Credit By Exam

Credit by Examination

East Central College allows individuals to earn college credit for knowledge they have acquired outside the regular college classroom through credit-by-examination.     Any student enrolled at East Central College may be eligible for credit under one of the following programs:

  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Advanced Placement Program (AP)
  • DANTES Subject Standardized Test Program (DSST)
  • Project Lead The Way Credit (PLTW)
  • Departmental Examinations

Students are encouraged to speak with their academic advisor regarding the use of credit by examination in their educational planning.

Grades for Credit by Examination:  Credits earned by examination are listed on the East Central College transcript with a Passing (P) grade.   A notation is made on the transcript listing the exam that was taken (i.e. CLEP, AP, DSST, departmental exam).

Transfer of Credit by Examination:  Students should be advised that individual colleges set different policies on the acceptance of credit by examination.  Students who plan to transfer should contact the transfer institution for that college’s policies.

Posting Fee:  CLEP, AP, and DSST credits will be posted to the student’s transcript free of charge.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for knowledge you’ve acquired through independent study, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships.  CLEP is sponsored by the College Board; additional information about specific exams is available at www.collegeboard.com/clep.

East Central College administers the CLEP Exam.  If you are interested in taking the exam, please contact the Testing Center at 636-584-6124.  An information sheet about testing is also available here.

If a student is interested in obtaining credit from East Central College, an official transcript of scores should be sent to the Registrar’s office for evaluation.  Please note that credit will not be given for CLEP exams if the student has college credit for the equivalent course.

Please see the chart below for CLEP Exams that will be considered for credit at East Central College.

CLEP EXAM REQUIRED SCORE ECC EQUIVALENT COURSE(S) ECC CREDITS
Business
Financial Accounting 50 ACC 101 3
Introductory Business Law 50 BUS 234 3
Principles of Management 50 BUS 151 3
Principles of Marketing 50 BUS 111 3
History and Social Sciences
Human Growth & Development 50 PSY 250 3
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 EDU  ELEC** (elective) 3
Introductory Psychology 50 PSY 101 3
Introductory Sociology 50 SOS 101 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECO 101 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECO 102 3
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 CIV 201 3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present 50 CIV 202 3
American Government 50 PSC ELEC* 3
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 HST ELEC* 3
History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present 50 HST ELEC* 3
Composition and Literature
American Literature 50 ENG 221 or ENG 222 3
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 50 ENG ELEC (elective) 3
College Composition 50 ENG 101 3
English Literature 50 ENG 210 or ENG 211 3
College Composition Modular 50 ENG 101 3
Humanities 50 HUM ELEC (elective) 3
Foreign Languages
French Language, Level 1 50 HUM ELEC 4
French Language, Level 2 59 HUM ELEC 12
German Language, Level 1 50 HUM ELEC 4
German Language, Level 2 60 HUM ELEC 12
Spanish Language, Level 1 50 SPN 101 4
Spanish Language, Level 2 63 SPN 101, SPN 102, & SPN 201 12
Science and Mathematics
Biology 50 BIO 101 3
College Algebra 50 MTH 160 3
Natural Sciences 50 EVR 103 3
Information Systems & Computer Applications 50 CIS 110 3

*U.S. History:  HST 100/PSC 100 course required in addition to CLEP to meet US and Missouri Constitution requirement

**Intro to Educational Psychology:  Contact Education Division for observation hours for ED 2413 credit

 

Advanced Placement Program (AP)

High school students participating in the College Board Advanced Placement Program may be eligible for college credit if they make satisfactory scores on the Advanced Placement exam.  The test is administered by participating high schools.  If a student is interested in obtaining credit from East Central College, an official transcript of scores should be sent to the Registrar’s office for evaluation.   Scores of three or higher will be considered for college credit.

Please see the chart below for AP Exams that will be considered for credit at East Central College.

