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Credit by Examination

Standardized or departmentally prepared examinations may be taken for academic credit (per instructor’s and Associate Dean’s approval). A student must obtain a grade of C or better or its predefined equivalent per the College Board Exam criteria (Advanced Placement and CLEP) or DSST Exams.

These may be attempted if:

  • A student has not already audited or attended and failed the course at any college or university.
  • The faculty involved assess that the student has sufficient knowledge either through prior work experiences or credits in closely related areas.

Credit obtained by departmentally-prepared examinations will be recorded on the student’s transcript with a K and will not be calculated in the student’s grade point average. For exams taken through the College Board (Advancement Placement and CLEP) or DSST, the credits are transferred to the College and are recorded as total earned hours. There is a fee for the administration/recording of departmentally-prepared examinations. Credit by Examination forms for departmentally-prepared exams, are available through the Student Records Office or on the Mercy College web.

Advanced Placement (AP) Standards at Mercy College

To be awarded college credit for Advanced Placement courses taken in high school, a student must obtain a grade of C or better or its predefined equivalent per the College Board Exam criteria (Advanced Placement and CLEP). For exams taken through the College Board (Advancement Placement and CLEP), the credits are transferred to Mercy College and are recorded as total earned hours.

The award information presented below is effective August 2017.

Examination Score Mercy College Equivalent Credit
Art History 3 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Biology 3 BIO 101 3
Calculus AB 3 Math, Statistics, and Logic GE 3
Calculus BC 3 Math, Statistics, and Logic GE 3
Chemistry Natural Sciences, Technology, and Innovation GE 3
Chinese Language and Culture 3 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Comparative Government and Politics 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences GE 3
Computer Science Principles 3 N/A 3
English Language and Comp 3 ENG 101 3
English Literature and Comp 3 ENG 101 3
English Language and Comp 5 ENG 101 & ENG 102 3
English Literature and Comp 5 ENG 101 & ENG 102 3
Environmental Science 3 Natural Sciences, Technology, and Innovation GE 3
European History 3 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
French Language and Culture 3 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
German Language and Culture 3 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Human Geography 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences GE 3
Italian Language and Culture 3 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Japanese Language and Culture 3 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Latin 3 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Macroeconomics 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences GE 3
Microeconomics 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences GE 3
Music Theory 3 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Physics 1: Algebra-Based 3 Natural Sciences, Technology, and Innovation GE 3
Physics 2: Algebra-Bases 3 Natural Sciences, Technology, and Innovation GE 3
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 3 Natural Sciences, Technology, and Innovation GE 3
Psychology 3 PSY 101 3
Spanish Language and Culture 3 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Spanish Literature and Culture 3 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Statistics 3 MTH 140 3
Studio Art: 2-D Design 3 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Studio Art: 3-D Design 3 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Studio Art: Drawing 3 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
United States Government and Politics 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences GE 3
United States History 3 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
World History 3 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3

*Advanced Placement courses and exams are subject to revision on a yearly basis. Therefore, Mercy College of Ohio reserves the right to change, at any time and without notice, the criteria for awarding Advanced Placement credit in any or all subject areas.

For additional information about Advance Placement credit, please click on this link: http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/ap/scores


CLEP Approved Courses at Mercy College

To be awarded college credit for successful completion of a CLEP exam, a student must obtain a grade of C or better or its predefined equivalent per the College Board Exam criteria (Advanced Placement and CLEP). Theseexams may be attempted if a student has not already audited or attended and failed the course at any college or university. For exams taken through the College Board (Advancement Placement and CLEP), the credits are transferred to Mercy College and are recorded as total earned hours.

The award information presented below is effective August 2017*.

CLEP Examination CLEP Score Mercy College Equivalent Earned Credit Hours
American Government 50 Social and Behavioral Sciences GE 3
American Literature 50 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Biology 50 BIO 101 6
Calculus 50 MTH 150 4
Chemistry 50 CHM 110 6
College Algebra 50 MTH 130 3
College Composition 50 ENG 101 & ENG 102 6
College Composition Modular 50 ENG 101 3
College Mathematics 50 MTH 104 6
English Literature 50 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Financial Accounting 50 N/A 3
French Language Level 1 Proficiency 50 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 6
French Language Level 2 Proficiency 59 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 9
German Language Level 1 Proficiency 50 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 6
German Language Level 2 Proficiency 60 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 9
History of the United States I 50 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
History of the United States II 50 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Human Growth and Development 50 PSY 201 3
Humanities 50 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 6
Information Systems 50 HCA 105 3
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 Social and Behavioral Sciences GE 3
Introductory Business Law 50 N/A 3
Introductory Psychology 50 PSY 101 3
Introductory Sociology 50 Social and Behavioral Sciences GE 3
Natural Sciences 50 Natural Sciences, Technology, and Innovation GE 6
Precalculus 50 MTH 130 & MTH 132 5
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 Social and Behavioral Sciences GE 3
Principles of Management 50 N/A 3
Principles of Marketing 50 N/A 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 Social and Behaviorial Sciences GE 3
Social Sciences and History 50 Social and Behavioral Sciences GE 6
Spanish Language Level 1 Proficiency 50 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 6
Spanish Language Level 2 Proficiency 63 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 6
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present 50 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
       

 

 

*CLEP courses and exams are subject to revision on a yearly basis. Therefore, Mercy College of Ohio reserves the right to change, at any time and without notice, the criteria for awarding CLEP credit in any or all subject areas.

