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Policies for Retired Paper-Based Testing

FHSU policies for retired paper-based CLEP testing are listed below.  This information includes the title of each examination 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.

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You should only use the policies on this page if you are referencing a policy for a retired paper-based CLEP examination administered before April 1, 2004.

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.

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 current CLEP Policies 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.)

To learn more about taking a CLEP test at Kelly Center Testing Services, visit our CLEP information.
To learn more about the CLEP credit-by-examination program including test preparation and examination descriptions, visit the official CLEP site.

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.
  • Transfer work from any other college/university and advanced credit from qualifying credit-by-examination programs is only recorded for enrolled students who are in a signed degree program at Fort Hays State University. FHSU will not record transfer work or advanced credit for non-degree students or for students who have not returned to FHSU after a prior enrollment.
  • CLEP credit policies are subject to change upon periodic review.  

CLEP Retired Paper-Based Examination Title with Minimum Score Required and Credit Granted at FHSU

American Government
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 47
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 (formerly General Biology)
FHSU Minimum Score Required: Not Accepted
Credit Granted: No Credit Awarded

Calculus (formerly Calculus with Elementary Functions)
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 41
Credit Granted: Credit for "Analytic Geometry and Calculus I" (MATH 234); 5 credit hours

Chemistry (formerly General 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
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 50
Credit Granted: Credit for "Pre-Calculus Mathematics" (MATH 130); 5 credit hours

College Mathematics
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 500 or 70th percentile
Credit Granted: Credit for "Liberal Arts Mathematics" (MATH 101); 3 credit hours

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

English Composition with Essay
FHSU Minimum Score Required: Not Accepted
Credit Granted: No Credit Awarded

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

French Language (formerly College Level French Language)
FHSU Minimum Score Required: One semester = 42 / Two semesters = 45
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
FHSU Minimum Score Required: Not Accepted
Credit Granted: No Credit Awarded

German Language (formerly College Level German Language)
FHSU Minimum Score Required: One semester = 36 / Two semesters = 40
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 I
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 47
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: 46
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: Not Accepted
Credit Granted: No Credit Awarded

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: 47
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

Principles of Accounting
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 50
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: 44
Credit Granted: Credit for "Principles of Economics: Macro" (ECON 202); 3 credit hours

Principles of Management
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 46
Credit Granted: Credit for "Principles of Management" (MGT 301); 3 credit hours

Principles of Marketing
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 50
Credit Granted: Credit for "Marketing Principles" (MKT 301); 3 credit hours

Principles of Microeconomics
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 41
Credit Granted: Credit for "Principles of Economics: Micro" (ECON 201), 3 credit hours

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

Spanish Language (formerly College Level Spanish Language)
FHSU Minimum Score Required: One semester = 45 / Two semesters = 48
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
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 54
Credit Granted:  Credit for "Plane Trigonometry" (MATH 122); 3 credit hours

Western Civilization I
FHSU Minimum Score Required: 46
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: 47
Credit Granted: No credit awarded for a specific course. Credit awarded is 3 credit hours of elective credit toward degree.

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