Admissions

Exam Policies

MSU will accept up to 60 hours of credit by examination, limiting CLEP, DANTES, and Proficiency Exams to a maximum of 30 hours. Contact Testing Services for more information. MSU Admissions evaluates AP, CLEP, IB and DANTES credit as transfer credit. MSU proficiency Exams will be posted to the student's academic record upon completion of nine semester credit hours at MSU.

Credit by examination may be earned through the College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP), Proficiency examinations administered through the MSU College Offices, the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Subject examination only, International Baccalaureate Program (IB) and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support (DANTES) standardized examinations. DANTES credit will not be accepted for business, speech, history, English, or foreign language courses.

Credit by examination may not be used to satisfy the minimum residence requirements for the degrees or for honors awarded at graduation. Credit by examination assumes the student has had no formal classroom instruction, as an enrolled student or as an auditor, in the course being challenged.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) - Subject Exams

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a national testing program administered by the Educational Testing Service of Princeton, New Jersey. The CLEP is administered in two parts, the CLEP General Examinations and the CLEP Subject Examinations. MSU does not award credit on the basis of CLEP General Examinations. MSU will grant credit on the basis of CLEP Subject Examinations scores according to the following policy:

CLEP Subject Exam Minimum Scale Scores

 ExaminationCredit HoursMinimum Score Required for CreditEquivalent MSU courseTexas Common Course Number
BUSINESS 
 Infor. Systems & Comp. App350MIS2003BCIS1305
 Principles of Management350MGMT 3013N/A
 Introductory Accounting650ACCT 2143, 2243ACCT 2301, 2302
 Introductory Business Law350LSBA3233N/A
 Principles of Marketing350MKTG 3723N/A
ECONOMICS 
 Introductory Macroeconomics350ECON 2333ECON 2301
 Introductory Microeconomics350ECON 2433ECON 2302

ENGLISH** (STUDENTS ENTERING PRIOR TO FALL 2014):

 
 American Literature350*ENGL 2613 or 2623ENGL 2327 or 2328
 English Literature350*ENGL 2813 or 2823ENGL 2322 or 2323
 College Composition Modular350*ENGL 1113ENGL 1301
* Plus satisfactory performance on essay to be read by the MSU English department. **All English examinations require the essay option. 
ENGLISH** (STUDENTS ENTERING FALL 2014): 
 College Composition Modular350*ENGL/SPCH 1103 
* Plus satisfactory performance on essay to be read by the MSU English department. **All English examinations require the essay option. 
FOREIGN LANGUAGE 
 French - first year850FREN 1134, 1234FREN 1411, 1412
 French - second year662FREN 2133, 2233FREN 2311, 2312
 German - first year850GERM 1134, 1234GERM 1411, 1412
 German - second year654GERM 2133, 2233GERM 2311, 2312
 Spanish - first year850SPAN 1134, 1234SPAN 1411, 1412
 Spanish - second year663SPAN 2133, 2233SPAN 2311, 2312
MATHEMATICS 
 Precalculus461MATH 1534MATH 2412
 College Algebra354*MATH 1233MATH 1314
* Scores of 50-53 will waive the prerequisite for Trigonometry 
SCIENCES* 
 General Biology858BIOL 1144, 1544BIOL 1413, 1411
 General Chemistry850CHEM 1141, 1241CHEM 1111, 1112
 CHEM 1143, 1243CHEM 1311, 1312
* Majors in the health sciences should check with their advisers before taking science courses by examination. 
SOCIAL SCIENCES 
 American Government350POLS 1333 or 1433GOVT 2301 or 2302
 American History I350HIST 1133HIST 1301
 American History II350HIST 1233HIST 1302
 Introductory Psychology350PSYC 1103PSYC 2301
 Introductory Sociology350SOCL 1133SOCL 1301
 Western Civilization I350HIST 1333HIST 2311
 Western Civilization II350HIST 1433HIST 2312
Note: N/A indicates that a Texas Common Course Number is not applicable to the course. 

Conditions for CLEP Subject Exams

  1. Credit will be granted only if the student enrolls at Midwestern State University
  2. Credit earned by examination while enrolled at Midwestern State University may not be used to meet the minimum residence requirement for that degree or for honors awarded at graduation.
  3. Credit by CLEP examination assumes the student has had no formal classroom instruction, as an enrolled student or as an auditor, in the course being challenged.
  4. There is a six month waiting period before repeating an exam.
  5. CLEP exams are administered by appointment through the MSU Testing Services Office.

Credit will be posted to the permanent record by the Midwestern State University course number, hours, and grade points, but will be designated as CLEP credit.

To request CLEP scores call 1-800-257-9558 or write to:
College Board
P.O. BOX 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541-6600

MSU is a test center for subject examinations and the reporting school code is 6408.

