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Students enrolled at Jacksonville State University may be awarded college credit on the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). The test scores are equated with specific courses in the current Jacksonville State University catalog.

Contact Counseling Services at 140 Daugette Hall for an application and to register for the CLEP. It is the student's responsibility to ascertain eligibility for possible award of CLEP credit.

A student is not eligible to receive CLEP credit for course(s):

  • if earned academic credit has been accepted by Jacksonville State University for that course.
  • if course attempted by CLEP has been previously attempted at collegiate institution
  • if those areas where earned academic credit for more advanced courses has been earned--resident transfer. If in doubt, consult with the Registrar's Office before you register for CLEP.
  • by repeating CLEP examinations.
  • if the CLEP examination offers two semester credit and earned academic credit for one of the semesters has been accepted by Jacksonville State University.

Test results are evaluated by the Registrar's Office and recorded on a student's transcript if credit is awarded. Semester hours of credit toward graduation are awarded on the basis of CLEP tests but no grades or quality points are given. Therefore, CLEP credits will not affect grade point average (GPA).

EXAMINATIONS AND CREDIT AWARDED

I. CLEP GENERAL EXAMINATIONS
Students may earn up to 31 semester hours credit in the basic liberal education courses (CORE) by achieving a minimum scaled score of 50 on all General Examinations on the College-Level Examination Program.

* Two semesters credit
** Fulfills Fine Arts requirement for core curriculum (Effective 8/98)

CLEP MINIMUM SCORE
FOR CREDIT

JSU
COURSE
HOURS
CREDIT
JSU
COURSE
HOURS
CREDIT



*College Composition (requires essay)




50




EH 101, 102




6




EH 101, 102




6

*Natural Sciences 50 BY 101
BY 103
4 Physical Science Elective (100 Level) 3
*Mathematics 50 Math Elective (100 Level) 3 Math Elective (100 Level) 3
*Humanities 50 Humanities Elective (100 Level)** 6 General Elective (100 Level) 3
*Social Science & History 50 HY 101 3 Social Science (100 Level)

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NOTES:

These policies are set by JSU and may not apply to other institutions.

Counseling Services administers the CLEP as a service to our students and community.

Questions regarding policies should be directed to the Registrar's Office (256-782-5400).

II. CLEP SUBJECT EXAMINATIONS
Students may earn 15 semester hours in specific subject areas corresponding to semester or full-year courses on any of the Subject Examinations of the CLEP in accordance with stated policies. A minimum scaled score of 50 shall be used to qualify a student for credit in the following subject examinations with the exception of French, German and Spanish (see individual listing for clarification).


* Two semesters credit
*** Requires higher score for increased credit.

SUBJECT
EXAMINATION
MIN. SCORE
FOR CREDIT
JSU
COURSE
HOURS
CREDIT
*Accounting Principals 50 ACC 200, 200L, 210 7
Algebra, College 50 MS 112 3
American Government 50 PSC 100 3
American History I 50 HY 201 3
American History II 50 HY 202 3
*American Lit. 50 EH 201, 202 6
*Biology, General 50 BY 101, 102, 103, 104 8
Business Law, Introductory 50 CBA 292 3
*Calculus 50 MS 141, 142 6
*Chemistry, General 50 CY 105, 106, 107, 108 8
* English Lit. 50 EH 203, 204 6
***French 54
62
FH 101, 102
FH 101, 102, 201, 203
6

12

College
Composition (Requires Essay)



50


EH 101,102


6
***German 50
54
GN 101, 102
GN 101, 102, 103, 104
6

12
Info. Systems & Comp. Applications 50 CS 201 3
Macroeconomics 50 EC 222 3
Management 50 MGT 301 3
Marketing 50 MKT 301 3
Microeconomics 50 EC 221 3
Psychology, Intro. 50 PSY 201 3
*Sociology, Intro. 50 SY 221
***Spanish 54
66
SH 101, 102
SH 101, 102, 201, 202
6

12
Westen Civ. I 50 HY 101 3
Western Civ. II 50 HY 102 3

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