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CLEP

ABOUT THE CLEP EXAMINATIONS

The CLEP Examination is a college-credit by examination, iBT (Internet Based Testing) program. The computer-based exams consist of multiple choice questions; the number of questions will vary for each examination. The exams are usually two (2) hours in length. Students can demonstrate their knowledge of course content and obtain college credits by successfully completing the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) at La Salle University.

Students who fail a course, either at La Salle or another university/college, cannot take a CLEP Examination for that same course. Students who have a grade “D” or better or a “P/F” (pass/fail) in a course taken either at La Salle or another university/college cannot take a CLEP Examination for that same course.

Students who do that pass a CLEP Examination must wait three (3) months to retake the same CLEP Examination.

La Salle University is a “limited” testing center, which means that it is available only to enrolled La Salle students. La Salle offers 29 CLEP subject examinations. La Salle’s CLEP Testing Center is located on the Main Campus. Students interested in taking a CLEP Examination at La Salle or elsewhere, must obtain the signature of approval on the CLEP Application form that can be printed from this CLEP Web site. CLEP Application forms can also be obtained on the 1st floor of the Medical Office Building Suite 112 – Chew Avenue and Penn Blvd. (Main Campus).

La Salle students interested in taking a CLEP Examination should visit the College Board’s Web site at http://clep.collegeboard.org/started to learn more about CLEP Examinations and CLEP study materials. Students can also find CLEP study materials at http://rea.com/clep.

Please Note: The CLEP information listed on the College Board’s Web site is different from the requirements for the CLEP Examination and Administration policies of La Salle University. La Salle students must follow the CLEP policies and procedures listed on this Web site.

La Salle Day students must obtain a signature of approval on the CLEP Application form from the Assistant Dean of their major/program. La Salle’s Evening and Online students must obtain the signature from their Academic Adviser. All La Salle University students requesting to take a CLEP Examination at La Salle University or another CLEP testing center must complete and submit a CLEP Application form. A separate CLEP Application form must be submitted for each CLEP Examination you wish to take. The approved CLEP Application form must be submitted to Undergraduate Evening and Weekend Programs, 1st floor of the Medical Office Building Suite 112 – Chew Avenue and Penn Blvd. (Main Campus) or faxed to 215.951.1960.Students who fail a CLEP Examination must wait three months to retake the same CLEP Examination.To download the CLEP Application form from this site, you must have Microsoft Word and/or Adobe Reader. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download it via this free link: Adobe Reader.

La Salle students will need to contact our CLEP Test Center at 215.951.1017 to schedule an appointment to take the CLEP Examination, after submitting an approved CLEP Application form to the Medical Office Building, Suite 112 (Main Campus). All CLEP Application forms must be completed in their entirety, and signatures of approval must be on the CLEP Application forms before students can schedule appointments to take a CLEP Examination. On the day of the scheduled CLEP Examination, students must provide two forms of photo identification and their printed “Registration Ticket” to the CLEP Administrator. (Driver’s license; passport; and military, employee or student photo ID cards are accepted.) CLEP Examinations taken at La Salle University will be administered Monday through Friday (Spring and Fall) and Monday through Thursday (Summer) during normal business hours and are based on the testing center’s availability.

La Salle students must contact the CLEP testing center (La Salle: 215.951.1017) to schedule an appointment to retake the CLEP Examination and must follow the same procedures to obtain the appropriate signatures of approval on the CLEP Application form. Students can also take the CLEP examination at an “open” CLEP testing center. When taking a CLEP Examination at an alternate testing center, please make sure that you have the CLEP test scores sent to La Salle University, School Code 2363. Check the College Board’s Web site to find out the location for all open CLEP testing centers: http://clep.collegeboard.org/started.

Before the day of your scheduled CLEP Examination, you must visit the College Board’s CLEP website to set up a “STUDENT ACCOUNT”, via this link. Enter the information requested and pay the $80.00 CLEP Examination Fee by Credit Card only through “STUDENT ACCOUNT” set–up. You will only need to set up a “STUDENT ACCOUNT” one time. Remember your username and password that you set up, so that you will be able to access it again to pay for additional CLEP Examinations taken and/or to view your CLEP Exam payment. CLEP Examination Payments will remain active for six (6) months. If you do not take the CLEP Examination in the six month timeframe, you will have to repay to take the CLEP Examination. If you pay for a CLEP Examination in which you do not take, you will need to contact the College Board at clep@collegeboard.org or 800–257–9558 for a Refund. After you have paid to take the CLEP Examination via the College Board’s website, PRINT out your “REGISTRATION TICKET” and bring it with you to the CLEP Testing Center on the day of your scheduled CLEP Examination. The “registration ticket” will be used to identify your CLEP Examination payment when you take the CLEP Examination. The CLEP Test Administrator will need your registration ticket to be able to administer the CLEP Examination.

