Students should select Baylor as the score recipient when completing the online CLEP registration. The fee for all CLEP exams is $87 (increasing to $89 on July 1, 2019), which you will pay for and receive a voucher via the CLEP website https://clep.collegeboard.org. You must bring a printed copy of this voucher with you when you test. In addition, for tests administered by Baylor, there is an administrative fee of $40 payable by check or cash, which you will pay in our office on the day you test.
Baylor does not require the optional essay section on any of the CLEP exams. Other Credit by Exam policies are available at https://www.baylor.edu/irt/cbe_policies.
Should you need to retest, CLEP has a three month retest policy.
To schedule a testing date at Baylor University, contact the Office of Institutional Research and Testing Services at 254-710-2061.
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. 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.
If a test is not listed, then Baylor does not accept that exam for credit. We do not issue "elective credit" for credit by exam.
|CLEP Test||Required Scores||Baylor Course|
|American Government||50-80||Political Science 1305|
|American Literature||60-80||English 2304|
|Chemistry||50-80||Chemistry 1300-1100 or Chemistry 1301-1101|
|English Literature||60-80||English 2301|
|French Language||50-57||French 1302|
|French Language||58-62||French 1302 & 2310|
|French Language||63-80||French 1302, 2310 & 2320|
|German Language||50-57||German 1302|
|German Language||58-62||German 1302 & 2310|
|German Language||63-80||German 1302, 2310 & 2320|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||54-80||Economics 2307|
|Principles of Microeconomics||54-80||Economics 2306|
|Introductory Sociology||55-80||Sociology 1305|
|Spanish Language||50-57||Spanish 1302|
|Spanish Language||58-62||Spanish 1302 & 2310|
|Spanish Language||63-80||Spanish 1302, 2310 & 2320|