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There are two testing programs through which students may earn credit for required or elective courses. Any student who has questions about these examinations should consult the Registrar. No more than 30 semester hours of credit will be accepted from each of the programs described below.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP examinations are normally taken before the student matriculates at Oglethorpe. Generally, a maximum of three semester hours will be awarded for each examination. A maximum of 30 semester hours may be earned with acceptable CLEP scores. Oglethorpe does not award credit for the General Examination CLEP test.

The subject examinations are designed to measure knowledge in a particular course. A minimum acceptable score of 50 on each subject exam is required for credit. The evening degree program at Oglethorpe University accepts the following Subject CLEP examinations: Information Systems & Computer Applications, Principles of Management, Principles of Accounting, Introduction to Business Law, Principles of Marketing, Calculus, College Algebra, College Algebra-Trigonometry, Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry, American Government, Human Growth & Development, Introduction to Educational Psychology, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, U.S. History I, U.S. History II, Western Civilization I, Western Civilization II, American Literature and English Literature.

Additional information on CLEP.

Advanced Placement

The University encourages students who have completed Advanced Placement examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board to submit their scores prior to enrollment for evaluation for college credit. Please contact the evening degree program office for the appropriate course of action to be taken in order to receive credit for AP exams. The general policy of Oglethorpe toward such scores is the following: Academic credit will be given in the appropriate area to students presenting Advanced Placement grades of 3, 4, or 5; neither credit nor exemption will be given for a grade of 2; maximum credit allowed to any student for Advanced Placement tests will be 30 semester hours.


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