  • CLEP Examination Fee – $80.00 (credit card — Visa, MasterCard, or Discover)

On the day of the scheduled CLEP Examination, be prepared to pay for the following:

  • CLEP Administration Fee – $15.00 (exact cash or check/money order payable to La Salle University

La Salle students who pass the CLEP Examination will receive an e–mail, which will be sent to their La Salle e–mail accounts, that will include a CLEP Invoice as well as instructions on how to pay to have the CLEP credits posted onto their La Salle transcripts.

The CLEP Posting Fee is $25.00 per credit. The CLEP Posting Fee must be paid directly to the Student and Accounts Receivable Office (Main Campus), 1st Floor Administration Center (Monday through Friday — 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.). CLEP Posting Fees can be paid online by credit card only (Gold Card, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) on the My La Salle Portal using the following steps below:

  1. Log-in to the My La Salle Portal.
  2. Click on “Tools” in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Click on “Br.Luwis.”
  4. Click on “Student and Financial Aid.”
  5. Click on “Student and Accounts Receivable.”
  6. Click on “Make Gold Card Deposits.”
  7. Click on “Make Payment” on the left side of the screen.
  8. Enter your credit card information.
  9. In the “Profile Information” section, to ensure proper crediting, include your name and La Salle student ID number.

When making CLEP Posting Fee Payments in–person, to ensure proper crediting, please bring a copy of your CLEP Invoice to the Student and Accounts Receivable Office (Main Campus), Administration Center, 1st floor.

When you have paid the CLEP Posting Fee, the Student and Accounts Receivable Office will notify the Registrar’s Office to post the credits onto your La Salle transcript. The CLEP credits will not impact your GPA.

*Please Note: The CLEP information listed on the College Board’s Web site is different from the requirements for the CLEP Examination and Administration policies of La Salle University. La Salle students must follow the CLEP policies and procedures listed on this Web site.

The University will reasonably accommodate a qualified individual with a disability. Reasonable accommodations cannot be made unless the individual with a disability identifies him/herself as a person with a covered disability and provides the appropriate certification and documentation. All requests for reasonable accommodation by students should be made directly to Ms. Rose Lee Pauline, Affirmative Action Officer, Title IX Coordinator, and Academic Affairs Support Specialist,
St. Benilde Tower, Room 1026, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA, 19141.
For purposes of considering a request for reasonable accommodation, the following definitions apply:

  • A “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual as defined above, who is capable of performing the essential functions of a particular job or participating in a particular course of study, program, or activity with or without reasonable accommodation of his/her disability.
  • A “disability” is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more life activities—or a record of such impairment.

All CLEP Examinations must be taken by July 15 (Summer Semester), November 15 (Fall Semester), or April 15 (Spring Semester) to have the credits included in that particular semester. Any CLEP exam taken after those dates will be counted toward the next semester. If you are a graduating senior and these deadlines dates are not met, your degree conferral date will be postponed until the next degree conferral date. The degree conferral dates are January, May, and August. Graduating seniors should notify their academic advisers of their CLEP test scores.

La Salle students interested in taking a CLEP Examination should view this Web site to find out more (see Instructions and Application). La Salle University offers the following 29 CLEP Examinations to enrolled La Salle students. Some CLEP Examinations have restrictions. *SEE RESTRICTIONS LISTED BELOW.

