Testing Center

The Testing Center provides testing services to the University and the region. Testing is conducted on a daily basis by appointment or prior registration. Established testing programs include ACT, SAT, COMPASS, CLEP, GED, LSAT, Kryterion Certification testing, Miller Analogies, the PRAXIS Series, Kentucky Principals Exam, various departmental proficiency examinations and distance learning proctoring. To learn more, contact the Testing Center, 501A Ginger Hall, 606-783-2526 or www.moreheadstate.edu/testing.

For more information on credit for prior learning, contact the Office of Adult Education and College Access, 211 Education Service Building, 606-783-2005 or www.moreheadstate.edu/aos.

Advanced Placement Program

Students may earn college credit through the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board upon completion of courses and special examinations taken in high school. The AP score should be sent from the CollegeBoard to the Testing Center, Morehead State University, 501A Ginger Hall, 606 783-2526, at the time application for admission is submitted or as soon as possible thereafter. Upon enrollment at MSU, the student should notify the Testing Center so that proper credit will be posted to the transcript. For specific examination and equivalent MSU courses information, visit www.moreheadstate.edu/testing.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Students of all ages interested in obtaining a college education have reduced expenditures in time and money by successfully completing college-level examinations. Many American colleges encourage students to take CLEP tests for credit in subjects they have mastered.

Students may register for CLEP examinations at MSU by contacting the Testing Center, 501A Ginger Hall, 606-783-2526. For score requirements to earn credit hours through CLEP examinations, contact the Testing Center at the address and phone number above or visit www.moreheadstate.edu/testing.


Morehead State University awards academic credit toward a bachelor's degree or an associate degree for those scoring satisfactorily on any of the following examinations:

  1. The Advanced Placement Program (AP)
  2. The College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  3. Departmental Examinations
  4. International Baccalaureate (IB)

Credit-by-examination is not recorded on a permanent transcript in the Office of the Registrar until the student qualifying for credit enrolls at Morehead State University. Credit-by-examination is recorded as "K" credit; hence it has no effect on GPA.

Departmental Examinations

Students enrolled at Morehead State University may also receive credit on the basis of departmental examinations. A department may choose to develop an appropriate exam or adopt a standardized examination from outside the University.

Those wishing to take a departmental examination must contact the appropriate academic department chair for approval. Prior to taking the exam, the student must pay an exam fee in the Testing Center, 501A Ginger Hall.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

Students enrolled may receive course credit earned through the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program offered by their high schools. Students must submit an official IB transcript for evaluation of scores. IB credit is recorded as "K" credit and is not included in the MSU GPA.