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COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION

PROGRAM CLEP TESTING

Colleges and universities differ in the scores required on a CLEP exam before awarding credit. You need to visit with a counselor at the university/college you are transferring to in order to determine the score needed to gain credit. That school will apply its own policy to your original scaled score rather than transferring the credit BCC has granted.

A student must score at least the minium level on any given test as established by the English and Mathematics departments. In addition, each student taking the English Composition test must write an essay and submit it to the English department for a review along with the examination. If the essay is of sub-standard quality, no credit will be given for English Composition I for any CLEP/ACT test.

Note: Nursing students wishing to CLEP any of the seven prerequisite courses may do so; however, since credit hours are issued without grades for a CLEP exam, and since entrance into the program is based on the combined grades of the seven prerequisite courses, the CLEP course is considered equivalent to a grade of "C" which will be reflected in the final GPA computations.

EXAMINATIONS

Butler Community College awards college credit for College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams in a number of different subject areas. CLEP exam grades will be posted as CR.

The Butler Registrar grants college credit subject to approval from the approcpriate dean for the CLEP examinations on the following basis:

When a student presents a score representing the 50th percentile in one or more of the examinations, credit is recorded on the student's transcript in the area in which the score was attained. A maximum of 30 hours of CLEP may be applied toward graduation. Any student wishing to take a CLEP examination should contact the Butler Community College Advising office.

Note: Important Information and Exclusions
CLEP exams alone do not fulfill all degree requirements; students must complete 15 credit hours in residence at Butler. CLEP exams in science do not fulfill the laboratory science requirement for an Associate degree. Butler does not offere departmental exams for credit. Butler does not allow CLEP credit for English Composition II or Speech.

CLEP tests are given by computer only. A $80.00 CLEP fee ispaid directly to CLEP. Forms of payment are credit, debit cards, check or money order. To make an appointment to test, students must first fill out a CLEP registration form, which they can obtain from the Butler Testing Center; testing@butlercc.edu and pay a $20.00 administrative fee to BCC. Total cost of the exam is $100.00.

Any questions regarding credit by examination should be addressed to the Registrar or the Advising offices.

Prospective or currently enrolled students test for college credit in the following ways:

Testing for Credit in English Composition I - The requirement can be satisfied in these ways.

TEST SCORE CREDIT
*English Composition     60 3
*Freshman College Composition    50 3
 #ACT English 31 3

# Same grade awarded at completion of Composition II

*A student must score at least as high on any given test as the above mentioned scaled or standard scores.

In addition, each student must write an essay and submit to the English Department for review along with the examination. If the essay is of substandard quality, no credit will be given for English Composition I for any of the above tests.

** Students cannot test for English Composition II at Butler.

Testing for Credit in College Algebra or Pre-Calculus Math

TEST   SCORE CREDIT
CLEP College Algebra    50 3
ACT Mathematics      
*College Algebra credit 31 3
**Pre-Calculus Math    31 3

*Students must also have completed the equivalent of algebra II and one year of high school geometry with at least a “B” average.

**Students must also have completed the equivalent of algebra II, one year of high school geometry, and one-half unit of trigonometry with at least a “B” average.

Additional CLEP Exams Awarding Credit by Examination

EXAMINATION SCORE CREDIT
American Government
50
3
American Literature
60
3
Biology
50
5
Calculus with Elementary Functions (Equivalent to our Calculus I)
50
3
Chemistry
50
5
(Equivalent to our Basic Chemistry)
College Algebra 50 3
College Mathematics
50
6
English Literature 60 3
Financial Accounting 50 6
French I 50 5
French II 62 5
General Biology 50 5
History of U.S. -- Early Colonization to 1877
50
3
History of U.S. -- 1865 to Present
50
3
Humanities
70
3
Human Growth & Development (Equivalent to Developmental Psych)
50
3
Introductory Business Law
50
3
Introductory Psychology
50
3
Introductory Sociology
50
3
Natural Sciences
50
6
Pre-Calculus 50 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 3
Social Sciences & History
50
6
Spanish I
50
5
Spanish II
63
5
Western Civilization I:
50
3
(Ancient Near East to 1648 )
Western Civilizaton II:
50
3
(1648 to Present)