UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Policy Statement Regarding the CLEP Program

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls awards credit for the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations as approved by UWRF Faculty Senate policy. Credit is considered for satisfactory performance on CLEP General Exams and Subject Exams. In most cases, students who take CLEP exams are high school graduates or have completed the equivalent based on the Tests of General Educational Development (GED). Students must have CLEP send an official score report directly to UWRF to be considered for CLEP credit. Go to http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/exams.htmllink and click on “Scores & Transcripts” for score request instructions. The CLEP college code for UWRF is 1918.

Download a printable PDF file of details on UW-River Falls CLEP acceptance.document

CLEP General Exams

  1. Credit earned through CLEP General Exams may be applied toward General Education requirements, but may not be used toward major/minor requirements.
  2. A maximum of 6 semester hours may be earned on the basis of the English exam and applied to the General Education requirements in English Composition. Students must also submit a written composition which will be evaluated by a committee from the English Department. (Students with a satisfactory score on the exam will be referred to the Freshman English Coordinator in the English Department to arrange the written composition.) Students with a satisfactory exam score and written composition will fulfill the requirements for General Education English Composition.
  3. A maximum of 6 semester hours, applicable to UWRF General Education, may be earned for each of the following CLEP General Exams: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities.
  4. A maximum of 3 semester hours, applicable to the General Education Mathematics area (UW-RF MATH 126 level), may be earned for a satisfactory score on the CLEP Mathematics exam.
  5. A passing grade on any/all of the above exams taken before July 1, 2001, will be a raw score at or above the 55th percentile. A passing grade on any/all of the above exams taken on or after July 1, 2001, will be a raw score at or above the 50th percentile.
  6. Students may be considered for CLEP credit only if they had not previously taken a college level course in the area of the CLEP exam.

CLEP Subject Exams

  1. UW-River Falls will follow the American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines and recommendations for awarding credit for CLEP Subject Exams.
  2. UWRF academic departments will determine the amount of credit, and whether credit is granted for specific courses or as elective credit.
  3. Students may be considered for CLEP credit only if they have not already taken a college level course in the same area as the CLEP exam.

Credit will be awarded only once for CLEP, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams in the same subject.

Students interested in knowing more about the CLEP tests should contact the Admissions office at (715) 425-3500 or by email at admit@uwrf.edumail.

Admissions Office
112 South Hall (map)
admit@uwrf.edu
715-425-3500
M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.