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College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Credit Available at FHSU

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of 33 examinations. Through CLEP you can earn credit for knowledge you've acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits or internships.

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  • To learn more about the CLEP credit-by-examination program including test preparation and examination descriptions, visit the official CLEP site.

CLEP Credit Opportunities at FHSU

FHSU grants credit for many CLEP examinations. Listed below are each of the CLEP examinations with information on the FHSU required minimum score and credit granted at FHSU.  If an examination is not accepted for credit at FHSU, "Not Accepted" will appear in the FHSU Minimum Score Required section and "No Credit Awarded" will appear in the Credit Granted section. Please be sure that you also read through the "General Information" section so that you can make an informed decision about participating in the CLEP program.

If you plan to take a CLEP Computer-Based examination, have taken a CLEP Computer-Based examination or have taken or plan to take a CLEP Paper-Based examination on or after April 1, 2004, you must use the policies below to reference the FHSU minimum required score and credit awarded. CLEP transcripts show a letter "C" designating that the examinee took a computer-based content version of the test. (Note: CLEP paper-based examinations taken on or after 4/1/04 use computer-based test questions and have the same credit-granting scores as computer-based examinations.)

Policies for retired paper-based CLEP examinations administered before April 1, 2004 are available on the CLEP Policies for Retired Paper-Based Testing page.  CLEP paper-based examinations taken before 4/1/04 are a part of the now-retired paper and pencil program. CLEP transcripts show a letter "P" designating that the examinee took a paper-based CLEP test before April 1, 2004.

General Information
  • Students should consult their academic advisor and/or the transcript analysts in the Registrar's Office for specific information on how the successful completion of an examination applies to their degree program.
  • A grade of CR (Credit) is recorded on a student's transcript for successful completion of an examination that is accepted for credit.
  • No credit is awarded for a course that has been previously completed at Fort Hays State University or a transfer institution. If a student has previously enrolled in or audited a course, and received a grade, credit or an incomplete, CLEP is not a consideration.
  • No credit is awarded for an examination that is a prerequisite for a course previously passed.
  • A maximum of 30 hours of credit from credit-by-examination programs may be applied toward a Fort Hays State University degree.
  • CLEP credit policies are subject to change upon periodic review.
  • Examination information appearing in italics indicates that the version of the examination has been retired/discontinued by CLEP.

CLEP Examination Title with FHSU Minimum Score Required and Credit Granted at FHSU

American Government
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 50
Credit Granted: Credit for "American Government" (POLS 101); 3 credit hours

American Literature
FHSU Minimum Score Required: Not Accepted
Credit Granted: No Credit Awarded

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
FHSU Minimum Score Required: Not Accepted
Credit Granted: No Credit Awarded

Biology
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 50
Credit Granted: Credit for "Principles of Biology" (BIOL 180), 3 credit hours; OR Credit for "Human Biology" (BIOL 100), 3 credit hours

Calculus
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 50
Credit Granted: Credit for "Analytic Geometry and Calculus I" (MATH 234); 5 credit hours

Chemistry
FHSU Minimum Score Required: Not Accepted
Credit Granted: No Credit Awarded

College Algebra
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 50
Credit Granted: Credit for "College Algebra" (MATH 110); 3 credit hours

College Algebra-Trigonometry (Exam discontinued by CLEP effective July 1, 2006)
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 50 
Credit Granted: Credit for "Pre-Calculus Mathematics" (MATH 130); 5 credit hours 

College Composition
FHSU Minimum Score Required: One Semester of Credit = 50 / Two Semesters of Credit = 59
Credit Granted: One Semester of Credit (3 credit hours total): English Composition I (ENG 101)--3 credit hrs. / Two Semesters of Credit (6 credit hours total): English Composition I (ENG 101)--3 credit hrs. and English Composition II (ENG 102)--3 credit hrs.