CLEP Exam Titles and Credits La Salle Equivalent La Salle Passing Scores Exam Descriptions
American Government
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any advanced American government course.)
POL 151 — Principles of American Government 55 Emphasizes national government and includes topics such as the institutions and policy processes of the federal government, the federal courts and civil liberties, political parties and pressure groups, and political beliefs and behavior, as well as the content and history of the Constitution.
American Literature
6 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any ENG 248-249 sequence or ENG 353, ENG 446-447.)
ENG 267 — Literature and Culture of America to 1862 to 1911
and
ENG 268 — Literature and Culture in America since 1912
50 Deals with the prose and poetry written in the United States from Colonial times to the present; primarily, a test of knowledge about literary works, their content and background as well as their authors.
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any literature courses.)
ENG 150 — Themes in Literature and Culture 50 Assesses the ability to analyze and interpret passages presented in the test book, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama. Familiarity with specific literary works is not required. Familiarity with literary terms is needed.
Calculus with Elementary Function
4 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for MTH 221 or higher.)
MTH 120 — Calculus and Analytical Geometry 50 Includes topics from both, differential and integral calculus, as well as algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. (Un-programmed hand calculator is permitted.)
College Level French Language
6 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any French Language course.)
FRN 101 and 102 Elementary French
and/or
FRN 201 and 202 Intermediate French
FRN 101 and 102 — 50

FRN 201 and 202 — 62

Covers the French language skills usually learned from the end of the first year through the second year of college study; also includes reading and listening skills; to be taken for a maximum of six credits only.
College Level German Language
6 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any German Language course.)
GMN 101 and 102 Elementary German
and/or
GMN 201 and 202 Intermediate German
GMN 101 and 102 — 50

GMN 201 and 202 — 63

Covers the German language skills usually learned from the end of the first year through the second year of college study; also includes reading and listening skills; to be taken for a maximum of six credits only.
College Level Spanish Language
6 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any Spanish Language course.)
SPN 101 and 102 Elementary Spanish
and/or
SPN 201 and 202 Intermediate Spanish
SPN 101 and 102 — 50

