HARDING UNIVERSITY

CLEP POLICY   2013-14

 There is no limit to how many CLEP tests you can take, although Harding requires you to have 96 hours of in class curriculum. With a major that requires 128 hours, minus the 96 hour requirement, allows 32 hours to be obtained in another way.

Name of Examination

Score

College Course

Credit

American Government

65

POLS 205

3

Analyze/Interpretation of Literature

60

ENG 201 or ENG 202

3

Biology

55

BIOL 111

3

Calculus

55

MATH 201

5

Pre-Calculus

55

MATH 171

5

Chemistry

55

CHEM 114

4

Chemistry

63

CHEM 121

4

College Composition     

55

ENG 111 or ENG 113

3

Financial Accounting

60

ACCT 205

3

French Language

55

FR 101 &  FR 102

8

German Language

55

GER 101 & GER 102

8

History of U.S. I

59

HIST 101

3

History of U.S. II

59

HIST 102

3

Humanities

55

ART 101, MUS 101, or COMT 101

3

Natural Sciences

55

PHS 116 or BIOL 111

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

60

ECON 201

3

Principles of Marketing

60

MKTG 330

3

Principles of Microeconomics

60

ECON 202

3

Psychology, Introductory

54

PSY 201  (non- majors only)

3

Sociology, Introductory

55

SOC 203

3

Spanish Language

55

SPAN 101 &  SPAN 102

8

Western Civilization I

57

HIST 110

3

Western Civilization II

57

HIST 111

3

Additional Questions contact the Testing Office at 501-279-4415 or email testing@harding.edu

Information regarding scoring: Computing scores-In order to reach the total score that students see on their score reports, two calculations are performed.

  1. The "raw score" is calculated. This is the number of questions answered correctly. The raw score increases by one point for each question answered correctly, and no points are gained or lost when a question is not answered or is answered incorrectly.
  2. The raw score is converted into a "scaled score" by a statistical process called equating. Equating maintains the consistency of standards for test scores over time by adjusting for slight differences in difficulty between test forms. This ensures that the score does not depend on the specific test form a student took or how well others did on the same form. The raw score is converted to a scaled score that ranges from 20, the lowest, to 80, the highest. The final scaled score is the score that appears on the score report.

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.

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 trying to get credit for. 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.

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 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?

Harding University provides CLEP exams daily by appointment. There is a $15 administrative fee, payable in cash or check at the time of the exam. There is also a $80 fee (credit/debit card or personal check) payable to CLEP at the time of the exam. If your exam score qualifies you for course credit, there is a $75 recording fee per course with a maximum of $300 to have the credit applied to your transcript.

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 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?

You may call the office at 501-279-4415 or email us at testing@harding.edu.