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Privileges for Academically Advanced Students


College Level Examination Program
The University endorses the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). When the scores are received by the Director of Academic Records and Registration, the scores are analyzed and the student informed of the credits earned. Additional information can be secured from the student's high school counselor, the College's Director of Testing or Director of the University Registrar's Office. See the proficiency examinations link for required CLEP scores and credit awarded.

Advanced Placement
Advanced Placement Students who have participated in the Advanced Placement (AP) Program, sponsored by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) while in high school, may receive college credit if they receive scores of 3, 4, or 5. Mount Vernon Nazarene University's College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) code number is 1531. See the proficiency examinations link for required AP scores and credit awarded.

Independent Study
Independent Study projects on areas not covered by the University?s curriculum may be designed and conducted. The projects, whether conducted on or off campus, must be of an educational nature and of sufficient content to warrant credit. Each independent study proposal is developed by the student and a supervising faculty member. A special ?Independent Study Application? must be secured from the Assistant Vice President for Academic Administration. Approval must be secured from the supervising faculty member, school dean, and Assistant Vice President for Academic Administration prior to registration. Minimum requirements are:

· junior or senior classification; and

· cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00.

Directed Study
Because of course scheduling difficulties, the student may request that a designated course be taken as a directed study. The ?Directed Study Application? must be submitted to the department chair. If the department chair approves the application, the student and supervising faculty develop the Learning Plan, which must be submitted to the Assistant Vice President for Academic Administration for a final review and, if approved, course entry. If the directed study is necessitated by student choice or request, a special fee of $50.00 per semester hour credit beyond tuition is assessed for a directed study. If the directed study is necessitated by University action, the student may request the fee be waived by the Assistant Vice President for Academic Administration.

Approval of the directed study and request for waiver of fee must be completed prior to registration.

Minimum requirements for a directed study are:

· sophomore, junior, or senior classification;

· cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00; and

· the scheduled study cannot duplicate a course on the current class schedule.

Internship
Academic departments place and supervise seniors working in a professional environment representing a student?s major discipline. The internship program is designed to provide the senior with a practical, supervised experience in a professional setting representing the student?s major. Normally forty [40] contact hours are expected for each semester hour credit granted. Admission into the internship program is subject to the approval of the department. Interested students should contact the department chair of the major discipline for information early in the junior year.

The application deadline is March 1 for internships during the following summer, fall, January interim, or spring. Placement is made by the supervising faculty member in the department. Students may not initiate their own internship placements.

 
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