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CLEP/AP/DANTES Information

I WANT TO TAKE A CLEP EXAM . . . WHAT DO I DO NOW?

***REQUIRED*** Students need to go to Registrar's Office to complete the registration-admission form prior to taking the CLEP exam at the University of South Alabama. Contact Mrs. Becky Counselman in the Registrar's Office at 251.442.2439 or bcounselman@umobile.edu.

For more information on the content and format of any of the CLEP exams, please visit www.collegeboard.org/clep.

You may want to visit www.collegeboard.org/clep for a list of open test sites that may offer CLEP testing

Credit by Examination

The University of Mobile allows students the opportunity to earn course credit by examination in specified circumstances.  A maximum of 30 semester hours of credit by examination may be awarded.  Credit obtained in this manner will not be considered in the computation of GPA.  Credit by examination may be awarded by 1) challenge examination, 2) College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), 3) Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations, 4) International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, and/or 5) Defense Activity for Traditional Education Support (DANTES).  More information about credit by examination may be obtained from the Vice President for Academic Affairs and/or Registrar. Additional information can be viewed in the University of Mobile Catalog or on the University’s website at www.umobile.edu.

Challenge Examination

With the permission of the instructor and of the director of the center or dean of the college or school or in which the course is offered, a student may request course credit by challenge examination.  The student must then apply for the challenge examination through the registrar's office.  Credit for the examination will be recorded on the transcript as challenge with the course number identified and pass/fail credit noted.  No letter grade or hours attempted will be recorded.

Students who have failed a specific course may not apply to attempt a challenge examination for that course.  Upon request, the Academic Affairs Committee will review extenuating circumstances. A testing fee and a fee per course will be charged for each course challenged. These fees should be paid to the Business Office prior to taking the exam.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Satisfactory scores on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations are to be accepted as a substitute for and as successful completion of the corresponding courses at the University of Mobile.  A satisfactory CLEP score will earn as many hours of credit without a letter grade as the course carries for which it substitutes.  A test score that is five years old or older may not be recorded on a student’s transcript at the University of Mobile.  Once a CLEP score has been recorded, however, it will be recorded as permanent credit.  A student may not apply CLEP credit when this credit duplicates that which a student has already earned through coursework (including D’s and F’s). A mean score of 50 is accepted unless otherwise stipulated.  No charges are made for credit granted under the CLEP Program; however, a fee is charged for recording a course on a student’s record.  More information about CLEP exams accepted by the University of Mobile may be found through the office of the registrar.

More information about CLEP examination testing sites, testing procedures, and the descriptions of the examinations may be obtained from http://www.collegeboard.orgCLEP examinations accepted by the University of Mobile are listed below.

 

Composition and Literature
Examination
Credit
Granting Score
Credit
Granted
Equivalent
Course(s)
American Literature
50
3 credit hours
EN 230
College Composition Modular
50
6 credit hours
EN 101, 102
English Literature
50
6 credit hours
EN 201, 202
Foreign Languages
Examination
Credit
Granting Score
Credit
Granted
Equivalent
Course(s)
College French, College Level 1
50
6 credit hours
FR 101-102
College French, College Level 2
59
12 credit hours
FR 101, 102, 201, 202
College German, College Level 1
50
6 credit hours
GN 101-102
College German, College Level 2
60
12 credit hours
GN 101, 102, 201, 202
College Spanish, College Level 1
50
6 credit hours
SP 101-102
College Spanish, College Level 2
63
12 credit hours
SP 101, 102, 201, 202
History and Social Sciences
Examination
Credit
Granting Score
Credit
Granted
Equivalent
Course(s)
American Government
50
3 credit hours
PS 110
American History I
50
3 credit hours
HI 201
American History II
50
3 credit hours
HI 202
General Psychology
50
3 credit hours
PSY 201
Human Growth and Development
50
3 credit hours
PSY/ NU 301*
Introductory Macroeconomics
50
3 credit hours
EC 201
Introductory Microeconomics
50
3 credit hours
EC 202
Sociology, Introductory
50
3 credit hours
SA 202
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
50
3 credit hours
HI 101
Western Civilization II: 1648 To the Present
50
3 credit hours
HI 102

*NOTE: Human Growth & Development may not substitute for TE 301

Science and Mathematics
Examination
Credit
Granting Score
Credit
Granted
Equivalent
Course(s)
College Algebra
50
3 credit hours
MA 112
College Mathematics
50
3 credit hours
MA 117
Precalculus
50
3 credit hours
MA 113
Business
Examination
Credit
Granting Score
Credit
Granted
Equivalent
Course(s)
Financial Accounting
50
3 credit hours
AC 241
Business Law, Introductory
50
3 credit hours
BA 353
Information Systems and Computer Applications
50
3 credit hours
CIS 101
Management, Principles of
50
3 credit hours
MGT 321
Marketing, Principles of
50
3 credit hours
MKT 311

 

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme

Scores of 4 or better in higher level courses on the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (a rigorous pre-university course of studies, leading to examinations) will be considered for university credits for equivalent courses at the University of Mobile.  Scores of 3 on higher level courses will be considered for placement purposes.  No credit is awarded for Standard level courses.

