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the Witness August 27, 2009
Vol: Fall 09 - Issue 1 | A student-run, weekly publication, serving as a voice for the Wilmington College student body
WC welcomes class of 2013 CLEP, Pass/Noyour
A reminder of
President DiBiasio encourages new students to get involved on campus
Dear New Students,
options at WC
Welcome! Your ar- Amanda Toney
rival marks the beginning Copy Editor
of another exciting year
at Wilmington College – There is a lot to take in as a college freshman
the 139th in our history. (and let’s face it – not many students read the
It will be a year filled college catalog front to back), so even if you were
with challenges and informed at some point in time about everything
learning opportunities, you need to know about Wilmington College, you
both inside and outside could probably use a reminder about a thing or two.
the classroom. The en- You may not have known that WC participates in the
tire campus community College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) – something
is eager to assist you, worth mentioning because it means you have the
and we pledge to pro- opportunity to receive credit for an introductory
vide you with an educa- course you are already knowledgeable about at any
tional environment that point in time in your college career. According to the
fosters active learning, College Board, the program’s sponsor, CLEP can help
passionate engagement you “overcome time and financial obstacles” and/or
in service and leadership, simply move to higher-level course work at a faster rate.
and intentional encoun- So, whether you are an underclassman who
ters with the values of WITNESS/MELISSA MILLER
wants to get ahead, an upperclassman who still
peace, social justice, and has general education requirements to fulfill, or
Freshman Orientation: New students joined together during the 2009 Fresh- even a desperate senior struggling to graduate on
global citizenship. We
men Orientation that ran August 20 through the 23. time, CLEP could be extremely beneficial to you.
also hope you will be-
come active and involved Wilmington College Un- So please, seek our ad- Sincerely, CLEP exams are offered year-round and are taken on
in campus life. Wilming- dergraduate Catalog and vice and counsel because a computer at a CLEP test center. Since WC happens
ton offers a wide variety the Student Handbook we are all here for you. Daniel A. DiBiasio to be one of the 1,300 CLEP test centers, you will
of experiences from cul- contain important infor- Best wishes for a great President not have to go far. However, keep in mind that WC
tural arts programs, ath- mation, especially regard- year. does not offer the English Composition with Essay
letics and recreational ing campus policies and exam, according to Judy Harvey, coordinator of the
activities, to an array of Student Resource Center and assistant professor of
procedures. Please be-
come familiar with these “It will be a year filled English. Harvey coordinates the CLEP testing at WC.
“Most test takers are successful the first time,”
A big part of being
successful at Wilmington
two publications as well.
However, you will find
with challenges and said Harvey, adding that students who wish to take a
CLEP exam can call her to set up a convenient time.
is knowing what we ex-
pect of you. Professors
that the people here are
your best resource for
learning opportunities” CLEP has 35 different tests in five different
prepare and distribute a
syllabus for each course;
success. Faculty, admin-
istrators, and support
-Dan DiBiasio, areas: business; composition and literature; foreign
languages; history and social sciences; and science and
so please read each one
carefully. Similarly, the
staff are ready, willing,
and prepared to help.
President mathematics. A passing score on an examination gives
you credit for an equivalent course at the 100-level,
with the exception of some tests that are equivalent to
200-level courses. The credit hours granted vary with
each examination, but every test is meant to cover the
Rock solid traditions at WC same amount of material in a one-semester course.
It is recommended that you review the information
you will be expected to know before the exam,
seeing as you must pay $72 and will want to do
well. Exam descriptions can be found on the College
Board Web site. There is also a CLEP Official Study
Guide ($25) and individual subject study guides ($10
each) that you can purchase if you feel the need.
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The Witness approaches
newest WC students
Letter From the Editor
Hello Wilmington College Class of 2013!
As the first week of classes is winding down, The
Witness staff is gearing up for another semester full
of events, opinions, and even a controversy or two.
The Witness is Wilmington College’s student-run
newspaper. This publication is used as a channel
through which students, faculty, staff, and other
members of the WC community may express their
ideas or publicize events.
Since this publication serves as a voice for the WC
student body, we ask the students to keep us up-
dated on any issues, stories, or events that occur on
campus. Our staff attempts to cover every program,
guest speaker, and current event, but sometimes we
need help from eyewitnesses across campus.
Each year, during Freshmen Orientation, every new Wilmington If you have any interest in editing, writing, pho-
tography, or graphic design please do not hesitate to
College student traditionally signs the rock outside College Hall. contact one of our staff members.
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