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)

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 AC 1003 3
Introductory Business Law 50 BU 2033 3
Principles of Management 50 BU 1053 3
Principles of Marketing 50 BU 1013 3
History and Social Sciences
Human Growth & Development 50 PY 2403 3
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 ED 1883** (elective) 3
Introductory Psychology 50 PY 1103 3
Introductory Sociology 50 SO 1103 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 EC 2103 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 EC 2203 3
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 CV 2103 3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present 50 CV 2203 3
American Government 50 PS 1883* 3
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 HI 1883* 3
History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present 50 HI 1883* 3
Composition and Literature
American Literature 50 EN 2203 or EN 2213 3
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 50 EN 1883 (elective) 3
College Composition 50 EN 1223 3
English Literature 50 EN 2103 or EN 2113 3
College Composition Modular 50 EN 1223 3
Humanities 50 HU 1883 (elective) 3
Foreign Languages
French Language, Level 1 50 FR 1104 4
French Language, Level 2 59 FR 1104, FR 1204 & FR 2104 12
German Language, Level 1 50 GR 1104 4
German Language, Level 2 60 GR 1104, GR 1204 & GR 2114 12
Spanish Language, Level 1 50 SP 1104 4
Spanish Language, Level 2 63 SP 1104, SP 1204, & SP 2114 12
Science and Mathematics
Biology 50 BI 1203 3
College Algebra 50 MT 1403 3
Natural Sciences 50 ES 1023 3
Information Systems & Computer Applications 50 CS 1013 3

*U.S. History:  HI 1001/PS 1001 course required in addition to CLEP to meet US and Missouri Constitution requirement

**Intro to Educational Psychology:  Contact Mary Beth Huxel in Education Dept. 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 EC 2103 3
Microeconomics EC 2203 3
Comparative Government & Politics PS 2303 3
U.S. Government & Politics PS 1883* (elective) 3
Human Geography GE 1883 (elective) 3
Psychology PY 1103 3
U.S. History HI 1883* (elective) 3
Chinese Language & Culture CI 1104 4
English Language EN 1223 3
English Literature EN 1883 (elective) OREN 1223 3
French Language FR 1104 4
German Language GR 1104 4
Japanese Language & Culture HU 1883 (elective) 3
Latin: Vergil HU 1883 (elective) 3
Spanish Language SP 1104 4
Spanish Literature HU 1883 (elective) 3
European History CV 2203 3
Biology BI 1203 3
Chemistry CH 1003 3
Environmental Science ES 1023 3
Calculus  AB (Score of 4) MT 1605** 5
Calculus  BC MT 1605** 5
Statistics MT 2103 3
Physics B (Ending May 2015) PH 1703/1712 & PH 1803/1812 10
Physics 1 (Starting May 2015) PH 1703/1712 5
Physics 2 (Starting May 2015) PH 1803/1812 5
Physics C Mechanics PH 2103/2112 5
Physics C Electricity & Magnetism PH 2203/2212 5

 

*U.S. History:  HI 1001/PS 1001 course required in addition to CLEP to meet US and Missouri Constitution requirement

**Must take Trigonometry departmental exam to use AP Calculus as pre-requisite for MT 2105

 

 

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 ED 2033 3
Fundamentals of Counseling 45 PY 1883 (elective) 3
General Anthropology 47 AN 1003 3
Human Resource Management 46 BU 1103 3
Human/Cultural Geography 48 GE 1883 (elective) 3
Introduction to Business 46 BU 1003 3
Introduction to Law Enforcement 45 CJ 1883 (elective) 3
Lifespan Developmental Psychology 46 PY 2403 3
Organizational Behavior 48 BU 2153 3
Personal Finance 46 BU 1883 (elective) 3
Principles of Financial Accounting 47 AC 1003 3
Principles of Supervision 46 BU 2173 3
Introduction to the Modern Middle East 47 CV 1883 (elective) 3
Technical Writing (Essay Required) 46 EN 1403 3
Physical Geology 46 GL 1103 3
Environment & Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet 46 ES 1023 3
Astronomy 48 PH 1003 3
Business Mathematics 48 MT 1023 3
Principles of Physical Science I 47 PH 1113 3
Principles of Statistics 48 MT 2103 3
Principles of Public Speaking 47 & passing score on speech CT 1103 3
Introduction to Computing 44 CS 1013 3

Project Lead The Way

Students who completed Project Lead the Way in high school, may be eligible for credit at no charge. The PLTW credit for EGR 103 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.