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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 complete 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 when computing grade point averages. Credit by examination may be awarded through CLEP, AP, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, and/or DANTES.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Satisfactory scores, as identified in the following paragraphs, on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations are to be accepted as a substitute for and as successful completion of the designated course or 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 may not be recorded on a student’s transcript at the University of Mobile more than five years after the test was taken, but once recorded it will remain indefinitely. 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 examination testing sites, testing procedures, and the descriptions of the examinations may be obtained from http://www.collegeboard.com.

CLEP 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 Subsidiary 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 carries for which it substitutes. A score of 3 is required for credit. A test score may not be recorded on a student’s transcript more than five years after the test was taken, but once recorded it will remain indefinitely. 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.

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

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

AP Subject Examination Title UM Course Equivalent Credit Hours
Art  Studie Art: 2-D Design  Art Elective 
  Studio Art: 3-D Design  Art Elective 
  Studio Art: Drawing  Art Elective 
Art History Art Appreciation AR 201 3
Biology Biology BIO 111, 112
BIO111 Lab, BIO112 Lab
8
Chemistry Chemistry CH 111, 112
CH 111 Lab, CH 112 Lab
8
Computer Science Computer Science A CIS 265
3
Economics Macro-Economics EC 201 3
  Micro-Economics EC 202 3
English English Language & Composition EN 101, 102 6
  English Literature & Composition EN 201, 202 6
Environmental Science Environmental Science ES 105
ES 105 Lab
4
French French Language FR 101, 102 6
Geography  Human Geography  GEO 302 
German German Language GN 101, 102 6
Government U.S. Government & Politics PS 110 3
  Govt. & Politics: Comparative  PS 115 
History American History HI 201, 202 6
  European History HI 101, 102 6
  World History  HI 103, 104 
Mathematics Calculus AB
MA 201
5
Mathematics Calculus BC MA 201, MA 202 10
Music Theory
Music Theory Lab
Music Theory
Aural Subscore
Non-Aural Subscore
MU 101, 102
MU 101 Lab
MU 102 Lab
6
1
1
Physics Physics B PH 101
PH 101 Lab
4
Physics Physics C: Mechanics PH 201
PH 201 Lab
4
Physics Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism PH 202
PH 202 Lab
4
Psychology Psychology PSY 201 3
Spanish Level 3: Spanish Language SP 101, 102 6
  Spanish Literature Spanish Electives  6-12
Statistics Statistics MA 211 3

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 opportunities to gain admission to college, obtain academic credit, and receive professional certification on the basis of independent studies and on-the-job experience.

More information about the DANTES examinations may be obtained from the web site http://voled.doded.mil/dantes/exam/DSST.htm.

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