College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

´╗┐General

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exams may be accepted in place of a course based on the acceptable score by the Institution. You may select a school to have your scores sent to at the time you take the test. Not all CLEP subject tests are accepted for credit at all universities, so check with your desired school prior to registering to insure you are taking the appropriate exam(s).

HBU CLEP Policy
HBU awards credit by examination as stated in the current year HBU Catalog.  HBU students taking CLEP exams must obtain their advisor and appropriate dean approval to take each exam whether it is taken at HBU or another institution. Complete the "Request for Approval To Take CLEP Exam" Form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar PRIOR to registering for a CLEP exam. HBU students will not be able to receive credit for CLEP tests if they have over 63 credit hours. CLEP credit will be awarded in the same term in which the exam is taken.

Exam Descriptions
CLEP subject exams are 90 minutes in length (College Composition is 120 minutes).  Tutorials are available at the beginning of the exam and any time spent in tutorials does not count against the actual exam time. Visit CLEP website for exam descriptions.

HBU does not offer optional essays for any CLEP exams.

Scores
Unofficial CLEP results are available at the end of the test. Official scores will be sent by the College Board to the institution you indicate at the beginning of the test. Additional score reports or a CLEP transcript may be ordered from CLEP. Official scores for HBU students are sent to the office of the Dean who approved the test and to the Office of the Registrar. For questions concerning CLEP scores you may contact CLEP Program Direction at 800-257-9558.

Test Preparation Materials
Examinees may order the Official CLEP Study Guide or download subject study guides from the CLEP website: www.collegeboard.com/clep. There are a limited number of CLEP Study Guides available for check out in Testing Services (for currently enrolled HBU students only), in Brown 281.

Testing Schedule
Deadline to register: 1 week before exam.
Exams are 90 minutes (except College Composition is 120 minutes)
Arrive 15 minutes prior to start time.

Test Date Time Location
December 6, 2014 (Sat)
12:00 pm

Atwood II, 101

January 15, 2015 (Thurs)

9:00 am

Atwood II, 101

February 3, 2015 (Tues)

9:00 am

Atwood II, 101

March 3, 2015 (Tues)

9:00 am

Atwood II, 101

April 11, 2015 (Sat)

8:00 am

Atwood II, 101



Closed test dates:
Once a test session has filled all seats or is past the registration deadline (1 week prior to test date), it will no longer be available for registration.
See standby information below.

 
Registration and Payment
  • Register online now!
  • Two Registrations and payments are required:
  • Testing fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • Students may register for up to 2 exams per test day.
  • HBU offers no optional essays.
  • HBU students are required to obtain appropriate approval by Dean (exam specific) and advisor prior to taking any CLEP exam whether it is taken at HBU or another institution.
 
Instructions for Test Day
  • Arrive 15 minutes early for check-in and instructions.
  • No breaks are allowed during a CLEP exam.
  • No cell phones or electronic communication devices are allowed.
  • Bring:
    • CLEP registration ticket
    • HBU registration (email confirmation)
    • Two valid IDs: 1 government-issued photo ID and 1 secondary ID (must have photo or signature). IDs must be current.
  • No one is allowed to test without appropriate identification.
    If you are not sure if your identification is appropriate you can visit CLEP website or contact CLEP at 800-257-9558 or clep@info.collegeboard.org.  (Note: Photo copies are not acceptable. Credit cards may not serve as appropriate ID.)
 
Other Policies
 
All examinees testing at Houston Baptist University are responsible for knowing and following all the Testing Center Policies.
 
Reschedules - No reschedules are allowed. Simply register again for another test date.


Standby Testing

After a test session has closed registration, you may test on a "standby" basis. There are no guarantees that you will be allowed to test. At the discretion of the test administrator (consideration of factors such as available seats, time, other priorities), standbys may be allowed to test. Standbys must have the following in order to be considered for a seat:

  • Sign in on the sign-in sheet when you arrive (first come basis).
  • Appropriate payment (HBU payment should be check or money order only as a standby)
  • Appropriate identification
  • Be on time.

 

Testing with Accommodations

If accommodations are requested, follow this protocol:
PRIOR to registering for an exam:
 

  • Follow appropriate steps listed for receiving accommodations.
  • Contact the Disability Services Coordinator via email at 504@hbu.edu
  • AFTER completing this process you may email testing@hbu.edu to indicate the test you wish to take and test date. Testing Services can instruct further about registration for your exam after receiving appropriate authorization letter from the HBU Disabilities Services Coordinator as well as your email request for accommodations for taking TEST on TEST DATE. 
  • All examinees requesting academic accommodations for testing must first go through the HBU Accommodations Office, even if they are not an HBU student.
  • DO NOT REGISTER for your exam until you have confirmation from Testing Services to do so.