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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

Acceptable Scores

THEA/TASP/TSI Reading 230
Writing 220
Written Essay 5
Math 230
TAKS English: Score of 2200 or higher AND score of +3 or higher on the essay 2200 & 3
Math: Score of 2200 or higher 2200
ACT Math 19
English 19
Composite Score 23
SAT Math 500
Critical Reading (Verbal) 500
Combined Score 1070
TAAS Reading TL X-89
Math TL X-89
Writing 1770
ASSET* Reading 35 for Associate’s and Bachelor’s

41 for ADCP

Writing 35 for Associate’s and Bachelor’s

41 for ADCP

COMPASS* Reading 62 for Associate’s and Bachelor’s

81 for ADCP

Pre-algebra/Numerical 25
Writing 32 for Associate’s and Bachelor’s

59 for ADCP

CPT/ACCUPLACER* Reading 55
Sentence Skills 60
Arithmetic 34

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