College Board Advanced Placement Program

High school students with superior academic achievements in any of the following areas may earn college credit in these fields through the College Board Advanced Placement Program. Midwestern State University reserves the right to change policy in keeping with actions of the Texas State Legislature or the University Board of Regents. It is to the prospective student's advantage to contact MSU Admissions. The following grades may be awarded for the test scores: 5 = A, 4 = B, and 3 = Credit. If the student takes both English Composition & Literature and English Language & Composition and scores at least a 4 on both exams, the student will receive 3 hours for Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 1113 prior to Fall 2014 and ENGL/SPCH 1103 Fall 2014 and after), and 3 hours of sophomore literature elective credit. The course and grade are posted to the student's permanent record and designated as Advanced Placement credit.

Please note that some subjects require a higher score to receive college credit. Those subjects are noted by an asterisk (*) and scores of 4 or 5 are required.

The College Board Advanced Placement Program exams are administered only through cooperating high schools and only once each spring. Arrangements for the testing are to be made with the high school counselor. Official scores must be received from College Board. AP reports are mailed to MSU in June or July.

Midwestern State University's Code No. is 6408.

AP ExaminationsCredit
Hours
Equivalent
MSU course
Texas Common
Course Number
American History6HIST 1133, 1233HIST 1301, 1302
*Art: Drawing6ART 1313, 1323ART 1316, 1317
*Art: History3ART 3413N/A
*Art: Studio6ART 1113, 1123ARTS 1311, 1312
*Biology8BIOL 1144, 1544BIOL 1411, 1413
*Chemistry8CHEM 1141, 1143, 1241, 1243CHEM 1111, 1311, 1112, 1312
Classics: Virgil3Soph. foreign language electiveN/A
Classics: Latin Lyric3Soph. foreign language electiveN/A
Comparative Govt. & Politics3POLS 3533N/A
Computer Science A4Computer Science 1044COSC 1420
Computer Science B7Computer Science 1044, 1053COSC 1420, 2320
Economics - Macro3Economics 2333ECON 2301
Economics- Micro3Economics 2433ECON 2302
ENGLISH
(STUDENTS ENTERING PRIOR TO FALL 2014):
   
*English Comp. & Literature3ENGL 1113ENGL 1301
*English Language & Comp.3ENGL 1113ENGL 1301
ENGLISH
(STUDENTS ENTERING FALL 2014):
   
*English Comp. & Literature3ENGL/SPCH 1103 
*English Language & Comp.3ENGL/SPCH 1103 
*Environmental Science4ENSC 1114ENVR 1401
European History6HIST 1333, 1433HIST 2311, 2312
French Language8FREN 1134, 1234FREN 1411, 1412
French Literature6FREN 2133, 2233FREN 2311, 2312
German Language8GERM 1134, 1234GERM 1411, 1412
German Literature6GERM 2133, 2233GERM 2311, 2312
Mathematics: Calculus AB4MATH 1634MATH 2413
Mathematics: Calculus BC8MATH 1634, 1734MATH 2413, 2414
Music Listening & Literature3Music electiveN/A
Music Theory6MUSC 1603, 1613MUSI 1311, 1312
Physics B8PHYS 1144, 1244PHYS 1401, 1402
Physics C: Mechanics4PHYS 1624N/A
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism4PHYS 2644N/A
Psychology3PSYC 1103PSYC 2301
Spanish Language8SPAN 1134, 1234SPAN 1411, 1412
Spanish Literature6SPAN 2133, 2233SPAN 2311, 2312
Statistics3STAT 3573N/A
U.S. Government & Politics3POLS 1333GOVT 2301
World History6History 1333, 14332311, 2312

Note: N/A indicates that a Texas Common Course Number is not applicable to the course.

To request Advance Placement test scores call (888) 225-5427 (toll-free) or write to:
AP Exams
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541
The transcript should be sent to:
Midwestern State University
Admissions Office
3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099

Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)

Credit will be awarded in some programs for DANTES Standardized Subject Tests based on ACE recommendations or on a percentile level which reflects at least 50% of test questions being answered correctly. Acceptable percentile levels are generally at the 40th percentile or above. DANTES SST's are not considered as part of the 12 hour limit on military credits. Credit will not be accepted for business, English, foreign languages, history, or speech courses.

CLEP tests administered and reported by DANTES will be accepted according to MSU's published CLEP guidelines. Midwestern's school code is 9870.

International Baccalaureate Program

MidwesternStateUniversity's prospective students who earn the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma are offered unconditional admission status to MSU. Students under 21 years of age must submit official ACT or SAT scores with the required writing portion. Scholarships will be offered to these students through the University scholarship program if MSU Admissions is notified by March 1, and students enter MSU directly from high school.It is the responsibility of the prospective IB student to notify MSU Admissions. Students from high schools that offer IB courses but not the diploma may receive credit according to the same criteria. An official IB transcript must be sent to MSU Admissions. All IB students must show proof of meeting the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements prior to their initial enrollment at MSU and meet published university application deadlines.

