State University is an open test center for the CLEP program. The Subject
Examinations allow a student to demonstrate the specific knowledge and skills
he or she has gained through professional training, outside course work, or
independent study. CLEP allows students the opportunity to bypass introductory
courses thereby cutting down on college time and expense.
may take the Subject Examination in College Composition Modular for credit in
Freshman English. Subject Examinations are also available in many other
subjects including American history, biology, and college algebra. Students
may take the General Examination in Humanities. A list of CLEP examinations as
applied to Henderson State University's courses is provided on this Web page.
Credit is entered on the transcript when the student has completed at least 15
hours with at least a "C" average. The term "credit" is placed on the
transcript, and the hours do not enter into a student's grade point average.
CLEP Examinations and HSU Courses: Here is a PDF listing CLEP examinations and HSU courses.
Credit may be earned by any
student on any Subject Examination provided credit has NOT been earned in a
more advanced course.
A test designed to cover two semesters (College
Composition Modular, American Literature, English Literature) may not be taken
if the student has completed one semester of the course.
desire to earn more than 30 hours by testing must secure official permission.
Tests may be repeated in six months.
The School of Business has
placed certain restrictions on CLEP credit within the school. Business majors/
minors may not receive credit for business CLEP tests.
Description: The CLEP tests are computer-based tests
composed of multiple-choice questions. There are no scheduled breaks. One of
the sections of the foreign language test is a listening section.
more detailed information, refer to the CLEP Information for Candidates and
Registration Form found in the Testing Center, or call (870)230-5470.
CLEP tests are scheduled by appointment. Call (870)230-5470 to
schedule an exam. A $25 testing fee should be paid by the time of the test
administration at the Business Office.
On the Day of the Test:
to CAS 121 (located in the Caplinger Airway Science Academic Center) a few
minutes early. Be sure to bring the following:
- Picture ID
- Receipt from Business Office showing proof of payment
- Check, credit
card, or money order for $80.00 made out to CLEP