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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 $119 per exam.

Students must purchase a voucher via the CLEP website. The voucher is $89, 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 a government-issued ID that includes a photo and signature. 

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 the Testing Center (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.


Students may receive credit for certain DSST exams.  While not exclusive to members of the military, DSST exams are funded for military active duty and spouses. 

Email your DSST transcript with your name and MSU ID# to for course credit. 

For more information on DSST, consult .