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 indicated scores may earn credit through the General and/or Subject Examinations.
    *Note: Enrollment in the equivalent class prevents the student from attempting credit by examination in the class.

    Step 1 - Register and Pay for your CLEP on the College Board website

    $85 payable to CLEP (requires online payment)
    $15 ($25 for English exams) HSU Testing Center fee (cash only)

    How to Register for the CLEP

    • Go to the official CLEP website: http://clep.collegeboard.org/.
    • Create an account.
    • Use your account to register for the CLEP exam.
    • Print your ticket ID.

    Step 2 - Reserve the Testing Room

    Exams are administered by appointment only. To reserve the Testing Room, please complete the web form found online at www.hsutx.edu/offices/academic-advising/testing-registration/. 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 Richardson Library (HSU) or your local public library.

    Step 4 - Go to Sandefer Memorial room 210 at your reserved time. You MUST bring your Ticket ID, a photo ID, and the Testing Center Fee (cash only) with you on test day

    Use of the following 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

    Subject Examinations

    Name of Examination HSU Course Number Score
    Financial Accounting ACCT 2311 50
    Introductory Business Law BSAD 3303 50
    Principles of Management MGMT 3351 50
    Principles of Marketing MKTG 3361 50
    Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 2331 50
    Principles of Microeconomics ECON 2332 50
    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
    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 a writing proficiency by writing an acceptable essay and a speaking proficiency by adding an Oral Interview. Contact the Department Head of Foreign Language to schedule(Rosario.Hall@hsutx.edu).
    Science and Mathematics
    General Biology BIOL 1306/1106, 1307/1107 50
    General Chemistry CHEM 1310/1110, 1311/1111 50
    College Algebra MATH 1310 50
    Precalculus MATH 1311 50
    Social Sciences
    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 2302* 50
    Educational Psychology Elective 50
    Introduction to Psychology PSYC 1301 50
    Introduction to Sociology SOCI 1301 50
    *History of the US I and II, and Western Civilization I and II are not accepted for History Majors or Minors.
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