COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP)

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a group of standardized tests created and administered by College Board. These tests assess college-level knowledge in thirty-six subject areas and provide a mechanism for earning college credits without taking college courses. As a College of Professional Studies (CPS) student, you can gain credit by means of the CLEP Subject Examinations as long as:

  • The credit is applicable to your degree program
  • Credit will be given for the Subject Examinations listed below and NOT for the CLEP General Examinations

 

CLEP = TRANSFER CREDITS

Note: Villanova considers credits earned through the CLEP Subject Examinations transfer credits. Villanova will apply a maximum of 60 transfer credits, from any combination of appropriate sources toward your degree program.

 

EXAM DETAILS

When registering for any CLEP test, the numerical code for Villanova University is 2959; your score report will be sent directly to the College of Professional Studies. Your record will carry notation of credit for the courses specified, but will not carry a grade. Thus, CLEP Subject Examinations will not have an effect on your cumulative average.
 

CLEP EXAMINATIONS WITH A SCORE OF 60+ ARE ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS
 

American Government 

History of US I  (& II)

American Literature 

English Literature 

General Biology 

General Chemistry 

Introductory Psychology 

Human Growth & Development 

Calculus with Elementary Functions 

Introductory Sociology 

Western Civilization II 

books

AREA CLEP TEST CENTERS

Bucks County Community College: Newtown 215-968-8466

Delaware County Community College: Media 610-359-5322

Delaware Valley Four-Year Independent College: Doylestown 215-345-1500

Drexel University: Philadelphia 215-895-2594

Gwynedd-Mercy University: Upper Gwynedd 215-646-7300

Immaculata University: Immaculata 610-647-4400 x3239

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APPLICATION DEADLINES

Spring I Deadline January 3
Spring II Deadline — February 28

College of Professional Studies

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Vasey Hall, Room 103
Villanova, PA 19085

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Important Notices for Distance Education Students

The following includes important information for students participating in online courses, online programs and/or on-ground clinicals or practicums while physically located outside of Pennsylvania.

Read the Notices for Distance Education Students

BIS vs. BA

The primary difference between a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is the core curriculum that must be completed for each.

Students completing the BIS degree follow a 45-credit core curriculum. This provides more flexibility and choices in selecting classes.

Students completing the BA degree follow the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 50-credit core curriculum, which includes foreign language courses and science courses with a lab.