CLEP is based on the premise that some individuals enrolling in college have already learned part of what is taught in college courses through noncredit adult courses, job training, independent reading and study, and advanced high school courses. CLEP provides these individuals the opportunity to demonstrate their college-level learning by taking examinations that assess the knowledge and skills taught in college courses.
CLEP examinations cover material that is taught in introductory-level courses at many colleges and universities. Faculties at individual colleges review the exams to ensure that they cover the important material currently taught in their courses. Colleges differ in the CLEP examinations for which they award credit; some colleges accept only two or three examinations, while others accept them all.
Granting CLEP credit is solely the responsibility of the individual college. Each college or university determines what examination(s) will be accepted for credit, as well as the level of performance and the amount of credit. The credit granted by Southern Adventist University may not be transferable to a college that does not grant credit for CLEP, although approximately 2,000 colleges do grant CLEP credit. If you have any questions as to whether a university or college grants credit and the performance level at which the credit is granted, please write to that university or college and ask about its CLEP examination policy.
College Level Examination Program
Southern Adventist University grants credit for the CLEP subject examination shown in the table below passed at a minimum scaled score of 50 (SOCI 125 must be passed at a minimum score of 59).
Southern Adventist University credit earned through CLEP will be posted to the student's record after he/she has successfully completed a minimum of 12 semester hours in residence at Southern Adventist University.
Students must wait at least three months before retaking CLEP tests.
|SAU SUBJECT EXAMINATIONS|
|American Government||3||PLSC 254|
|American Literature||3||ELIT 214|
|College Algebra||3||MATH 117|
College Composition Modular
|Educational Psychology, Introduction||3||EDUC 217|
|English Literature||3||ELIT 215|
|Financial Accounting||3||ACCT 221|
|History of US I *||3||HIST 154|
|History of US II *||3||HIST 155|
|Human Growth and Development||3||PSYC 128|
|Management, Principles of||3||MGNT 334|
|Psychology, Introductory||3||PSYC 122|
|Sociology, Introductory||3||SOCI 125|
|Western Civilization I *||3||HIST 174|
|Western Civilization II *||3||HIST 175|
*Southern students must take 3 hours of history in a traditional classroom setting.
Register for CLEP here.
After receiving your CLEP admission ticket, contact Testing Services in the Student Success Center to schedule a CLEP exam. A registration fee of $20.00 is paid by cash or check when the appointment is scheduled.
Southern Adventist University students should also obtain a CLEP Registration Advisor Permission Form in the Testing Office in the Student Success Center (LWH 3rd Floor).
To obtain an official CLEP transcript, go to CLEP.
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