CLEP and DANTES Information

This program provides an opportunity to earn credit for previous education or life and career experiences.  The CLEP tests may be taken prior to enrollment or during one’s college career.  However, after enrolling at Mid-Continent a student must apply for permission to take the CLEP.  

A list of exams and minimum score requirements is available in the Registrar’s Office and listed below.  The Registrar supervises the CLEP tests on the Mid-Continent campus (please contact your advisor if you do not live near campus).  Credit earned through successful completion of the CLEP examination may be used toward fulfilling Mid-Continent’s General Education Studies requirements.  A student must be enrolled at Mid-Continent to receive credit based on satisfactory CLEP scores.  A CLEP test may be repeated with permission, but a minimum of 6 months must elapse between retakes of the same test.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that retake attempts meet this requisite.  It is recommended that the student have prior approval from his advisor and/or chairperson of the department.  CLEP registration forms may be obtained by accessing the Mid-Continent website.  The following table depicts the required scores of all CLEP examinations. 

Examination Name

Score that Grants Credit

Credit Hours Granted

 Equivalent Course

Composition, Literature, and Humanities

American Literature

50

6

ENG 3303

Analyzing & Interpreting Literature

50

6

ENG 2103 and/or Humanities Elec.

College Composition & Essay

50

6

ENG 1103 and/or ENG 1203

College Composition Modular

50

3

ENG 1103

English Literature

50

6

ENG 3203

Humanities

50

6

Humanities

Science and Mathematics

Algebra

50

3

Algebra

Algebra-Trigonometry

50

3

Algebra-Trigonometry

Biology

50

6

SCI 1103

Chemistry

50

6

Chemistry

Calculus

50

3

Calculus

College Mathematics

50

6

Math 1003

Natural Sciences

50

6

Non-lab Science Elective

Pre-Calculus

50

3

Mathematic-Gen Education

Foreign Languages

French, Level 1

50

6

French

French, Level 2

59

12

French

German, Level 1

50

6

German

German, Level 2

60

12

German

Spanish, Level 1

50

6

Spanish

Spanish, Level 2

63

12

Spanish

History and Social Studies

American Government

50

3

GOV 1103

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Psychology

Intro. History of U.S. I:  Early Colonization to 1877

50

3

HIS 2103

History of United States II: 1865 to Present

50

3

HIS 2203

Human Growth and Development

50

3

PSY 2003*

Macroeconomics, Principles of

50

3

BUS 2313

Microeconomics, Principles of

50

3

BUS 2423

Psychology, Introductory

50

3

PSY 1013

Social Studies and History

50

6

Social Science & History Elective

Sociology, Introductory

50

3

SOC 1103

Western Civilization I:  Ancient Near East to 1648

50

3

HIS 1113

Western Civilization II:  1648 to Present

50

3

HIS 1223

Business

Financial Accounting

50

3

BUS 3423

Information Systems & Computer Applications

50

3

CSC 1203

Management, Principles of

50

3

BUS 3113

Marketing, Principles of

50

3

BUS 3213

*Education majors must check with the Chair of the Education Department.


DANTES Testing Program

This program provides the student with an opportunity to earn college credit for previous education or life and career experiences.  The student may take these exams after enrollment at Mid-Continent, and  must apply for permission to take DANTES. 

A list of exams and minimum score requirements is available below and in the Registrar’s Office.  The Registrar supervises the exams on campus.  A DANTES exam can be repeated with permission provided a minimum of six months has elapsed between retakes of the same test.  Students are responsible for documenting the time lapse.   DANTES registration forms are available on the Mid-Continent website.  Test dates can be obtained by contacting the Registrar’s Office. 

DANTES Examination

American Council on Education

Credit Recommendations

Test Form Number

Title

Credit Amount in Semester Hours

MATHEMATICS

 

 

SF/SG/SH/SL 424

Fundamentals of College Algebra

3B

SF/SH 450

Principles of Statistics

3B

SF/SG/SH/SL 812

Business Mathematics

3B

SOCIAL SCIENCE 

 

 

SE 461

Art of the Western World

3B

SE/SG/SH/SL 465

Western Europe Since 1945

3B

SF/SG/SH/Sl 469

Introduction to the Modern Middle East

3B

SF/SG/SG/SL 470

Human/Cultural Geography

3B

SF/SG/SH/SL 471

Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union

   3BU

SF 473

A History of the Vietnam War

3B

SE/SF/SG/SH 483

The Civil War and Reconstruction

   3BU

SE 489

Foundations of Education

3B

SF/SG/SH/SL 490

Lifespan Developmental Psychology

3B

SF 494

General Anthropology

3B

SE/SF/SG/SH 495

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

   3BU

SG/SH/SL/SM 497

Introduction to Law Enforcement

3B

SF/SG/SH/SL 498

Criminal Justice

3B

SG/SH/SL/SM 562

Fundamentals of Counseling

3B

BUSINESS

 

