Credit by Examination | Mercy College

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 2015.

EXAMINATION SCORE MC CREDIT
Art History 4 or higher Humanities Elective 3
Biology 3 or higher BIO 101 3
Chemistry 3 or higher CHM 110 4
Language + Comp
or Literature + Comp
4 ENG 101 3
Language + Comp
or Literature + Comp
5 ENG 102 3
European History 4 or higher Humanities Elective 3
French Language 4 or higher Humanities Elective 3
French Literature 4 or higher Humanities Elective 3
German Language 4 or higher Humanities Elective 3
Latin Language 4 or higher Humanities Elective 3
Music Theory 4 or higher Humanities Elective 3
Psychology 4 or higher PSY 101 3
Spanish Language 4 or higher Humanities Elective 3
Spanish Literature 4 or higher Humanities Elective 3
Statistics 4 or higher MTH 310 3
US History 4 or higher Humanities Elective 3
World History 4 or higher Humanities Elective 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 2015*.

CLEP EXAMINATION CLEP SCORE MC EQUIVALENT EARNED CREDIT HRS
Biology 50 BIO 101 3
Chemistry 50 CHM 110 4
Principles of Marketing 50 BUS 318 3
English Composition (multiple-choice with an essay) 50 ENG 101 3
French Language, Level 1 50 Humanities Elective 6
German Language, Level 1 50 Humanities Elective 6
Spanish Language, Level 1 50 Humanities Elective 6
US History I or II 50 Humanities Elective 3
Western Civilization I or II 50 Humanities Elective 3
Humanities 50 Humanities Elective 3
Information Systems & Computer Applications 50 CIS 105 3
Human Growth and Development 50 PSY 201 3
Intro to Psychology 50 PSY 101 3
Basic Algebra** 50 MTH 100 3
Pre-Calculus 50 MTH 130 & MTH 132 5
Calculus 50 MTH 150 4
College Mathematics 50 MTH 104 3
American Government 50 Social Science Elective 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 Social Science Elective 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 Social Science Elective 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.

**It is recommended that you take Mercy College’s Departmentally-Prepared MTH 100 Credit By Exam versus the CLEP College Algebra exam for equivalency to MTH 100. To schedule the MTH 100 exam at Mercy College, please call 419-251-1734. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Records Office at 419-251-1216.

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.

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
CIS 101 Introduction to Keyboarding and Computers 3
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

A portrait of Jay Hoying
Jay Hoying, BA

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