College Credits

Mizzou accepts the following types of course credit:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma and certificates
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Departmental Examination
  • Dual Credit

Detailed information on each of these credits may be found below.

We do not charge a fee to post credit on your transcript earned through AP, IB or CLEP exams.

The following information applies only to exams taken during the current academic year. For information about previous academic years, contact us.

Advanced Placement Program

AP credit is generally accepted if you meet the required minimum score for each exam listed below. Visit the College Board’s website to learn how to send your scores to Mizzou.

Social Science/History

Exam Min. Score Mizzou Course Hours Given
Government and Politics: U.S. 4 Pol Sci 1100 3
Government and Politics: Comparative 3 Pol Sci 2700 3
United States History 4 Hist 1400 5
European History 4 Hist 1510 3
World History 4 History/Social Science 3
Econ: Macroeconomics 4 Econ 1015 3
Econ: Microeconomics 4 Econ 1014 3
Psychology 4 Psych 1000 3
Human Geography 3 Geography 1550 3

English

You may earn a maximum of six credit hours, regardless of your program.

Exam Min. Score Mizzou Course Hours Given
English Language and Composition 4 English 1000 3
English Literature and Composition 4 English 1000 and English Lit 6

Art

Exam Min. Score Mizzou Course Hours Given
Art 2-D Design 4 Art 1030 3
Art Drawing Portfolio 4 Art 1030 3
Art 3-D Design 4 Art 1040 3
History of Art 4 Art History 1110 and 1120 6

Languages

Exam Min. Score Mizzou Course Hours Given
French Language 3 French 2160 3
French Literature 3
5
French 3420
French 3420 and 3430
3
6
German Language 3 German 2160 plus German 1100, 1200 and 2100 3 + 13
Italian 3 Italian 2160 3
Latin/Vergil 3 Latin 4300 plus Latin 1100, 1200 and 2000 3 + 13
Latin/Literature 3 Latin 4300 plus Latin 1100, 1200 and 2000 3 + 13
Portuguese 3 Portuguese 2160 3
Spanish Language 3 Spanish 2160 3
Spanish Literature 3
5
Spanish 3420
Spanish 3420 and 3430
3
6

Mathematics and Computer Science

Exam Min. Score Mizzou Course Hours Given
Calculus AB 3 Math 1160 & 1500 10
Calculus BC 3 Math 1160, 1500 & 1700 15
Calculus BC (AB Subscore) 3 Math 1160 & 1500 10
Computer Science A 4 Computer Science 3330 3
Statistics 3 Statistics 1300 3

Science

Exam Min. Score Mizzou Course Hours Given
Biology 4 Bio Sci 1500 5
Chemistry 3
4
Chem 1320
Chem 1320 & 1330
4
8
Environmental Science 4 Bio Sci 1060 3
Physics I 3 Physics 1210 4
Physics II 3 Physics 1220 4
Physics C-Mechanics 4 Physics 1210 4
Physics C-Electricity/Magnetism 3 Physics 1220 4

International Baccalaureate Diploma and Certificates

IB credit is generally accepted if you meet the required minimum score for standard-level or higher-level exams listed below. Visit the International Baccalaureate’s website to learn how to send your IB transcript to Mizzou.

Study of Humankind in Society

Exam Min. Score Mizzou Course Hours Given
History SL 5 History/Social Science 3
History HL 5 History/Social Science 5
Geography HL 5 Geog 1100 & 1200 6
Economics HL 6 Econ Elective 3
Philosophy HL 6 Phil 1000 3
Psychology SL 5 Psych 1000 3
Psychology HL 5 Psych 1000 3
Social Anthropology HL 6 Anthro 2030 3

Languages

Exam Min. Score Mizzou Course Hours Given
English A: Literature HL 5 English Lit 3
English A: Language & Literature HL 5 English Lit 3
French SL 5 French 2160 3
French HL 5 French 3420 or 3430 3
German HL 5 German 1100, 1200 & 2100 13
Spanish SL 5 Spanish 2160 3
Spanish HL 5 Spanish 3420 or 3430 3

