2022-2023 McMurry University Catalog 
    
    Feb 07, 2023  
2022-2023 McMurry University Catalog

Credit by Examination



McMurry University may award university credit on the basis of two College Board programs and on local departmental exams where no College Board tests are available. All credit by examination is subject to the following general limitations:

  1. A maximum of forty-five semester hours of credit earned by examination at this institution or elsewhere may be applied toward the bachelor’s degree.
  2. Credit by examination will not be recorded until the student has enrolled for classes, and an official transcript is on file in the registrar’s office.
  3. Credit by examination will not reduce the regular residence requirements.
  4. Letter grades are not given on credits by examination.
  5. Credits earned by examination are not included in the computation of the grade point average.
  6. Transfer students must satisfy all McMurry requirements concerning credit by examination.

Advanced Placement Examinations (AP)

The College Board Advanced Placement Examinations are offered once a year, usually in May, to those high school students who have received college-level training in secondary schools. These examinations are not administered by colleges. Application to take these examinations must be made through high school counselors. Information concerning this
examination program should be directed to the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board, Box 977-GPS-A, Princeton, N.J. 08541. Beginning freshmen who present acceptable scores on the appropriate Advanced Placement Examinations will, on request, receive placement and credit for comparable courses at McMurry University. See table page 22.

College Level Examinations Program (CLEP)

The College Board College Level Examination Program offers two types of examinations for credit: the General Examination and the Subject Examination. McMurry University does not give credit for General Examinations. The Office of the Registrar certifies credit earned on a CLEP Subject Examination on scores at or above that recommended by the American Council on Education. See Table Page 23.

Departmental Examinations

McMurry students who wish advanced standing and credit in areas not covered by the two College Board programs described above may take special examinations upon approval of the department in which the course is offered. Applications to take departmental examinations must also be approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Registrar. The charge for departmental examinations and credit awarded will be $20.00 per semester credit hour.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

McMurry University recognizes the value of the International Baccalaureate program and will grant a minimum of 24 credit hours for any new student receiving the IB diploma with a score of at least a 4 on all subjects. Credit may also be granted to students who did not complete the diploma program but earned appropriate scores and levels on the IB exams. IB transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis and credit awarded by the Registrar. An official IB transcript must be mailed from the International Baccalaureate Organization to the Registrar’s office at McMurry. 

Advanced Placement Examinations

DEPARTMENT EXAM SCORE CREDIT AWARDED
ART Studio Art 2D-Design
Studio Art 3D-Design
History of Art
History of Art
History of Art
3/4/5
3/4/5
3
4
5
ARTS 2304 or ART 2323
ARTS 2321
ARTS 1300
ARTS 1300 or ART 2301
ARTS 2301 and ART 2302
BIOLOGY Biology 3/4/5 BIOL 1401
CHEMISTRY Chemistry
Chemistry
3
4/5
CHEM 1410
CHEM 1410,1420
COMPUTER SCIENCE Computer Science A 3/4/5 COSC 1325 or COIS 2350* (see note below)
ECONOMICS Macro
Microeconomics
3/4/5
3/4/5
ECON 2310
ECON 2320
ENGLISH Language & Composition
Literature & Composition
4/5
4/5
ENGL 1310 (no writing sample)
ENGL 1320 (no writing sample)
FRENCH Language, Literature
Language, Literature
3
4/5
FREN 1410, 1420
FREN 1410, 1420, 2310, 2320
GERMAN German Language
German Language
3
4/5
GERM 1410, 1420
GERM 1410, 1420, 2310, 2320
GEOSCIENCE Environmental Science 3/4/5 GEOS 1405
GOVERNMENT American Governmen 3/4/5 POSC 2310
HISTORY American History
American History
European History
European History
World History
World History
3
4/5
3
4/5
3
4/5
HIST 2310
HIST 2310, 2320
HIST 1310
HIST 1310, 1320
HIST 1310
HIST 1310, 1320
MATHEMATICS Calculus AB
Calculus BC
3/4/5
3/4/5
MATH 2421
MATH 2421, 2322
MUSIC Music Theory 3/4/5 MUTH 1330, MUTH1130
PHYSICS Physics C - Mechanics
Physics C - Electricity
Physics C - Electricity
Physics I
4/5
3
4/5
3
PHYS 1410
PHYS 1400
PHYS 1420
PHYS 1400
PSYCHOLOGY Psychology 3/4/5 PSYC 1340
SPANISH Language & Literature
Language & Literature
3
4/5
SPAN 1410, 1420
SPAN 1410, 1420, 2310, 2320
STATISTICS Statistics 3 MATH 3351

* Determined by department assessment of student’s programming experience.

CLEP Subject Examinations

DEPARTMENT EXAMINATION EQUIVALENT COURSE SCORE CREDIT AWARDED
BIOLOGY Biology BIOL 1401 Principles of Biology 50 4
BUSINESS Financial Accounting
Business Law, Introductory
Info Syst. & Comp. Appl.
Macroeconomics, Principles of
Microeconomics, Principles of
Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing
ACCT 2310 Financial Accounting
BUSI 4370 Business Law I
COIS 3380 Mgmt Information Systems
ECON 2320 Macroeconomics
ECON 2310 Microeconomics
MGMT 3310 Principles of Management
MKTG 3370 Principles of Marketing
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
COMPUTER SCIENCE Information Systems and Computer
Applications
COIS 3380 Mgmt Information Systems 50 3
CHEMISTRY Chemistry CHEM 1400 Chemistry in Society 50 4
ENGLISH American Literature
Analyzing & Interpreting Lit.
English Literature
College Composition Modular
ENGL 2320 Masterpieces of American Literature
ENGL 1320 Composition and Literature
ENGL 2310 Masterpieces of British Literature
ENGL 1310 Composition and Rhetoric
50
50
50
50
3
31
3
3
FRENCH French Language Elem French/Intermediate French 50 4-142
GERMAN German Language Elem German/Intermediate German 50 4-142
HISTORY History of US I
History of US II
Western Civilization I
Western Civilization II
HIST 2310 United States to 1877
HIST 2320 United States to 1877
HIST 1310 World Civilization to 1648
HIST 1320 World Civilization Since 1648
50
50
50
50
3
3
3
3
MATHEMATICS Calculus
College Algebra
Pre-Calculus
MATH 2421 Calculus I
MATH 1311 Algebra
MATH 1320
50
50
50
4
3
3
NATURAL SCIENCE Natural Sciences GEOS 1405 Environmental Geology 50 4
POLITICAL SCIENCE American Government POSC 2310 American Nat’l Govt. 50 3
PSYCHOLOGY Introductory Psychology
Human Growth & Development
PSYC 1340 General Psychology
PSYC 2360 Developmental Psychology
50
50
3
3
SPANISH Spanish Language Elem Spanish/Intermediate Spanish 50 8-142
SOCIOLOGY Introductory Sociology SOCI 1310 Introductory Sociology 50 3
  1. A passing score on the CLEP gives you the opportunity to write a departmental essay. (For McMurry students, the essay will be sent to the English Department on Campus and graded, for all other students the essay will be sent to CLEP for grading). Credit will be given only if the writing sample meets department standards.
  2. 8 hours of credit for elementary language will be awarded for CLEP scores between 50 and 62. For CLEP scores 63 and above credit for one year of intermediate language will be awarded.