Missouri Southern accepts courses for transfer from schools that are accredited by the following six regional accreditation agencies:
For information on how transfer credit is evaluated or for petitioning for credit for courses from non-regionally accredited schools, see MSSU's Transfer Policies.
Missouri Southern will accept credits earned from a regionally accredited college or university while the student was in high school. These credits are subject to regular transfer credit evaluation, and students must submit an official college or university transcript to the MSSU Office of Admission. Dual credits cannot be awarded based on a high school transcript.
Military Service students who have completed a minimum of one year of active military service may be granted credit to meet the KINE 103 requirements of the general education curriculum. These requirements will be satisfied if the DD214 form is submitted to the Missouri Southern Registrar's Office. Credit may also be granted for specific military schooling as recommended by the American Council of Education. The credit granted will be based on applicability and will carry the grade of 'CR'. The veteran must present documentation designating the military course, date and site of the course. Military transcripts can be ordered from the following websites:
|Army, Army National Guard, and US Army Reserve||Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS)|
|Navy and Marine Corps||Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART)|
|Air Force||Community College of the Air Force|
Missouri Southern participates in the Advanced Placement Program sponsored by the College Entrance Examination Board. Credits are granted for course areas in which a student has completed Advanced Placement Examinations with a score of 3, 4, or 5. See the AP exams chart for specific credit granted at MSSU.
A student whose travel, employment, extensive readings or other unique educational experiences appear to have provided proficiency in a course required in the curriculum equivalent to that ordinarily attained by those taking the course in regular classes, may be granted permission to take an advanced standing examination. This examination may be a subject matter test of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or a comprehensive test designed by the department to cover the subject more fully than a regular final examination. All successfully completed CLEP and comprehensive departmental exams receive a grade of 'CR' for credit.
In order to receive credit for a departmental examination, a student must have the following qualifications:
After a student has taken a departmental examination, the professor will transmit the grade to the Vice President for Academic Affairs Office. If performance is equated as a 'C' grade or above, the Registrar will record the credit.
MSSU grants credit for satisfactorily completed College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Subject Exams. No credit is given for CLEP General Exams. CLEP exams are administered through MSSU's Advising, Counseling, and Testing Services (ACTS) located in Hearnes Hall.
Missouri Southern will grant up to 30 semester hours or the equivalent of one full year of university study to those who have completed study in the International Baccalaureate curriculum in high school. Missouri Southern will grant university credit and advanced placement for International Baccalaureate courses completed at the higher level with a score of four or greater. Students with such backgrounds should contact the Admission Office for a detailed analysis of credits and standing.