College Composition Modular
FHSU Minimum Score Required: Not Accepted
Credit Granted: No Credit Awarded

College Mathematics
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 50
Credit Granted: Credit for "Liberal Arts Mathematics" (MATH 101); 3 credit hours

English Composition (Exam discontinued by CLEP effective July 1, 2010)
FHSU Minimum Score Required: Not Accepted
Credit Granted: No Credit Awarded 

English Composition with Essay (Exam discontinued by CLEP effective July 1, 2010)
FHSU Minimum Score Required: Not Accepted
Credit Granted: No Credit Awarded 

English Literature
FHSU Minimum Score Required: Not Accepted
Credit Awarded: No Credit Awarded

Financial Accounting
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 50
Credit Granted: Credit for “Principles of Accounting I” (ACCT 203); 3 credit hours

French Language(CBT Version 3 implemented April 2008)
Score reports show ACE recommended scores: 2 semesters--50 / 4 semesters--59 (FHSU does not award 4 semesters of credit.)
FHSU Minimum Score Required: One Semester of Credit = 50 / Two Semesters of Credit = 55
Credit Granted: One Semester of Credit (5 credit hours total): Beginning French I (MLNG 201)--5 credit hrs. / Two Semesters of Credit (10 credit hours total): Beginning French I (MLNG 201)--5 credit hrs. and Beginning French II (MLNG 202)--5 credit hrs.

Retired Version: French Language (CBT Version 2 retired April 2008)
Score reports show ACE recommended scores: 2 semesters--50 / 4 semesters--62 (FHSU does not award 4 semesters of credit.)
FHSU Minimum Score Required: One Semester of Credit = 50 / Two Semesters of Credit = 56
Credit Granted: One Semester of Credit (5 credit hours total): Beginning French I (MLNG 201)--5 credit hrs. / Two Semesters of Credit (10 credit hours total): Beginning French I (MLNG 201)--5 credit hrs. and Beginning French II (MLNG 202)--5 credit hrs.  

Retired Version: French Language (CBT Version 1 retired March 2003)
Score reports show ACE recommended scores: 2 semesters--50 / 4 semesters--52 (FHSU does not award 4 semesters of credit.)
FHSU Minimum Score Required: One Semester of Credit = 50 / Two Semesters of Credit = 51
Credit Granted: One Semester of Credit (5 credit hours total): Beginning French I (MLNG 201)--5 credit hrs. / Two Semesters of Credit (10 credit hours total): Beginning French I (MLNG 201)--5 credit hrs. and Beginning French II (MLNG 202)--5 credit hrs. 

Freshman College Composition (Exam discontinued by CLEP effective July 1, 2010)
FHSU Minimum Score Required: (Important Note: Examinee must complete and pass both the computer-based test and the optional essay section.) Computer-based score must be at least 50 and examinee must receive a passing evaluation on the essay section. (The essay section is evaluated by the FHSU English Department.)
Credit Granted: Credit for "English Composition I" (ENG 101); 3 credit hours.

German Language(CBT Version 2 implemented June 2008)
Score reports show ACE recommended scores: 2 semesters--50 / 4 semesters--60 (FHSU does not award 4 semesters of credit.)
FHSU Minimum Score Required: One Semester of Credit = 50 / Two Semesters of Credit = 55
Credit Granted: One Semester of Credit (5 credit hours total): Beginning German I (MLNG 208)--5 credit hrs. / Two Semesters of Credit (10 credit hours total): Beginning German I (MLNG 208)--5 credit hrs. and Beginning German II (MLNG 209)--5 credit hrs.

Retired Version: German Language (CBT Version 1 retired June 2008)
Score reports show ACE recommended scores: 2 semesters--50 / 4 semesters--63 (FHSU does not award 4 semesters of credit.) 
FHSU Minimum Score Required: One Semester of Credit = 50 / Two Semesters of Credit = 56 
Credit Granted: One Semester of Credit (5 credit hours total): Beginning German I (MLNG 208)--5 credit hrs. / Two Semesters of Credit (10 credit hours total): Beginning German I (MLNG 208)--5 credit hrs. and Beginning German II (MLNG 209)--5 credit hrs.  

