The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is designed to evaluate atypical educational experiences. Students who have never enrolled for any college credit 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 - "Request a Date"
    Exams are administered by appointment only.

    Step 2 - Register / Pay for your CLEP on the College Board website
    $85 payable to CLEP (register online)
    $15 ($25 for English exams) payable to HSU by cash only
    How to Register 
    Go to the official CLEP website http://clep.collegeboard.org/ and create an account. After that, use your account to register for the CLEP exam and receive your Ticket ID. For step by step instructions on how to register click here.

    Step 3 - Study
    The College Board website has practice questions or the Advising office has a limited supply of study guides to check out.

    Step 4 - Go to Sandefer Memorial room 209 and bring your Ticket ID and a photo ID with you on test day

    Use of the following is prohibited:

    • Graphing Calculator
    • Calculator watches
    • Dictionaries, book, pamphlets
    • Any paper except what is provided by HSU
    • Slice rules, protractors, compasses, rulers
    • Highlighter pens and/or colored pencils
    • Alarm wristwatches
    • Cellular phones
    • Listening devices
    • Laptop computers
    • Hats
    • Book packs
    • 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 2333 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 1401, 1402 60
    Level 2 FREN 2301, 2302 65
    College German    
    Level 1 GERM 1401, 1402 60
    Level 2 GERM 2301, 2302 65
    College Spanish    
    Level 1 SPAN 1401, 1402 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 1320, 1120, 1321, 1121 50
    General Chemistry CHEM 1311,1111,1310, 1110 50
    College Algebra MATH 1311 50
    Precalculus MATH 1312 50
    Social Sciences
    American Government POLS 1302* 50
    (* Not acceptable for persons seeking Texas Teacher Certification.)
    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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