College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
For matriculated students: Credit is offered through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) under specified conditions for non-traditional students who have acquired mastery of a subject through experience or other avenues outside the traditional classroom setting.
Acceptability of a particular program should be confirmed, in writing, by the Registrar.
Both traditional and non-traditional students must seek approval from the Registrar. The approval must be obtained PRIOR to completion of a CLEP exam. Click here to download the appropriate approval form. If you are a traditional student, you are required to petition to the Committee on Academic Standards (CAS) for exam approval; forms for petitioning can be found online by clicking here.
For non-matriculated students: Normally credit will be granted only to students who meet College entrance requirements and who matriculate for a program of study leading to a degree. The granting of credit will not by itself guarantee that all prerequisites for advanced study have been met. Students who have completed work in elementary courses by examination are urged to consult a departmental advisor before registering for advanced work in a subject.
The table below lists approved CLEP exams and required scores:
|Exam Title and Category||Required Score*|
|Accounting, Principles of||50|
|Business Law, Introductory||50|
|Information Systems and Computer Applications||50|
|Management, Principles of||50|
|Marketing, Principles of||50|
|Composition and Literature|
|Analyzing & Interpreting Literature||50|
|English Composition (with or without Essay)||50|
|Freshman College Composition||50|
|French Language, Level 1||50|
|French Language, Level 2||62|
|German Language, Level 1||50|
|German Language, Level 2||63|
|Spanish Language, Level 1||50|
|Spanish Language, Level 2||66|
|History and Social Sciences|
|Educational Psychology, Introduction to||50|
|History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877||50|
|History of the United States II: 1865 to Present||50|
|Human Growth and Development||50|
|Macroeconomics, Principles of||50|
|Microeconomics, Principles of||50|
|Social Sciences and History||50|
|Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648||50|
|Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present||50|
|Science and Mathematics|
* The scores that appear in this table are the credit-granting scores as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). The scores listed above are equivalent to a grade of C in the corresponding course.