CLEP tests are primarily multiple-choice exams (though some include fill-in or ordering questions, and one College Composition exam has an essay section) which are scored on a scale from 20 to 80. The majority of schools grant credit for a score of 50 or higher, but passing scores are determined by the individual schools and may vary. The schools are responsible for awarding the number of credits you would receive for each test. The scores in the table below are endorsed by the American Council on Education as recommended credit-granting scores for each of the exams. On foreign language tests, the score will determine the number of credit granted. For example, one university may grant 8 credits for a score of 50, 12 credits for a score of 62 and 18 credits for a score of 73. [ citation needed ]
Cal U accepts a maximum of 30 credits earned through the CLEP and/or DSST . The cost for each CLEP exam is $80 payable by credit card or electronic check through the CLEP website below. A separate, one-time fee of $25 payable to Cal U of PA by check or money order is required to have the credits entered on the student's transcript. Exam dates and times are by appointment only and may vary depending on availability of the lab. To register for an exam, contact Claire Pizer at 724-938-5779 or [email protected] .
The CLEP English Composition test is designed to determine how well you understand the English language. The multiple choice questions will ask you to find inaccuracies within sentences. Sometimes you will just need to identify that mistakes exist while at other times you may need to restructure the sentences or pick an answer that would correct the mistake within the sentence. You may also be asked about tense and subject/verb agreements as well as the use of idioms and diction. A good study guide will walk you through all of the grammar lessons needed to pass this test.