CLEP Credit Guide

Gardner-Webb accepts credit earned through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) prior to enrollment and through the end of the first semester of enrollment. No credit is accepted for tests taken later than the end of the first semester of enrollment. CLEP tests must be taken before a student enrolls in a comparable course.

 

Gardner-Webb grants credit to students submitting test scores from the College-Level Examination Program on the following basis:

 

  1. Credit will be received on the same basis as transferred credit from accredited institutions of higher learning.
  2. Credit will not be granted in an area for which the examinee has college credit. No course can be dropped to take a CLEP test, and no subject attempted in class may be repeated by CLEP.
  3. Credit will be received as pass/fail; that is, no hours attempted or quality points will be computed in the examinee's grade point average.
  4. Unsatisfactory scores will not become a part of the student's record.
  5. A CLEP test on any subject may be submitted only one time.
  6. Concerning the General Examination for freshman applicants:
              a) The student must submit a score at or above the minimum score set by the American Council on Education listed for each examination.
              b) The number of semester hours granted will be that number normally granted for the area covered by the test with the following restrictions:
                              1) A maximum of six semester hours credit may be granted for each test.
                              2) A maximum of three semester hours credit may be granted on the basis of a sub-score provided the area is appropriate.
              c) Credit thus granted may be applied to the student's course of study only as basic courses or free electives.
  7. Concerning the Subject Examinations:
              a) The student must submit a score at or above the minimum score set by the American Council on Education listed for each examination.
              b) The number of semester hours granted will be determined by the scope of the material measured as indicated by the American Council on Education.
              c) Credit thus granted may be applied to the student's course of study without restriction. Course equivalencies for CLEP tests are listed below.

CLEP General Exam TitleGardner-Webb  Credit Day/GOAL [Total Hours]
College Composition* (see note below)ENGL 101 & ENGL 102 (6 hours)
Humanities3 hours electives
Mathematics3 hours electives
Natural Sciences3 hours electives
Social Sciences & History3 hours electives

*The English General Exam is offered in two versions. Gardner-Webb only accepts the College Composition examination, not the College Composition Modular exam.

CLEP Subject Exam TitleGardner-Webb Credit
Day/GOAL [Total Hours]
Principles of AccountingACCT 213 & 214 [6 hours]
American GovernmentPOLS 202/PSC 302 & 3 hours electives [6 hours]
American History IHIST 244 [3 hours]- NOT a core history course
American History IIHIST 245/HIST 319 [3 hours]
American LiteratureENGL 231 or 232/ENGL 331 or 332 [3 hours]
General BiologyBIOL 111 & 3 hours electives [7 hours]
Introductory Business LawBADM 300/BAD 300 [3 hours]
Calculus with Elementary FunctionsMATH 151 & MATH 152 [8 hours]
General ChemistryCHEM 111 [4 hours]
College Alegebra3 hrs electives/MATH 307 [3 hours]
College French-Level 1FREN 101 & 102 [6 hours]    
College French-Level 2FREN 101, 102, 201, & 202 [12 hours]
College Spanish-Level 1SPAN 101 & 102 [6 hours]
College Spanish-Level 2SPAN 101, 102, 201, & 202 [12 hours]
Educational PsychologyPSYC 303 [ 3 hours]
English LiteratureENGL 211 or 212/ENGL 311 or 312 [3 hours]
College CompositionENGL 101 & 102 [6 hours] (Must score  50 or above)
Principles of MacroeconomicsECON 203
Principles of ManagementMGMT 316 [3 hours]
Principles of MarketingMRKT 300/BAD 318 [3 hours]
Principles of MicroeconomicsECON 204 [3 hours]
Principles of PsychologyPSYC 201 [3 hours]
Psychology of Human GrowthPYSC 206 [3 hours]
Introductory SociologySOCI 201 [3 hours]
Trigonometry3 hours electives
Western Civilization IHIST 101/HIST 301 [3 hours]
Western Civilization IIHIST 102/HIST 302 [3 hours]

**Please note, CLEP courses accepted by Gardner-Webb are subject to change. Campus regulations constitute final authority.