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Credit By Examination

The Department of Medical and Research Technology (DMRT) accepts credit earned through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) to satisfy designated general education requirements, and pre-requisite coursework. The DMRT accepts up to 9-credits by examination in the following general content areas:

General Examination AreaSpecific ExamplesRelated CourseCredits
HumanitiesArt, Philosophy or Music (not English)Lower-level elective3
MathematicsCollege Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus, StatisticsLower-level elective3-6
Computer ScienceComputer Science, Information SystemsLower-level elective3
Social SciencesSociology, Psychology, Geography, Economics, Anthropology, American GovernmentLower-level elective3-6
HistoryAmerican History, Western Civilization. History of Africa, History/Culture of the WorldLower-level elective3

Advanced Placement (AP Examinations)

Art History5, 4, 33
Art Studio – Drawing5, 4, 33
Art Studio – 2D or 3D5, 4, 33
Computer Science5, 4, 33
Economics – macro or micro5,4, 33
Government & Politics5, 4, 33
History – European, World or US5, 4, 33
Human Geography5, 4, 33
Math Calculus5,44
Music – Theory5, 4, 33
Psychology5, 4, 33

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Examinations

ExaminationMinimum Scaled ScoreCredits
American Government503
American History I or II503
College Algebra603
Educational Psychology503
Human Growth & Development503
Macroeconomics - Intro503
Microeconomics - Intro503
Psychology - General503
Sociology - Intro503
Western Civilization I or II503

International Baccalaureate (IB) Examinations

Art Design5,6,73
Geography5, 6,73
History of Africa5,6,73
History of the Americas5,6,73
History of East & Southeast Asia5,6,73
History of Europe5,6,73
History/Culture of the Islamic World5,6,73
Math with Further Math5,6,74-8

To receive credit, official AP, IB or CLEP score reports must be sent to:

DMRT Office of Student Affairs
University of Maryland Baltimore
100 Penn Street, AHB, Room 340
Baltimore, MD 21201;

The DMRT does not accept competency-based education or prior general degree learning to fulfill laboratory science-specific degree requirements. 

The official score report must be sent directly from the official testing source to the DMRT Office of Student Affairs. After the official score report is received and evaluated for transfer equivalency, examination credit will be entered into the UMB Banner system and will appear on the student’s official UMB transcript.

Military applicants may use Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) scores to fulfill prerequisite requirements. Please refer to the information provided on this page for required scores for each exam content area.

Appeal for Re-evaluation of Credit for Examination

Students are permitted to request an appeal for re-evaluation of AP, CLEP or IB score transfer by consulting with an academic advisor in the DMRT Office of Student Affairs. All requests of appeal for re-evaluation must be submitted in writing no later than 30 days prior to the beginning of the next semester.