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Bluefield College accepts the following CLEP credits:
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

  Examination 

Number of Credits Granted with ACE Recommended Passing Score 

Transfers to Bluefield College as: 

GENERAL 

 

 

College Composition Modular 

6

Grammar & Comp I & II 

 

 

Gen. Ed. Req. (ENG 1013/1023) 

College Mathematics 

6

Math Gen. Ed. Req. 

Humanities 

6

Fine Arts Gen. Ed. Req. 

Natural Sciences 

6

Science (w/lab) Gen. Ed. Req. + 2 Elective Hrs. 

Social Sciences and History 

6

3 History Gen Ed. Req. and 

 

 

3 Soc Sci Gen Ed. Req. 

COMPOSITION & LITERATURE 

 

 

American Literature 

6

Literature Gen. Ed. Req. (ENG2033/2043) 

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 

6

Literature Gen. Ed. Req.(ENG 2003/elective) 

English Literature 

6

Literature Gen. Ed. Req.(ENG 2013/2023) 

College Composition Modular

6

Grammar & Comp I & II GenEd Req (ENG 1013/1023) 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES 

 

 

College French (Levels 1 & 2) 

 

 

Level 1 (two semesters) 

6

 

Level 2 (four semesters) 

12

Elective for B.S/Lang Req for BA 

College German Language (Levels 1& 2) 

 

 

Level 1 (two semesters) 

6

 

Level 2 (four semesters) 

12

Elective for B.S/Lang Req for BA 

College Spanish Language (Levels 1& 2) 

 

 

Level 1 (two semesters) 

6

 

Level 2 (four semesters) 

12

Elective for B.S/Lang Req for BA 

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HISTORY 

 

 

American Government 

3

Soc Sci Gen. Ed. Req. (PLS1013) 

History of the United States I: 

3

History Gen. Ed. Req. (HIS2013) 

Early Colonizations to 1877 

 

 

History of the United States II: 

3

History Gen. Ed. Req.(HIS2023) 

1865 to Present 

 

 

Human Growth and Development 

3

Soc Sci Gen. Ed. Req. 

Introductory Psychology 

3

Soc Sci Gen. Ed. Req., (PSY1013) 

Principles of Macroeconomics 

3

Soc Sci Gen. Ed. Req .(BUS 2513) 

Principles of Microeconomics 

3

Soc Sci Gen. Ed. Req. (BUS 2523) 

Introduction to Educational Psychology 

3

Soc Sci Gen. Ed. Req. 

Introductory Sociology 

3

Soc Sci Gen. Ed. Req., (SOC1013) 

Western Civilization I: 

3

History Additional Area 

Ancient Near East to 1648 

 

 

Western Civilization II: 

3

History Additional Area 

1648 to Present 

 

 

SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS 

 

 

Calculus 

6

Math Gen. Ed. Req.(MAT1815)+ 1 Elective Hr. 

College Algebra 

3

Math Gen. Ed. Req. (MAT1213) 

Biology 

6

Science Gen. Ed. Req.+ 2 Elective Hrs. 

Chemistry 

6

Science Gen. Ed. Req+ 2 Elective Hrs. 

BUSINESS 

 

 

Information Systems and Computer Applications 

3

Elective (BUS2313 or 2323) 

Principles of Management 

3

Elective 

Financial Accounting 

6

BUS 2533/2543 

Introductory Business Law 

3

Elective 

Principles of Marketing 

3

BUS 3023 

     

  CLEP INFORMATION LISTED IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

A maximum of 30 semester hours may be earned through CLEP and DANTES testing combined. The student will need written permission from his/her advisor (for traditional students) or the Registrar’s Office (for accelerated degree completion students) in order to take the exam. Credit will be received as pass/fail, and no hours attempted or quality points will be computed in the examinee’s quality point ratio. A student may not receive credit for a CLEP/DANTES exam after college course work has been attempted in the same area.

Bluefield College accepts the following DSST credits:
 

 Examination 

Number of Credits Granted with ACE Recommended Passing Score 

Transfers to Bluefield College as: 

MATHEMATICS 

 

 

Fundamentals of College Algebra 

3

Math Gen. Ed. Req. (MAT1213) 

Principles of Statistics 

3

Math Gen. Ed. Req. (MAT2023) 

SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HISTORY 

 

 

Art of the Western World 

3

Fine Arts Gen. Ed. Req. (ART1413) 

Contemporary Western Europe Since 1945 

3

History Additional Area 

An Intro to the Modern Middle East 

3

History Additional Area (HIS4023) 

Human/Cultural Geography 

3

Social Science Gen. Ed. Req. (GEO2033) 

Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union 

3

History Additional Area 

A History of the Vietnam War 

3

History Additional Area 

The Civil War and Reconstruction 

3

History Additional Area 

Foundations of Education 

3

Elective (EDU3013). Must have permission from Division Chair. 

