NEWS from CLEP
While a budget agreement was reached in Congress over the weekend, we must emphasize that it has not yet been formally approved and still needs to be signed by the President. In order to provide enough time for Presidential approval, Congress extended federal funding through midnight Wednesday, December 17th. Test centers are approved to continue the CLEP military testing program funded through the Defense Activities for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) until that time.
In the event that the budget bill is not signed by the President and there is a U.S. Government shutdown, the CLEP military testing program funded through DANTES will be suspended for all active duty Armed Services, Guard, Reserves and Coast Guard. This includes administration of exams to active duty members, spouses and civilian personnel. Any CLEP test taker who provides a CLEP Exam Registration Ticket with â€śDANTES fundedâ€ť as Yes is NOT eligible to test during the shutdown period due to a cessation of funding for the program while U.S. Government budget issues are resolved. This affects administration of all CLEP exams funded for military personnel by DANTES and includes national test centers as well as base-sponsored national test centers. Please note that personally funded retesting of CLEP exams by military personnel is not impacted.
We hope this issue is fully resolved before the extended budget deadline of midnight December 17th and we apologize for any inconvenience or disruption this may cause at your testing sites.
We will provide an update on the situation on Thursday, December 18th.
The CLEP Team”
DSST’s are typically taken by persons in the military, but they are available to non-military persons also.
Note that UALR does not administer DSST’s, but we do give credit for the ones listed below.
If you have taken a DSST, note the following steps:
- Check the table below to see if the test you took is accepted for credit at UALR, and if you made the required score.
- If the answer to either question is, “No”, you have no need to request a score report.
- If the answer is, “Yes” (that is, you took a test that is accepted at UALR and you earned a passing score as determined by UALR faculty), request that DANTES send an official score report to:
- Your score report will be evaluated, and a copy of the evaluation will be mailed to you.
- Note that some tests are still being considered. You may wish to delay requesting a score report until a final decision has been made.
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|DSST TEST TITLE
(arranged by department)
|REQUIRED SCORE*||CREDITS AWARDED|
|IMPORTANT: This list refers to DSST tests ONLY. If you took a CLEP test through DANTES, refer to the CLEP Information section. *Scores and score ranges have changed considerably over the years. If you tested several years ago, the required score may vary from the scores listed below.Â In addition, there may be different scales for the same exam.Â Please contact our office if you cannot determine the appropriate scale for your exam, and for assistance evaluating scores.|
|Principles of Financial Accounting||n/a||NOT accepted for credit at UALR|
|General Anthropology||47||ANTH 1300, Introduction to Anthropology|
|Art of the Western World||n/a||NOT accepted for credit at UALR.|
|Astronomy||48||ASTR 1301, Introduction to Astronomy|
|Biology/Environmental Health Sciences|
|Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet||53||ENHS 2320, Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences|
|Criminal Justice||58/428||CRJU 2300, Introduction to Criminal Justice|
|Introduction to Law Enforcement||n/a||NOT accepted for credit at UALR.|
|Foundations of Education||n/a||NOT accepted for credit at UALR.|
|Economics and Finance|
|Money and Banking||48||ECON 2323, Principles of Macroeconomics|
|Personal Finance||46/400||FINC 2300, Personal Finance|
|Principles of Finance||n/a||NOT accepted for credit at UALR.|
|Human/Cultural Geography||48||GEOG 2312, Cultural Geography|
|Physical Geology||See note.||NOTE: A final decision has not yet been made on this test. Starting January 1, 2015, DSST will no longer offer this test.|
|Drug and Alcohol Abuse||49||HSCI 3377, Drug Education|
|Here’s to Your Health||48||HSCI 1370, Personal Health|
|Civil War and Reconstruction||n/a||NOT accepted for credit at UALR.|
|History of the Vietnam War||n/a||NOT accepted for credit at UALR.|
|Introduction to the Modern Middle East||n/a||NOT accepted for credit at UALR.|
|Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union||n/a||NOT accepted for credit at UALR.|
|Western Europe Since 1945||n/a||NOT accepted for credit at UALR.|
|Human Resource Management||n/a||NOT accepted for credit at UALR.|
|Introduction to Business||400||MGMT 1300, Introduction to Business|
|Introduction to Computing||n/a||NOT accepted for credit at UALR.|
|Management Information Systems||n/a||NOT accepted for credit at UALR.|
|Organizational Behavior||n/a||NOT accepted for credit at UALR.|
|Principles of Supervision||400||MGMT 2300, Supervisory Management|
|Business Law II||See note.||NOTE: A final decision has not yet been made on this test.|
|Business Mathematics||n/a||NOT accepted for credit at UALR.|
|Fundamentals of College Algebra||47/400||MATH 1302, College Algebra|
|Principles of Statistics||400||STAT 2350, Introduction to Statistical Methods|
|Philosophy and Liberal Studies|
|Ethics in America||46/400||PHIL 2320, Ethics and Society|
|Introduction to World Religions||48/400||RELS 2305, World Religions|
|Principles of Physical Science I||47||PHYS 1310, Physical Concepts|
|Fundamentals of Counseling||n/a||NOT accepted for credit at UALR.|
|Lifespan Developmental Psychology||n/a||NOT accepted for credit at UALR.|
|Rhetoric and Writing|
|Technical Writing||46||RHET 3316 or RHET 3326.Â There is an additional essay requirement for this exam.Â Please contact Testing Services for additional information.|
|Principles of Public Speaking||47/400||SPCH 1300, Speech Communication|