Undergraduate Policies: College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

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The regulations published in the Kentucky State University Academic Catalog are a digest of the rules of the institution. Changes may be made in the regulations at any time to promote the best interests of the university and its students. Students are responsible for knowing the published regulations, policies, and standards of the university and of their college or school.

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a series of standardized examinations recognized by many colleges and universities. Successful completion of these examinations enables students to receive credit for courses for which they have gained commensurate knowledge through reading and other experiences. Currently, Kentucky State University awards semester credit hours for 21 University courses through CLEP examinations.

The CLEP examinations are given at the University by appointment. Students should take the
appropriate CLEP examination the semester before the one in which they would otherwise take the corresponding Kentucky State University course. If unsuccessful on the CLEP examination, students can register for the course during the next semester.

Registration for CLEP examinations should be completed with the University’s Office of Testing.
For most of the CLEP examinations, Kentucky State University uses the minimum passing score on the objective portions recommended by the Commission on Educational Credit of the American Council on Education. The scores below are effective fall of 2011 and will be retroactive for students who are currently enrolled at Kentucky State University.

More information, including the current fees, is available at the University’s Testing Service. The University courses for which CLEP credit is given, as well as the appropriate CLEP examination for each minimum score required to receive University credit, are the following:

Examination Minimum Score KSU Course Credit Hours
American Literature 50 ENG 324 or ENG 325 3
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 ENG 211 or ENG 215 3
College Composition (with Essay) 50 ENG 101 3
College Composition (Modular) 50 ENG 101 3
English Literature 50 ENG 322 or ENG 323 3
Humanities 50 PHI 200 3
French Languages (Level 1) 50 FRE 101, FRE 102 6
German Languages (Level 1) 50 Elective 6
Spanish Languages (Level 1) 50 SPA 101, SPA 102 6
American Government 50 POS 101 3
Human Growth and Development 50 EDU 221 3
Introductory Psychology 50 PSY 200 3
Introductory Sociology 50 SOC 203 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECO 202 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECO 201 3
Social Sciences and History 50 Elective 3
History of the U.S. I: Colonies to 1877 50 HIS 201 3
History of the U.S. II: 1865 to Present 50 HIS 202 3
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East - 1648 50 HIS 101 3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present 50 HIS 102 3
Biology 50 BIO 101 3
Biology 50 BIO 111 4
Calculus 50 MAT 131 5
Chemistry 50 CHE 101, CHE 110 4
College Algebra 50 MAT 115 3
College Mathematics 50 MAT 111 3
Natural Sciences 50 BIO 103 3
Pre-Calculus 50 MAT 120 4
Financial Accounting 50 ACC 201 3
Business Law 50 BUA 321 3
Information Systems and Computer Applications 50 COS 100 3
Macroeconomics 50 ECO 202 3
Principles of Management 50 MGT 301 3
Principles of Marketing 50 MKT 301 3