OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR

Departmental Exams

TU offers departmental "challenge" exams in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Health Science, Mathematics, Foreign Languages and Psychology. Students' achievement in a particular test must be equal or superior to that of students having earned a grade equivalent of 2.00. Although departmental standards for granting credit may exceed this minimum, credit may not be granted when achievement is below 2.00 level work. Departments may also offer advanced placement with no credit given based on an individualized assessment.

Please read all information carefully:

  • You must be a degree candidate at Towson University to take a Departmental Exam.
  • Fee: $30 per unit + $10 registration fee to take the test + $30 per unit to apply units for passed tests to your TU record.
  • Students are not permitted to attempt a CLEP exam if equivalent course was attempted at TU or earned as credit at another college or university.
  • For details, call the Registrar's Office, 410-704-2471.
  • The following exams are given at Towson University twice each year, March & October.

EXAM

UNITS

GENED

 

CHEMISTRY


Appropriate lab experience required.  Please contact Dr. Alan Pribula at 410-704-2721 for information and prior approval.

CHEM 110 - General Chemistry I 4
GenEd II.A
CHEM 111 - General Chemistry II 4
GenEd II.A
HEALTH SCIENCE
HLTH 101 - Wellness for a Diverse Society 3
GenEd  II.B.3
HLTH 103 - Emergency. Medical Care, First Aid & Safety 3
N/A
HLTH 220 - Sexuality in a Diverse Society 3
N/A
HLTH 331 - Nutrition for Health Professionals 3
N/A
MATHEMATICS
MATH 273 - Calculus I 4
GenEd I.C
MATH 274 - Calculus II 4
GenEd I.C
MATH 275 - Calculus III 4
GenEd I.C
FOREIGN LANGUAGES

$100 for 3 units or $190 for 6 units.
Exams are administered by the Foreign Languages department during November only; you must register in October, please call 410-704-2883 for details.

Students who have received credit for 101, 102, 201, or 202 at Towson University in the language to be tested are not eligible to take the CPL exam without the prior written permission of the department.

French/German/Italian/Spanish

301 and/or 302

3

GenEd II.C.3

Arabic/Chinese/Hebrew/Japanese

301 and/or 302

3 GenEd II.D

French/German/Italian/Spanish

Arabic/Chinese/Hebrew/Japanese 301

3 Core 5

French/German/Italian/Spanish

Arabic/Chinese/Hebrew/Japanese 302

3 Core 12

 


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