Students wishing to take a CLEP exam can do so through the new, at-home CLEP Exams with remote proctoring. Please review the CLEP website for the requirements to test at home. Students can also take their CLEP exam at any authorized test center (such as another university, community college, or testing center). You can view a list of test centers from the CLEP website at https://clep.collegeboard.org.
If students need accommodations, please contact the College Board's Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD). If students are experiencing difficulty with the online exam requirements or need technology help, they should contact: email@example.com
Students should select Baylor as the score recipient when completing the online CLEP registration (6032). The CLEP testing fee is $93 which you will pay for and receive a voucher via the CLEP website: https://clep.collegeboard.org.
The CLEP Subject Examinations measure achievement in specific subject areas. These exams require college-level knowledge and critical thinking ability; sufficient preparation is required to do well.
Baylor does not require the optional essay section on any of the CLEP exams. Other Credit by Exam policies are available at CBE Policies. Should you need to retest, CLEP has a three month retest policy.
The table below indicates the exams that have been approved for receiving credit at Baylor and the minimum scores required. Note that the number of credit hours for each Baylor course is denoted by the second digit of the course number. Therefore, Political Science 1305 is a 3-hour course, while Biology 1401 is a 4-hour course. For language courses, your score will determine the amount of credit applied to your account. For example, a score of 59 on the Spanish CLEP will grant credit for SPA1302 and SPA 2310.
If a test is not listed, then Baylor does not accept that exam for credit. We do not issue "elective credit" for credit by exam.
|CLEP Test||Required Scores||Baylor Course|
|American Government||50-80||Political Science 1305|
|American Literature* (see notes below)||60-80||English 2304|
|Chemistry||50-80||Chemistry 1300-1100 or Chemistry 1301-1101|
|English Literature||60-80||English 2301|
|French Language: Levels 1 and 2||50-57||French 1302|
|French Language: Levels 1 and 2||58-62||French 1302 & 2310|
|French Language: Levels 1 and 2||63-80||French 1302, 2310 & 2320|
|German Language: Levels 1 and 2||50-57||German 1302|
|German Language: Levels 1 and 2||58-62||German 1302 & 2310|
|German Language: Levels 1 and 2||63-80||German 1302, 2310 & 2320|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||54-80||Economics 2307|
|Principles of Microeconomics||54-80||Economics 2306|
|Introductory Sociology||55-80||Sociology 1305|
|Spanish Language: Levels 1 and 2||50-57||Spanish 1302|
|Spanish Language: Levels 1 and 2||58-62||Spanish 1302 & 2310|
|Spanish Language: Levels 1 and 2||63-80||Spanish 1302, 2310 & 2320|
*Note: only students who entered Baylor prior to Fall 2019 and have ENG 2304 on their degree plan should take the American Literature exam. Students who entered in Fall 2019 or later and are on the Unified Core Curriculum should not take this exam.