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History of the US II

Subject Information

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

The test covers the period of United States history from the end of the Civil War to the present. A majority of the questions pertain to the 20th century.

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 II exam earn credit for a score of 50 or higher.

Course(s) and Credits

  • HIST 122
    3 credits

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