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Credit and Curriculum Transfer

Advanced Placement Credit

High school students may be eligible to receive academic credit for high school Advanced Placement (AP) courses that they have successfully completed. Students who score a 3 or higher on a 5-point scale for an AP course examination will earn credit for having completed the comparable State Tech course requirement.

Visit the College Board’s website to learn how to send your scores to State Tech.

Advanced Placement Test Min. Score State Tech Course Number State Tech Course Name Missouri Transfer (MOTR) Number Notes
Mathematics Calculus AB 3 MAT 123 Calculus I N/A Calculus I is not a gateway course so it does not have a MOTR number
Calculus BC 3 NA Award General Math Credit N/A
  • Calculus II is higher level than State Tech’s mathematics general education requirement, so a passing grade in Calc II meets the college’s graduation requirement.
  • Calculus II is not a gateway course so it does not have a MOTR number
Statistics 3 MAT 119 Elementary Statistics MATH 110
Communication English Language and Composition 3 COM 101 English Composition ENGL 100
English Literature and Composition 3 COM 101 English Composition ENGL 100
Social Science Government and Politics: US 3 PSC 101 American Government POSC 101
United States History 3 HST 105 American History to 1877 HST 101
Science Biology 3 N/A Award General Science Credit per Program Chair Approval N/A A lab science meets the State Tech science general education requirement, but the program Department Chair will determine if Biology with Lab is acceptable to meet degree requirements.
Chemistry 3 PHY 121 General Chemistry with Lab I CHEM 150L
Environmental Science 3 PHY 103 / 104 Environmental Science + Lab PHYS 110LEV
Physics I 3 PHY 101 / 102 College Physics + Lab PHYS 150L
Physics II 3 PHY 101 / 102 College Physics + Lab PHYS 150L
Physics C – Mechanics 3 PHY 201 General Physics PHYS 200L
Physics C – Electricity / Magnetism 3 N/A Award General Science Credit N/A A lab science meets the State Tech science general education requirement, but the program Department Chair will determine if Biology with Lab is acceptable to meet degree requirements
Business Econ: Macroeconomics 3 BUS 170 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 101
Econ: Microeconomics 3 BUS 172 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 102

Credit for Prior Learning

If you have college level knowledge or experience in a specific technical area contact us to see how to receive credit for your prior learning. Credit for Prior Learning is a way for students to obtain credit for their knowledge, skills, and previous experience at no cost to the student. Students do not have to learn redundant material. Students save on the costs of tuition, books and fees. There are several ways for students to receive Credit for Prior Learning at State Tech:

Industry Credential/Licenses

Students who possess a current valid license or industry credential that is equivalent to a course offered at State Technical College of Missouri may be awarded credit for that course. Credit approval should be sought by providing documentation of the current valid license or industry credential to the Registrar at registrar@statetechmo.edu.

Military Courses

The college awards educational credits to a student for a course that is part of the student’s military educational experiences or service that meets the standards of the American Council on Education or equivalent standards for awarding academic credit and that is determined to be equivalent to a course offered at State Technical College of Missouri. Military credit approval should be sought through the Registrar at registrar@statetechmo.edu.

Credit by Examination/Test Out

This is an opportunity for students to receive college credit for college-level knowledge and skills obtained outside of college through faculty designed, course-specific examinations/test outs and if appropriate hands-on-demonstration of knowledge and skills. Contact the State Tech Testing Center for more information at testingcenter@statetechmo.edu.

Core Curriculum Transfer (Core 42)

Senate Bill 997 established the Higher Education Core Transfer Curriculum Act (Sections 178.785-789 RSMo), which directs the Coordinating Board for Higher Education to develop a standard core transfer curriculum and a common course numbering equivalency matrix for lower-division general education courses. The core transfer curriculum, known as CORE 42, is a framework for general education that all Missouri public two-and four-year institutions of higher education will adopt effective for the 2018-2019 academic year. The goal of the CORE 42 is to facilitate the seamless transfer of academic credits. The completion of the CORE 42 at any public institution of higher education will transfer to every other public institution of higher education in the state and substitute for the receiving institution’s general education requirement. Individual courses that comprise the CORE 42 are guaranteed to transfer one-to-one among all public colleges and universities.

State Tech approved CORE 42 courses and assigned MOTR numbers are in the college catalog and at the Missouri Department of Higher Education’s website. Visit the Missouri Department of Higher Eduction’s website for additional information.

Core 42 Appeal Process

State Technical College of Missouri accepts CORE 42 courses as transfer credit when coursework is required for a student’s degree or certificate program. Students who are denied CORE 42 transfer credit may appeal the decision using the institution’s internal appeal process. The CORE 42 appeal process is as follows:

  1. Students who receive an initial denial must submit an appeal within 10 days to the Registrar’s Office. The course information will be submitted to the Department Chair for consideration and students will be notified within 10 working days of the result.
  2. If the transfer credit is denied and the student would like to further appeal the decision, a second appeal should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office within 10 days of the denial. The course information will be submitted to the Vice President of Academic Affairs for review and students will be notified within 10 working days of the result.
  3. If the transfer dispute is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student, a third appeal should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office within 45 days. State Technical College of Missouri shall notify the Commissioner of Higher Education of its denial and the reasons for the denial. The Commissioner of Higher Education or his or her designee shall make the final determination about the dispute.
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