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Credit by Testing and Experience

MCC may grant academic credit for the following:

Credit for course proficiency exams

Students wishing to demonstrate course proficiency may challenge selected credit courses by taking a proficiency examination. Students must be in good standing, be currently enrolled at MCC, not be enrolled in the course being challenged, and cannot have completed the course previously with a grade. A fee for each proficiency examination is payable at any MCC location prior to testing. Students should contact Student Services for information and application procedures. Credit granted may apply toward the student's current listed major only. Credit granted might not transfer to other institutions.

Credit for high school opportunities

Credit for AP program

MCC may award college credit in fulfillment of program requirements when students have acceptable Advanced Placement exam scores. For consideration of college credit, students need to have official exam score reports mailed to:

Metropolitan Community College

Attn: Records

P.O. Box 3777

Omaha, NE 68103-0777

Credit for knowledge acquired through work experience

Credit may be granted for learning acquired through work experience that parallels a student’s program at MCC. Credit is not granted for courses in which a course proficiency test is available. Students should contact Student Services for information. A fee is charged.

Credit for military service

MCC seeks to grant the most credit possible for military training and experience. Military students who submit a DD-214 will be granted up to 3.5 credits in Physical Education (PHED) for basic training. Additional credit hours may be awarded for military training and experience as recommended by the American Council on Education.

Some factors may limit the number of credits accepted, including departmental accreditation and program-specific requirements. Credits not transferred as a specific class at MCC may be applied to either the major or general education requirements as undefined electives. Credits granted do not apply toward fulfillment of MCC’s residency requirement for graduation (24.0 hours). Military students pursuing specialized programs that have very few or no electives may find that they receive limited credits from their military experience.

Documents eligible for transcript evaluation can include DD-214, DD-295, DD-2586, CCAF Transcript (Community College of the Air Force), SMART (Sailor/Marine ACE Registry Transcript), AARTS (Army/ACE Registry Transcript), CGI (Coast Guard Institute Transcript), and other official documents indicating military experience. In addition, MCC accepts DSST (DANTES) and CLEP scores.

Use of military credits to transfer from MCC to another institution depends on a number of factors, including whether the institution has a transfer credit agreement with MCC. The institution receiving transfer courses makes the decision regarding award of transfer credit. Military students should evaluate their transfer options carefully in consultation with the receiving institution.  For additional information on military transfer credits, see a military adviser.  

Credit for national standardized test results

Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)

MCC may award specific course credit for subject examinations in fulfillment of current program requirements. For consideration of college credit, students need to have an official national exam score report mailed to:

Metropolitan Community College

Attn: Records

P.O. Box 3777

Omaha, NE 68103-0777

The following limitations exist for credits awarded by testing and experience:

  • Credit granted does not apply toward fulfillment of MCC’s residency requirement for graduation.
  • Credit for documented work experience is only available for classes listed in the current College catalog.
  • Work experience credit is not available for any course for which a proficiency exam exists.
  • Credit earned through documented work experience or course proficiency examinations are generally not transferable to another institution on a course-by-course basis.

Students with questions regarding awarding credit via an alternative to attending classes should contact an advisor at 402-457-2400.