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Assessment Center

High School Equivalency Exams

High school equivalency exams are offered through the Assessment Center located in the Student Services building. Testing times and availability are subject to change. Cost of the four-part GED® exam is $80 and the cost of the five-part HiSET exam is $50. For registration and scheduling of exams please visit GED.com or HiSET.ETS.org. Contact the Assessment Center for questions and for approval of underage forms at 505.925.8560. All candidates are encouraged to prepare for the exam at the Adult Education Center before registering for the official high school equivalency exams. You may contact the Adult Education Center at 505.925.8900.

Course Placement Testing

Placement tests in reading, mathematics, and writing are offered prior to and during each registration period. Placement tests are administered by the Assessment Center located in the Student Services building. The ACCUPLACER assessment is used to determine a student’s placement level. Testing is available by appointment or on a walk-in basis; please contact the Assessment Center at 925-8560 for test dates and times.

New students registering for more than four semester hours of credit or enrolling in a mathematics or English course must take a reading, mathematics, and English placement test. Exemptions are made for students who have: 1) appropriate ACT or SAT scores, or 2) prerequisite course work at other post-secondary institutions.

Adherence to placement results is mandatory for all students planning to enroll in, or already enrolled in UNM-Valencia course work.

Returning or transfer students registering for more than four semester hours of credit who do not have the appropriate prerequisite course work or ACT/SAT scores must take the appropriate placement test prior to enrolling.

Exemptions to placement requirements are considered on an individual basis by the Director of Student Affairs.

College Level Examination Program

UNM-Valencia participates in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) administered by the College Board. The University of New Mexico grants credit to newly admitted and regularly enrolled (in undergraduate degree status) students who achieve passing scores on the CLEP exams listed below, as approved by the appropriate departments. For all of these CLEP Examinations, the total semester hours to be accepted towards a student’s degree is at the discretion of the pertinent degree-granting college. Therefore, students should contact their college advisors for specific information. No credit is granted for Subject Exams not listed. Students should be aware the CLEP Examinations are intended for people with clear strengths in an area. Important: There is a 6-month waiting period before repeating a test.

 CLEP General Examinations

The university grants credit for qualifying scores on the CLEP General Exams provided the student takes the exam before earning 26 semester hours of acceptable college credit. General credit hours are allowed as follows:

The University of New Mexico requires original transcripts of test results sent from CLEP, Box 1821, Princeton, N.J. 08543. Non-specific credit for these examinations appearing on transcripts from other colleges will not suffice. For more information about CLEP testing and transcripts, please visit the Assessment Center in the Student Services building or call 505.925.8560.

CLEP Chart:

GENERAL EXAMS

SCORE

EQUIV. UNM COURSE

CREDIT GRANTED

Humanities

50

General Credit

6

Natural Science

50

General Credit

6

Social Science & History

50

General Credit

6

 

 

CLEP SUBJECT EXAMS

SCORE

EQUIV. UNM COURSE

CREDIT GRANTED

(Semester Hours)

Algebra, College

59

Math 121

3

American Government

65

Math 121

3

Biology

50

Biology 110

3

Calculus

70

Math 162L

4

Chemistry

63

Chemistry 121L-122L

8

French Language

48

French 101

3

French Language

52

French 101 & 102

6

German Language

63

German 101 & 102

6

Human Growth & Development

63

Psychology 220

3

Macroeconomics, Principles of

54

Economics 105

3

Management, Principles of

54

Management 113

3

Marketing, Principles of

50

Management 222

3

Microeconomics, Principles of

54

Economics 106

3

Psychology, Introductory

56

Psychology 105

3

Sociology, Introductory

59

Sociology 101

3

Spanish Language

45

Spanish 101

3

Spanish Language

50

Spanish 101 & 102

6

Spanish Language

57

Spanish 101, 102, 201 & 202

12

U.S. History I

55

History 161L

3

U.S. History II

55

History 162L

3

Western Civilization I

55

History 101

3

 Western Civilization II

 55

 History 102

 3