Lifespan Developmental Psychology 

3

Elective 

General Anthropology 

3

Elective 

Substance Abuse 

3

Elective 

Intro to Law Enforcement 

3

Elective (CRJ3233) 

Criminal Justice 

3

Elective (CRJ2013) 

Fundamentals of Counseling 

3

Elective 

BUSINESS 

 

 

Principles of Finance 

3

Elective 

Principles of Financial Accounting 

3

Elective (BUS2533) 

Human Resource Management 

3

Elective 

Organizational Behavior 

3

Elective 

Principles of Supervision 

3

Elective 

Business Law II 

3

Elective (BUS3123) 

Intro to Computing 

3

Elective 

Intro to Business 

3

Elective (BUS1063) 

Money and Banking 

3

Elective 

Personal Finance 

3

Elective 

Management Information Systems 

3

Elective 

Business Mathematics 

3

Math Gen. Ed. Req. (MAT1233) 

PHYSICAL SCIENCE 

 

 

Astronomy 

3

Science Additional Area 

Here’s to Your Health 

3

Health Gen. Ed. Req. (HEA2003) 

Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet 

3

Science Additional Area 

Principles of Physical Science I 

3

Science Additional Area 

Physical Geology 

3

Science Additional Area 

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY 

 

 

Technical Writing (Essay) 

3

Elective 

HUMANITIES 

 

 

Ethics in America (and Essay in America Essay) 

3

Elective 

Intro to World Religions 

3

Elective (CST3373) 

*Principles of Public Speaking 

3

Speech Gen. Ed. Req. (COM1023) 

  DANTES INFORMATION LISTED IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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

 

A maximum of 30 semester hours may be earned through CLEP and DANTES testing combined. The student will need written permission from his/her advisor (for traditional students) or the Registrar’s Office (for accelerated degree completion students) in order to take the exam. Credit will be received as pass/fail, and no hours attempted or quality points will be computed in the examinee’s quality point ratio. A student may not receive credit for a CLEP/DANTES exam after college course work has been attempted in the same area.

Test Proctoring Services

The ACE center serves as testing services center for Bluefield College, CLEP and DSST testing, ASE testing and is certified through several institutions to offer test proctoring for distance students.  We charge a $15 proctoring fee in addition to fees charged by the institution or primary testing service (like CLEP and DSST).  To schedule a test, and for more information about our procedures, call Wayne Pelts, Asst. Director of ACE at 276-326-4606.  He can be reached by email at wpelts@bluefield.edu.

Policy on CLEP and DSST credits

Bluefield College may award credit or give advance standing if a student can demonstrate proficiency in specific subject areas. Certain basic courses may be waived if proficiency in those areas can be demonstrated. If a course is waived, no credit will be given for that course.

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Dantes Subject Standardized Test (DSST) examinations are college examination programs that offer the means to award college –level achievement. Bluefield College grants credit for satisfactory scores made on all CLEP/DSST exams. A maximum of 30 semester hours may be earned through the CLEP and DSST examinations combined, provided the following have been met:

1.       The student must gain approval to take a CLEP/DSST test and use it as a substitution for a course at Bluefield College from the Registrar’s Office.

2.      A student may not receive credit for a CLEP/DSST score examination after college course work has been attempted in the same area.

3.      Credit will be received as pass/fail, that is, no hours attempted or quality points will be computed in the examinee’s quality point ratio.

4.      Unsatisfactory scores will not become part of the student’s record.

5.      The student must earn the American Council on Educations (ACE) minimum recommended score.

6.      For a complete listing of available examinations, passing scores, amount of academic credit per examination and course equivalencies contact the Registrar or the Academic Center for Excellence.

Bluefield College is an approved CLEP/DSST testing site. Testing appointments can be scheduled through the Academic Center for Excellence on the main campus in Bluefield, Virginia. For available locations in other areas, please consult the CLEP website (www.collegeboard.org/CLEP) and the DSST website (www. getcollegecredit.com)

Scheduling a test

 

DSST (formerly known as DANTES) and CLEP testing are available at several locations throughout Virginia.  Students may test at the Bluefield College main campus by contacting Wayne Pelts, Assistant Director of the ACE Center at 276-326-4606 or wpelts@bluefield.edu.  In other areas of Virginia, students should refer to the DSST and CLEP websites for local testing centers. 

Some facts about CLEP tests:

CLEP tests are computer based.  The student will know immediately after finishing the test if he/she passed.  Exceptions are tests with essays and non-computer based tests.

1.  CLEP tests are timed.  Most tests are approx. 90 min, however a student should allow at least two hours of time when scheduling a test.  An examinee will have to complete registration and also a tutorial to become familiar with CLEP software.

