEP examinations. CLEP exams can be scheduled by calling 606-783-2526 or by visiting the Testing Center at 501A Ginger Hall. CLEP exams cost $110 per exam.

Click here to download the latest CLEP Credit Listing.

Changes to CLEP Procedure

Students must purchase a voucher via the CLEP website. The voucher is $80, payable by credit or debit card. On the day of the exam, students should bring their CLEP voucher, voucher number, and $30 in cash, check or money order to pay the Testing Center fee. Students must bring 2 forms of ID. The primary ID must be a government-issued ID that includes a photo and signature. The secondary ID can include either a picture or a signature (or both).

Advanced Placement (AP) & International Baccalaureate (IB)

The Testing Center does not automatically award credit for all AP scores that we receive. Students may come to University Assessment and Testing (501A Ginger Hall) to fill out an AP/IB Credit Request Form (or mail it in). If your AP scores have not been sent to MSU, contact Advanced Placement at 1-888-225-5427. To have your IB scores sent, contact IBO or College Board Advanced Placement.


Departmental Proficiency Exams

Certain departments at MSU offer the chance to take an exam for credit in specific courses. Your department will be able to offer you more information.
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