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The Master’s University reserves the right to determine the amount of credit that will be awarded for all

AP/CLEP/IB/DSST transfer credit examinations. Credit for all AP courses other than science, is awarded based on a

score of “3”, “4” or “5”. Credit for science AP courses is awarded based on a score of “4” or “5”. CLEP examination

credit may be granted for all courses based on a score of 55 or higher. The university will grant credit for IB

examinations with scores of “5”, “6” or “7”. The University will grant credit for DSST examinations on an ACE

recommended basis.

For students entering TMU as freshmen or sophomores, CLEP credit will only be awarded up to the end of the first

semester of his/her senior year. For transfer juniors or seniors, CLEP credit will be awarded up to the fourth week of

the final semester of the senior year.


The Master’s University has been designated as a national testing facility for the CLEP examination. If CLEP

examinations have already been taken, contact the Office of the Registrar for information regarding acceptance of

CLEP scores. For testing information, contact the Academic Resource Center.


The University sets aside a period at the beginning of the Fall semester for reception, registration, and orientation.

During these days the new students become acquainted with programs and facilities provided for their instruction.


All students will be notified regarding the Fall orientation and check-in information. A schedule of classes is

published and is available before registration.


All continuing students are required to have an interview with their academic advisor at least once per

semester prior to registration.


An evaluation of credits is made of all transfer college work, and new transfer students, in addition to their

advisor, will receive a copy of this evaluation. A student may contact the Office of the Registrar or refer to

the bottom of their student schedule on Self-Service for the name of his/her advisor.


Late check-in continues one week following the priority check-in day.


Check-in is completed only after financial arrangements have been made with the Director of Student


Credit Limits for Non-Traditional TMU Coursework

The maximum number of semester units of non-traditional courses that a student may take at TMU is:

13 units of TMU Directed Studies courses

24 units of intensive format TMU courses (i.e., Post-session or Winterim)


A Directed Studies (DS) course is a course that does not meet as a regularly scheduled class. A DS course may be

appropriate to resolve a scheduling conflict, to complete a course not offered in a given academic term, or to study an

academic topic or subject matter not offered at TMU.


: Effective Fall 2016, new procedures and deadlines apply to DS courses. New DS courses must comply with all

TMU procedures and deadlines that apply to non-DS courses, unless stated otherwise herein:


A maximum of 13 units of TMU DS coursework may be taken during a student’s undergraduate program.


A student may enroll in no more than two DS courses in any one academic term.


A Directed Studies Course Contract is used to enroll in a DS course.

Earliest enrollment date: A completed Contract may be submitted to the Registrar’s Office as soon as

the registration period opens for a given academic term.

Latest enrollment date: A completed Contract must be submitted no later than the end of the

add/drop period for the academic term in which the DS course is to be added.