Credit By Examination

Missouri State University recognizes four credit by examination programs and grants credit for certain military experiences. College credits earned through these programs may count toward degree requirements and allow qualified students to take advanced courses earlier in their college career. Military credit and credit by examination courses do not carry a letter grade and do not impact grade point average.

Missouri State does not award credit in transfer for credit by examination granted by another institution. Decisions on credit by examination are based upon the policies stated below. Students must request that original score reports be sent directly to the Office of Admissions to be considered for credit.

Non-Traditional Credits

Non-traditional credits include those awarded for credit by examination, correspondence courses, service schools, etc. For a complete description of the types of non-traditional credit, please refer to the Missouri State undergraduate catalog.


For additional information:

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam
PO Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
609-771-7300 or 888-225-5427 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada)

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
PO Box 6600
Princeton, NJ  08541-9558
609-771-7865 or 800-257-9558

International Baccalaureate (IB)
200 Madison Avenue
Suite 2007
New York, NY  10016

The Missouri State credit by examination policy is subject to change. Students may contact the Office of Admissions for details on the current policy.