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    Utah State University
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Year 
  
2017-2018 Academic Year

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The CLEP examinations were designed for undergraduate students who wish to utilize previous knowledge and experience in lieu of required coursework. CLEP is a national program of credit-by-examination, allowing students to obtain recognition for college-level achievement. This privilege is intended to measure information and training gained from practical experience that may be considered the equivalent of the experience and training received by students in an organized course given at the University.

Undergraduate credits may be acquired through the CLEP examinations. These credits may be used to fill General Education Requirements and may also be accepted as equivalent to specific courses. Students interested in taking a CLEP exam should contact the University Testing Services Office, University Inn 115.

Individual departments and/or colleges may specify the exact courses required to fill their requirements and may require more than the minimum General Education requirements. Some departments and colleges require specific coursework for General Education, which the CLEP exams may not satisfy.

If, prior to (or after) taking a CLEP examination, a student receives credit (including AP credit) for any coursework equivalent to the subject matter of a CLEP examination, the credits earned for the course will be deducted from the credits awarded for the examination.

A student is not allowed to take and receive academic credit for a CLEP examination after he or she has completed an equivalent or more advanced course within that subject matter. Any exceptions must be approved by a student's academic college.

USU will accept a maximum of 30 total credits from CLEP, DANTES Standardized Subject Tests (DSST), and cooperative education/internship credit combined.

Other institutions have policies differing from those of USU regarding CLEP scores and credits granted for those scores. For transfer students with less than an associate degree, CLEP credit posted to another institution's transcript is reevaluated based on USU's standard.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit Allocation

CLEP Test

 Min. Score

 Credits

USU Credit Awarded

American Government

 60

 3

3 (BAI ) credits

American Literature

   

No credit awarded

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 52 3 ENGL 2200  (BHU) (3)

Biology

 50

 3

BIOL 1010  (BLS) (3)

Calculus

 50

 3

3 (QL ) credits

Chemistry

 –

 –

No credit awarded

College Algebra

 50

 3

3 (QL ) credits

College Mathematics

 –

 –

No credit awarded

College Composition

 50

 3

3 (CL1 ) credits

College Composition Modular

   

No credit awarded

English Literature

- -

No credit awarded

Financial Accounting

 –

 –

No credit awarded

French Language

 –

 –

No credit awarded

German Language

 –

 –

No credit awarded

History of the U.S. I: Early to 1877

 50

 3

HIST 2700  (BAI) (3)

History of the U.S. II: 1865 to Present

 50

 3

HIST 2710  (BAI) (3)

Human Growth and Development

 53

 3

PSY 1100  (3)

Humanities

 50

 3

3 elective credits

Information Sys. & Computer Appl.

 –

 –

No credit awarded

Introduction to Educational Psychology

 53

 2

TEAL 3660  (2)

Introductory Business Law

 62

 2

MGT 2050  (2)

Introductory Psychology

 50

 3

PSY 1010  (BSS) (3)

Introductory Sociology

 55

 3

SOC 1010  (BSS) (3)

Natural Sciences

 50

 3

3 (BLS ) credits

Precalculus

 –

 –

No credit awarded

Principles of Macroeconomics

 53

 3

ECN 1500  (BAI) (3)

Principles of Management

 –

 –

No credit awarded

Principles of Marketing

 62

 3

MGT 3500  (3)

Principles of Microeconomics 54 3 APEC 2010 /ECN 2010  (BSS) (3)

Social Sciences and History

 50

 3

3 elective credits

Spanish Language

 –

 –

No credit awarded

West. Civ. I: Ancient Near East to 1648

 50

 3

HIST 1100  (BHU) (3)

West. Civ. II: 1648 to the Present

 50

 3

HIST 1110  (BHU) (3)

*Students who plan to use PSY 3660  for teacher licensure should contact the Graduation, Educator Licensing, and Accreditation Office in Education 103, phone (435) 797-1443, prior to making arrangements for the examination.