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The regulations published in the Kentucky State University Academic Catalog are a digest of the rules of the institution. Changes may be made in the regulations at any time to promote the best interests of the university and its students. Students are responsible for knowing the published regulations, policies, and standards of the university and of their college or school.
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a series of standardized examinations recognized by many colleges and universities. Successful completion of these examinations enables students to receive credit for courses for which they have gained commensurate knowledge through reading and other experiences. Currently, Kentucky State University awards semester credit hours for 21 University courses through CLEP examinations.
The CLEP examinations are given at the University by appointment. Students should take the
appropriate CLEP examination the semester before the one in which they would otherwise take the corresponding Kentucky State University course. If unsuccessful on the CLEP examination, students can register for the course during the next semester.
Registration for CLEP examinations should be completed with the University’s Office of Testing.
For most of the CLEP examinations, Kentucky State University uses the minimum passing score on the objective portions recommended by the Commission on Educational Credit of the American Council on Education. The scores below are effective fall of 2011 and will be retroactive for students who are currently enrolled at Kentucky State University.
More information, including the current fees, is available at the University’s Testing Service. The University courses for which CLEP credit is given, as well as the appropriate CLEP examination for each minimum score required to receive University credit, are the following:
|Examination||Minimum Score||KSU Course||Credit Hours|
|American Literature||50||ENG 324 or ENG 325||3|
|Analyzing and Interpreting Literature||50||ENG 211 or ENG 215||3|
|College Composition (with Essay)||50||ENG 101||3|
|College Composition (Modular)||50||ENG 101||3|
|English Literature||50||ENG 322 or ENG 323||3|
|French Languages (Level 1)||50||FRE 101, FRE 102||6|
|German Languages (Level 1)||50||Elective||6|
|Spanish Languages (Level 1)||50||SPA 101, SPA 102||6|
|American Government||50||POS 101||3|
|Human Growth and Development||50||EDU 221||3|
|Introductory Psychology||50||PSY 200||3|
|Introductory Sociology||50||SOC 203||3|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||50||ECO 202||3|
|Principles of Microeconomics||50||ECO 201||3|
|Social Sciences and History||50||Elective||3|
|History of the U.S. I: Colonies to 1877||50||HIS 201||3|
|History of the U.S. II: 1865 to Present||50||HIS 202||3|
|Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East - 1648||50||HIS 101||3|
|Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present||50||HIS 102||3|
|Chemistry||50||CHE 101, CHE 110||4|
|College Algebra||50||MAT 115||3|
|College Mathematics||50||MAT 111||3|
|Natural Sciences||50||BIO 103||3|
|Financial Accounting||50||ACC 201||3|
|Business Law||50||BUA 321||3|
|Information Systems and Computer Applications||50||COS 100||3|
|Principles of Management||50||MGT 301||3|
|Principles of Marketing||50||MKT 301||3|