Challenge Exams & CLEP

Challenge Exams

You can take challenge exams to gain course credits at SLCC.

  • You may not take the Challenge Exams if you have previously taken the course and received a grade of D- or higher. If you received an E or a W, you're eligible to take the challenge exam.
  • You will receive a P on your transcript if you pass. It will not affect your GPA. If you do not pass it will not show on your transcript.
  • You may not take the Challenge Exam if you are currently enrolled in the course.
  • Individual departments also offer Challenge Exams. Contact the department that offers the exam you want to take.
  • Each test has a different time limit and qualifying score. Call 801-957-4500 for information specific to your test.
  • Each Challenge Exam can only be taken once. The cost is $50. Some departments may require an additional fee to be paid to the department.

Testing Services administers:

Math 1010 — 4 credits

  • This test consists of 2 parts, with 1.5 hours allowed for each part. In between the two sections, the student may take no more than a 15-minute break.
  • No textbooks, notes, cheat sheets, outside assistance, graphing calculators, or internet connecting devices are allowed.
  • A scientific calculator is allowed for the test.
  • Students must achieve a 75% to pass.
  • Results may take up to two weeks.
  • The exam may only be taken once.

MATH 1040 Intro to Statistics Challenge Exam

MATH 1040 — 3 credits

  • Students will have 120 minutes to complete the exam.
  • Any handheld calculator may be used on the exam but devices that connect to the internet will not be allowed.
  • Students must achieve a 75% in order to pass.
  • Results may take up to two weeks.
  • The exam may only be taken once.

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CJ 1010 — 3 credits

This exam covers theories, concepts, and methods used to facilitate understanding, predicting, and responding to issues of deviance and crime in America. Also includes development and evolution of components in the American Criminal Justice System, including the history of racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination on charging, sentencing, conviction, incarceration, and employment.

Those who would like to prepare for the exam may read and/or download a free Open Educational Resource textbook: SOU-CCJ230 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System.

  • The exam consists of two parts with an optional 15-minute break in-between
    • Part 1: Two hours to complete 60 multiple choice questions
    • Part 2: Three hours to complete the crime statistic short answer questions and the critical thinking case study essay.
  • No textbooks, notes, outside assistance, or internet connecting devices allowed while testing.
  • Students must achieve a 75% to pass.
  • Results may take up to two weeks.
  • The exam may be taken twice.

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HS 1100 – 3 credits

  • This exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions.
  • Exam has a 60 mins time limit.
  • No items will be allowed during the test.
  • Students must achieve an 80% or better to pass and receive credit for the course.
  • Results may take 3-4 weeks before a P (passing) is shown on the student’s official SLCC transcript.

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Foreign Language

You can gain foreign language credits by taking proficiency tests offered at Brigham Young University. Visit Experiential Language Credit to learn more.

In addition, you may be able to skip prerequisite courses and take LANG 2010 or LANG 2020 to fulfill your SLCC Associate of Arts language requirement. Call 801-957-4338 or email Mary.stout@slcc.edu for more information.

Passing LANG 3060 at the University of Utah with a C- or better also fulfills your AA language requirement.


CLEP

You can earn credits at SLCC by taking College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams to test your knowledge in certain areas. You can take any of the other CLEP exams not listed at SLCC for credit at other schools. SLCC does not accept all CLEP exams for credit. Be sure your school accepts the exam credit before you schedule an exam with us. Please check with your school as passing scores may vary at different institutions.

Financial Accounting, score (50+), ACCT 2010 - Survey of Financial Accounting, SLCC credits (3)

Introductory Business Law, score (50+), MGT 2050 - Legal Environment of Business, SLCC credits (3)

Principles of Management, score (50+), MGT 1600 - Management Essentials, SLCC credits (3)

Principles of Marketing, score (50+), MKTG 1030 - Introduction to Marketing, SLCC credits (3)

American Literature, score (50+), ENGL elective credit, SLCC credits (3)

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, score (50+) ENGL elective credit, SLCC credit (3)

College Composition, score (50+), ENGL 1010 - Intro to Writing (EN), SLCC credits (3), SLCC GenEd (EN)

English Literature, score (50+), ENGL elective credit, SLCC credits (3)

American Government, score (50+), POLS 1100 - US Government & Politics (AI), SLCC credits (3), SLCC GenEd (AI)

History of the United States 1865 to Present, score (50+), HIST 2710 - US History Since 1877 (HU), SLCC credits (3), SLCC Gen Ed (HU)

History of the United States to 1877, score (50+), HIST 2700 - US History to 1877 (HU), SLCC credits (3), SLCC GenEd (HU)

