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CLEP Acceptance Policy and Exam Scores

Credit by examination gives you the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through examination. Find out more.

Notes and LImitations

  1. CLEP EXAMS ARE CONSIDERED RESTRICTED ELECTIVES within the Associate in Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Applied Science-Transfer degree. A student may not have more than 15 credits of restricted electives within the 90 required for the degree.
  2. For ATA and AASC degrees, CLEP classes awarded will be considered for completion requirements only upon recommendation of the program advisor.
  3. Students who intend to transfer to a university should contact the admissions office of that university for information about transfer of CLEP courses.
  4. Credit is granted for classes listed below, depending on degree. 

Subject Exams

CLEP Exam for ATA and AASc purposes only
Minimum Score Required
Course(s) Awarded
OC Equivalent
Credit Hours
American Lit
50
ENGL&245
ENGL 850

5
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
50
ENGL&111
ENGL 853

5
Biology    
50
BIOL 1XX 
BIOL 850 
5
Calculus
50
MATH&151
MATH 851

5
College Algebra
50
MATH&141
MATH 852

5
English Literature
50
ENGL 250
ENGL 855

5
Chemistry
50
CHEM&141, CHEM&142
CHEM 851

10
Human Growth and Development
54
PSYC&200
PSYC 851

5
Information Systems and Computer Applications
50
CIS&110
CMPTR 854

5
Introductory Business Law
54
BUS&201
BUS 850

5
Introductory Psychology
50
PSYC&100 
PSYC 850

5
Introductory Sociology
50
SOC&101
SOC 850

5
Precalculus

50
MATH&141 
MATH 853

5
Financial Accounting
50
BSTEC 130
BSTEC 855

5
Principles of Management
50
BMGMT 282
BMGMT 852

5
Principles of Marketing
50
BMGMT 180
BMGMT 853

5
Principles of Microeconomics
50
ECON&201
ECON 850

5
Spanish I
50
SPAN&121
SPAN 850

5
Spanish II
50
SPAN&122
SPAN 851

5
History of US I: Early Colonization to 1877
50
HIST&136
HIST 853

5
History of US II: 1865 to Present
50
HIST&137
HIST 854

5
Western Civilization I
50
HIST&116, HIST&117
HIST 850

10
Western Civilization II
50
HIST&117, HIST&118
HIST 851

10

 

General Exams

CLEP Exam
Minimum Score Required
Course Awarded
OC Equivalent
Credit Hours
College Composition
50 (or 500*)
English 101
English 852
5
Humanities
50 (or 500*)
Human 100
Human 850

5
Social Sciences and History
50 (or 500*)
Social Science 100
Social Science 850

5
Natural Science
50 (or 500*)
Science 100
Science 850

5

*Prior to 10/10/2001 
 

Order a CLEP Transcript

To order a CLEP transcript, complete a transcript request at:

CLEP Transcript Service
P.O. Box 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541-6600

Your request must include your:

  • name
  • address
  • Social Security Number
  • which exam(s) you have taken including when and where you took them
  • where to send it
  • a $30 check made payable to the College-Level Examination Program

For additional CLEP transcript questions, contact CLEP at 651-603-3012 or 877-471-9860 (military personnel).

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