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History of the US I

Subject Information

The History of the US I examination contains 120 questions to be answered in 90 minutes.

The test covers the period of United States history from the Spanish and French colonizations to the end of Reconstruction, with the majority of questions on the period of nationhood. In the part covering the 17th and 18th centuries, emphasis is placed on the English colonies.

Students should consider taking the exam if they can demonstrate the following abilities:

  • identification and description of historical phenomena
  • analysis and interpretation of historical phenomena
  • comparison and contrast of historical phenomena.

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 History of the US I exam earn credit for a score of 50 or higher.

Course(s) and Credits

  • HIST 121
    3 credits

Credits meet the Cultural Enrichment component of the general education requirement.