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Career Services at Southwest Baptist University

Credit by Examination

Career Services administers national exams, residual exams, and credit by examination.  For additional information regarding exams offered at SBU, click on a link below or contact Career Services located in Mabee Chapel at (417) 328-1610. 

ACT National

Website | Fee: See bulletin | SBU test code: 023680

This is a national exam that requires pre-registration through ACT.  You may register online at ACT or by phone (319) 337-1270. Sample questions are available online.  All fees are subject to change yearly. 

Contact Information

Score Reports: (319) 337-1313
Special Circumstances: (319) 337-1851

Test Dates Registration Deadline Time Location
4/12/2014     Jim Mellers Center
Room 105
6/14/2014   7:45 a.m. Jim Mellers Center
Room 105

ACT Residual

For SBU applicants only! | Fee: $45.00 | SBU test code: 023680

Examinees must pre-register by contacting Career Services.  A photo ID, two #2 pencils and a calculator are needed the day of the exam.  All fees are subject to change yearly.  Appointments advised.

Contact Information

Career Services
Mabee Chapel, at
(417) 328-1689 or (417) 328-1610

Test Dates Registration Deadline Time Location
Offered on demand. Call (417)328-1689 TBA Mabee Chapel, Career Services

Advanced Placement

Website | $40 per credit hour transcript fee

The Advanced Placement Program (AP) is a national system of credit by examination.  Contact your high school regarding an AP class or home schooled students may order an independent study kit. 

Examinations accepted by SBU

Advanced Placement (AP) Examination Required Score Hours Granted SBU Equivalent Course
Art History 3 3 FAR 1013 Introduction to Art
Biology 3 4 BIO 1004 Principles of Biology
Calculus AB 3 5 MAT 1195 Analytics and Calculus I
Calculus BC 3 10 MAT 1195 Analytics and Calculus I & MAT 2255 Analytics and Calculus II
Chemistry* 3
4 or 5
4
5
CHE 1104 Principles of Chemistry
CHE 1115 General Chemistry I
Computer Science A 3
4 or 5
3
4
CIS 1133 Foundations of Computer Science
CIS 1144 Computer Science I
Computer Science AB 3 4 or 5 3 4 CIS 1133 Foundations of Computer Science
CIS 1144 Computer Science I
English Language and Composition 3 3 ENG 1113 English Composition I
English Literature and Composition 3 3 ENG 2213 English Composition II
Environmental Science 3 4 BIO 2214 Environmental Biology
European History 3 3 HUM 1953 - meets Cultural Studies requirement
French Language 3 8 FRE 1114/1124 Elem French I & Elem French II
French Literature 3 3 FRE 2000 level elective
German Language 3 8 GER 1114/1124 Elem German I & Elem German II
Government & Politics: Comparative 3 3 POL 2000 level elective
Government & Politics: United States 3 3 POL 1113 American Government and Politics
Human Geography 3 3 GEO 1103 Geography
Latin: Vergil 3 3 HUM 2000 level elective
Latin Literature 3 3 HUM 2000 level elective
Music Theory 3
4 or 5
3
4
MUS 1603 Music Fundamentals
MUS 1613 Theory I & MUS 1611 Sightsinging/Eartraining I
Physics B* 3 3 PHY 2000 level elective
Physics C: Mechanics* 3
4 or 5
4
5
PHY 1114 General Physics I
PHY 2215 University Physics I
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism* 3 4 PHY 1124 General Physics II
Psychology 3 3 PSY 1013 General Psychology
Spanish Language 3 8 SPA 1114/1124 Elem Spanish I & Elem Spanish II
Spanish Literature 3 3 SPA 2000 level elective
Statistics 3 3 MAT 2953 Special Topics or PSY 2000 or SOC 2000 (equivalent to Elementary Statistics)
Studio Art: Drawing 3 3 ART 1203 Drawing I
U.S. History 3 6 HIS 2213/HIS 2223 History of the US, 1492-1877 & History of the US, 1877-Present
World History 3 6 HIS 1113/1123 World Civilization I & World Civilization II

*Proof of extensive lab work required.  This may be in the form of a letter from the high school instructor, a completed lab notebook or samples of graded lab work.

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CLEP

Website | Study Guides

To be eligible to receive credit by examination you must not have earned more than 32 hours of university credit for the CLEP exam for a bachelor's degree, 16 hours of credit for the CLEP exam for an associate's degree, or 90 hours for the subject exam.  Also, you may not have college hours in the subject for which credit is requested. Examinees must pre-register for a CLEP exam by contacting Career Services. No walk-ins allowed.

