Credit by Examination
Advanced Placement (AP Credit)
Students enrolling at Northeast Mississippi Community College may be awarded advanced college credit if they present satisfactory scores on the advanced placement examination administered through the College Entrance Examination Board and if they participated in and received credit for an AP course(s) offered through their high schools. This policy applies to each AP course for which a student is requesting credit. Students may receive up to twelve (12) hours credit with no more than eight (8) hours or two courses in one subject area.
Grades of “Z” (satisfactory) will be recorded on the transcript for course(s) in which advanced placement credit is earned once the transcripting fee is paid. These courses will not affect the grade point average.
The following table details the awarding of credit at Northeast. EACH COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY HAS ITS OWN POLICY PERTAINING TO THE AWARDING OF CREDIT; THEREFORE, A STUDENT SHOULD CONSULT WITH THE SENIOR INSTITUTION TO WHICH HE/SHE PLANS TO TRANSFER PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR AP CREDIT.
Challenge Examinations - Nursing
The Northeast Mississippi Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program allows currently licensed practical nurses the opportunity to challenge two nursing courses in the curriculum. These courses are NUR 1118 - Nursing Fundamentals and NUR 1229 - Nursing Care of the Family. The challenge exams are National League for Nursing’s NACE I Foundations of Nursing Examination and NACE I Childbearing/Care of the Child Examination. Both exams are computer based exams.
Steps in seeking advanced placement:
- Apply for admission to the college.
- Apply for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
- Provide the Division of Health Sciences with information so that your LPN license may be validated (name and social security number). You must hold a current, unrestricted license to participate in the advanced placement option.
- Testing Registration: please find the Directions for On-Line Registration for NACE Challenge Exams on page 4 of the LPN to ADN Advanced Place Division of Health Science web page. The cost of the challenge exams are $55.00 for NACE I Foundation of Nursing and $30.00 each for NACE I Nursing Care of Childbearing Family and NACE I Nursing Care of the Child.
- The NUR 1118 challenge examination must be taken and passed before the NUR 1229 challenge can be taken. The passing score on the NUR 1118 challenge examination is 75%. The passing score on the NUR 1229 examination is 70% (average on two portions of the exam). The exams are graded and scored by the NLN. The challenge examination may be taken once and may not be repeated for 1 year. Challenge credit is good for 5 years.
- Licensed Practical Nurses who successfully challenge into the program must meet all program entrance and progression requirements. Admission is based on admission to the college and compliance with ADN admission and progression requirements and space availability. Admission is not guaranteed. Applicants seeking admission or readmission to NUR 1229, NUR 2339 or NUR 2449 who meet the admission criteria are rated, ranked, and admitted as space is available in the following order: 1) readmission students, 2) LPN-ADN challenge students, and 3) students transferring nursing credit from another institution.
- Credit Awarded on Transcript: Challenge credit is noted on the official NEMCC transcript with a grade of “Z” after the student has completed the ADN Orientation Course, enrolled in the clinical nursing course, and paid the transcripting fee.
Through challenge examinations, a qualified student may receive credit for college work without the formal procedure of class attendance. Each academic head will determine the requirements for such credit, and requests for these examinations will be considered if the background of the applicant indicates substantial knowledge about the requested examination area. A grade of “Z” will be recorded for successful completion of a challenge examination.
A student who seeks advanced placement through challenge examination credit will follow the procedure listed below:
- Apply for admission to the college.
- Must have been accepted in the program of study for which the student plans to challenge.
- Schedule the examination with the academic head of the specific course being challenged.
If a student makes a satisfactory grade on the exam, the instructor will submit the grade to the Vice President of Instruction’s Office. The Vice President of Instruction will write a memo to the Records office and the Business office. Once the student has paid the transcripting fee, the Business office will notify the Records Office. The Records Office will record a the grade of “Z” for the course.
List of Challenge Exams
Please check the Course Title to ensure it conforms with the Title used by your college.
