CLEP Exams

The CLEP Subject Examinations measure achievement in specific subject areas. These exams require college-level knowledge and critical thinking ability; sufficient preparation is required to do well. CLEP tests are given at most colleges and universities nationwide. You can view a list of test centers from the CLEP website at http://clep.collegeboard.org.

The fee for all CLEP exams is $80 which you will pay for and receive a voucher via the CLEP website http://clep.collegeboard.org. You must bring this voucher with you when you test. In addition, Baylor charges an administrative fee of $30, payable by check or cash, which you will pay in our office on the day you test. Students should select Baylor as the score recipient when completing the online CLEP registration.

Currently enrolled Baylor students must receive a permission slip from the Chair of the course department and if you are a senior, receive a petition to take credit by exam during your last 30 hours. Other Credit by Exam policies are available at http://www.baylor.edu/irt/cbe_policies.

Baylor does not require the optional essay section on any of the CLEP exams.

As of Oct. 17, 2014, the CLEP retest policy will be changed to allow test-takers to retest three months after the last exam administration, as opposed to six months. Please note that this policy is in effect only for students who test on Oct. 17 or after.

The table below indicates the exams that have been approved for receiving credit at Baylor and the minimum scores required. CLEP exams are administered by appointment only. To schedule a testing date at Baylor University, contact the Office of Institutional Research and Testing Services at 254-710-2061. Note that the number of credit hours for each Baylor course is denoted by the second digit of the course number. Therefore, Political Science 1305 is a 3-hour course, while Biology 1401 is a 4-hour course.

*Note: History credit only allowable for students entering Baylor in Fall 2005 and earlier. The History department will no longer accept the "History of the US" exams. (If you were a Baylor student prior to Fall 2006 you are eligible to take the exam.)

CLEP Test Required Scores Baylor Course

American Government 50-80 Political Science 1305

American Literature 60-80 English 2304

Biology 50-80 Biology 1401

Chemistry 50-80 Chemistry 1300-1100 or Chemistry 1301-1101

English Literature 60-80 English 2301

French Language 58-62 French 2310

French Language 63-80 French 2310 & 2320

German Language 58-62 German 2310

German Language 63-80 German 2310 & 2320

History of the U.S. I* 54-80 History 2365*

History of the U.S. II* 54-80 History 2366*

Principles of Macroeconomics 54-80 Economics 2307

Principles of Microeconomics 54-80 Economics 2306

Introductory Sociology 55-80 Sociology 1305

Spanish Language 58-62 Spanish 2310

Spanish Language 63-80 Spanish 2310 & 2320

Testing Coordinator Contact: Jana Marak