Registered Morris students may earn credits by obtaining satisfactory scores in one or both of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam categories: the National Standardized General Examinations and the Subject Examinations.
National Standardized General Examinations
Morris students may earn up to 32 semester credits with satisfactory scores on the Standardized General Examinations. These credits may be counted toward the 120 semester credits required for graduation. The credits do not substitute for Morris courses or satisfy the residence requirement.
Morris accepts for credit four CLEP general examinations with the appropriate scores:
- Natural Science
- Social Science
For each examination passed, up to eight semester credits will be entered on a student’s transcript with an S/N grade. If a student has earned college credits in the area of the examination before taking it, he or she will receive only the difference between these credits and the eight-credit maximum permitted. If a student has earned eight or more credits in the area of the examination, no credit will be granted for successful completion of the test.
The CLEP general examinations are given during the first week of classes each semester. Students may sign up for examinations by contacting the Test Center office, 320-589-6060. A fee is charged. Examinations may be retaken as often as desired.
Students may also earn credit by successfully passing the CLEP subject examinations, which measure achievement in specific college courses. There are more than 30 CLEP subject examinations covering the content of a variety of courses ranging from Spanish to psychology. The Morris campus allows credit for most. An exam fee is charged. To earn credits, a student must meet the national qualifying score, based on a norm group of college students who have already passed the course for which the examination is intended. Interested students should inquire about the full list of CLEP subject examinations at the Morris campus Test Center 235 Behmler Hall, to schedule a testing appointment.Morris campus Test Center
235 Behmler Hall
Students who have taken CLEP examinations elsewhere should submit an official transcript of their scores to the Test Center, where they will be processed for appropriate credit allocation. Students are notified of scores received and credit granted. The Office of the Registrar makes appropriate entries on student’s transcripts when credit is granted.