 

SF/SG/SH/SL 524

Principles of Finance

   3BU

SF 525

Principles of Financial Accounting

3B

SG/SH/SL/SM 530

Human Resource Management

3B

SF/SG/SH/SL 531

Organizational Behavior

3B

SE/SF/SG/SH 532

Principles of Supervision

3B

SE 534

Business Law II

   3BU

SG/SH/SL/SM 536

Introduction to Computing

3B

SE/SF/SG/SH 543

Introduction to Business

3B

SG/SH/SL/SM 548

Money and Banking

   3BU

SE/SF/SG/SH 550

Personal Finance

3B

SE/SF/SG/SH 551

Management Information Systems

   3BU

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

 

 

SF/SG/SH/SL 500

Astronomy

3B

SF/SG/SH/SL 508

Here’s to Your Health

3B

SF/SG/SH/SL 511

Environment and Humanity:

The Race to Save the Planet

3B

SE/SF/SG/SH 512

Principles of Physical Science I

3B

SF/SG/SH/SL 519

Physical Geology

3B

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY

 

 

SF/SG/SH/SL 820

Technical Writing

TWE: Technical Writing Essay

3B

HUMANITIES

 

 

SF/SG/SH/SM 474

Ethics in America

SF 474 Ethics in America Essay

3B

SF/SG/SH/SL 496

Introduction to World Religions

3B

SE 461

Art of the Western World

3B

COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

SE/SF/SG/SH 815* 

Principles of Public Speaking

3B

*In addition to a minimum score of 47 on the multiple-choice test, an examinee must also receive a passing grade on the speech.

B    = Baccalaureate Program

BU = Baccalaureate Upper Division


CLEP AND DANTES testing is available to students who have gained competency in specific subjects.  Test subjects and minimum scores are listed in the college catalog on the university website.   To be considered for credit, an official score report must be mailed directly to the Registrar's Office from the specific testing services headquarters.

DANTES Info

For additional DANTES information, visit www.getcollegecredit.com or call 877-471-9860.

CLEP Info

For an additional Clep Test Sampler visit: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/prep.html

We encourage you to download this sampler and take the tutorial before sitting for a Clep exam.

CLEP and DANTES FAQ

Advantage students can test on the main campus of Mid-Continent University, at Fort Campbell by calling (270) 798-3402 or at Fort Knox by calling (502) 798-3402. 

CLEP & DANTES TESTING DATES:  

Scheduling for taking CLEP or DANTES testing is by special arrangement normally in the afternoon. Testing usually takes place in the Administration Building. It is advisable to schedule at least two weeks in advance.  The registration form for each test must be mailed to the university or faxed to 270-247-3115 prior to the day of testing.  Please mail to the Registrar's Office, Mid-Continent University, 99 Powell Road East, Mayfield, KY 42066.

Saturday testing is also scheduled periodically as a special testing day for CLEP andantes. Contact the Registrar’s Office to get the specific date.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CLEP EXAMS:

CLEP Business exam brochure

CLEP "Take One" Brochure

Info for CLEP Candidates

CLEP Registration form

DANTES Registration form


CLEP AND DANTES FAQ

Q. What is the difference between the CLEP and DANTES tests? 
A. CLEP is a timed and computer- based test. DANTES has no time limit and is a paper and pen test. 

Q. Which test or tests may I take? 
A. Please check with your advisor before taking any CLEP or DANTES tests. You should review the list provided on this website for all available tests.

Q. Do I need permission to take a specific test? 
A. It is advisable to check with your advisor to be sure a particular test fits your plan for graduation. You are responsible for registering for and taking the correct test. 

Q. If I do not pass a CLEP or DANTES exam, may I repeat the test? 
A. You must wait a minimum of six months to repeat an exam and it is advisable to obtain permission from your academic advisor. 

Q. What is the cost of each test? 
A.DANTES requires a $25.00 registration fee and an $80.00 test fee. * 
CLEP requires a $38.00 registration fee and a $77.00 test fee. * 

CLEP or DANTES usually cover different test materials. 
*Fees are subject to change.