Subject-area CLEP examinations may satisfy specific goals in the General Education Requirements at the discretion of the departments whose courses satisfy those goals. Similarly, at the discretion of the department, credits earned on the CLEP subject-area examinations may be allowed towards that department's major program. Students may earn a maximum of 48 semester credit hours by CLEP subject-area examination with department approval, and scores ranging from 45 to 55 or higher are accepted for credit award.
An "S" grade is entered on a student's record for credit hours earned through CLEP examinations. Credit for CLEP examinations transferred from another institution is subject to evaluation based on the rules and regulations of Idaho State University. CLEP examinations will not be released on an official ISU transcript to other agencies or institutions until the student has successfully completed 15 academic credit hours at ISU. CLEP credits cannot be granted for college courses previously taken.
Both general and subject-area CLEP examinations are given at the Counseling and Testing Center, Graveley Hall, 3RD Floor South, Box 8027, Pocatello, Idaho 83209, (208) 236-2130. Information may be obtained from, and applications addressed to, the Center. CLEP tests are administrated once a month (except for December), on the third Thursday of the month, at a cost of $40 to CLEP and $10 to ISU per-test. Registration and fee payment must be completed four weeks before tests are administered.
Acceptable Credit Awarded Dept/Subject Area Score Course Equiv.Achievement of an acceptable score on the subject-area CLEP examination in Accounting can be used to meet core requirements in the College of Business upon faculty review of test results.
BUSINESSIntro Marketing 50 3 elective credits Intro Business Law 50 3 elective credits Intro Management 50 3 elective credits Info. Systems and Computer Applications 50 3 elective credits Intro Accounting 50 6 credits, ACCT 201 & 202
Human Growth & Dev. 50 2 credits, HEC 200HEC 200 is a core course in the Teacher Education Program.
College French Level 1 (2 semesters) 45 8 credits, LANG 101 & 102 Level 2 (4 semesters) 55 8 credits, LANG 251 & 252 College German Level 1 (2 semesters) 45 8 credits, LANG 103 & 104 Level 2 (4 semesters) 55 8 credits, LANG 253 & 254 College Spanish Level 1 (2 semesters) 45 8 credits, LANG 108 & 109 Level 2 (4 semesters) 55 8 credits, LANG 258 & 259Students who have studied French, German or Spanish or lived in a foreign country and have spoken the language can receive credit by CLEP examination to be applied to their transcripts with an "S" grade (16 credits maximum). These credits do not fulfill Goal 10B of the General Education Requirements. Foreign students or U.S. students who were raised in a Spanish or other foreign language speaking home cannot apply their respective language to fulfill Goal 10B through CLEP examination.
American History I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 3 credits, HIST 121 American History II: 1865 to the Present 50 3 credits, HIST 122Psychology 111 or Psychology 112 or Sociology 101 satisfies Goal 12 of the General Education Requirements.
History 121 or History 122 satisfies Goal 9 of the General Education Requirements.
Intro Macroeconomics 50 3 credits, ECON 201 Intro Microeconomics 50 3 credits, ECON 202
Economics 201 or Economics 202 satisfies Goal 11 of the General Education Requirements.
General Psych 111 50 3 credits, PSYCH or PSYCH 112 Intro Sociology 50 3 credits, SOC 101
College Algebra 55 4 credits, MATH 111 Trigonometry 55 1 credit, MATH 112 College Algebra- Trigonometry 55 5 credits, MATH 117The Mathematics Department will accept a score of 55 on the subject-area CLEP Examinations as satisfying the prerequisite for completion of Goal 3 of the General Education Requirements; however, the three-hour credit requirement of Goal 3 is NOT SATISFIED by CLEP examination.
General Chemistry 50 5 credits, CHEM 121 or CHEM 107 or 4 credits, CHEM 105Chemistry 105 satisfies Goal 5 of the General Education Requirements.
Revised: May 5, 1995