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CLEP - College Level Examination Program®

 

Brief Description of Exam

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) gives examinees the opportunity to receive college credit for what they already know by earning university-designated minimum scores on any of 34 examinations. Please refer to the table at the bottom of this page for a list of CLEP exams accepted by APSU and the minimum score requirements for each exam. Please see the Additional Information section below for information applicable to examinees who wish to receive credit at APSU.

Important Policies / Updates

Beginning September 17, 2013, registration and payment for all CLEP exams must be completed online through www.collegeboard.org/clep.  Click on "Create an Account" in the upper right corner of the screen and provide all requested information.  Once you have registered online, you may then call the Testing Center at (931) 221-6269 to schedule a time to take your exam.

Some policies regarding CLEP exams are at the discretion of individual colleges and universities, i.e. minimum score requirements, optional essays, and course credits. All candidates must contact their school’s Registrar prior to testing to ensure the CLEP exam they wish to take will meet the recipient school’s requirements. The Testing Center strongly recommends that candidates visit the College Board CLEP Web site to make certain they have the most current information regarding all testing policies and procedures.

Registration Requirements

To register to take a CLEP exam, you must first create an account through www.collegeboard.org/clep.  Click on "Create an Account" in the upper right corner of the screen, then provide all requested information.  On this site you will both register for your CLEP exam and submit the $80 CLEP testing fee payment.  You must print your registration ticket to present at the testing center on test day.  Your online registration is valid for six months, during which you may call the Testing Center to schedule a time your test.  When you are ready to test, please call the Testing Center at (931) 221-6269 to make your appointment for one of the designated dates for CLEP testing.  To see the dates available for CLEP testing at APSU, go to www.apsu.edu/testing/schedule.

Fees / Payment Method / Remittance Policy

$80.00 per exam plus a $15.00 APSU fee per exam. Examinees must pay an additional $10.00 fee if they take the optional written essay component of applicable CLEP exams.  The $80 exam fee is payable on-line with a credit or debit card during the registration process.  The $15 APSU fee is payable the day of testing.  Please report to Ellington, Room 202 fifteen minutes before your scheduled exam time to take care of the APSU fee payment.

For the $15.00 APSU fee (all exams) and $10.00 essay fee (where applicable) – Cash, check, money order, or credit card (including Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). Please Note: The APSU and essay fees must be paid separately from the CLEP fee; however, the APSU and essay fees can be combined into one check or money order. Please make all checks and money orders for the essay fee and APSU fee payable to Austin Peay State University. APSU students must write their name and APSU student I.D. number on all checks and money orders.

Please Note: CLEP exams are funded by the U.S. government through Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) for eligible military examinees. Please visit CLEP for Military Personnel on the College Board Web site for more information. Some veterans are also eligible for CLEP benefits. Please visit CLEP for Veterans on the College Board Web site for more information.

Identification Requirements

Acceptable identification must be valid and current, must bear the test-taker’s full name in English language characters, and must contain both a photograph and a signature. If you have any questions regarding the identification requirement, please call the Testing Center at (931) 221-6269.  You will not be allowed to test at APSU if you do not meet the ID requirement.

Test Dates / Times

Please click on Test Schedule to view the current schedule of test dates and times. Please Note: Seating availability is limited, so examinees should schedule in advance.

Testing Location

On the day of the test, report to the Ellington Building, Room 202 10-15 minutes before your scheduled test time.

Parking

During peak times on campus, parking availability in the area around the Ellington Building can be limited. Parking passes are required by campus police for visitors.  To secure a parking pass for your testing date, please call the Testing Center at (931) 221-6269.   If you are unfamiliar with campus, please click on the following link to access a Campus Map. Please allow adequate time to acquire parking prior to your scheduled test time.

Permissible Test Aids

Examinees may bring their own non-mechanical pencils; however, scratch paper and pencils will be provided by the Testing Center. A built-in, online calculator is available for some sections of some CLEP exams. Please visit “Exam Descriptions” on the College Board CLEP Web site for more calculator information.

Prohibited Items

Calculators (a calculator function is built into the software for some exams), cellular phones/pagers, beepers, walkie-talkies, PDAs, wireless communication devices (e.g. BlackBerry), digital watches, alarm watches, wristwatch cameras, any kind of photographic or copying device, listening devices such as radios, media players with head phones or recorders, dictionaries, books, pamphlets, reference materials, papers other than the scratch paper provided by the Testing Center, mechanical pencils, pens, highlighters, slide rules, protractors, compasses, rulers, food, beverages, tobacco products, hats (unless worn for religious requirement), hoodies, and any other unauthorized testing aids.

