Credit by exam

AP, IB, CLEP, DSST and A Level Examinations

Students may receive credit through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) and International A Level examinations. Strong scores may allow for a course waiver or course credit. All scores must be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the testing agency. 

Tuition advisory

Please be advised that an undergraduate student’s tuition will increase when they achieve junior status after earning their 56th credit. The student’s fee assessment will then move to upper division rates in the following semester.

For example:

At the end of a spring semester, a student’s accumulated credits total 55 credits — therefore, they are still considered a sophomore. The student then enrolls for 15 credits for fall semester as a sophomore, paying lower division rates for all credits. At the end of this fall semester, the student has passed all classes and earned a total of 70 credits. Since this number is above 56 credits, the student has officially achieved junior status and will be assessed upper division rates in the following semester, according to the MSU fee structure.