Students may take externally administered standard proficiency exams such as CLEP (College-Level Examination Program from CEEB) and PEP (Professional Equivalency Program from ACT) in those areas approved by the University. Information about these exams and a current list of approved exams are available from the office of the Baccalaureate Dean. Credit for CLEP or PEP exams taken prior to enrolling at Mount Saint Mary’s University and which appear on the transcript of record from another college or university will be accepted according to the transfer of credit procedure. If there has been no official awarding of credit, an original transcript from ACT or CEEB must be presented. Students who have taken courses sponsored by the armed forces or other non-collegiate agencies may apply for an evaluation of these learning experiences.
For the Baccalaureate degree, a maximum of 12 units may be secured through CLEP/PEP exams in areas approved by the University. All units earned in this manner are held in escrow until the student has successfully completed 30 units of course work at Mount Saint Mary’s University.
For the Associate degree, a maximum of 8 units of credit may be secured through credit by departmental exam and/or CLEP/PEP exams in areas approved by the University. All units earned in this manner are held in escrow until the student has successfully completed 24 units of course work at Mount Saint Mary’s University.