CLEP & DSST (PLA) Testing

CLEP and DSST are PLA (Prior Learning Assessments)
CLEP and DSST are iBT (internet Based Tests) College Credit earned by Examination

SUU CLEP Policies

  1. A maximum of 30 credit hours of credit may be awarded from a combination of College Level Examination Programs (CLEP) and other credit earned by examination.
  2. A student cannot receive credit for a CLEP examination if they have already earned credit in the same GE Core or Knowledge Area as the CLEP exam.
  3. Class work or AP credit earned prior to CLEP examination will be considered and may reduce the credit awarded for CLEP.
  4. Non-SUU students should contact their college/university for relevant CLEP credit policy
  5. Credit hours may be granted by CLEP examination as follows:
CLEP Test Information
Test Passing Score SUU Course(s) Satisfied Possible Credits Earned Test Details
English & Literature

American Literature

50+

ENGL 2200 - Literature and Culture

3 credits

n/a

College Composition

50+

ENGL 1010 - Intro to Academic Writing

3 credits

90 Q / 90 min + two essays at 35 min ea

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50+

ENGL 2200 - Literature and Culture

3 credits

80 Q / 90 min + two essays at 45 minutes ea

English Literature

50+

ENGL 2200 - Literature and Culture

3 credits

n/a

History & Social Sciences

History of the United States I

50+

HIST 2700 - United States 1607-1876

3 credits

n/a

History of the United States II

50+

HIST 2710 - United States 1877 to Present

3 credits

n/a

Western Civilization I

50+

HIST 1100 - European History I

3 credits

n/a

Western Civilization II

50+

HIST 1110 - European History II

3 credits

n/a

American Government

50+

POLS 1100 - American National Government

3 credits

100 Q / 90 min

Introductory Psychology

50+

PSY 1010 - General Psychology

3 credits

95 Q / 90 min

Human Growth and Development

50+

FLHD 1500 - Human Development through the Lifespan

or

PSY 1100 - Lifespan Development

3 credits

n/a

Introductory Sociology

50+

SOC 1010 - Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

100 Q / 90 min

Principles of Microeconomics

50+

ECON 2010 - Principles of Microeconomics

3 credits

 

Principles of Macroeconomics

50+

ECON 2020 - Principles of Macroeconomics

3 credits

Mathematics

College Mathematics

55+

MATH 1030 - Contemporary Mathematics

3 credits

60 Q / 90 min
Scientific calculator online

College Algebra

63+

MATH 1050 - College Algebra

4 credits

60 Q / 90 min
Scientific calculator online

Calculus

64+

MATH 1210 - Calculus I

4 credits

44 Q / 90 min
Graphing calculator online

Precalculus

61+

MATH 1060 - Trigonometry

3 credits

n/a

Sciences

Biology

50+

BIOL 1010 - Intro to Biology

3 credits

115 Q / 90 min

Chemistry

50+

CHEM 1010 - Introductory Chemistry

3 credits

75 Q / 90 min

World Languages

French Language, Level 1

50 - 58

FREN 1XXX (upon advisement from Student Success Advisor)

4 credits

n/a

French Language, Level 2

59+

FREN 1XXX & FREN 2XXX (upon advisement from Student Success Advisor)

8 credits

n/a

German Language, Level 1

50 - 58

GERM 1XXX (upon advisement from Student Success Advisor)

4 credits

n/a

German Language, Level 2

59+

GERM 1XXX & GERM 2XXX (upon advisement from Student Success Advisor)

8 credits

n/a

Spanish Language, Level 1

50 - 58

SPAN 1XXX (upon advisement from Student Success Advisor)

4 credits

120 Q / 90 min

Spanish Language, Level 2

59+

SPAN 1XXX & SPAN 2XXX (upon advisement from Student Success Advisor)

8 credits

n/a

Spanish with Writing, Level 1

50 - 58

SPAN 1XXX (upon advisement from Student Success Advisor)

4 credits

n/a

Spanish with Writing, Level 2

59+ SPAN 1XXX & SPAN 2XXX (upon advisement from Student Success Advisor) 8 credits n/a

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Last updated on November 18, 2021

SUU DSST

Credit hours may be granted by DSST examination as follows:

DSST Test Information
Test Passing Score SUU Course(s) Satisfied Possible Credits Earned
Humanities & Social Sciences
Art of the Western World 400+ ART 1010 - Intro to Visual Arts 3 credits
The Civil War and Reconstruction 400+ HIST 1000E 3 credits
Criminal Justice 400+ CJ 1000E 3 credits
General Anthropology 400+ ANTH 1010 - Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
History of the Soviet Union 400+ HIST 1000E 3 credits
A History of the Vietnam War 400+ HIST 1000E 3 credits
Introduction to Geography 400+ GEOG 1300 - World Regional Geography 3 credits
Introduction to Law Enforcement 400+ CJ 1000E 3 credits
Lifespan Development Psychology 400+

FLHD 1500 - Human Development through the Lifespan

or

PSY 1100 - Lifespan Development

3 credits
Personal Finance 400+

FIN 2780 - Personal Finance

3 credits
Substance Abuse 400+ PE 2000E 3 credits
Mathematics
Fundamentals of College Algebra 420+ MATH 1010 - Intermediate Algebra 4 credits
Math for Liberal Arts 420+ MATH 1030 - Contemporary Mathematics 3 credits
Principles of Statistics 420+ MATH 1031 - Statistical Reasoning 3 credits
Sciences
Astronomy 400+ PHYS 1040 - Elementary Astronomy 3 credits
Health and Human Development 400+ PE 1098 - Wellness Dynamics 3 credits
Introduction to Geology 400+ GEO 1010 - Geology Introductory Survey 3 credits

Last updated on November 19, 2021