Students may seek college credit by either satisfactorily completing the Advanced Placement Examination or the College Level Examinations Program (CLEP) of the College Entrance Examination Board for the subject area in which credit is sought, and/or by making satisfactory scores on tests administered by the individual discipline offering the course. Letter grades are not given in any course for which credit is granted by examination. General examinations of CLEP, USAFI, etc., are not acceptable for credit. Students may receive credit for a maximum of 15 hours through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

CLEP credits may be used to satisfy degree requirements, but do not apply to the 25-percent-credit-hour residency requirement. In addition, these credits may be used to meet prerequisites for advanced courses. Students who have failed a class are not eligible to take a CLEP exam for that same course. A student may not receive credit for a CLEP exam for a course in which a grade has already been earned at Dallas Baptist University.

Graduating seniors are not allowed to take CLEP exams during their final (graduating) semester.

Credit by examination secured by students transferring to Dallas Baptist University will be accepted only if the examinations and resulting scores meet specified requirements.

Credit by Examination Course Listing (CLEP)

Course No.
Course Title
Clep Exam
Scaled Score*
ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting Financial Accounting 55
COSC 1301 Intro. to Computers Info. Systems 55
ECON 2301 Principles of
Principles of
ECON 2302 Principles of
Principles of
ENGL 1301 Composition
& Rhetoric I
College Composition
Fulfills foreign language requeriment College French Level I 55
Fulfills foreign language requeriment College French Level II 66
Fulfills foreign language requeriment College German Level I 55
Fulfills foreign language requeriment College German Level II 66
HIST 1301 U.S. History
to 1865
History of the United States I 55
HIST 1302 U.S. History
since 1865
History of the United States II 55
HIST 2301 World Civilization I Western Civilization I 55
HIST 2302 World Civilization II Western Civilization II 55
MANA 3301 Principles of Management Principles of Management 55
MANA 3308 Business & Public Law Introductory Business Law 55
MATH 1301 Math for the Liberal Arts College Mathematics 55
MATH 1303 College Algebra College Algebra 55
MATH 1405 Calculus and
Analytic Geometry I
Calculus 55
MRKT 3301 Principles of Marketing Principles of Marketing 55
POLS 2301 American National
American Government 55
PSYC 1301 General Psychology Introductory Psychology 55
PSYC 4316 Human Growth
& Development
Human Growth
& Development
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology Introduction to Sociology 55
SOCI 4316 Human Growth
& Development
Human Growth
& Development
SPAN 1401
& 1402
Elementary Spanish Spanish Language Level I 55
SPAN 2301
& 2302
Intermediate Spanish Spanish Language Level II 66

*Scores are computed by tallying the number of correct answers. There is no deduction for unanswered questions. The results are converted into scaled scores within a range of 20-80.

**DBU essay is required in addition to objective CLEP exam. A student must pass both the CLEP exam and the essay (with a score of C or higher) to receive credit for English 1301.

Note: The number of hours accepted from any combination of College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) is limited to thirty hours.