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CLEP Testing

The College-Level Examination Program® or CLEP provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. The CLEP test is a computer-based test that is offered by the Department of Testing and Disability Services. You may call 318-257-4882 for an appointment at least one week prior to the expected test date.

To learn more about CLEP testing and its advantages for students, visit College-Level Examination Program® online.

Credit Exams

What is a Louisiana Tech credit exam?

Louisiana Tech credit exams are administered in some subject areas for students who believe they have already attained the level of knowledge required in a course. You may only attempt a placement or credit exam once; if you do not pass the first time, you will not be allowed to repeat the exam.

How do I register for a credit exam?

If you would like to register for a credit exam, please keep the following things in mind:

English Placement

Test Scores Placement

English ACT less than or equal to 17, or

Verbal SAT score less than or equal to 440

Placement in ENGL 099

English ACT greater than or equal to 18, or

Verbal SAT score greater than or equal to 450

Placement in ENGL 101

English ACT greater than or equal to 30, or

Verbal SAT greater than or equal to 680

ENGL 101 credit granted if English ACT/Verbal SAT score earned within the previous 5 years.

Math Placement

What are the math placement exams?

We offer math placement exams to ensure that students begin the study of mathematics at the level for which they are prepared. The ACT/SAT math score is used as a measure of preparation for entry-level college math and statistics courses. Math placement exams are offered for specified ACT/SAT math score levels and major fields of study as indicated in the table below. Placement in entry-level math courses is based on the Enhanced ACT/AT math score. If no scores are on file in the Admissions Office or the Registrar's Office, the score will be assumed to be 0.

When can I take the math placement exam?

Exams are offered during every Student Orientation session in the summer. They are also administered prior to the beginning of every quarter. The exam schedule will be listed on the Schedule of Classes (Racing Form) and in the Student Orientation brochure.

Can I prepare for the exam?

Yes! Advance preparation is highly recommended! Review materials are available free of charge by accessing www.rehanna.pageout.net and following the steps listed below:

How do I know which math courses I need to complete for my major?

The curriculum requirements for your major determine which math courses you must complete. Refer to the Louisiana Tech catalog for the specific math requirements for your major. In the Math and Statistics section of the catalog, you will find information about the college preparatory course(s) taken in high school that should have prepared you for the various entry-level college courses.

What are the math requirements for transfer students?

Transfer students who do not have credit for the equivalent math prerequisite(s) for the math requirement in their major must satisfy the same placement criteria as entering freshmen. This may require submitting ACT/SAT scores, which in most cases are not needed for transfer admission to Louisiana Tech. Transfer credit for prerequisite math courses must be evaluated and approved through the math program before registering for a math or statistics course.

What are major groups? 

Majors are divided into three groups based on the math required (see table below).

Course Descriptions

Math ACT/SAT Score Math Course by ACT/SAT Placement and Major Math Placement/Credit Exams

ACT 0-18

SAT 0-450

All Majors: Math 099. Does not count toward fulfilling math requirement in any major. Not eligible for math placement exam.

ACT 19-21

SAT 460-510

Major Groups I & II: Math 100 B-C. Does not count toward fulfilling math requirement in major.

Major Group III: Math 100 B-C fulfills first course in math requirement.

No placement exam available for bypassing Math 100.

ACT 22-23

SAT 520-550

Major Groups I & II: Math 101. Does not count toward fulfilling math requirement.

Major Group III: Math 101. Fulfills first course in math requirement.

Not eligible for math placement exam.

ACT 24-25

SAT 560-580

Major Groups I & II: Math 101. Does not count toward fulfilling math requirement.

Major Group III: Math 101. Fulfills first course in math requirement.

Eligible for Math Credit Exam 101 to earn credit for Math 101. Studying for exam is highly recommended!

ACT 26+

SAT 590+

Major Group I: Math 125 for Accounting majors. Math 112 for all other majors in group. These courses count toward fulfilling math requirement.

Major Group II: Math 240. Fulfills first course in math requirement.

Major Group III: Required Math or Statistics course above Math 101.

All Majors: Credit for Math 101 granted if ACT/SAT date is within previous 5 years.

Major Group I: Eligible for Math Credit Exam 112 to earn credit for Math 112. Refer to curriculum requirements of your major to determine the need for exam. Studying for exam is highly recommended.

Major Group II: No placement/credit exam available for bypassing Math 240.

Major Group III: Eligible for Math Credit Exam 112 to earn credit for Math 112. Refer to curriculum requirements of your major to determine the need for exam. Studying for exam is highly recommended!

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement can be earned by taking AP courses in high school and completing the course exam to earn college credit. To get college credit, make sure your scores are sent to Louisiana Tech. Look at the table below to determine which classes you can receive college credit for.

AP Subject Score Louisiana Tech Equivalent Hours Earned
History of Art

3 or 4

5

Art 266

Art 266, 267

3

6

General Biology

3 or 4

5

Bio Science 101

Bio Science 101, 102

3

6

General Chemistry

3 or 4

5

Chemistry 100, 103

Chemistry 100, 103, 101, 104

3

6

Computer Science (AB) 4 or 5 Computer Science 100, 120 6
Computer Science (A) 4 or 5 Computer Science 100 3
Economics

3 or 4

5

Economics 201

Economics 201, 202

3

6

English (Language & Comp.)

3 or 4

5

English 101

English 101, 102

3

6

English (Literature & Comp.)

3 or 4

5

English 210

English 210, either 211 or 212

3

6

French Language

3

4

5

French 101

French 101, 102

French 101, 102, 201

3

6

9

French Literature

3 or 4

5

French 304

French 304, 305

3

6

German Literature

3 or 4

5

German 301

German 301, 302

3

6

Government and Politics (Political Science) 4 or 5 Political Science 302 3
Government and Politics (United States) 3, 4, 5 Political Science 201 3
History (World)

3

4 or 5

History 101

History 101, 102

3

6

History (European)

3

4 or 5

History 101

History 101, 102

3

6

History (American)

3

4 or 5

History 201

History 201, 202

3

6

Human Geography 3

3

4 or 5

 GEOG 205 3
Math (Calculus AB)

3

4 or 5

Math 101, 112/240*

Math 240, 241

6

6

Math (Calculus BC)

3

4 or 5

Math 240, 241

Math 240, 241, 242

6

9

Music Theory 4 or 5 Music Theory 101 3
Physics (B) 3, 4, 5 Physics 209, 210 6
Physics (C) Electricity and Magnet 3, 4, 5 Physics 209, 210 6
Psychology 4 or 5 Psychology 102 3
Spanish Language

3 or 4

5

Spanish 101, 102

Spanish 101, 102, 201, 202

6

12

Spanish Literature

3 or 4

5

Spanish 380

Spanish 380, 381

3

6

Statistics 4 or 5 Statistics 200 3
Studio Art (General Portfolio and Drawing)   Contact Art Department at 318-257-3909  

* Either Math 112 or 240, depending on the major. 240 credit is for Engineering and Science majors.


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