Human Growth and Development, score (50+), FHS 1500 - Lifespan Human Development (SS) or PSY 1100 -Lifespan Human Growth and Development (SS), SLCC credits (3), SLCC GenEd (SS)

Introductory Psychology, score (50+), PSY 1010 - General Psychology (SS), SLCC credits (3), SLCC GenEd (SS)

Introductory Sociology, score (50+), SOC 1010 - Intro to Sociology (SS), SLCC credits (3), SLCC GenEd (SS)

Principles of Macroeconomics, score (50+), ECON 2020 - Macroeconomics (SS), SLCC credits (3), SLCC GenEd (SS)

Principles of Microeconomics, score (50+), ECON 2010 - Principles of Microeconomics (SS), SLCC credits (3), SLCC GenEd (SS)

Western Civilization to 1648, score (50+), HIST 1100 - European History to 1300 (IG), SLCC credits (3), SLCC GenEd (IG)

Western Civilization 1648 to Present, score (50+), HIST 1110 - European History Since 1300 (IG), SLCC credits (3), SLCC GenEd (IG)

Biology, score (50+), BIOL 1010 - Introduction to Biology (LS), SLCC credits (3), GenEd (LS)

Calculus, score (64+), MATH 1210 - Calculus I (QL), SLCC credits (4), GenEd (QL)

Chemistry, score (50+), CHEM 1010 - Intro to Chemistry (PS), SLCC credits (3), GenEd (PS)

College Algebra, score (63+), MATH 1050 - College Algebra (QL), SLCC credits (4), GenEd (QL)

College Mathematics, score (55+), MATH 1030 - Quantitative Reasoning (QL), SLCC credits (3), GenEd (QL)

Precalculus, score (61+), MATH 1060 - Trigonometry (QL), SLCC credits (3), GenEd (QL)

French

French Language, score (50-62), FRN 1010 - First Semester French + FRN 1020 - Second Semester French (LN), SLCC credits (10) GenEd (LN)

French Language, score (63+), FRN 2010 - Third Semester French + FRN 2020 -Fourth Semester French, SLCC credits (8), GenEd (LN)

French Language Levels 1 & 2, score (50-58), FRN elective credit, SLCC credits (4), GenEd (LN)

French Language Levels 1 & 2, score (59+), FRN elective credit, SLCC credits (8), GenEd (LN)

German

German Language, score (50-62), GER elective credit, SLCC credits (10), GenEd (LN)

German Language, score (63+), GER elective credit, SLCC credits (8), GenEd (LN)

German Language Levels 1 & 2, score (50-58), GER elective credit, SLCC credits (4), GenEd (LN)

German Language Levels 1 & 2, score (59+), GER elective credit, SLCC credits (8), GenEd (LN)

Spanish

Spanish Language, score (50-62), SPN 1010 - First Semester Spanish + SPN 1020 - Second Semester Spanish (LN), SLCC credits (10), GenEd (LN)

Spanish Language, score (63+), SPN 2010 - Third Semester Spanish + SPN 2020 - Fourth Semester Spanish, SLCC credits (8), GenEd (LN)

Spanish Language Levels 1 & 2, score (50-58), SPN elective credit, SLCC credits (4), GenEd (LN)

Spanish Language Levels 1 & 2, score (59+), SPN elective credit, SLCC credits (8), GenEd (LN)

Spanish with Writing Levels 1 & 2, score (50-58), SPN elective credit, SLCC credits (4), GenEd (LN)

Spanish with Writing Levels 1 & 2, score (59+), SPN elective credit, SLCC credits (8), GenEd (LN)

To Take a CLEP Exam at SLCC

  1. Pre-register and pay for the exam with CLEP. Print out your Exam Registration Ticket.
    On the day of the exam, bring your printed Exam Registration Ticket and a valid government-issued photo ID.
  2. Make an appointment with our Testing Center using the Schedule Exam button below and pay $28.50. Call us at 801-957-4627 if you have any questions.
  3. If you’re a minor and don’t have government-issued ID, you will have to use the College Board Student ID Form. Visit CLEP Exam or contact CLEP at 800-257-9558 or 609-771-7865 for more information.

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Other CLEP Facts

  • You have two hours to take the College Composition exam and an hour and a half for each of the other exams.
  • Each CLEP exam totals 80 points.
  • You cannot take a CLEP exam if you’ve taken that class and received a C or higher.
  • If you fail the CLEP exam, you must wait 3 months before you can retake it.
  • Official results of each CLEP exam will be sent to you and your school and take four to six weeks to appear on your transcript.
  • At SLCC, accepted CLEP subjects will become part of your academic history and will not affect your GPA.

For more CLEP information, visit the College Board CLEP website . You also can purchase the CLEP Official Study Guide or individual examination guides by visiting the College Board Store.