HARDING UNIVERSITY POLICY ON CLEP 2012-13
CREDIT BY CLEP-QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Should I try it?
Deciding whether to take CLEP exams is your decision, but here are some recommended guidelines. If you can answer yes to one or more the following items, you have a good chance of earning credit through CLEP at Harding University.
- Achieved a score of 27 or higher on the ACT
- Made a total score of 1200 or higher on the SAT
- Completed high school honors courses
- Gained knowledge of specific subject areas through life experiences
If your readiness is below the above guidelines, your chances of earning credit through CLEP exams at Harding are not as good. Still, the decision whether to take an exam is entirely up to students and parents. You can not take a CLEP test if you are or have been enrolled in the course you are hoping to get credit for.
Which CLEP exams should I take-general or subject?
Students should check the requirements in their majors and consult with an advisor before taking a CLEP exam. Some majors require upper-level courses that meet general education requirements which, of course, would nullify the value of CLEP credit.
May I take a CLEP exam at another Test Center?
Yes, you make take CLEP exams at any open test center. CLEP exams are national tests published by Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. If you do take exams elsewhere, be sure to list Harding as a score recipient and you select the particular exams that Harding allows, when you take the exam if you plan to enroll at HU. For a list of test centers go to www.collegeboard.com
What does it cost to take CLEP exams and to have credit put on my transcript?
There is a $15 administrative fee for HU students or a $25 administrative fee for students who do not attend Harding, for the Testing Office to administer the exam. There is also a direct fee paid to CLEP of $77 (credit/debit card preferred over personal check) at the time you actually take the test. If your exam score qualifies you for course credit, the Registrar’s Office charges an additional $80 fee for each course recorded on your transcript with a maximum payment of $300.
When may I schedule CLEP exams?
Computer-based CLEP testing is offered by appointment only Monday through Friday. Each test session lasts approximately two hours.
Can I prepare?
Yes, the Harding University library has study materials available for your use. In addition you can visit www.collegeboard.com/clep, www.clepbuster.com , iStudySmart.com and www.passyourclass.com to purchase information. Free study guides can also be found at http://www.speedyprep.com/clep/free-practice-test , www.testprepreview.com and www.freeuniv.com. Major bookstores such as Barnes and Noble also have study guides.
How do I register for a CLEP exam at HU?
- Visit the Testing Office website at www.harding.edu/testing
- Follow the link on the homepage to schedule your appointment.
There is no limit to how many CLEP tests you can take but Harding requires you to have 96 hours of in class curriculum. With a major that requires 128 hours and subtracting the 96 hour requirement that leaves 32 hours to be obtained in another way. Students may not take a CLEP examination after they have enrolled in a college course for which it might award credit or a higher level course in that subject area.
Name of Examination
Harding’s Cut Score
ENG 111 or 113
Analyze/Interp of Lit
ENG 201 or 202
ART 101, MUS 101, or COMT 101
PHS 116 or BIOL 111
History of U.S. I
History of U.S. II
Western Civilization I
Western Civilization II
(non majors only)
Additional Questions contact the Testing Office at 501-279-4415 or email email@example.com