SPN 201 and 202 — 66

Covers the Spanish language skills usually learned from the end of the first year through the second year of college study; also includes, reading and listening skills; to be taken for a maximum of six credits only.
English Literature (British)
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any part of ENG 246 or 353 or 442 or their equivalent.)
ENG 246 — Survey of British Literature and Culture 50 Deals with the prose, poetry, and drama written by British authors from 1500 to the present; requires knowledge of the major authors and literary works and familiarity with common literary terms (e.g., metaphor and personification) and basic literary forms (e.g., sonnet and ballad).
Financial Accounting
5 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any advanced Accounting course.)
BUS 101 — Introduction to Financial Accounting
and
BUS 207 — E-Managerial Accounting
50 Includes the principles of both financial and managerial accounting. (Un-programmed hand calculator is permitted.)
General Biology
6 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any Biology course.)
BIO 157 — Life Science: An environmental approach
and
BIO 158 — Life Science: A human approach
50 Requires understanding of the structure and states of matter, reaction types, equations and stoichiometry, equilibrium, kinetics, thermo-dynamics, and descriptive experimental chemistry. (Un-programmed hand calculator is permitted.)
General Chemistry
8 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any Chemistry course.)
CHM 111 — General Chemistry I
and
CHM 112 — General Chemistry II
50 Requires understanding of the structure and states of matter, reaction types, equations and stoichiometry, equilibrium, kinetics, thermo-dynamics, and descriptive experimental chemistry. (Un-programmed hand calculator is permitted.)
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any HIS 155 or any related upper level (300 level or higher) History course.)
HIS 300 — The United States to 1877 56 Covers the period of American History from the Spanish and French Colonization to the end of Reconstruction. Primary emphasis is on the English Colonies and the period of Nationhood.
History of the Unites States II: 1865 to the Present
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any HIS 155 or any related upper level (300 level or higher) History course.)
HIS 305 — The United States from 1877-Present 57 Covers the period of American History from the end of the Civil War to the present. Primary emphasis is on the 20th century.
Human Growth and Development
3 credits
PSY 210 — Developmental Psychology 50 Deals with the development in early and middle-childhood years. Also, requires an understanding of the major theories and research related to physical, mental, emotional, social, and personality development, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge to childrearing, child care, and educational services.
Humanities
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any ART or MUSIC course).
ART 160 — Intro to Visual and Performing Arts
or
Humanities 940 (Elective)
50 Covers material taught in introductory literature and fine arts survey courses; includes questions on drama, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, as well as on painting, sculpture, music, film, dance, and architecture.
Information Systems and Computer Applications
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any other Computer Science course; not available to School of Business Day students.)
CSC 151 — Intro to Computer Using Packages 50 Requires familiarity with computer hardware and software, system development, design tools and computer programming logic, data management, telecommunications, organization and user support systems, and information processing, as well as social and ethical issues.
Introduction to Business Law
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any advanced Law course.)
BUS 303 — Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 50 Deals primarily with the functions of contracts in American business law and the legal environment of law; also includes torts, the history and sources of American laws, legal systems and procedures, agency and employment, partnerships and corporations, and other related topics.
Introduction to Educational Psychology
3 credits
EDC 103 — Educational Psychology: Human Learning 50 Includes topics such as principles of learning, teaching methods and classroom management, child growth and development, and evaluation and assessment of learning.
Introduction to Psychology
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any other Psychology course, except PSY 310-311.)
PSY 155 — Introduction to Psychology 50 Includes topics such as learning and cognition, motivation and emotion, life-span development, and social psychology.
Introduction to Sociology
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any other Sociology course, except SOC 301-302. Day Division students must be Juniors or Seniors.)
SOC 150 — Principles of Sociology 50 Deals with social institutions, stratification, social patterns, processes, and changes as well as the sociological perspective; emphasizes facts and concepts as well as general theoretical approaches used by sociologists.
Natural Sciences
3 credits
*(Students with over 30 credits cannot take this exam .)
SCI 910 — General Science
or
SCI 940 General Science (Elective)
50 Covers material taught in introductory biological and physical science courses for non-science majors; also includes topics such as classification of organisms, evolution, genetics, organisms, cells, ecology, atomic and nuclear structure, chemical elements, thermodynamics, classical mechanics, electricity, astronomy, and geology.
Pre-Calculus
4 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for MTH 120 or higher.)
MTH 113 — Algebra & Trigonometry 50 Covers the material generally found in a first-semester calculus course, including algebraic equations, trigonometric and geometric functions and applications; can be taken by students who are planning to take a calculus and/or other advanced mathematics course. (Online use of a graphing calculator is required.)
Principles of Macroeconomics
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any other Economics course, except ECN 213-214.)
ECN 150 — Introduction to Macroeconomics: The United States in the Global Economy II 53 Covers the principles of economics that apply to a total economic system, particularly the general levels of output and income as well as the interrelations among sectors of the economy; emphasizes the determinants of aggregate demand, and the monetary and fiscal policies that are appropriate to achieve particular policy objectives.
Principles of Management
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any other Organizational Management course, except MGT 352.)
BUS 203 — Organizational Behavior and Skill Development 50 Deals with the principles of management and organization in a variety of settings; requires knowledge of human resources and both the operational and functional aspects of management.
Principles of Marketing
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any other Marketing course.)
BUS 204 — Principles of Marketing with Applications 50 Deals with marketing in the economy; buyer behavior and consumption patterns; the role of the environment in marketing; marketing functions and institutions; and selected issues and policies related to marketing problems, strategies, and decisions.
Principles of Microeconomics
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any other Economics course, except ECN 213-214.)
ECN 201 — Introduction to Microeconomics: Business Firm & Market Analysis 54 Covers the principles of economics that apply to the functions of groups, organizations, and individuals within the larger economic system; emphasizes analytical capabilities rather than a factual understanding of institutions and policies.
Social Sciences and History
3 credits*(Students with over 30 credits cannot take this exam .)
SOC 940 — Social Science (Elective)
or
HIS 940 — History (Elective)
50 Includes material taught in introductory social sciences and history courses; also includes questions on political science, economics, sociology, social psychology, United States history, Western civilization, and African-Asian civilization.
Western Civilization I: Ancient to 1648
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any related upper level (300 level or higher) History course.)
HIS 310 — Europe to 1400 57 Covers the civilizations of Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East, and the periods of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation as well as early modern Europe.
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any related upper level (300 level or higher) History course.)
HIS 311 — Europe from 1400-Present 56 Covers European history from the 17th century through post World War II; includes political, economic, and cultural developments such as scientific thought, the Enlightenment, the French and Industrial Revolutions, nationalism, imperialism, and the Russian Revolution as well as World Wars I and II.

Also see the College Board’s Web site for the most up-to-date details of the CLEP exam descriptions: http://clep.collegeboard.org/exam

*Please Note: The CLEP information listed on the College Board’s Web site is different from the requirements for the CLEP Examination and Administration policies of La Salle University. La Salle students must follow the CLEP policies and procedures listed on this Web site.

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