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  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

    The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) consists of computer-based exams that enable students to earn college credit by examination. Anyone may take CLEP exams to demonstrate his or her college-level competency no matter how this knowledge has been acquired.

    Each exam is 90 to 120 minutes long (depending on the exam) and, except for College Composition, is made up primarily of multiple-choice questions. The results are available immediately following the exam, with the exception of College Composition. The essay portion of the College Composition exam is scored twice a month. If taking the College Composition exam close to the time of graduation, please allow sufficient time for the results to be received. CLEP has a policy that candidates may not repeat an exam of the same title within six months. Scores of exams repeated earlier than six months will be canceled and test fees forfeited. No limit is placed on the number of semester hours that can be gained through CLEP exams, although these hours do not count towards ODU’s residency requirements.

    With a CLEP score of 50 or higher, the ODU credit and equivalency posted below will be applied to the student’s ODU transcript. All credit is listed on transcripts as ‘Z’ (credit by exam) and is not factored into the ODU grade point average. The Business Office will bill $15.00 per credit hour to cover the cost of evaluating and recording CLEP results with passing scores.

    For more information and help with preparation to take an exam, visit the College Board website at www.collegeboard.com/clep. Or visit www.cleptestquestions.com, a website that provides free study aid to those taking CLEP exams.

    Taking a CLEP Exam

    Consult with your academic advisor to be sure the CLEP exam you choose is appropriate for your program. Make certain you will not be taking an exam that is equivalent to either transfer or ODU credit you have already completed.
    You must make Ohio Dominican University the score recipient so your results will come directly to ODU. Credit will not be posted until the official score report has been received from CLEP (which takes approximately two weeks, with the exception of College Composition, which may take up to four weeks due to the scoring of the essay portion of the exam.)

    Columbus State Community College (CSCC) is ODU's local test center; however, you may also refer to the College Board website to locate other test centers in your area. The fee for each exam is $77 (paid to CLEP) plus a $40 administration fee (paid to CSCC). Exams are available by appointment. Hours vary; call (614) 287-5750 to arrange an exam time. The test center is located in CSCC's Center for Workforce Development. All CSCC information is subject to change without notice. For more information, please visit the website www.cscc.edu/workforce/individuals.shtml and click on Testing Services.

    CLEP Exam to ODU Course Equivalency

    Composition & Literature 

    American Literature = ENG 216 (3 credits)
    Analyzing and Interpreting Literature = ENG 214 (3 credits)
    College Composition Modular, no essay = ENG 110 (3 credits)
    College Composition, includes essay = ENG 111 (3 credits)
    English Literature = ENG 215a (3 credits)
    Humanities = General Elective (3 credits)

    Foreign Language

    French-Level 1 = FRN 110/111 (6 credits)
    French-Level 2 = FRN 285 (6 credits w/ score 59 or above)
    German-Level 1 = GRM 110/111 (6 credits)
    German-Level 2 = GRM 285 (6 credits w/score 60 or above)
    Spanish-Level 1 = SPN 212 and 215 (6 credits)
    Spanish-Level 2 = SPN 232 and 234 (6 credits w/score 63 or above)

    History & Social Science

    American Government = POL 185 (3 credits)
    History of the United States I = HST 201 (3 credits)
    History of the United States II = HST 202 (3 credits)
    Human Growth and Development = PSY 224 (3 credits)
    Intro to Educational Psychology = General Elective (3 credits)
    Principles of Macroeconomics = ECN 208 (3 credits)
    Principles of Microeconomics = ECN 207 (3 credits)
    Introductory Psychology = PSY 100 (3 credits)
    Social Sciences & History = SOC 185 (3 credits)
    Introductory Sociology = SOC 101 (3 credits)
    Western Civilization I = HST 110 (3 credits)
    Western Civilization II = HST 111 (3 credits)

    Mathematics & Science

    Calculus = MTH 240 (4 credits)
    College Algebra = MTH 127 (3 credits)
    College Mathematics = MTH 102 (3 credits) – will not fulfill math core requirement, can be used as prerequisite or elective credit
    Precalculus = MTH 160 (3 credits)
    Biology = BIO 185 (4 credits with score 50 to 56)
    Biology = BIO 201 (4 credits with score 57 or above)
    Chemistry = CHM 185 (4 credits with score 50 to 62)
    Chemistry = CHM 109 (4 credits with score 63 or above)
    Natural Sciences = SCI 185 (3 credits)

    Business & Computer

    Financial Accounting = ACT 210 (3 credits)
    Information Sys & Computer Appl = CIS 185 (3 credits)
    Principles of Management = BUS 240 (3 credits)
    Introductory Business Law = BUS 250 (3 credits)
    Principles of Marketing = BUS 220 (3 credits)



  • Contact Info

    Office of the Registrar 

    Erskine Hall, Room 142
    Ohio Dominican University
    1216 Sunbury Road
    Columbus, Ohio 43219

    Phone: (614) 251-4650
    Fax:     (614) 253-3656

    Hours of Operation:
    8:30 am-5:00 pm (Aug-May)
    8:00 am-4:30 pm (May-Aug)