Contact Information

Career Services
Mabee Chapel, at
(417) 328-1689 or (417) 328-1610

Test Dates Registration Deadline Time Location
TBA At least two days prior to test date. TBA Career Services,
Mabee Chapel

Fees

  • CLEP fee: $80.00 (check, money order, or major credit card)
  • University service fee:  $50.00 (check or cash)
  • Transcription fee:   $40.00 per credit hour

All fees are subject to change yearly.

The CLEP fee and service fee are two separate payments and are collected the day of the testing by Career Services. 

CLEP fee checks should be made payable to College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and university service fees should be made payable to SBU.  The SBU transcription rate for a course bypassed with Credit by Examination is $40.00 per credit hour. 

We currently accept credit for the following exams

CLEP Exam Title Required Score Hours Granted SBU Equivalent Course

Composition and Literature

American Literature** 50 3 ENG 2000 level elective
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature** 50 3 ENG 2000 level elective
College Composition* 50 3 ENG 1113 English Composition I
English Literature** 50 3 ENG 2000 level elective

Foreign Languages

French Language – Level 1 (2 semesters) 50 8 FRE 1114/1124 Elem French I/Elem French II
French Language – Level 2 (4 semesters) 59 14 FRE 2213/2223 Inter French I/Inter French II
German Language – Level 1 (2 semesters) 50 8 GER 1114/1124 Elem German I/Elem German II
German Language – Level 2 (4 semesters) 60 14 GER 2213/2223 Inter German I/Inter German II
Spanish Language – Level 1 (2 semesters) 50 8 SPA 1114/1124 Elem Spanish I/Elem Spanish II
Spanish Language – Level 2 (4 semesters) 63 14 SPA 2213/2223 Inter Spanish I/Inter Spanish II

Social Sciences and History

American Government 50 3 POL 1113 American Government and Politics
History of US I: Early Colonization-1877 50 3 HIS 2213 History of the US , 1492-1877
History of US II: 1865 to the Present 50 3 HIS 2223 History of the US , 1877-Present
Human Growth and Development 50 3 PSY 3063 Human Growth and Development
Humanities 50 3 FAR 1003 Introduction to Fine Arts
Introductory Psychology 50 3 PSY 1013 General Psychology
Introductory Sociology 50 3 SOC 1003 Introductory Sociology
Western Civ I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 3 HIS 1113 Intro to Hist of World Civ: Early-Ren
Western Civ II: 1648 to the Present 50 3 HIS 1123 Intro to Hist of World Civ: Ren-Present

Science and Mathematics

Biology+ 50 4 BIO 1953 Principles of Biology & BIO 1951 Biology Lab
Calculus 50 5 MAT 1195 Analytics and Calculus I
College Algebra 50 3 MAT 1143 College Algebra
PreCalculus 50 3 MAT 1163 PreCalculus

Business

Financial Accounting 50 3 ACC 2013 Principles of Financial Accounting & ACC 2043 Principles of Managerial Accounting

* If the student makes an ACT English score of 28 or higher, or a SAT verbal score of 630 or higher, the Dept. of Language and Literature advises the student not to take CLEP’s College Composition examination, but to enroll in ENG 1123 (Honors Composition).
** This CLEP examination will not substitute for specific general education or English major course requirements.
+Biology CLEP examinees should contact the Biology Department Chair regarding proof of extensive lab work before registering for the exam.


College BASE (C-BASE)

Website | Fee: $65.00

Examinees must pre-register for the C-BASE exam. 

Study guide is available at Career Services for each examinee.  Photo ID and two #2 pencils are needed the day of the exam.  Description of acceptable calculators can be found in the study guide. 

Contact Information

Pam Ferguson
Career Services
Mabee Chapel, at
(417) 328-1741

Fees

Basic registration fee:$65.00 (If paid on or before registration deadline)
Late registration fee:   $75.00

All fees are subject to change yearly. If you cannot take the C-BASE on the test day you are registered, notify Career Services office immediately to avoid forfeiting your testing fee.  You may re-register for a later test date in the current testing year by contacting our office one week prior to your original test date.  If no contact is made you will forfeit your testing fee.

Test Dates Registration Deadline Time Location
TBA      

Praxis

School Leaders Licensure Assessment | School Superintendent Assessment | SBU Praxis/SLS test code: 10892

This is a national exam that requires online registration through Educational Testing Service (ETS).  Praxis registration information can be found in Career Services, Mabee Chapel.  Test fees, late registration fees and emergency registration fees can be found in the bulletin.  Tests at a Glance are available online. 

Contact Information

Praxis Website
General Inquiries: (800) 772-9476
Score by phone: (877) 387-8322
Special Circumstances: (866) 387-8602

Test Dates Registration Deadline Time Location
June 7, 2014 May 8, 2014 Session 1 - 7:30 AM
Session 2 - 10:45 AM
Jim Mellers Center