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CHAPTER FOUR: 4400

ACADEMIC POLICIES AND REGULATIONS

July 1996


4400

COLLEGE-LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP)

PREAMBLE: This section discusses UI policy concerning CLEP exams. It has been revised from time to time since its appearance in the 1979 Handbook. For further information, contact the Registrar's Office (208-885-6731).

CONTENTS:

A. General

B. Specific

C. UI Policy on CLEP Credit

D. UI Standards for CLEP Credit

A. GENERAL. The Educational Testing Service administers two types of CLEP examinations, "general" and "subject." Scores obtained on the examinations are reported in standard-score form; for the general examinations, the scores have a mean of 500 and a standard deviation of 100; for the subject examinations, the mean is 50 and the standard deviation is 10; this helps the reader distinguish between the two types of test. In either case, the mean corresponds to the 50th percentile and about 68 percent of the scores are within one standard deviation of the mean.

B. SPECIFIC. Further information about the nature of the tests, when and where they are given, how to apply, and the fees is available from the registrar.

C. UI POLICY ON CLEP CREDIT. The minimum acceptable scores on CLEP general and subject examinations and amount of credit granted are listed in K-4. Applicability of the credits toward satisfaction of requirements and limitations on further credit in related courses are stated below. These guidelines are determined by UI departments responsible for the respective subjects. UI periodically sends to ETS its statement of policy concerning these tests so that the information can be furnished to anyone who requests it from ETS.

    C-1. UI does not grant credit on the basis of the CLEP general examinations in English composition or mathematics or subject examinations in English composition or freshman English.

    C-2. Students who are granted six credits on the basis of the social science-history general examination will not thereby receive credit in sociology or anthropology, and they may not receive credit for Hist 111-112 or PolSc 101-102. These students will not receive additional credit on the basis of the subject examinations in American government and American history; therefore, students are cautioned not to take both types of tests in these subjects.

    C-3. Students who are granted six credits on the basis of the natural science general examination will not thereby receive credit in chemistry. The credits may be used to satisfy science elective requirements but will not fulfill the laboratory science requirement that is stipulated by most UI colleges.

    C-4. Students who are granted three credits on the basis of the introductory macroeconomics examination may not receive credit for Econ 100, 151, or 272. Those who are granted three credits on the basis of the introductory microeconomics examination may not receive credit for Econ 100, 152, or 272. Those who receive four credits for the combined micro- and macroeconomics examination may not receive credit for Econ 100, 151, 152, or 272.

D. UI STANDARDS FOR CLEP CREDIT.

General Examinations Minimum Acceptable
Standard Scores
Amount of Credit Awarded Essay Stipulations
English CompositionNot approved for credit
Humanities (Composite)5006
Mathematics (Composite)Not approved for credit
Nat. Science (Composite)5006
Soc. Sci.-History (Composite)5006

 

Subject ExaminationsMinimum Acceptable
Standard Scores
Amount of Credit AwardedEssay Stipulations
Accounting, Intro.Not approved for credit
Afro-American HistoryNot approved for credit
American Government50 3
American History50 3
American Literature55 6 Essay required
Biology50 6
Business Law, Intro.50 3
Business Mgmt., Intro.50 3
Calculus with Analytic Geom.50 8
Chemistry, General50 6
College Algebra50 3
College Algebra-Trig.50 3
Computer Programming,
    Elem.--Fortran IV
472
Computers and Data Proc.50 3
Microeconomics, Intro.50 3
Macroeconomics, Intro.50 3
Micro and Macro, Intro.50 4
Educational Psych.50 3
English CompositionNot approved for credit
English Literature55 6 Essay required
Freshman EnglishNot approved for credit
History of Amer. Ed.Not approved for credit
Human Growth and Devel.50 3
Literature, Analysis and Interpretation of52 3 Essay required
Marketing, Intro.50 3
Medical Technology--
    Clinical Chemistry
Not approved for credit
    Hematology
Not approved for credit
    Immunohematology
Not approved for credit
    Microbiology
Not approved for credit
Money and Banking50 3
Psychology, General50 3
Sociology, Intro.50 3
Statistics50 3
Tests and Measurements50 3
Trigonometry50 2
Western Civilization (History)50 6
 

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