College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
La Salle University participates in the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), sponsored by the College Entrance Examination Board. CLEP is designed to enable students to demonstrate competencies acquired in various academic disciplines without having attended formal college classes. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program available.
There are two kinds of examinations: General and Subject Examinations. Students are eligible to take one or more of the General Examinations accepted by La Salle in humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences and history. The social science and history and the natural sciences CLEP exams may only be taken by students prior to achieving a total of 30 credits, whether the credits were earned at La Salle, transferred, or awarded through examination. The humanities CLEP exam may be taken by students regardless of the number of earned credits. Students are eligible to take subject examinations accepted by La Salle in English, history and social sciences, foreign languages, science and mathematics, or business, provided they have not taken comparable or more advanced courses in that discipline. Students must have permission from their Associate Dean (Day students) or Academic Adviser (Evening students) before attempting to obtain CLEP credit. Advisers can help students select examinations appropriate to their course of study. Further information regarding CLEP test dates and the University policy is available from the CLEP Center Administrator, from the College of Professional and Continuing Studies (215.951.1234), and on La Salle’s College of Professional and Continuing Studies Website ("Academic Resources"), www.lasalle.edu/schools/cpcs.
Currently, the cost of taking a CLEP exam at La Salle is $95 ($80 testing fee and $15 administrative fee) per exam. A matriculated student who receives a satisfactory score will be notified of credit awarded and will be assessed an additional administrative fee of $25 per credit. After the payment is received by the Office of Student and Accounts Receivable, the Registrar will post the course and credit hours granted through CLEP on the student’s transcript. This credit is not assigned a letter grade, nor is it computed in determining the student’s cumulative academic index.
All CLEP exams must be taken by July 15 (summer semester), Nov. 15 (fall semester), or April 15 (spring semester) in order for those credits to be included in that particular semester. Any CLEP exam taken after those dates will be counted toward the following semester's coursework. If these deadlines are not met, graduation will be postponed to the next degree conferral date.