2.  CLEP test prices are $80 payable to CLEP, and $15 payable to Bluefield College for administering the test.  You MUST pay by credit or debit card (MC, Discover, or VISA).  Prices may differ if taking the test at a location other than the Bluefield College offices.

3.  If a student should happen to fail the CLEP test, he/she must wait 180 days (6 months) before re-taking the same exam.

4.  There is no penalty for incorrect guessing; therefore, a student should answer all of the questions on the exam.  This applies only to those taking the computer-based tests.  Some military locations still use the paper and pencil-based tests.

5.  You can learn more about CLEP (College Level Examination Placement) on the web at http://www.collegeboard.com/clep

6.  A CLEP Guide that contains examination description can be ordered on the website.  Always remember that CLEP assumes an examinee has previous knowledge about the subject in which he/she is testing, therefore, always study from a current subject-related textbook.  Do not rely on the CLEP Guide’s examination descriptions  as your only resource for study.

7.  An Examination Description can be downloaded at the website for a fee.  These descriptions will break down the areas of the subject that a student should study.

8. General Education and Elective credits may be earned by taking these tests.

9. Students should contact the Bluefield College Registrar’s Office for approval to take the test.

10.  A student may not receive credit for an exam after college coursework has been attempted in the same area.

Some facts about DSST tests:

1. All DSST tests are administered online. The examinee is immediately aware of the score of online tests however test scores will be mailed to the examinee/institution within ten business days.

2. DSST tests have a two hour time limit (with the exception of the Principles of Public Speaking exam) but the examinee should allow extra time to complete registration and a tutorial to become familiar with DANTES software.

3. DSST test prices are $80 payable to DANTES and $15 payable to Bluefield College for administering the test. You MUST pay be credit or debit card (MC, Discover or VISA). Prices may differ if taking the tests somewhere other than Bluefield College offices.

4. If a student should happen to fail the DSST test, he/she cannot retake the exam for three months.

5. There is no penalty for incorrect guessing; therefore, a student should answer all of the questions on the exam.

6. You can learn more about DSST on the web at http://www.getcollegecredit.com

7. A Study Guide can be ordered on the website. The Study Guide only contains 8 subjects, so be sure that it contains the subject that you wish to study for the test. Always remember that DSST assumes an examinee has previous knowledge about the subject in which they are testing, therefore, always study from a current subject-related textbook in addition to the material downloaded from this website.

8. For a small fee ($4.95), there are some practice tests available at the website.

9. Fact Sheets about each test can be downloaded at the website. These sheets will give you an examination description, and will list some study materials as well.

10. General Education and Elective credits may be earned by taking these tests.

11. Students should contact the Registrar’s Office for approval to take the test.

12. A student may not receive credit for an exam after college coursework has been attempted in the same area.

Study tips

 

Students typically prepare for these tests by first visiting the websites for CLEP and DSST.  CLEP is www.collegeboard.com/clep and the DSST site is www.getcollegecredit.com   Please be aware that the material downloaded from the DSST and CLEP  websites are only a sample tests. These samples are not the actual tests.   Other test preparation can be found by using search engines or looking for study guides at half.com or bn.com. (Search on REA CLEP TEST Prep or DANTES DSST test prep)  Some of these guides may be in the college library. Some students use websites like www.quizlet.comwww.instantcert.com , www.speedyprep.com , or www.istudysmart.com.  Many students remark that these websites are barely adequate preparation. Students will not be able to retest with CLEP for six months; however, students may retest with DSST after three months.  

Directions to Bluefield College:

  • Travel Route 460 West 5.5 miles from Route 52 North/John Nash Boulevard to the Virginia state line.

  • After passing into Virginia, go immediately through the first traffic signal to a second traffic signal. At the second traffic light, exit right off Route 460 onto Commerce Drive.

  • Go 0.3 miles to the second traffic signal on Commerce Drive and turn right onto College Drive.

  • The entrance to the college is 0.3 miles ahead on the left.

 

Directions to the Academic Center for Excellence on the campus of Bluefield College:

  • From the main entrance of the college and park in the front lot, ascend the steps in front of Lansdell Hall and turn right on the sidewalk and proceed past Harman Chapel straight toward Rish Hall. Visitor's parking is also available when using the Vandyke Circle entrance on College Avenue. This entrance is behind Harman Chapel. Please do not park in the reserved parking marked "Welcome to Bluefield College". This is reserved for Admissions visitors and cars will be ticketed.

  • Do not enter on the side of the building with the lettering that reads Rish Hall (this is the entrance to a residence hall)but continue down the sidewalk in front of Rish Hall (which faces College Avenue) and enter the lower level through the double doors (these doors face College Avenue) beneath the large porch with the rocking chairs.

  • Once through the double doors, proceed and turn right into the ACE center and continue to the back of the center near the exit door.