ACT 1713 - Electricity for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
BOT 1213 - Professional Development
BOT 1233 - Microsoft Word I
BOT 1313 - Applied Business Math
BOT 1613 - Medical Office Terminology I
CON 1213 - Construction Materials
CON 2123 - Construction Cost Estimating
CSC 1123 - Computer Applications I
EET 1114 - DC Circuits
ELT 1193 - Fundamentals of Electricity
ELT 1213 - Electrical Power
ELT 1413 - Motor Control Systems
ELT 2613 Programmable Logic Controllers
ELT 2623 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers
IMM 1111 - Industrial Maintenance Safety
IMM 1121 - Industrial Maintenance Math and Measurement
IMM 1131 - Industrial Maintenance Blueprint
IMM 1313 - Principles of Hydraulics and Pneumatics
IMM 1813 - Industrial Electricity for Industrial Maintenance Mechanics
IST 1123 - IT Foundations
IST 1133 - Fundamentals of Data Communications
MET 1113 - Medical Terminology
MFL 1213 Elementary Spanish I
MFL 1223 Elementary Spanish II
MFL 2213 Intermediate Spanish I
MFL 2223 Intermediate Spanish II
MST 1114 - Power Machinery I
MST 1124 - Power Machinery II
MST 1413 - Blueprint Reading
MST 1423 -Advanced Blueprint Reading
MST 2144 - Power Machinery IV
MST 1613 - Precision Layout
MST 2714 - Computer Numerical Control Operations I
MST 2734 - Fundamental of CAD/CAM
MST 2813 - Metallurgy
When a student requests that military credits be evaluated for transfer credit, the student will provide the original Joint Services Transcript (JST) form to the college. This form/transcript lists the military education and experiences with the course descriptions along with recommendation for college course credit. Upon review of the JST by the registrar, Northeast credit may or may not be awarded. The JST will be placed in the student’s file and remain part of their permanent record.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers students an opportunity to earn college credit by examination for prior learning. Northeast Mississippi Community College will award credit on the CLEP subject area examinations only to matriculated Northeast students.
- IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT TO DETERMINE TRANSFERABILITY OF CLEP CREDIT TO THE SENIOR COLLEGE OF HIS/HER CHOICE. NEMCC DOES NOT CERTIFY THE APPLICABILITY OF CLEP CREDIT TO OTHER POST SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS. (Contact the Counseling Center for a complete list of area exams.)
- All courses excluding ENG 1113 and ENG 1123, listed in the Northeast Catalog are eligible for credit if CLEP has an examination in that subject.
- No credit is given for CLEP general examinations.
- Credit on the CLEP subject examinations will be awarded to students who received a scaled score of 50 or more.
- Credit earned by CLEP subject examination is limited to 18 hours. The student will be required to earn 12 semester hours of credit in a regular fall or spring semester at Northeast before CLEP credit earned at Northeast will be recorded or transfer CLEP credit recognized and recorded on the student’s transcript.
- No grade points will be awarded for CLEP credit and a grade of “Z” will be recorded on the student’s transcript for all CLEP credit earned.
- CLEP credit may not be used to satisfy the minimum residence requirements for graduation at Northeast.
A transcription fee will be charged to students who want their CLEP scores recorded on their transcript.
Articulated Credit for Career / Technical Course Work
- To be eligible for articulated credit, a student must:
- Complete the articulated Secondary Career and Technical Education Program
- Score 70% or higher on the Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System (MS-CPAS2) in their secondary program of study
- To be awarded articulated credit, a student must:
- Enroll in the community or junior college within 18 months of graduation
A grade of Z will be awarded for approved high school courses. Students that receive a “Z” grade in courses will count toward graduation, however, courses will not count for grade point average.
When new students are admitted to the college, their ACT scores are reviewed to determine if specific academic skills need to be improved.
Students with ACT English sub scores 16 and below will be registered for ENG 0113 Beginning English. Completion of this course with a “C” will qualify the student for entry in ENG 1113 - English Composition I. Students who wish to challenge their English placement according to the departmental challenge exam.
The College uses ACT math sub-scores along with credits in high school mathematics courses for placement in college mathematics courses. Students with an ACT Math sub-score of 19 or above may register for MAT 1313 - College Algebra. Students with ACT math sub scores of 18 and below will be registered for MAT 1233 - Intermediate Algebra. Students with a Math ACT sub-score 16 and below have the option of choosing to register for MAT 0123 - Beginning Algebra. If a student questions his/her math placement, he/she may take the department challenge exam to determine his/her accurate placement level in mathematics. Students who have an ACT sub score in Math of 22 or higher can register for the following: MAT 1513 - Business Calculus I, or MAT 1613 - Calculus I.
If a student’s curriculum requires BIO 2514 - Anatomy and Physiology I, an ACT composite score of 19 or above is necessary for enrollment in the course. Students with a composite of 18 or below will be required to enroll in BIO 1534 - Survey of Anatomy and Physiology.
Students who wish to challenge their mathematics placement should see the Math/Science Division Head in McCoy Hall. Students who wish to challenge their English placement should see the Humanities & Languages Division Head in Anderson Hall.