Advanced Placement (AP) Examination

Satisfactory scores on the Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations are to be accepted as a substitute for and as successful completion of specified course at the University of Mobile.  A satisfactory AP score will earn as many hours of credit without a letter grade as the course for which it substitutes carries.  A test score that is five years old or older may not be recorded on a student’s transcript but once recorded it will remain permanently.  No charges are made for credit granted under the AP Program; however, a fee is charged for recording a course on a student’s record through the office of the registrar.

More information about AP examinations and the descriptions of the examinations may be obtained from http://www.collegeboard.org.

Credits accepted for Advanced Placement Examinations by the University of Mobile are listed below.

AP Subject Examination Title Credit Granting Score UM Course Equivalent Credit Hours
Art History Art Appreciation 3 AR 201 3
Biology Biology BIO 211, 212
BIO 211L, BIO 212L
8
Chemistry Chemistry 3 CH 211, 212
CH 211L, CH 212L
8
Computer Science Computer Science A 3 CIS 265
3
Economics Macro-Economics 3 EC 201 3
  Micro-Economics 3 EC 202 3
English English Language & Composition 3
4 or higher 
EN 101 or EN102
EN 101 and EN 102
3
6
  English Literature & Composition 3
4 or higher
EN 201 or EN 202
EN 201 and EN 202
3
6
Environmental Science Environmental Science 3 ES 105
ES 105L
4
French French Language 3 FR 101, 102 6
Geography  Human Geography  3 GEO 302 
German German Language 3 GN 101, 102 6
Government U.S. Government & Politics 3 PS 110 3
  Govt. & Politics: Comparative  3 PS 115 
History American History 3 HI 201, 202 6
  European History 3 HI 101, 102 6
  World History  3 HI 103, 104 
Mathematics Calculus AB
3 MA 201
5
Mathematics Calculus BC 3 MA 201, MA 202 10
Music Theory
Music Theory Lab
Music Theory
Aural Subscore
Non-Aural Subscore
3
3
3
MU 101, 102
MU 101L
MU 102L
6
1*
1*
Physics Physics B 3 PH 101
4
Physics Physics C: Mechanics 3 PH 201
4
Physics Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism 3 PH 202
4
Psychology Psychology 3 PSY 201 3
Spanish Level 3: Spanish Language 3 SP 101, 102 6
  Spanish Literature/Culture Spanish Electives  6-12
Statistics Statistics 3 MA 211 3
 *Effective June 30, 2014

Defense Activity for Traditional Education Support (DANTES)

The DANTES Program is a testing service conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS) that makes use of the Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs), a series of tests in traditional academic, vocational/technical, and business subjects.  These DANTES tests are introductory college level tests in more than 50 subjects, reflecting a wide range of fields and a variety of learning situations.  The mission of DANTES is to help service members obtain non-traditional educational opportunities, including sponsoring and administering tests that provide military personnel with the opportunity to gain admission to college, obtain academic credit, and receive professional certification on the basis of independent study and on-the-job experience.  Satisfactory DANTES scores are to be accepted as substitutes for and as successful completion of specified courses at the University of Mobile in cases in which the test content is determined to be the equivalent of the course at the University of Mobile.

Credit accepted for current DANTES Subject Standardized Tests by the University of Mobile are listed below.

Course Title
Credit Amount (Sem. Hours)
Minimum Score
Course Equivalent
Mathematics      
     Intermediate College              Algebra
3B
47
MA 110
     Principles of Statistics
4B
48
MA 211
Social Science      
     Lifespan Development            Psychology
3B
46
PSY 201
Business      
     Principles of Finance
3BU
46
FI 330
     Money and Banking
3BU
48
FI 303
     Principles of Financial            Accounting
3B
49
AC 241
     Human Resource                    Management
3B
46
MGT 322
     Introduction to Business
3B
46
BA 151
     Business Law II
3BU
52
BA 353
B=Baccalaureate Program                        BU=Baccalaureate Upper Division