Credit by Examination

The maximum amount of credit from a combination of special credit such as College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), challenge examination, or Military Service credit, which may be applied to an associate degree, is 32 credit hours. Any credit earned through CLEP and Advanced Placement must be mutually exclusive. For example, students cannot earn three (3) hours of English credit through Advanced Placement and another three (3) hours of credit for English through CLEP.

ACT Credit Examination Program

  1. ENMU-Roswell will give up to 9 hours of credit for the ACT examination scores as follows:
    Course Score Credit Applied To
    English 31 3 Hours ENG 102
    Math 31 6 Hours MATH 107 and 113
  1. Credit is given to beginning or transfer freshmen who take the ACT examination BEFORE the first registration at ENMU-Roswell. High school students participating in the early admission program must have taken the examination before the first full-time registration. Credit is awarded only after successful completion of 12 or more credit hours at ENMU-Roswell.
  2. Any credit earned through CLEP, AP, and ACT must be mutually exclusive. A student cannot earn three hours of English credit through ACT and another three hours of credit for English through CLEP or AP, for example. The total number of credits accepted from any combination of CLEP general and ACT cannot exceed 30 credit hours.
  3. Contact the Admissions and Records Office for further details.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Advanced Placement (AP)

ENMU‑Roswell participates in CLEP (the College Level Examination Program) of the College Entrance Examination Board and the Advanced Placement program under the following provisions:

  1. Credit may be established on CLEP and Advanced Placement examinations for scores at the 50th percentile on CLEP examinations and at level 3 and above for Advanced Placement examinations.
  2. CLEP and Advanced Placement examinations will be considered individually, and credit will be assigned to specific courses.
  3. ENMU-Roswell will accept transfer CLEP and Advanced Placement subject credit without consideration of the percentile or score accepted by the transferring institution.
  4. CLEP and Advanced Placement credit may be received if a “Passing” grade has been recorded.
  5. CLEP and Advanced Placement credit will not be awarded if students have received college credit for the same course or its equivalent.
  6. Students with 59 or fewer credit hours may take CLEP and/or Advanced Placement exams for credit.
  7. CLEP and Advanced Placement credit will be awarded to students who have successfully completed one semester on an ENMU Campus.

Challenge Examinations in Academic Programs

Regularly enrolled students at ENMU-Roswell have the option of passing a course in their degree plan by challenge examination without class attendance. A challenge examination may take the form of tests, projects, writing assignments, and other measures of course competency. A student who is already enrolled in a course will not be eligible to challenge the course if the semester is in progress. To arrange a challenge examination for credit, the student must obtain and complete the following:

  1. The Challenge Examination for Credit Request form from Admissions and Records confirming that the student has a cumulative GPA of 2.0,
  2. Agreement of the course instructor or faculty member to administer the examination or send the examination to the Testing Center to be proctored by one of the staff in that area.
  3. Signatures on the form include: (1) student, (2) registrar (3) faculty member and (4) assistant vice president.
  4. Proof of payment from the Business Office noted on the Request for Challenge Examination form; the $70.00 fee is nonrefundable.

Once the student has obtained the appropriate signatures on the form, and paid the nonrefundable fee, the form must be returned to the Office of Admissions and Records. Once the form is processed, a copy will be sent to the faculty member who has approved the challenge request.

After taking the examination, if the student receives a grade of C or higher, the course will appear on the transcript with the grade that the student has earned and be counted in the student’s grade point average for that semester. If the student receives a grade lower than a C, no entry will be made on the transcript, and the student will have the option of registering for the course at the current tuition rate.

Due to programing guidelines, students may not challenge courses in certain career-technical/health programs.

Challenge Examination for Advanced Placement

Regularly enrolled students at ENMU-Roswell are encouraged to take challenge examinations for advancement in foreign language courses. The student must arrange with the instructor to take the challenge examination prior to the regular semester, and the academic program stipulations apply.

Directed Studies Courses

Directed Studies courses allow the student: (1) to investigate in depth some subject matter that is not covered in the courses regularly offered by ENMU-Roswell or (2) to take a course in the catalog that has not been offered in the regular spring or fall semesters. To arrange a directed study course, the student must obtain and complete the following:

  1. Approved Directed Study Request form from the Admissions and Records Office showing that the student has a GPA of at least 3.0 in the area of study and has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  2. Agreement of a full-time faculty member to be his or her mentor/sponsor for the course. The mentor/sponsor works with the student during the academic year and administers the examination during the scheduled examination period at the end of the semester.
  3. Syllabus describing the work to be undertaken, meeting schedule, and assignments with deadlines. Assignments must, as a minimum, require 30 hours of work per credit hour in the form of a substantial research paper, study, or project.
  4. Signatures of the: (1) director of Admissions and Records, (2) student, (3) faculty member, (4) assistant vice president, and (5) vice president for Academic Affairs.

Once the vice president for Academic Affairs has returned the completed copy to the appropriate assistant vice president, the course is entered into the system and the student can register for the course. When the course is completed, the faculty member assigns the grade. A copy of the student’s work is retained in the unit office. The course appears on the transcript under the subject designation and the number 291.