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College is expensive. Our admission specialists work with you to make sure you get every possible credit for exams taken or learning experience you have had prior to attending Montana Tech. Students seeking credit for standardized tests must submit official test scores to the Admissions team. See below for test score standards. Accepted tests include:

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Advanced Placement (AP)
International Baccalaureate (IB)

Advanced Placement (AP)

Montana Tech will generally accept the Advanced Placement (AP) Examination from The College Board for transfer credit if the student has scored at least 3 or above on the appropriate AP examination and if an official score sheet has been received by the Enrollment Services Office. Some courses may require a minimum score of 4 for AP credit to be granted. Contact the Enrollment Services Office for current information.

Advanced Placement (AP)
AP Course Description MT Tech Equivalent Min. Score # Credits Received
AB Calculus M 142 or M 171 3 3
BC Calculus M 171 3 3
Biology BIOB 160/161 3 4
Chemistry CHMY 141 & CHMY 143 4 3,3
Chemistry CHMY 141 3 3
Computer Science A CSCI 135 3 3
Computer Science AB CSCI 135 & CSCI 136 4 3,3
Computer Science Prin. CSCI 102 3 3
English (Literature) WRIT 101 & LIT 126 3 3,3
English (Language) WRIT 101 3 3
Environmental Science BIOE 185 3 3
European History HSTR 102 3 3
French FRCH 101 & FRCH 102 3 5,5
German GRMN 101 & GRMN 102 3 5,5
History (World) HSTR 101 3 3
Human Geography GPHY 121 3 3
Macroeconomics ECNS 202 3 3
Microeconomics ECNS 201 3 3
Physics 1 PHSX 121 3 4
Physics 2 PHSX 123 3 4
AP Physics C: Mechanics PHSX 234 3 3
AP Physics C: Elect.&Mag PHSX 237 3 3
Psychology PSYX 100 3 3
Spanish SPNS 101 & SPNS 102 3 3,3
Statistics STAT 216 3 3
U.S. History HSTA 101 & HSTA 102 3 3,3
U.S. Govt. & Politics PSCI 210 3 3

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Montana Tech will accept as transfer credit most Subject Examinations under the CLEP program. CLEP General Examinations will not be accepted for credit. See below for acceptable cut scores for CLEP Subject examinations.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
CLEP Examination Score Montana Tech Equivalency Minimum Required Score
Composition and Literature
American Literature LIT 210 - American Literature I 50
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature LIT 112 or LIT 126 - Intro to Fiction/Poetry and Drama 50
College Composition WRIT 101 - College Writing I 50
College Composition Modular WRIT 101 - College Writing I 50
English Literature LIT 223 - British Literature 50
Humanities No Equivalent
Foreign Languages
French Language FRCH 101 - Elementary French I 50
German Language GRMN 101 - Elementary German I 50
Spanish Language SPNS 101 - Elementary Spanish I 50
History and Social Sciences
American Government No Equivalent
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 HSTA 101 - American History I 50
History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present HSTA 102 - American History II 50
Human Growth and Development PSYX 230 - Developmental Psychology 65
Introduction to Educational Psychology No Equivalent
Principles of Macroeconomics ECNS 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics 50
Principles of Microeconomics ECNS 201 - Principles of Microeconomics 50
Introductory Psychology PSYX 100 - Introduction to Psychology 50
Introductory Sociology SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology 50
Social Sciences and History No Equivalent
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 Humanities Elective 50
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present Humanities Elective 50
Science and Math
Biology BIOB 101 - Discover Biology 50
Calculus M 171 - Calculus I 50
Chemistry No Equivalent - See Chemistry Department
College Algebra M 121 - College Algebra 50
College Mathematics No Equivalent
Natural Sciences Natural Science Elective 50
Precalculus M 151 - Precalculus 50
Financial Accounting ACTG 201 - Principles of Financial Accounting 50
Information Systems and Computer Applications BMIS 311 - Management Information Systems 50
Introductory Business Law BGEN 235W - Business Law I 50
Principles of Management BGMT 335 W - Management and Organization 50
Principles of Marketing BMKT - Principles of Marketing 50

International Baccalaureate

The college welcomes applications from students in the IB program. Students may receive course credit and advanced placement for IB higher level work on a course-by-course basis. Contact the Enrollment Services Office for a course-by-course evaluation of the IB transcript.

DSST and Military Transcripts 

At Montana Tech, we love veterans, and work to help them get every credit possible from their previous experience serving our country. Send us your Joint Service transcript or DSST exam scores. Military training and education is evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) for college credit.  Air Force students should also provide their regionally accredited Community College of the Air Force (CCAF or Air University) transcripts.  All evaluated military training and education credit recommendations will be reviewed by institutions to honor applicable credit toward specific degrees and credential requirements based on the student’s academic goals.


Students are encouraged to submit UExcel transcripts for a course-by-course evaluation. Please contact Enrollment Services for an evaluation.

Other methods 

To learn more about other methods of earning credit, including challenge exams or credit by portfolio, click here. 

Where do I send my transcripts and test scores? 

Official transcripts can be mailed in a sealed envelope from the testing agency to 1300 West Park Street, Butte, MT, 59701. If you have an unofficial transcript you would like evaluated, email the admissions office with your request, or schedule a visit. 

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