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Credit by Examination

Undergraduate students may earn credit by examination at ASU in a variety of fields. Selected College Level Examination Program (CLEP) general examinations and subject examinations as well as local examinations are administered regularly in the University Credit by Examination Program. Students who submit ACT or SAT scores to the university for admission purposes are eligible for credit in select courses if,

  1. their test scores are high enough to qualify for credit;
  2. they enroll at ASU;
  3. they satisfactorily complete a fall or spring semester; and
  4. pass the applicable section of a Texas Success Initiative (TSI) assessment test for ACT or SAT credit.

Credit by examination may also be earned through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Subject Standardized Tests (DSST exams). Score reports submitted for DSST exams that have not been approved will be sent to the dean of the College of Science and Engineering for evaluation by the appropriate departments.

All examinations in the Credit by Examination Program are available throughout the year with the exception of the ACT, SAT and some local examinations that have separate established schedules. CLEP examinations are given by appointment.

Advanced registration is required for CLEP examinations. Candidates must register through the Testing Center.

Fees are charged for all examinations to cover costs of administration, test materials, scoring and program development. Information on CLEP examination registration may be found on the Testing Center website.

Students may also earn credit for specified Angelo State University courses by successful completion of Advanced Placement Examinations administered by the College Board in participating high schools. A score of 3 or higher is required to receive credit. The same policy guidelines apply to these examinations as they do to other tests in the credit by examination program.

Undergraduate Credit by Examination
Angelo State University Course and Number Examination Semester Credit Hours

Art NENA

DSST Art of the Western World

3

Biology 1309

DSST SE511 Environment and Humanity, no lab

3

Biology 1308/1108, 1309/1109

CLEP Biology

8

Business 1301

DSST SE543, Intro to Business

3

Business 2301

CLEP Introductory Business Law

3

Chemistry 1305/1105

Chemistry 1311/1111, 1312/1112

CLEP Chemistry (52-64)

CLEP Chemistry (65 or higher)

4

8

Computer Science 1301

Information Systems and Computer App (CLEP) or
DSST SG 536

3

Criminal Justice NENA*

DSST SG497, Intro to Law Enforcement

3

Criminal Justice 1301

DSST SF498, Intro to Criminal Justice

3

Economics 2301

CLEP Principles of Macroeconomics

3

Economics 2302

CLEP Principles of Microeconomics

3

English 1301

ACT English section or SAT verbal section

or CLEP College Composition

3

English 1301, 1302

ACT English section or SAT verbal section or CLEP College Composition

6

English 2321 + SLIT

CLEP English Literature

6

English 2326 + SLIT

CLEP American Literature

6

Finance 3362

DSST 550, Personal Finance

3

French 1301, 1302, 2311 CLEP College French Language 6-9

Geography NENA*

DSST SE470, Geography

3

 

DSST SF470, Human Cultural Geography

3

Geology 1303

DSST SF519, Physical Geology, no lab

3

German 1301

DSST SE579, Beginning German

3

German 1301, 1302, 2311

CLEP College German Language

6–9

History NENA*

DSST SE469, Intro to the Modern Middle East

3

 

DSST SE473, A History of the Vietnam War

3

History 1301

CLEP History of the United States I

3

History 1302

CLEP History of the United States II

3

History 2311

CLEP Western Civilization I

3

History 2312

CLEP Western Civilization II

3

History 3342

DSST SE483, The Civil War and Reconstruction

3

Kinesiology NENA*

DSST SF508, Here’s To Your Health

3

Management NENA*

DSST SF531, Organizational Behavior

3

 

DSST SE532, Principles of Supervision

3

Management NENA*

DSST SE530, Personnel/Human Resources Management

3

Management 3343

DSST SE551, Management Information Systems

3

Management NENA*

DSST SF474, Ethics in America

3

Marketing 3321

CLEP Principles of Marketing

3

Mathematics 1314 ACT Mathematics Usage section or SAT Quantitative section or CLEP College Algebra 3
Mathematics 1342 DSST Principles of Statistics 3
Mathematics 2312 CLEP Precalculus 3
Physical Science CENA & Biology CENA** ACT Natural Sciences section or CLEP Natural Sciences (General Examination) 6
Physical Science 1315 DSST Introduction to Physical Science 3

Physics 1303

DSST SF500, Fundamentals of Astronomy

3

Political Science 2305***

CLEP American Government

3

Psychology 2301

CLEP Introductory Psychology

3

Psychology 2304

DSST SF490, Lifespan Development Psychology

3

 

CLEP Human Growth and Development

3

Psychology 4319

DSST SE495, Substance Abuse

3

Psychology NENA

DSST SH562, Fundamentals of Counseling

3

Sociology 1301

CLEP Introductory Sociology

3

Spanish 1301

DSST SF583, Beginning Spanish I

3

Spanish 1302

DSST SF584, Beginning Spanish II

3

Spanish 1301, 1302, 2311

CLEP College Spanish Language or
Local Examinations

6-9

University Studies 2381

CLEP Humanities (General Examination)
CLEP Social Sciences and History (General Examination)

3

*Non-equivalent, non-advanced biology, criminal justice, geography, history, kinesiology or management credit earned by passing one of these examinations will not be used for fulfilling major, minor or certification requirements.

**Core-equivalent, non-advanced biology, criminal justice, geography, history, kinesiology or management credit earned by passing one of these examinations will not be used for fulfilling major, minor or certification requirements.

***The student who successfully completes the examination in political science must also successfully complete one of the following courses to graduate: Political Science 2306, 3303, 4301, or 4302.

CLEP General Examinations

CLEP general examination scores may be submitted for consideration for credit by individuals who have fewer than 30 semester credit hours, and only in the examination areas in which they have not earned semester credit hours. For example, a first-year student who has earned no semester credit hours in the fine arts (art, theatre, music) may take the CLEP general examination in the humanities and submit the scores for credit.

First-year students at ASU who desire to take a CLEP General Examination for credit should determine with the dean of their college if they are eligible for the credit sought prior to registering for the examination. Eligibility will be determined according to the courses for which the student has earned credit during the first year.

  1. Credit for physical science (non-advanced credit with no ASU course equivalent) will be allowed if the student has not earned semester credit hours for any chemistry, geology, physical science or physics courses.
  2. Credit for University Studies 2381 (humanities/fine arts) will be given if the student has not earned semester credit hours for any art, music or theatre courses.
  3. Credit for University Studies 2381 (social sciences and history) will be given if the student has not earned semester credit hours in any anthropology, economics, geography, political science, history, psychology or sociology courses.