b"Principles of MicroeconomicsECO 2123 350 Introductory SociologySOC 2113 350 Western Civilization IHIS 1113350 Western Civilization IIHIS 1123350 Social Sciences and History*: 650 *CLEP General ExaminationsII. Advanced Placement Students entering Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will be allowed credit on the Advanced Placement Examination administered by the College Entrance Examination Board and sponsored by participating high schools. For an Advanced Placement score of 4 or 5, 6 or 8 semester hours will be awarded in the subject area if offered by the college. For scores of 3, 3 or 4 semester hours will be awarded in the subject area if offered. III. International Baccalaureate (IB) At Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC), students awarded an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma can receive credit for IB exams administered by the International Baccalaureate Organization (www.ibo.org). For IB scores of 4 or above on both higher-level and standard-level examinations, 3-8 semester hours of credit will be awarded in the subject area if offered by the college. Credit for subjects not offered at MGCCC may be considered by contacting the Office of Admissions and Records, who will submit a request to the appropriate Dean of Teaching & Learning. IV. Credit by Departmental Examination A.Credit may be obtained in courses on the basis of departmental examination only for courses other than those for which the CLEP credit is available. Exceptions must be approved by the Department, Dean of Teaching & Learning and the Vice President. B.Permission to take a departmental challenge examination must have the approval of all members of the department who teach the course and the appropriate Dean. Cost for these examinations will be at the rate of 30% of part-time tuition rate per credit hour. No other tuition will be charged for the course. For courses with labs, a performance test may also be required at the discretion of the department concerned. C.To receive credit through Credit by Examination, a person must enroll in MGCCC to take additional semester hour credit courses. V. Credit for Life Experience Program The credit for life experience process begins with the student meeting with the department chair in the area that the credit will be requested at the campus he/she is attending. A. Prior Learning Portfolio A prior learning portfolio is a written record presented by the student requesting college credit for learning outside the classroom. Credit is given only for college-level learning. Portfolios will require the following elements: 1.Identification and definition of specific prior learning for which college credit is being requested. 2.An essay or narrative explaining how this prior learning relates to the student's desired degree program, from what experiences it was gained and how it fits into his overall education and career plans. 3.Documentation that the student has actually acquired the learning he is claiming. This documentation must address each of the course objectives/learning outcomes as defined on the course syllabus for the course that the student is requesting credit for life experience. 4.A credit request listing exactly how much credit the student expects in each subject area. 57"