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The College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
The CLEP provides students the option of earning college credit without enrolling in college courses. USF is an institutional-testing center which means USF officials provide CLEP testing for students and former students.
Students may earn up to 32 semester hours of credit toward a USF degree through CLEP. CLEP will be allowed only for the special subject examinations and only for scores equivalent to the grade of 'C' or better. No grades will be indicated for CLEP credit on students' transcripts other than "Pass."
The cost to complete a CLEP exam is $80 to be paid by credit or debit card at the time of testing. If students pass the CLEP exam, they must pay a $15 transcription fee for each credit hour and then an additional $15 administration fee per course. For example, a three-credit course would cost $60 (i.e., $45 transcription fee + $15 administration fee.)
For more information, visit http://clep.collegeboard.org.
The specific CLEP subject examinations allowed for Spanish and the corresponding USF course credits that can be earned are as follows:
Credit for Prior Spanish Learning
As approved by the USF Faculty in November of 2007, students who have earned a "B" or better in both Spanish 201 and 202 at USF may transcribe credits for Spanish 101 and 102 without additional (CLEP) testing. A $15 per credit transcription fee is assessed for each credit earned through the "B" or better policy: $60 for SPA101, $60 for SPA102.
Those students who have extensive prior learning experiences and wish to begin their Spanish studies at the 300 level should take the CLEP exam, unless they have credit for Spanish 101 through 202 through a College Board Advanced Placement Exam in Spanish Language or have those credits transferred from another university.
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