CLEP Examinations at Iowa Western
|Exam||Required Score||Semester Hrs.||Iowa Western Equivalency|
|American Government||50||3||POL 111 American National Government|
|American Literature||50||6||LIT 110 American Literature to Mid 1800s|
|LIT 111 American Literature since Mid 1800s|
|Biology||50||8||BIO 112 General Biology I|
|BIO 113 General Biology II|
|Calculus||50||5||MAT 211 Calculus I|
|Chemistry||50||5||CHM 166 General Chemistry I|
|College Algebra||50||4||MAT 121 College Algebra|
|College Composition||50||6||ENG 105 Composition I|
|(with Essay)||ENG 106 Composition II|
|English Literature||50||6||LIT 140 British Literature I|
|LIT 141 British Literature II|
|Financial Accounting||50||3||ACC 121 Principles of Accounting I|
|History of the US I||50||3||HIS 151 US History to 1877|
|History of the US II||50||3||HIS 152 US History Since 1877|
|Human Growth & Dev||50||3||PSY 121 Developmental Psychology|
|Information Systems & Computer Applications||50||3||CSC 110 Introduction to Computers|
|Introductory Business Law||50||3||BUS 185 Business Law I|
|Introduction to Educational Psychology||50||3||PSY 281 Educational Psychology|
|Introductory Psychology||50||3||PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology|
|Introductory Sociology||50||3||SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology|
|Pre-Calculus||50||5||MAT 129 Pre-Calculus|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||50||3||ECN 120 Principles of Macroeconomics|
|Principles of Management||50||3||MGT 101 Principles of Management|
|Principles of Marketing||50||3||MKT 110 Principles of Marketing|
|Principles of Microeconomics||50||3||ECN 130 Principles of Microeconomics|
|Spanish Language||50||8||FLS 141, 142 Elementary Spanish I & II|
|63||12||FLS 241 Intermediate Spanish I|
|Western Civilization I||50||3||HIS 110 Western Civilization Ancient to Early Modern|
|Western Civilization II||50||3||HIS 111 Western Civilization Early Modern to Present|
Who is eligible? Anyone who is enrolled in high school (or the equivalent) is eligible for CLEP. There are no age limitations. Students who are enrolled at IWCC may apply credits earned by CLEP examination toward their degree. However, new students entering college directly from high school are encouraged to consult with their counselor or with an admissions advisor about the advisability of their participation in the program.
How will credit be awarded for CLEP?CLEP-earned credits will be recorded on the student’s Iowa Western transcript only if they are enrolled and attending IWCC. Because students are not awarded a letter grade, test scores are not used when computing the student’s grade point average. Credit cannot be awarded if the student has already earned college credit for an equivalent course.
Will CLEP credit at IWCC transfer to other institutions? CLEP credit earned at IWCC usually transfers to other colleges or universities. However, Iowa Western does not assume responsibility for the transferability of CLEP credits.
Do CLEP credits from other institutions transfer to IWCC? Credit will be given only for the courses listed and only if the required score was met. Iowa Western must receive a CLEP transcript directly from the College Board in order to award credit.
Will I be charged tuition for CLEP hours completed at Iowa Western? There will be no charge for tuition or recording CLEP credits on a student’s transcript.
Where and when are the examinations given? Examinations are given by appointment in the Test Center in Clark Hall, and can be scheduled by calling us at 712.325.3278. Students need to bring photo identification. The exams are 90 minutes long.
How will I know my results? All exams are computer-based. The results are displayed on the screen upon completion of the test, with the exception of College Composition that includes an essay, for which results will be mailed to the student in 4 to 6 weeks.
What can I do to prepare? Visit the CLEP website at www.collegeboard.com/clep to order study materials, including the CLEP Official Study Guide (approx. $25) and individual subject guides (approx. $10). These resources contain descriptions of the exams, sample questions and answers, test-taking tips, and more.
Can I retake a CLEP test? You cannot repeat an examination of the same title within three months of the initial testing date. If you do retake within the three-month period, the scores will be invalid.
How much does it cost? Students pay the $80* CLEP fee by creating an account at clep.collegeboard.org. Students pay the $30 administration fee to Iowa Western’s Business Office prior to testing.
*Effective July 1, 2017 the CLEP exam fee will be $85. Test takers who purchase their registration tickets on or after that date will be charged the new fee. Registration tickets purchased prior to that date will still be valid until their stated expiration date.
How can I set an appointment? You simply call Iowa Western at 1-800-432-5852, ext. 3277 option #4 or 712-325-3277 to set a date and time.