Classical Languages

Exam Min. Score Mizzou Course Hours Given
Latin and Greek HL 5 Latin 4300 + 1100, 1200 & 2000 3 + 13

Art & Music

Exam Min. Score Mizzou Course Hours Given
Theater Arts SL & HL 5 Theater Humanities 3
Music SL & HL 5 Music Humanities 3

Mathematics

Exam Min. Score Mizzou Course Hours Given
Mathematics SL 5 Math 1160 & 1500 10
Mathematics HL 5 Math 1160, 1500 & Math elective 13
Math Studies SL 5 Math Elective 3
Info. Tech SL & HL 4 Infotech Elective 3

Experimental Sciences

Exam Min. Score Mizzou Course Hours Given
Biology SL & HL 4
5
Bio Sci 1030
Bio Sci 1500
5
5
Chemistry SL 5 Chem 1100 3
Chemistry HL 5
6
Chem 1100
Chem 1320 & 1330
3
8
Environmental Systems & Societies SL 4 Biology 1060 3
Marine Science SL 5 Geology 1250 3

Credit by College-Level Examination Program

You are eligible to earn CLEP credit if you have fewer than 90 hours of college credit. Credit can be applied only to a course in your program of study. In most cases, your scaled score must be higher than 50 to earn credit. Exceptions are noted below.

Credit is accepted by most individual schools and colleges but might not be considered by your specific degree program.

Visit the CLEP website to learn how to send your scores to Mizzou.

History and Social Sciences

Exam Credit Mizzou Course
American Government 3 Pol Sci 1100
Introductory Psychology 3 Psych 1000
Human Growth and Development 3 HDFS 2400
Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Econ 1015
Principles of Microeconomics 3 Econ 1014
Introductory Sociology 3 Soc 1000

Foreign Languages

Exam Credit Mizzou Course
College French: Levels 1 & 2 4-8 French 1100 & 1200
College German Language 5-10 German 1100 & 1200
College Spanish Language 4-8 Spanish 1100 & 1200

Composition and Literature

Exam Credit Mizzou Course
American Literature 3 ENGL 2300 LIT elective
English Literature 3 ENGL LIT

Science & Mathematics

Exam Credit Mizzou Course
Calculus with Elementary Functions 5 Math 1500
College Algebra 3 Math 1100
General Biology 3 Bio Sci 1010
General Chemistry 4 Chem 1320
Pre-Calculus 5 Math 1160

Business

Exam Credit Mizzou Course
Information Systems and Computer Application 0
Principles of Management* 3 Mangmt 3000
Principles of Accounting 0
Introductory Business Law* 3 Mangmt 3540
Principles of Marketing** 3 Mrktng 3000

* Scores of 75 or better only
** Scores of 65 or better only

Departmental Examination

You are eligible to earn credit through departmental exams if:

  • you have completed fewer than 90 hours of credit
  • you have never been enrolled in the course you are taking the exam for

Types of Exams

Departmental exams are similar to the final exam given in that course. Exams are given in one of the following formats:

  • objective tests given by MU Testing Services
  • written tests given by the department
  • performance or proficiency exams given by the department (foreign languages, mathematics, engineering graphics, etc.)

MU Testing Services Exams

The following exams are given by MU Testing Services:

  • Math 1100 – College Algebra
  • Foreign Language Placement Test – Spanish, French and German

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Departmental Exams

Contact the department that gives a particular exam for information about departmental exams.

Dual Credit

We accept the majority of courses taken for dual credit at regionally accredited colleges or universities. The credit must be documented on a transcript and sent to Mizzou.

There are no limits on the number of dual credits you can earn. We recommend you check with your academic department to see whether the credits will count toward your major.

Credits are more likely to be accepted if they apply to your general education requirements rather than to courses within your major.

See our transfer course equivalency list to learn more about which dual credits Mizzou accepts.

1-8-1-8 and UMSL Advanced Transfer Credit Programs

We accept credit earned through:

Send your transcript to our office to have these credits processed.