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