AP EXAM ECC EQUIVALENT COURSE(S) ECC CREDITS
Macroeconomics ECO 101 3
Microeconomics ECO 102 3
Comparative Government & Politics PSC 202 3
U.S. Government & Politics PSC 101* 3
Human Geography GRY 101 3
Psychology PSY 101 3
U.S. History HST 101* or HST 102* 3
English Language ENG 101 3
English Literature ENG ELEC (elective) OR ENG 101 3
French Language HUM ELEC 4
German Language HUM ELEC 4
Japanese Language & Culture HUM ELEC 3
Latin: Vergil HUM ELEC 3
Spanish Language SPN 101 4
Spanish Literature HUM ELEC 3
European History CIV 202 3
Biology BIO 101 3
Chemistry CHM 100 3
Environmental Science EVR 103 3
Calculus  AB (Score of 4) MTH 170 5
Calculus  BC MTH 170 5
Statistics MTH 150 3
Physics 1 PHY 111/112 5
Physics 2 PHY 121/122 5
Physics C Mechanics PHY 211/212 5
Physics C Electricity & Magnetism PHY 221/222 5

 

*U.S. History:  HSC 100/PSC 100 course required in addition to AP test to meet US and Missouri Constitution requirement if student’s high school was out of state.

 

DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST)

The nationally recognized DSST Program allows you to receive college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom perhaps from reading, on-the-job training, or independent study.  If you would like to get additional information about the exams or testing sites, please go to their website at http://www.getcollegecredit.com/.

If a student is interested in obtaining credit from East Central College, an official transcript of scores should be sent to the Registrar’s office for evaluation.  Please note that credit will not be given for DSST exams if the student has college credit for the equivalent course.

Please see the chart below for DSST Exams that will be considered for credit at East Central College.

DSST EXAM MINIMUM SCORE ECC EQUIVALENT COURSE(S) ECC CREDITS
Foundations of Education 46 EDU 105 3
Fundamentals of Counseling 45 PSY ELEC (elective) 3
General Anthropology 47 ANT 101 3
Human Resource Management 46 BUS 171 3
Human/Cultural Geography 48 GEO ELEC (elective) 3
Introduction to Business 46 BUS 101 3
Introduction to Law Enforcement 45 CRJ ELEC (elective) 3
Lifespan Developmental Psychology 46 PSY 250 3
Principles of Financial Accounting 47 ACC 101 3
Introduction to the Modern Middle East 47 CIV ELEC (elective) 3
Technical Writing (Essay Required) 46 ENG 104 3
Physical Geology 46 GEO 101 3
Environment & Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet 46 EVR 103
Astronomy 46 PHY 102 3
Business Mathematics 46 MTH 102 3
Principles of Physical Science I 46 PHY GEN ELEC LEC 3
Principles of Statistics 48 MTH 150 3
Public Speaking 47 & passing score on speech COM 110 3
Introduction to Computing 47 CIS 101 3

Project Lead The Way

Students who completed Project Lead the Way in high school, may be eligible for credit at no charge. The ECC PLTW credit form must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

Departmental Examination

Students who demonstrate a high level of proficiency within a subject area may petition the academic discipline or program faculty for credit by examination or review. If this petition is approved, discipline or program faculty would prepare an appropriate measure (test or other instrument) of proficiency and establish with the student guidelines for passing. Upon completion of examination, the student and faculty member will complete and sign a Recommendation for Credit by Departmental Examination and forward to the Vice President of Instruction for approval. Posting Fee:  Students will be assessed a fee to post Departmental  Examinations.  The fee is equivalent to one credit hour of in-district tuition at ECC.  The student will receive correspondence from the Registrar’s office once appropriate documentation (official transcript, score report, faculty recommendation) has been reviewed.  Credits will be posted to the transcript upon notification of payment from the Business Office.

Questions?—Contact Information

If you have any questions about receiving credit by examination, please see your academic advisor or contact the Associate Registrar at 636-584-6553.