Testing Services

By successfully completing one of the Prior Learning Assessment options — Portfolio Assessment, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or Departmental Challenge Examinations — students may earn undergraduate course credit for previous academic and/or prior learning experiences.


Prior Learning Assessment

Review Prior Learning Assessment  policies and then review the Dates & Deadlines section of this site for your campus.

Challenge Exam Requirement:

The challenge exam uses an automated online proctoring tool called Honorlock to verify students’ identities and ensure academic integrity during the exams. Therefore, students are required to use a computer or laptop with a webcam, microphone, and reliable Internet access for use with Honorlock. Students will be asked to show a government-issued photo ID. Students submitting a challenge application agree to be recorded throughout the exam and must understand that JWU and Honorlock are fully compliant with the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA), data is fully encrypted, and only authorized JWU personnel will have access to the recordings.


Course Search

Conduct a course search  to determine if a course has a Prior Learning Assessment option.


Transfer Evaluation System

If your course has a CLEP option, access the Transfer Evaluation System  to determine the equivalent CLEP exam title: In the Find a Transfer College by Name field, type ‘College Board’ > click SEARCH > click ‘COLLEGEBOARD AP/CLEP’ > in the ‘Course Code’ field, enter the JWU course code > select ‘Home Course’ and click ‘SEARCH’ > the equivalent CLEP title will be displayed. To find the equivalent DSST options follow the same process by typing DSST in the Find a Transfer College by Name field.


Restrictions

Challenge Exams

Culinary and Baking & Pastry Lab Courses

All Culinary and Baking lab courses have specific eligibility criteria:

Students must provide evidence of 3 years of relevant cooking (service) experience that meet the course objectives and as determined by the dean. Resume and professional references must be attached to Challenge Exam Applications for all culinary and baking labs.

Food Service Management Courses

The following courses have specific eligibility criteria:

FSM2045 Introduction to Menu Planning and Cost Controls: students must provide evidence of 5 years of relevant food service leadership and management experience as determined by the dean. Resume and professional references must be attached to Challenge Exam application.

FSM2025 Food and Beverage Cost Control: students must provide evidence of 5 years of relevant food service leadership and management experience as determined by the dean. Resume and professional references must be attached to Challenge Exam application.


Portfolio Assessment

Students have  6 months from the beginning date of the session to submit the completed portfolio.

The following courses have specific eligibility criteria:

CFIT2699 and CFIT 2799 College of Food Innovation & Technology Intermediate Internship: students must provide evidence of 3 years of full-time relevant cooking or baking and pastry experience that fulfills course objectives and as determined by the dean. Resume and professional references must be attached to the Portfolio Assessment application. 

FSM3035 Supervision for Foodservice Professionals and FSM3040 Food Service Financial Systems: students must provide evidence of 5 years of relevant full-time foodservice leadership and management experience that meet course objectives and as determined by the dean. Resume and professional references must be attached to the Portfolio Assessment application. Foreign Language CLEP Exams may only be taken to fulfill language requirements and may not be used to fulfill arts and sciences or free electives.


Fees 

CLEP

Current CLEP fees are available at College Board . The Providence Campus is an authorized CLEP administration site and will assess an additional $25 application fee which is applied to the student's account upon receipt of the application. Students testing at other test centers are responsible for any test administrative fees that may be charged by the test center.

US military personnel and US veterans may be eligible for DANTES funded CLEP exams.

Visit http://clep.collegeboard.org/military/veterans  for more information. 

Note: Johnson & Wales will waive the $25 application fee for all US military and US veterans who test the Providence Campus.


Challenge

There is a $104 fee for each academic semester credit, and a $136 fee for each lab semester credit challenged regardless of whether or not credit is awarded. Challenge exam fess are non-refundable.


Portfolio

Portfolio requests will be assessed a $104 fee for each academic semester credit, and a $136 fee for each lab semester credit. Fees are non-refundable and apply whether or not credit is awarded.

Participation in the prior learning seminar does not constitute enrollment at Johnson & Wales University. As such, any fees associated with involvement in the portfolio seminar are not eligible for financial aid.


Placement Testing

Placement testing is used to place students into appropriate course levels and to determine the student's course schedule.

Placement tests are free of charge.

Learn more about testing for Mathematics & English, Modern Languages, and English as a Second Language (ESL)


TESTING DATES, TIMES & APPLICATION DEADLINES

Campus Specific Dates and Deadlines

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2022-2023 Academic Year

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Placement Testing

All placement testing is completed online via the Examity platform. Tests are taken online from home and proctored by a live Examity proctor.

CLEP

Test times: 10:00am.

Xavier Academic Complex, room 204

Application Deadline Test Date
September 30, 2022 October 7, 2022
December 2, 2022 December 9, 2022
January 27, 2023 February 3, 2023
March 17, 2023 March 24, 2023
April 7, 2023 April 14, 2023
April 28, 2023 May 5, 2023

Challenge Exam

Students interested in taking a Challenge Exam should meet with an academic counselor in Student Academic & Financial Services for information.


Online Portfolio Development Seminar

Fall Seminar

  • Application Deadline: September 9, 2022
  • Session Begins: September 19, 2022
  • Session Ends: March 19, 2023

Spring Seminar

  • Application Deadline: December 16, 2022
  • Session Begins: January 16, 2023
  • Session Ends: July 16, 2022
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2022-2023 Academic Year

 


CLEP

Students interested in taking CLEP exams should meet with an ACE Advisor in the Academic & Career Excellence Center.


Challenge Exam

Students interested in taking a Challenge Exam should meet with an ACE Advisor in the Academic & Career Excellence Center for information.


Online Portfolio Development Seminar

Fall Seminar

  • Application Deadline: September 9, 2022
  • Session Begins: September 19, 2022
  • Session Ends: March 19, 2023

Session: II

  • Application Deadline: December 16, 2022
  • Session Begins: January 16, 2023
  • Session Ends: July 16, 2023
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Online

2022-2023 Academic Year

Challenge Exam 

Online students interested in taking a challenge exam should contact their Online Academic Advisor.


Online Portfolio Development Seminar

Fall Seminar

  • Application Deadline: September 9, 2022
  • Session Begins: September 19, 2022
  • Session Ends: March 19, 2023

Spring Seminar

  • Application Deadline: December 16, 2022 
  • Session Begins: January 16, 2023
  • Session Ends: July 16, 2023

CLEP

CLEP exams may be taken at any College Board CLEP site.

To locate a CLEP testing site near you, visit the College Board CLEP website at http://clep.collegeboard.org/search/test-centers.

U.S. military personnel and U.S. veterans may be eligible for DANTES funded CLEP exams. Visit http://clep.collegeboard.org/military/veterans for more information.