If you know the student’s approximate test scores, add them together, then divide by 4. This is the test average. Then add 20%- 30% to their test average for their notes, review questions, labs, etc. Here is the formula:
Test Average x .20 = X
Test Average (.80) + X (.20) = Overall grade
If you don’t have any idea what your student’s test grades were, and a CLEP exam is available, the student can complete our CLEP Professor course (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics only) which is a 2-3 week course that prepares students for the corresponding CLEP exams. Use the practice test average as their test average in the formula above. For a high school course, use the following grade equivalents:
60+ = 100 50 - 59 = 90 45 - 49 = 80 40 - 45 = 75
If they score a 60 or above, Dr. Shormann recommends they take the exam which not only can earn up to 8 college credits, it also validates your transcript and demonstrates college readiness. While having a good transcript is important, the primary criteria for college admissions are PSAT, SAT, and ACT scores, as well as CLEP and AP exams. I have posted some articles below with more information. Please let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything else I can do for you.