Advanced Placement Exam
Did you take AP courses in high school? The CollegeBoard’s AP exams are accepted for courses that have been approved by Massasoit faculty. AP credits are processed through the Registrar’s Office and require an official CollegeBoard score transcript.
Advanced Placement (AP) Exam (PDF)
Cost: fee paid to College Board
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
CLEP is a series of standardized exams designed by CollegeBoard to assess knowledge acquired through non-traditional methods. General exam subjects include english, humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences/history. You are a good candidate for CLEP if you have acquired substantial knowledge in general education subjects, such as english, math, history, or psychology. Download the CLEP information sheet. CLEP credits are processed through the Registrar’s Office and require an official CLEP score transcript.
Cost: fee paid to CLEP
DSST Subject Standardized Test
The DSST subject test is a nationally recognized exam administered through Prometric and covers a wide range of technical business and academic subjects.
Cost: fee paid to DSST/Prometric
Departmental Challenge Exams
Are you looking to demonstrate your knowledge on a subject? Take a departmental challenge exam. Developed by Massasoit faculty, departmental challenge exams are for courses for which nationally recognized exams do not exist and an exam is appropriate. A grade of C- or better is required to earn college credit through a departmental challenge exam. NOTE: For Spring 2021 only biology departmental challenge exam is available.
A portfolio contains a collection of documents and reflective writing that showcases the competencies, formal training, and general knowledge attained through prior work or general life experience.
Students interested in developing portfolios are provided with appropriate guidelines and the final portfolio is reviewed and evaluated by faculty who verify that the documentation represents learning that is at the college level.
Below are the basic steps of the Assessment process:
- Coordination between the student and the appropriate Division Dean to determine whether the petition for credit for prior learning is viable and to recruit faculty to conduct a portfolio assessment
- Processing a nonrefundable Credit for Prior Learning fee payment of $50 per credit prior to scheduling a portfolio assessment
- Recording and reporting of credit for prior learning awarded through portfolio assessment
Cost: $50/credit to initiate review process
For additional information about Credit for Prior Learning, visit: https://myexperiencecounts.mass.edu
Not available to Criminal Justice students due to a mandate from the Mass Board of Higher Education.