Test Proctoring & CLEP

Test Proctoring Services

The Test Proctoring Center at HSU is available to any student who:

  • Needs a distraction-reduced testing environment and is approved for this academic accommodation,
  • Needs to make up an exam,
  • Needs to take an exam for an online or distance course in a proctored setting.

A reservation is required to schedule an exam in the Test Proctoring Center. Please complete the Test Proctoring Reservation Form.

We are located in the Sandefer Memorial Building, 1st floor, inside the Academic Advising Center. If you have questions, please contact us at testing@hsutx.edu or call 325-670-1863.

CLEP

Hardin-Simmons University is an approved testing site for the CLEP exam. You do not have to be a current student at HSU to take the examination on our campus. As long as space is available, we will host any qualified CLEP examinee.

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is designed to evaluate atypical educational experiences. Students who have never enrolled for any college credit in a particular course* and who score at or above the designated score for that course may earn credit through the subject examination.

The following rules regarding credit by examination apply to all HSU students:

Credit by examination may not be earned for (a) any college level course in which the student is currently, or ever has been enrolled, or (b) any subject area in which the student has already earned credit for a more advanced course, or any course for which the student does not meet the prerequisites by the time of submission of scores.  For questions regarding General Regulations for Credit by Examination please refer to the University Catalog, Pg. 19.

CLEP Resources

Step 1: Register and pay for your CLEP on the College Board website.

  • $87 payable to CLEP (requires online payment)
  • $15 ($25 for English exams) payable to HSU Testing Center (cash only)

Step 2: Reserve the testing room.

Exams are administered by appointment only. Complete the web form to reserve the Testing Room In most cases, the Testing Center must be reserved 48 hours in advance.

Step 3: Study!

The College Board website has practice questions. You may also find a limited supply of study guides in the HSU’s Richardson Library, or your local public library.

Step 4: Go to the Sandefer Memorial Building, 1st floor, at your reserved time. You MUST bring your Ticket ID, a photo ID, and the Testing Center Fee* with you on test day.

*Testing Center Fee must be paid in cash only!

Use of any of the following items is prohibited:

  • Cellular phones
  • Graphing Calculator
  • Calculator watches
  • Dictionaries, book, pamphlets
  • Any paper except what is provided by HSU
  • Slide rules, protractors, compasses, rulers
  • Highlighter pens and/or colored pencils
  • Alarm wristwatches
  • Listening devices
  • Laptop computers
  • Hats
  • Backpacks
  • Food or drink

Business/English

Name of Examination HSU Course Number Score
 Business
 Financial Accounting ACCT 2311 50
 Introductory Business Law BSAD 3303 50
 Principles of Management MGMT3351 50
 Principles of Marketing MKTG 3361 50
 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 2331 50
 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 2332 50
 English
 College Composition with Essay ENGL 1301 50
 Analysis and Interp. Of Literature with Essay ENGL 1302 50
 English Literature with Essay* ENGL 2302 50
 American Literature with Essay* ENGL 2303 50

*If CLEP credit was granted by another university, the credit will only transfer to HSU if the original exam included the essay portion. Please allow 6-8 weeks for the essay portion to be graded.

Foreign Language

Name of Examination HSU Course Number Score
 College French
 Level 1  FREN 1301, 1302 60
 Level 2  FREN 2301, 2302 65
 College German
 Level 1 GERM 1301, 1302 60
 Level 2 GERM 2301, 2302 65
 College Spanish
 Level 1 SPAN 1301, 1302 60
 Level 2 SPAN 2301, 2302 67

To be awarded credit for foreign language, the student must demonstrate writing proficiency by writing an acceptable essay and speaking proficiency by adding an Oral Interview. Contact the Department Head of Foreign Language to schedule (Rosario.Hall@hsutx.edu)

Science and Mathematics

Name of Examination HSU Course Number Score
General Biology BIOL 1306/1106, 1307/1107 50
General Chemistry CHEM 1310/1110, 1311/1111 50
General Algebra MATH 1310 50
Precalculus MATH 1311 50

Social Sciences

Name of Examination HSU Course Number Score
American Government POLS 1302 50
History of US I: Early Colonization to 1877* HIST 1301* 50
History of US II: 1865 to Present* HIST 1302* 50
Western Civilization I: Ancient to 1648* HIST 2301* 50
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present* HIST 2303* 50
Educational Psychology Elective 50
Introduction to Psychology PSYC 1301 50
Introduction to Sociology SOCI 1301 50

*History of US I and II, and Western Civilization I and II are not accepted for History Majors or Minors.