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Advanced Placement Program

Revised 5/99

Southwestern will award credit to students whose background and achievements merit beginning at an advanced level.  Therefore, Southwestern Oklahoma State University offers a wide range of tests, which will allow capable students to receive college credit through examination.  These tests are AP, CLEP, and Departmental Examinations.

Courses passed by Advanced Standing Examinations will be recorded on the transcript with a letter "S".

A minimum of 12 semester hours of satisfactory, traditional credit must be completed at Southwestern before advanced standing credits may be recorded on the SWOSU transcript.

Advanced placement credit toward a degree is limited to 31 hours within each of the upper- and lower-division levels.

Additional questions concerning Advanced Standing Examinations should be directed to the Testing Supervisor at the Assessment Center located at 224 W. College, Weatherford, 580.774.7184, or the Counselor, Sayre Campus, 580.28-5533.  In all cases, students are advised to consult with their faculty advisor as to how credit by advanced standing will apply to degree programs.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) PROGRAM - http://www.swosu.edu/administration/assessment/app.asp

COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP) - http://www.swosu.edu/administration/assessment/clep-info.aspx

ENGLISH COMPOSITION I & II
CLEP Essays

8/04

ENGL 1113 (CLEP CBT score of 50 or higher

  1. Student has 90 minutes to write one CLEP essay using Accuplacer’s WritePlacer. Generally, this should occur within a month’s time of the CLEP CBT exam.  Passing this essay, along with the CLEP CBT score of 50 or higher, will qualify student for ENGL 1113 credit.
  2. In the case of an unsatisfactory grade, the student has 90 minutes to rewrite one time.  Generally, this should occur within a month’s time of the first attempt.  Passing this essay, along with the CLEP CBT score of 50 or higher, will qualify student for ENGL 1113 credit.
  3. In the case of an unsatisfactory grade on the rewrite, the student will not receive CLEP credit for ENGL 1113.  The student has the option of beginning the entire CLEP process again after at least six months from the date of the CLEP CBT Exam.

ENGL 1213 (CLEP CBT score of 54 or higher)

  1. After receiving credit for ENGL 1113, students may choose to write an essay in order to pass ENGL 1213.  Student has 3 hours to write one departmental essay.  Passing this essay, along with the CLEP CBT score of 54 or higher, will qualify student for ENGL 1213 credit.
  2. In the case of an unsatisfactory grade, the student has 3 hours to rewrite one time.  Generally, this should occur within a month’s time of the first attempt.  Passing this essay, along with the CLEP CBT score of 54 or higher, will qualify student for ENGL 1213 credit.
  3. In the case of an unsatisfactory grade on the rewrite, the student will not receive CLEP credit for ENGL 1213.  The student has the option of beginning the entire CLEP process again after at least six months from the date of the CLEP CBT Exam.  With a CLEP CBT score of 54 or higher, the student may proceed to #1 of the essay requirement for ENGL 1213.
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