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Exams and Placement Testing

Credit by Examination

CBS recognizes and honors prior learning by accepting the following examinations by which a student may earn credit. For other than CBS exams, applicants and/or students taking CLEP or AP must provide score reports from the College Board. Assuming that an acceptable score is attained on an examination, CBS will grant placement of full credit per general guidelines. Exams not listed below will be analyzed on an individualized basis for transfers or placement. In all cases, the College will follow the recommended scores of the American Council of Education and the Department of Education.

Test

Subject Area

Acceptable Scores

CLEP

English Composition General Exam* 6 hours through June 2001 420
English Composition with Essay 6 hours through June 30, 2010 50
English Composition 6 hours June 30, 2010 50
Freshman College Composition 6 hours through June 30, 2011

50

College Composition 6 hours as of July 1, 2010 50
College Composition Modular (no essay) 3 hours as of July 1, 2010 50
College Composition Modular (with essay) 6 hours as of July 1, 2010** 50
American Literature 6 hours 50
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 6 hours 50
English Literature 6 hours 50
College Algebra 3 hours 50
AP All subjects offered through Advanced Placement
*(Credit-hours assigned according to AP test score)
3-5*
CBS Biblical Counseling 70
Bible Study Methods 70
Computer Proficiency Exam 70

* With or without essay

**CBS will not grade essays for this exam

Placement Testing

TEST

SUBJECT AREA

ACCETABLE SCORES

Wonderlic

Reading

300

 

Writing

300

THEA/TASP/TSI

Reading

230

 

Writing

220

 

Written Essay

5

 

Math

230

TAKS

English

2200 & 3

 

Math

2200

ACT

Math

19

 

English

19

 

Composite Score

23

SAT

Math

500

 

Critical Reading (Verbal)

500

 

Combined Score Composite Score

1070

ASSET

Reading

40

 

Writing

40

COMPASS*

Reading

81

 

Writing

59

CPT

Reading

55

 

Sentence Skills

60

*This test and scores meet “Ability to Benefit (ATB)” guidelines set forth by the Department of Education.