CLEP exams are offered at testing centers on over 1,400 college and university campuses, as well as military installations. Most centers charge an administrative or registration fee per student or per test. Fees usually range from $15-20, though they vary among test centers.
CLEP tests are primarily multiple-choice exams (though some include fill-in or ordering questions, and one English Composition exam has an essay section) which are scored on a scale from 20 to 80. The majority of schools grant credit for a score of 50 or higher, but passing scores are determined by the individual schools and may vary. The schools are responsible for awarding the amount of credits you would receive for each test. The scores in the table below are endorsed by the American Council on Education as recommended credit-granting scores for each of the exams. On foreign language tests, the score will determine the amount of credit granted. For example, one university may grant 8 credits for a score of 50, 12 credits for a score of 62 and 18 credits for a score of 73.
|Business Law, Introductory||3|
|Information Systems and Computer Applications||3|
|Management, Principles of||3|
|Marketing, Principles of||3|
|Composition and Literature||Credits|
|Analyzing and Interpreting Literature||6|
|English Composition with or without Essay||6|
|Freshman College Composition||6|
|French Language, Levels 1 and 2||6-12|
|German Language, Levels 1 and 2||6-12|
|Spanish Language, Levels 1 and 2||6-12|
|History and Social Sciences||Credits|
|Educational Psychology, Introduction to||3|
|History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877||3|
|History of the United States II: 1865 to Present||3|
|Human Growth and Development||3|
|Macroeconomics, Principles of||3|
|Microeconomics, Principles of||3|
|Social Sciences and History||6|
|Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648||3|
|Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present||3|
|Science and Mathematics||Credits|
CLEP exams are given free of charge for any qualifying US military personnel. All branches of service are considered eligible including: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army and Air National Guard.
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