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://www.collegeboard.com. Students should select Baylor as the score recipient if they are not testing on the Baylor campus.
CLEP exams are administered on computer (CLEP CBT). The examination is preceded by a tutorial that explains how to take the exam on computer. CLEP CBT provides instant score results to test-takers, so you will know the day of the test how you performed.
The fee for all CLEP exams is $80 payable by check or credit card. Baylor charges an administrative fee of $30 payable by check or cash. 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.
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.
*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.)
Testing Coordinator Contact: Jana Marak