More more information go to http://clep.collegeboard.org/.

*Please note that UEXCEL Credit By Exams are not accepted at Mercy College of Ohio.

DSST (Dantes) Standards at Mercy College

To be awarded college credit for successful completion of a DSST (DANTES) exam, a student must obtain a grade of C or better or its predefined equivalent passing score . These may be attempted if a student has not already audited or attended and failed the course at any college or university. For exams taken through the DSST(DANTES), the credits are transferred to Mercy College and are recorded as total earned hours.  For more information, go to http://getcollegecredit.com/institutions.

DSST Examination DSST Score Mercy College Equivalent Credit Earned
A History of the Vietnam War 400 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Art of the Western World 400 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Astronomy 400 Natural Sciences, Technology, and Innovation GE 3
Business Ethics & Society 400 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Business Mathematics 400 N/A 3
Computing and Information Technology 400 N/A 3
Criminal Justice 400 N/A 6
Environment & Humanity 400 Natural Sciences, Technolog, and Innovation GE 3
Ethics in America 400 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Foundations of Education 400 N/A 3
Fundamentals of College Algebra 400 Math, Statistics, and Logic GE 3
Fundamentals of Counseling 400 N/A 3
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity 400 N/A 3
General Anthropology 400 Social and Behavioral Sciences GE 3
Health & Human Development 400 N/A 3
History of the Soviet Union 400 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Human Resource Management 400 N/A 3
Human/Cultural Geography 400 Social and Behavioral Sciences GE 3
Intro to Law Enforcement 400 N/A 3
Introduction to Business 400 N/A 3
Introduction to World Religion 400 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity (Religion) GE 3
Life Span Development Psychology 400 PSY 201 3
Management Info Systems 400 N/A 3
Math for Liberal Arts 400 Math, Statistics, and Logic GE 3
Money and Banking 400 N/A 3
Organizational Behavior 400 N/A 3
Personal Finance 400 N/A 3
Principles of Advanced English Composition 400 ENG 101 3
Principles of Finance 400 N/A 3
Principles of Physical Science 400 Natural Sciencs, Technology, and Innovation GE 3
Principles of Public Speaking 400 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3
Principles of Statistics 400 MTH 140 3
Principles of Supervision 400 N/A 3
Substance Abuse 400 N/A 3
Technical Writing 400 N/A 3
The Civil War and Reconstruction 400 Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity GE 3

Departmentally-Prepared Credit by Exam Options at Mercy College

To be awarded credit by exam, a student must obtain a grade of C or better or its predefined equivalent per the College Board Exam criteria (Advanced Placement and CLEP). The exam may be attempted if a student has not already audited or attended and failed the equivalent course at any college or university. The faculty involved must also assess that the student has sufficient knowledge either through prior work experiences or credits in closely related areas prior to being approved to take the exam.

Credit obtained by departmentally-prepared examinations will be recorded on the student’s transcript with a K and will not be counted in calculating the grade point average. There will be a fee for the administration/recording of departmentally-prepared examinations. Credit by Examination Form for departmentally-prepared exams, are available through the Student Records Office or at the below link.

Credit by Examination Form (PDF)

The award information presented below is effective September 2015.

Departmentally-Prepared Credit by Examination Options at Mercy College with Semester Credit

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
BIO 101 Biology 3
BIO 105 Human Structure and Function 5
CHM 110 Chemistry I 4
MTH 098 Basic Math 3
MTH 100 Basic Algebra 3
MTH 104 Mathematical Formuals, Models and Probability 3

*Departmentally-Prepared Credit By Exam Options are subject to revision on a yearly basis. Therefore, Mercy College of Ohio reserves the right to change, at any time and without notice, the Departmentally-Prepared Credit By Exam Options in any or all subject areas.


Location
The Student Records Offices are located on the 6th Floor of Mercy College on the Jefferson side.

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Personal appointments made upon request.

The department consists of:

A portrait of Mark McKellip
Mark McKellip, BA

Director of Institutional Research and Registrar
Office: 6th Floor Jefferson
Phone: 419-251-8989
mark.mckellip@mercycollege.edu

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Jay Hoying, BA

Associate Registrar
Office: 6th Floor Jefferson
Phone: 419-251-8913
Jay.Hoying@mercycollege.edu

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Keri Cline

Assistant Registrar
Office: 6th Floor Jefferson
Phone: 419-251-1474
Caroline.Cline@mercycollege.edu