Results / Score Reports / Transcripts

Examinees will receive a preliminary score report instantly upon completion of the exam. The only exceptions to this are the written essay portions of any exams that must be hand-scored.

Official transcripts are sent to the college or university that examinees select on test day.

College Board maintains CLEP transcripts for a period of 20 years. To request additional transcripts, please contact College Board.

Please visit “Scores & Transcripts” on the College Board CLEP Web site for more information.

Cancellations

The Testing Center has a limited number of seats available for testing. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please contact the Testing Center as soon as possible so your reserved seat can be made available for other examinees. You registration ticket is valid for six months from the date of registration, so you may cancel and reschedule any time within the six month period.  If your registration ticket has expired, you must go through the registration process online again.

Retest Information

Examinees may not repeat a CLEP exam of the same title within six months. Please visit “Retest Policy” on the College Board CLEP Web site for more information.

Accommodations

Please contact the Testing Center at (931) 221-6269 regarding all accommodation requests prior to testing. Please visit “Students with Disabilities” on the College Board Web site for general information on College Board’s policies regarding accommodations.

Additional Information

Please dress so that you can adjust to any room temperature.

Food and drink are not allowed in the Testing Center.

Visitors are not permitted in the testing room while testing is in progress.

APSU Students: If a candidate has already attempted a college-level course closely aligned with a CLEP exam, the candidate may not take the exam to receive additional credit or replace a grade for that course at APSU. For clarification on this policy, please contact the Office of the Registrar at APSU. APSU students with 60 or more credit hours are not eligible to receive credit for General CLEP exams at APSU; however, APSU students are permitted to take and receive credit for the Subject CLEP exams. The Testing Center strongly recommends that APSU students discuss any potential CLEP examinations with their APSU-assigned advisor and the Office of the Registrar prior to testing to ensure that the satisfactory completion of the CLEP exam(s) will provide the examinee with appropriate, degree-required credits.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Testing Center at (931) 221-6269.

 

 


 

General CLEP Exams| Subject CLEP Exams

General CLEP Examinations

In order to receive credit for the General CLEP exams at APSU:

  • Candidates must not have earned more than 60 credit hours of traditional credit as of the date he/she takes the exam.
  • Candidates must not have attempted credit in a similar course for which the credit is to be awarded. (Example: Humanities CLEP Exam = APSU equivalent of Art Appreciation and Music Appreciation)

Please Note: Candidates cannot replace a course grade with a CLEP exam.

General CLEP ExaminationMinimum ScoreAPSU Courses
Humanities506 hrs for ART 1030 & MUS 1030
College Mathematics506 hrs elective credit
Natural Sciences**506 hrs elective credit
Social Sciences & History506 hrs elective credit

** Does not meet Liberal Arts Core Science Requirement


Subject CLEP Examinations

In order to receive credit for the Subject CLEP exams at APSU:

  • Candidates must not have attempted credit in a similar course for which the credit is to be awarded. (Example:  College Algebra CLEP Exam = APSU equivalent of Math 1710 College Algebra)

Please Note: Candidates cannot replace a course grade with a CLEP exam.

Subject CLEP ExaminationsAPSU CoursesCredit HoursMinimum Score
American GovernmentPOLS 2010350
American LiteratureENGL elective350
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature*ENGL 1020350
CalculusMATH 1810 & 1820650
College AlgebraMATH 1710350
College CompositionENGL 1010350
College French (Levels I & II)FREN 1010 & 1020850
College German (Levels I & II)GERM 1010 & 1020850
College Spanish (Levels I & II)SPAN 1010 & 1020850
English LiteratureENGL elective650
BiologyBIOL 1010, 1011450
ChemistryCHEM 1110, 1111, 1120, 1121 or CHEM 1010, 1011, 1020, 10218 or 1050
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877HIST 2010350
History of the United States II: 1865 to the PresentHIST 2020350
Human Growth & DevelopmentPSY 3110350
Information Systems & Computer ApplicationsCSCI 1000350
Intro to Educational PsychologyPSY 3130350
Introductory Business LawMGT 3300350
Introductory PsychologyPSY 1010350
Introductory SociologySOC 2010350
PrecalculusMATH 1730450
Principles of MacroeconomicsECON 2010350
Principles of ManagementMGT 3010350
Principles of MarketingMKT 3010350
Principles of MicroeconomicsECON 2020350
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648HIST 1210350
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the PresentHIST 1220350

* Both the objective and essay components are required to receive credit at APSU for the CLEP Subject Examinations indicated above.

 

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Testing Center at (931) 221-6269.

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