The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers students the opportunity to obtain college credit by examination. Each college or university is individual and independent in setting CLEP policy. The student should check with the college or university where he/she is enrolled to learn about its CLEP requirements. If the score on the examination is acceptable to the institution where the student is enrolled, the student may receive credit. No quality points are awarded, only credit hours.
Students should access the official CLEP website at www.clep.collegeboard.org to create and manage their personal account. This feature allows students to search for test centers, select score recipient institutions, purchase study materials, and purchase the CLEP exam of choice. Once registered, students should print the registration ticket to present to the test center on test day.
Once the exam has been purchased, the student can mail, email, or fax the completed registration form to the Test Administrator William Carey University along with the $20 WCU test site fee. Only one examination per person will be given on a single test date.
WCU Box 150
498 Tuscan Avenue;
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Testing Center Information
Test Center Name: William Carey University
Test Center Code No.: 1907
When and Where is the CLEP test given
CLEP exams are available throughout the year. For upcoming exam dates, please see below. Tests are administered at 6:00 pm in Lawrence Hall, Room 131. On the day of your exam, please report to Lawrence Hall lobby where you will be greeted by the test administrator.
Upcoming Test Dates
- Oct. 6
- Oct. 13
- Oct. 20
- Nov. 3
- Nov. 10
- Nov. 17
- Dec. 1
- Dec. 8
- Dec. 15
What should I bring on the day of the test?
Your driver’s license (or other photo ID) and your registration ticket from CLEP.
How long does it take to get the results?
All exams are taken on the computer. Score reports are printed at the completion of the exam. Essay results are available at the recipient institution.
What exam do I take for English Composition?
For credit in English Composition at WCU, you must take the College Composition Modular subject exam. You must call the college you plan to attend to find out their required CLEP exam for English Composition credit. Be sure to ask if the essay is required to receive credit.
Credit at Carey
No CLEP credit accepted unless as a general elective outside of the Art Department
With a score of 50, BIO 100; 3 hours; Lecture Only
Financial Accounting with a score of 50; 3 hours (ACC 221)
Information Systems and Computer Applications with a score of 50; 3 hours (BUS 102)
Introductory Business Law with a score of 50; 3 hours (BUS 209)
Principles of Macroeconomics with a score of 50; 3 hours (ECO 201)
Principles of Microeconomics with a score of 50; 3 hours (ECO 202)
6 hours of Chemistry lecture with a score of 50, including General Chemistry I (CHE 101, lecture only) and Inorganic Chemistry I (CHE 111, lecture only)
College Composition Modular with a score of 50; 3 hours (ENG 101 only); the Department of Language and Literature will grade the essay portion of the exam.
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature with a score of 50 or better will satisfy 3 hours of sophomore literature (ENG 211)
English Literature with a score of 50 or better will fulfill 6 hours of sophomore literature (ENG 211, 212)
American Literature with a score of 50 or better will fulfill requirements for ENG 303 (3 hours) and ENG 304 (3 hours) for a total of 6 hours
HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCE:
American Government with a score of 50; 3 hours (PSC 201)
History of the United States I with a score of 50; 3 hours (HIS 201)
History of the United States II with a score of 50; 3 hours (HIS 202)
Western Civilization with a score of 50; 3 hours (HIS 101)
Western Civilization II with a score of 50; 3 hours (HIS 102)
Introductory Sociology with a score of 50; 3 hours (SOC 101)
College Mathematics with a score of 50; 3 hours (MAT 116)
College Algebra with a score of 50; 3 hours (MAT 131)
Pre-Calculus with a score of 50; 3 hours (MAT 150)
Calculus with a score of 50; 3 hours (MAT 151)
Introductory Psychology with a score of 50; 3 hours (PSY 201) and Introduction to Educational Psychology with a score of 50; 3 hours (PSY 204)
Level One — SPA 101, 102 with a score of 50; 6 hours; equivalent to the first two trimesters (6 hours) of college-level world language course work
Level Two — SPA 101, 102, 201, and 202 with a score of 63; 12 hours; equivalent to the first four trimesters (or 12 hours) of college-level world language course work