CLEP & AP Information

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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

What are CLEP Exams?
CLEP (College Level Examination Program) exams are 90 minute, computer-based, multiple-choice exams in a variety of areas. If a student has enough knowledge to attain a particular score, the student gets credit for the college level class and does not have to take it traditionally.

What courses can I CLEP?
Among the general education requirements for certain programs, BHCLR students may CLEP Chemistry, College Algebra, Computer Concepts, English Composition, Psychology, and Sociology.

Where and when do I take CLEP exams?
Test centers are located at the following link:

Where should I send my scores?
Your scores can be sent to Baptist Health College Little Rock. You must be currently enrolled at the institution where you send your scores. The four digit code for BHCLR is 2609.

What must I score in order to successfully CLEP a course?
CLEP exams are scored on a scale from 20 to 80. BHCLR will accept the following scores to award credit for the course:

Course CLEP Exam Minimum Score
Fund Chemistry I w/Lab (CHEM 1403) Chemistry 55
College Algebra (MATH 1302) College Algebra 53
College Algebra (MATH 1302) Pre-Calculus 55
Composition I (ENGL 1311) College Composition Modular (No-Essay) 50
Composition I AND Composition II (ENGL 1311 and ENGL 1312) College Composition 50
Psychology (PSYC 2300) Introduction to Psychology 51
Sociology (SOCI 2300) Introductory Sociology 53
Biology (BIOL 1004) Biology 50

How do I study for the CLEP exam?
There are study guides commercially available for each test. One such guide is available at

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

If you are enrolled in general education through UA-PTC, you may be eligible to earn credits through a formal prior learning assessment (PLA). Click here for general information:

Advanced Placement (AP) Program

What are AP exams?
AP exams contain both multiple choice and free response questions that require essay writing and problem solving. These exams are available to students who are eligible to take AP courses in high school. Students are awarded AP credit based on exam scores. AP credit awarded by a regionally accredited institution for a course may be accepted for credit by BHCLR.

What must I score in order to receive AP credit?
You must score a minimum of 3 to earn credit at BHCLR.

Which courses at BHCLR are eligible for AP credit?
Credit may be awarded for the following exams:

Course AP Exam Minimum Required Score*
Chemistry for Health-Related Professions (CHEM1214) Chemistry 3
Composition I (ENGL1013) English Language and Composition 3
Composition I & II (ENGL1013 & ENGL1023) English Language & Composition 4
General Psychology (PSYC1103) Psychology 3

Is the AP credit calculated into my grade point average (GPA) at BHCLR?
AP credit is not calculated in the grade-point average (GPA).

What if I have both AP credit and college credit for a particular course?
AP credit will not be awarded if the class has been successfully completed through a regionally accredited institution and a grade of “C” or better has been earned. The college credit will be transferred in and included on the BHCLR transcript.

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