Advanced Placement 

Special Credit Provisions

Advanced Placement: Maria College recognizes college-level courses taken by students while they are still attending high school.  Advanced Placement scores of 5, 4 and 3 normally earn college credit.  Courses given such credit may not then be taken at the College.  Application for credit must be made with the director of Admissions at the time of application.

Challenge examinations: students may waive a course requirement and receive credit based on a proficiency examination. There is a fee charged for testing and a prorated fee for credit earned.  

*Permission for this is given by the program chair. 

Credit for life experience: Maria College recognizes that certain adult students may have gained valuable knowledge in their life from diverse experiences. Some of this learning experience may qualify as college-level course work.  The guidelines for obtaining life experience credits are available from the office of the Academic dean. A fee is required.