Academic Center for Enhancement

We’re here to help you succeed! The Academic Center for Enhancement (ACE) offers free, walk-in peer and professional tutoring.

We can tutor in these subjects:

  • Math
  • Biology
  • English
  • History
  • Government
  • Humanities
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Business

We can also provide help with:

  • Writing and researching assistance
  • Research paper documentation styles
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Study skills, note-taking and time management strategies
  • College success skills workshops
  • Small group study sessions
     

Hours of Operation

Fall and Spring Semesters: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday
Summer Semester: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday
 

Testing

The Testing Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The center is closed during holidays and when the campus is closed for inclement weather. All exams are picked up when the center closes.

Accuplacer Placement Tests 

We administer Accuplacer placement tests that will help determine the level and number of required courses you will need. If you have taken the ACT or SAT, you may be able to waive placement testing and receive levels based on your score. If you have previously attended college or have AP or CLEP scores, visit with your Redlands Advisor to determine if you can waive the tests. Accuplacer testing hours during the Fall and Spring semesters are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and Summer semester are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

CLEP Tests

CLEP is a series of examinations that will allow you to earn college credit for what you know, regardless of where you learned it. Exams are administered on the computer and take 90 minutes long. Students receive an instant unofficial score report following completion of the exam, except for exams that require an essay. The exams are composed of multiple-choice questions. The Analyzing & interpreting Literature Exam consists of a 90-minute multiple-choice section and a 90-minute essay section.

Cost per exam is $85 to be paid by credit card the day of the exam. You must also pay an administration fee at the Redlands Business Office prior to the exam. Administration fees are $15 for exams without an essay and $30 for exams with an essay.

 

CLEP SUBJECT EXAM

Equivalent Redlands Course

Minimum Score

Semester Credit Hours

 
 
Composition, Literature, and Languages
 

American Literature

ENGL 2433 & 2443

50

6

Analyzing & Interpreting Literature*

ENGL 2413

50

3

College Composition*

ENGL 1113 & 1213

50

56

3

3

Spanish Language-level 1

SPA 1115 & 1125

50

10

* Requires essay

 
 
Social Sciences and History
 

American Government

POLS 1113

50

3

History of U.S. to 1877

HIST 1483

50

3

History of U.S. since 1877

HIST 1493

50

3

Human Growth and Development

PSY 2163

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2193

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 2203

50

3

Introductory Psychology

PSY 1113

50

3

Introductory Sociology

SOC 1113

50

3

Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648

HIST 2123

50

3

Western Civilization II:  1648 to the Present

HIST 2133

50

3

       
 
Science and Mathematics
 

Biology

BISC 1114

50

4

Calculus

MATH 2714

50

4

Chemistry

CHEM 1315

50

5

College Algebra

MATH 1513

50

3

       
 
Business
 

Introductory Business Law

BUS 2163

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

CMSC 1213

50

3

Principles of Marketing

MRKT 2323

50

3

Principles of Management

MGMT 2033

50

3

 

For more information or to register for a CLEP exam, call the Testing Center at 405.422.6274.

CollegeBoard has CLEP information and study guides that can be purchased. Free study guides are also available.

DSST

The Defense Activity for Not-Traditional Educational Support (DANTES or DSST) is a credit-by-examination program, similar to CLEP, specifically for service members or veterans. DSST tests are given in the Testing Center and are computerized exams.

On the day of the exam, arrive at the Testing Center at least ten minutes before your scheduled exam. The test fee of $85 must be paid by money order or certified check made payable to Thomson Prometric. Cash will not be accepted. You must also pay a non-refundable administration fee at the Redlands Business Office prior to the exam. Administration fees are $20 for exams without an essay and $35 for exams with an essay. Please bring or mail the registration form to the Testing Center at least three weeks prior to test date, with your receipt from the Business Office. A photo I.D. must be presented to be admitted to the exam. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver's license, military ID or current passport.

For additional information, you may contact the Testing Center at 405.422.6274 or visit the DSST website.

Redlands awards credit for certain DSST examinations. Following are the approved DSST examinations with the minimum scores required for credit, the equivalent Redlands course, and the number of semester hours awarded.
 

DSST EXAM

Equivalent Redlands Course

Minimum Score

Semester Credit Hours

 
Mathematics
 

Principles of Statistics

MATH 2193

48/400

3

 
Social Science
 

Art of the Western World

ART 1123

48/400

3

Human/Cultural Geography

GEG 2083

48/400

3

Life-span Developmental Psychology

PSY 2163

46/400

3

General Anthropology

ANTH 2013

47/400

3

Introduction to Law Enforcement

CJ 1113

49/400

3

Criminal Justice

CJ 1113

49/400

3

 
Physical Science
 

Astronomy

ASTR 1613*

48/400

3*

Here's to Your Health

HPER 1322

48/400

3

Principles of Physical Science I

PHSC 1113*

47/400

3*

 
Business
 

Human Resource Management

MGMT 2363

48/400

3

Introduction to Business

BUS 1103

46/400

3

Business Mathematics

BUS 1053

48/400

3

 
Applied Technology
 

Technical Writing **

ENGL 2033

46/400

3

 
Humanities
 

Introduction to World Religions

HUM 2173

48/400

3

* Credit is granted for lecture course only. No lab credit is given.
** Requires essay

 

NOTE: If the exam on Technical Writing is taken at a test center other than Redlands, the essays written for the exam must be sent to the Redlands Testing Center for scoring.

Other Exams

Make-up Exams

Students can make arrangements with individual instructors to take make-up exams in the Testing Center. Students must know the course and instructor's name for the exam to be taken. A VALID PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED.

ACT

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Advanced Placement (AP) Testing

Advanced Placement testing gives you the chance to earn college credit for taking college-level courses at your high school. High schools administer the AP exams each May, and if you earn a qualifying score, you can receive college credit and/or placement into advanced courses in college. Each college has the authority to set the criteria for awarding credit and placement.

ACE Rules and Regulations

  • Student must present a photo ID
  • Student must have the name of the instructor
  • No personal electronic devices are permitted (phones, PDAs, blackberries, pagers, etc.)
  • No food, drinks or children allowed in the testing or tutoring areas.
  • Student must provide his/her own pen or pencil.
  • Only material authorized by the instructor will be allowed inside the testing area (no purses, backpacks, etc.)
  • Student must show respect for all students and employees of the testing center
  • Students must provide receipt before taking a fee-based test
  • Please be aware of testing hours (tests must be finished by closing time)
  • Without prior approval from the instructor, all tests must be finished in one sitting.
  • The Testing Center CANNOT provide students with either a pencil or a calculator.