Midwestern State University recognizes the value of the International Baccalaureate program and has approved the granting of credit for the IB Higher and Standard level exams when a score of 5 or higher is obtained.A score of 4 or higher on any Higher level or Standard level exam will be awarded to IB diploma candidates only.Credit will be granted for the following higher level exams: Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English, French, Geography, German, History, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Spanish and Theatre. Standard level credits will be given for Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, French, German, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Spanish and Theatre. Where applicable, credit will count toward your major and meet university requirements.

*Any new student receiving the IB diploma with a score of at least a 4 on all subjects will be granted a minimum of 24 hours.

Higher Level Exams: Grades accepted: 7 or 6 = A, 5 = B, (4 = credit for diploma candidates only*)

Higher ExamCredit HoursEquivalent MSU CourseTexas Common Course Number
Art3ART 1413ARTS 1301
Biology8BIOL 1144, 1544BIOL 1413, 1411
Business & Organization6FINC 3733, MGMT 3013N/A
Chemistry8CHEM 1141, 1143, 1241, 1243CHEM 1111, 1311, 1112, 1312
Computer Science3CMPS 1023COSC 1300
Economics6ECON 3323, 3333N/A
English 
(STUDENTS ENTERING PRIOR TO FALL 2014)
6ENGL 1113, 1123ENGL 1301, 1302
English
(STUDENTS ENTERING FALL 2014)
3ENGL/SPCH 1103 
French14FREN 1134, 1234, 2133, 2233FREN 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312
Geography3GEOG 3003N/A
German14GERM 1134, 1234, 2133, 2233GERM 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312
History6HIST 1133, 1233HIST 1301, 1302
History-Europe6Language, Philosophy and Culture coreN/A
Mathematics8MATH 1534, 1634MATH 2413, 2414
Music6MUSC 3723/1603**N/A
Philosophy3Language, Philosophy and Culture coreN/A
Physics8PHYS 1144, 1244PHYS 1401, 1402
Psychology3PSYC 1103PSYC 2301
Spanish14SPAN 1134, 1234, 2133, 2233SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312
Theatre3THEA 1503DRAM 1310

Grades accepted: 7 & 6 = A, 5 = B, (4 = credit for diploma candidates only*) Credit for the following Standard Exams:

Standard ExamsCredit HoursEquivalent MSU CourseTexas Common Course Number
Art3ART 1413ART 1301
Economics6ECON 2333, 2433ECON 2301, 2302
Music6MUSC 1033/1603**MUSI 1306 or 1310, 1311
Theatre3THEA 1503DRAM1310

**Incoming students from IB programs will need to take a music theory placement exam for advising purposes.

Grades accepted: 7 or 6 (5 or 4 =credit for diploma candidates only*)

Standard ExamsCredit HoursEquivalent MSU CourseTexas Common Course Number
Biology8BIOL 1144, 1544BIOL 1413, 1411
Chemistry8CHEM 1141, 1143,
1241, 1243
CHEM 1111, 1311,
1112, 1312
Computer Science3CMPS 1033N/A
Mathematics7MATH 1534, 1634MATH 2412, 2413
Mathematical Studies6MATH 1233, 1433MATH 1314, 1316
Mathematical Methods7MATH 1433, 1634MATH 1316, 2413
Physics8PHYS 1144, 1244PHYS 1401, 1402

Grades accepted: 7, 6, or 5 = credit (4 = credit for diploma candidates only*)

Standard ExamsCredit HoursEquivalent MSU CourseTexas Common Course Number
Philosophy3PHIL 1033PHIL 1301
Psychology3PSYC 1103PSYC 2301

Grades accepted: 5 or 4 = credit for the following:

Standard ExamsCredit HoursEquivalent MSU CourseTexas Common Course Number
French8FREN 1134, 1234FREN 1411, 1412
German8GERM 1134, 1234GERM 1411, 1412
Spanish8SPAN 1134, 1234SPAN 1411, 1412

Grades accepted: 7 or 6 = credit (5 or 4 =credit for diploma candidates only*):

Higher Level ExamsCredit HoursEquivalent MSU CourseTexas Common Course Number
French8FREN 1134, 1234FREN 1411, 1412
German8GERM 1134, 1234GERM 1411, 1412
Spanish8SPAN 1134, 1234SPAN 1411, 1412

Note: N/A indicates that a Texas Common Course Number is not applicable to the course.

To request the International Baccalaureate transcript call (212) 696-4464 or visit IB Americas Transcript Request
The transcript should be sent to:
Midwestern State University
Admissions Office
3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099