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. The cost of the GED® exam is $20 per section for a total of $80 for all four tests. The cost of the computer-based HiSET exam is $10.75 per section for a total of $53.75 for the five-test battery. The cost of the paper-and-pencil version is $15 per section for a total of $75 for the five-test battery. 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, 2) prerequisite course work at other post-secondary institutions, 3) and/or qualifying high school GPA or high school equivalency exam results.

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 3-month waiting period before repeating a test.

 CLEP General Examinations
The university grants credit for qualifying scores on the CLEP General Exams. 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 1220

3

American Government

65

Political Science 1120

3

Biology

50

Biology 1110

3

Calculus

70

Math 1512

4

Chemistry

63

Chemistry 1215-1225

8

French Language

48

French 1110

3

French Language

52

French 1110 & 1120

6

German Language

63

German 1110 & 1120

6

Human Growth & Development

63

Psychology 2120

3

Macroeconomics, Principles of

54

Economics 2110

3

Management, Principles of

54

Management 1110

3

Marketing, Principles of

50

Management 2110

3

Microeconomics, Principles of

54

Economics 2120

3

Psychology, Introductory

56

Psychology 1110

3

Sociology, Introductory

59

Sociology 1110

3

Spanish Language

45

Spanish 1110

3

Spanish Language

50

Spanish 1110 & 1120

6

Spanish Language

57

Spanish 1110, 1120, 2110 & 2120

12

U.S. History I

55

History 1110

3

U.S. History II

55

History 1120

3

Western Civilization I

55

History 1150

3

 Western Civilization II

55

 History 1160

3