Credit by Examination/CLEP

Missouri State University-West Plains is committed to the idea that all learning should be valued, and, where appropriate and feasible, Missouri State University-West Plains will award credits to students with knowledge acquired outside the traditional classroom.

Missouri State University-West Plains recognizes the following external credit-by-examination programs: the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST). Depending on the field of study, Missouri State University-West Plains may also rely on departmental challenge exams, portfolios or other assessment measures. Regardless of the measure used, if credit is awarded, the grade assigned will be 'P' (pass.)

A list of the exams which will be accepted for credit, as well as minimum score requirements and Missouri State University-West Plains class equivalencies. Individual department assessment/examination options will also be available. This information may be updated without notice. Students who have taken CLEP, AP and DSST exams must have official score reports sent to the office of admissions to be considered for credit. All other students should contact the testing center for more information.