ACT National Assessment plus Writing (act.org)
The ACT Assessment was designed to measure knowledge and skills typically taught in high school that are important for successfully completing a college education. It contains tests from four general subject areas: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science Reasoning and Writing Skills. A score of 27 or above is required on the ACT Assessment (National or Residual) to be considered for credit. Questions regarding ACT credit should be referred to the Registrar's Office. Admission score requirements are according to whatever UMHB catalog is in effect at the time of admission. Information and instructions for registering for the ACT National Assessment and test dates can be found online at act.org.
ACT Residual Assessment plus Writing
The purpose of the ACT Residual Assessment is for UMHB to obtain data on enrolled, admitted, or applicant students who were unable to take the ACT Assessment on a national test date. The ACT Residual Assessment is given by appointment only on scheduled dates.
Students eligible for ACT Residual Assessment must be 1) currently enrolled, 2) admitted to UMHB, or 3) in the process of applying to UMHB, and not have taken any form of the ACT Residual Assessment within the re-test restriction period. There is a minimum 60 day re-test restriction period which must elapse before another ACT Assessment may be taken. Score reports for the residual assessment will be sent only to UMHB.
CLEP - College Level Examination Program (www.collegeboard.org)
In some instances, a student may feel that he/she has sufficient knowledge in a certain subject area and does not wish to take the particular subject course. In such cases, the student may request to take a CLEP Examination in the particular subject area(s). To receive credit for the particular corresponding offered course, the student must obtain a score at or above the respective score listed on the Credit by Exam table.
CLEP Examinations are administered by computer only and last approximately 90 minutes. Students may receive score results for most exams upon completion, with exception to exams requiring essays (allow 2-4 weeks following the test date for pending results). Students are tested by appointment only.
CLEP Examinations are given at most colleges and universities. Detailed descriptions of CLEP Examinations, sample questions, and suggested resources for preparation are included in The CLEP Official Study Guide, available at most major bookstores, or from CLEP on the Internet.
Students in the Armed Forces have CLEP Examinations available at no charge through the Education Services Center at Fort Hood or other military installations. DANTES Test Centers have reproducible copies of sample tests from the individual study guides. Contact the Education Services Officer or visit the DANTES website at www.dantes.doded.mil.
Do you need help preparing for a CLEP exam? Get ready with resources from the College Board found at clep.collegeboard.org/test-preparation.
Foreign Language Achievement Testing
These exams are intended for those students who are proficient or fluent in the language being tested. Students who pass these exams will receive credit for applicable courses. These exams are offered in cooperation with other universities. Application forms and proctoring arrangements can be made through the UMHB Disability & Testing Center.
Page last updated February 19, 2020