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Any Darton State College student who believes he or she is proficient in an academic subject may wish to attempt credit by exam by taking either a challenge test or a CLEP test. Each student is encouraged to consult with his or her academic advisor before testing.

Credit by examination may not be awarded in courses for which the student has already earned a grade (A, B, C, D, F, WF). Additional information is available in the Darton catalog.


Challenge tests for academic credit are under the control of each division or department chairperson. All inquiries should be directed to the division or department chairperson in which the course is taught.


College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests are College Board standardized tests administered by personnel in the Testing Center. Credit, if awarded, is noted as a K on the academic transcript and does not calculate in the student's grade point average.

CLEP information is available on the web at http://clep.collegeboard.org/. For exam descriptions, choose Students then choose Exam Descriptions. Information is also available in the CLEP Handbook reference books in the Darton State College Library. Inquire at the front desk for assistance.

For more information, consult the Credit by Exam section in the Darton State Catalog.

General Information

Registration: Call 229-317-6735 or visit the Testing Office in Building G-101 next to the Library.
View the Testing Center Map

Length of Exam: About 2½ hours.

Picture ID: Two forms of identification must be presented. The primary ID must be a government-issued photo ID such as your driver’s license or State ID. The secondary ID must contain either a photo or a signature. Student IDs can be used as a secondary ID only.

Test Questions are multiple choice. College Composition has an essay component.

Method of Payment: Each CLEP test costs $100, divided into two payments - $80 payable by credit card to College Level Examination Program and $20 payable IN CASH (exact change only) to Darton State College.

Pay for a CLEP exam: http://clep.collegeboard.org/ (you will need to to create an account & register, before you can pay)

Test Results: Scores will be available immediately for all tests except for College Composition. Because of the essay component, results of this exam will be mailed to the student 4 to 6 weeks after test day.

CLEP Exam Name Darton Equivalents
Composition and Literature
American Literature ENGL 2131
English Literature ENGL 2121
College Composition ENGL 1101
Humanities FIAR 2250
Foreign Languages
College-Level French Language FREN 1001, 1002, 2001 & 2002
College-Level Spanish Language SPAN 1001, 1002, 2001 & 2002
History and Social Sciences
American Government *POLS 1101
History of the United States I HIST 2111
History of the United States II HIST 2112
General Psychology PSYC 1101
Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 2105
Principles of Microeconomics ECON 2106
Introductory Sociology SOCI 1101
Western Civilization I HIST 1121
Western Civilization II HIST 1122
Science and Mathematics
Calculus with Elementary Functions MATH 1151
College Algebra MATH 1111
Precalculus MATH 1113
General Biology BIOL 1107K & BIOL 1108K
General Chemistry CHEM 1211K
Information Systems & Computer Appl. CISM 2201
Principles of Management BUSA 2200
Financial Accounting ACCT 2101
Introductory Business Law BUSA 2106
Principles of Marketing BUSA 2240
*with local test (Inquire in Social Science Division.)

The Testing Center department is responsible for the information on this page.
For questions regarding content, or for further information, please contact Email: Debbie Beaty
Testing Coordinator
Building G, Room 101
(229) 317-6735.

Last Update: October 5, 2016 11:52 AM

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