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German Language

Subject Information

The German Language examination consists of 120 multiple-choice items presented in three sections during a 90-minute timeframe. Each section is timed separately.

Students must demonstrate their ability to comprehend written and spoken German by answering a variety of questions covering these topics:

  • listening comprehension through short oral exchange
  • listening comprehension through longer spoken selections
  • reading.

Computer-based Scoring

CLEP computer-based (CBT) exams are scored without a penalty for incorrect guessing. The raw score--the number of correct responses--is translated into a scaled score. The scaled scores for CLEP CBT are reported in a range from 20 to 80.

At Ferris, candidates taking the German Language exam earn credit for a score of 40 or higher.

Scores, Course(s) and Credits

  • 40-49
    4 credits for GERM 101
  • 50-58 
    8 credits for GERM 101 & GERM 102
  • 59-62 
    8 credits for GERM 102 & GERM 201
  • 63-80
    8 credits for GERM 201 & GERM 202

Note: Credits meet the global consciousness and cultural enrichment components of the general education requirements.