2011-2012 College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The CLEP Subject Examinations are designed to assess achievement in specific college subjects. Each test contains various kinds of multiple-choice questions and allows 90 minutes to complete the items. For credit by examination in any English course, UT Arlington requires the optional CLEP Essay. Students who wish to have test scores evaluated for credit by examination in English must have their objective scores and essays sent to Testing Services (school code 6013). Testing Services will evaluate the objective scores and send eligible students' essays to English Department faculty for scoring. Additional requirements for eligibility are listed below. There is a three-month waiting period to repeat any CLEP examination.

CLEP Subject Examinations may be taken at any national testing center. Score reports are sent to your designated test center within one week after the test date. Other test centers, detailed descriptions of CLEP examinations, sample questions and suggested resources for preparation are available on The College Board website at www.collegeboard.com/clep. UT Arlington is an open CLEP test center administering CLEP exams to students and others in the DFW community.  Examinees can only receive course credit at UT Arlington if they are an enrolled student and have completed a semester of course credit.  For more credit by exam policies, please refer to the credit by exam policy link.

UT Arlington Students please note the following Credit-by-Examination Policy:
"Credit by examination can be awarded only for courses in which the student has neither a passing nor a failing grade (including a Z in English) at UT Arlington or transfer credit from another institution of higher education." Read the complete list of credit-by-exam policies for UT Arlington.

CLEP Optional Essay

  • UT Arlington requires the optional essay for the College Composition - Modular, American Literature and English Literature CLEP tests for credit.
  • After the multiple choice test is complete and a passing score is met, then an additional $20 payable to UT Arlington will be required before administration of the Optional Essay.

Modern Language Information

  • Up to 14 hours credit (1441, 1442, 2313, and 2314) may be granted for each exam, depending on your score.
  • The Spanish CLEP exam includes a supplemental test of grammar and spelling for UT Arlington students only. There is no study guide for the supplemental test.
  • The supplemental test may only be taken a total of two times-once when taken with the CLEP and one retake if needed. 
  • If you have already taken the CLEP Spanish Language exam, you do not need to take it again.  Send the scores to UT Arlington and only take the ASE Spanish Supplemental.
  • You must have an active UT Arlington NET ID and Password to access the supplemental exam. 

  • If you need to activate your NET ID or forgot your password, please read the information here:  http://www.uta.edu/selfservice
Subject Examinations1 (Computer) Satisfactory Scores and Course Credit 2011-2012
Financial Accounting55ACCT 2301
General Biology51BIOL 1333, 1334, and 1282 or BIOL 1441
General Chemistry50CHEM 1441 & 1442
Principles of Macroeconomics54ECON 2305
Principles of Microeconomics54ECON 2306
College Composition –
Modular Essay
ENGL 1301
English Literature
plus Essay
ENGL 2319
American Literature
plus Essay
ENGL 2329
College French3 (Levels 1 & 2)47-48FREN 1441
49-56FREN 1441,1442
57-67FREN 1441, 1442, 2313
68-80FREN 1441, 1442, 2313, 2314
College German3 (Levels 1 & 2)32-36GERM 1441
37-51GERM 1441, 1442
52-70GERM 1441, 1442, 2313
71-80GERM 1441, 1442, 2313, 2314
American Government50POLS 2311
History of United States I50HIST 1311
History of United States II50HIST 1312
Western Civilization I50HIST 2301
Western Civilization II50HIST 2302
Principles of Management60MANA 3319
Principles of Marketing50MARK 3321
Calculus60MATH 1426
College Algebra50MATH 1302
Pre-Calculus50MATH 1322, 1323
Introductory Psychology55PSYC 1315
Introductory Sociology50SOCI 1311
College Spanish3 (Levels 1 & 2)50-524SPAN 1441
53-634SPAN 1441, 1442
64-80SPAN 1441, 1442, 2313
(See4)SPAN 1441, 1442, 2313, 2314

1 All CLEP Subject Examinations may be taken at any national CLEP test center, including UT Arlington. Send scores to UT Arlington (6013). There is a three-month waiting period for retaking any CLEP Subject Examination. A second score with a test date less than three months from the test date of the first score will not be evaluated.

2 A score of 55 establishes eligibility to have the optional essay scored. The optional essay must be sent to Testing Services, to be scored by English Department faculty. A satisfactory score on both the objective and optional essay tests is required to be eligible for credit.

3 Credit with letter grades is available for test scores with test dates on June 1, 1991, and later. Letter grades are assigned on the basis of specific test scores. Test scores from retake examinations may be evaluated for additional credit or credit with letter grade but cannot be used to replace a letter grade earned from a previous test score.

4 Additional credit is possible when an examinee has a satisfactory score on the Spanish Department's supplemental examination. The supplemental examination is administered after the CLEP Subject examination at UT Arlington. Contact Testing Services for details.  UT Arlington students will need to know their NetID and password to access the supplemental exam.