History of the United States
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 50
Credit Granted: Non-History Majors: Credit for "United States History to 1877" (HIST 130); 3 credit hours

History of the United States II
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 50
Credit Granted: Non-History Majors: Credit for "United States History Since 1877" (HIST 131); 3 credit hours

Human Growth and Development
FHSU Minimum Score Required: Not Accepted
Credit Granted: No Credit Awarded

Humanities
FHSU Minimum Score Required: Not Accepted
Credit Granted: No Credit Awarded

Information Systems and Computer Applications
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 50
Credit Granted: Credit for "Introduction to Computer Information Systems" (MIS 101); 3 credit hours

Introduction to Educational Psychology
FHSU Minimum Score Required: Not Accepted
Credit Granted: No Credit Awarded

Introductory Business Law
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 50
Credit Granted: Credit for "Business Law I" (GBUS 204); 3 credit hours

Introductory Psychology
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 58
Credit Granted: Credit for "General Psychology" (PSY 100); 3 credit hours

Introductory Sociology
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 50
Credit Granted: Credit for "Introduction to Sociology" (SOC 140); 3 credit hours

Natural Sciences
FHSU Minimum Score Required: Not Accepted
Credit Granted: No Credit Awarded

Precalculus
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 50
Credit Granted: Credit for “Precalculus Mathematics” (MATH 130); 5 credit hours 

Principles of Accounting (Exam discontinued by CLEP effective July 1, 2007)
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 45 
Credit Granted: Credit for "Financial Accounting" (ACCT 203); 3 credit hours; and credit for "Managerial Accounting" (ACCT 204); 3 credit hours (6 credit hours total)  

Principles of Macroeconomics
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 65
Credit Granted: Credit for "Principles of Economics: Macro" (ECFI 202); 3 credit hours

Principles of Management
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 56
Credit Granted: Credit for "Principles of Management" (MGT 301); 3 credit hours

Principles of Marketing
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 60
Credit Granted: Credit for "Marketing Principles" (MKT 301); 3 credit hours. Must have junior or senior standing.

Principles of Microeconomics
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 65
Credit Granted: Credit for "Principles of Economics: Micro" (ECFI 201), 3 credit hours

Social Sciences and History
FHSU Minimum Score Required: Not Accepted
Credit Granted: No Credit Awarded

Spanish Language(CBT Version 3 implemented July 2007)
Score reports show ACE recommended scores: 2 semesters--50 / 4 semesters--63 (FHSU does not award 4 semesters of credit.)
FHSU Minimum Score Required: One Semester of Credit = 50 / Two Semesters of Credit = 57
Credit Granted: One Semester of Credit (5 credit hours total): Beginning Spanish I (MLNG 225)--5 credit hrs. / Two Semesters of Credit (10 credit hours total): Beginning Spanish I (MLNG 225)--5 credit hrs. and Beginning Spanish II (MLNG 226)--5 credit hrs.

Retired Version: Spanish Language (CBT Version 2 retired July 2007)
Score reports show ACE recommended scores: 2 semesters--50 / 4 semesters--66 (FHSU does not award 4 semesters of credit.)
FHSU Minimum Score Required: One Semester of Credit = 50 / Two Semesters of Credit = 58 
Credit Granted: One Semester of Credit (5 credit hours total): Beginning Spanish I (MLNG 225)--5 credit hrs. / Two Semesters of Credit (10 credit hours total): Beginning Spanish I (MLNG 225)--5 credit hrs. and Beginning Spanish II (MLNG 226)--5 credit hrs.  

Retired Version: Spanish Language (CBT Version 1 retired March 2003)
Score reports show ACE recommended scores: 2 semesters--50 / 4 semesters--54 (FHSU does not award 4 semesters of credit.) 
FHSU Minimum Score Required: One Semester of Credit = 50 / Two Semesters of Credit = 52
Credit Granted: One Semester of Credit (5 credit hours total): Beginning Spanish I (MLNG 225)--5 credit hrs. / Two Semesters of Credit (10 credit hours total): Beginning Spanish I (MLNG 225)--5 credit hrs. and Beginning Spanish II (MLNG 226)--5 credit hrs.  

Trigonometry (Exam discontinued by CLEP effective July 1, 2006)
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 50
Credit Granted: Credit for "Plane Trigonometry" (MATH 122); 3 credit hours

Western Civilization I
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 50
Credit Granted: No credit awarded for a specific course. Credit awarded is 3 credit hours of elective credit toward degree.

Western Civilization II
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 50
Credit Granted: No credit awarded for a specific course. Credit awarded is 3 credit hours of elective credit toward degree. 

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