ACE Credit Recommendations
ACE, B-Level and C-Level Credit-Granting Scores for CLEP Exams
The scores and semester hours that appear in this table are the credit-granting scores and semester hours recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). They are equivalent to a grade of C in the corresponding course.
The American Council on Education (ACE) recommends a credit-granting score of 50 for each CLEP exam. This is a scaled score, equivalent to earning a C in the relevant course; the corresponding raw score is determined after the panel of college faculty who teach the equivalent course perform a detailed and rigorous review of exam content. The review needs to be approved by the test development committee that oversees each CLEP exam.
In addition to determining the recommended credit-granting score of 50, college faculty members also recommend a scaled score that is equivalent to a grade of B. While ACE has not endorsed this B score, it is useful to those schools that print grade equivalents for CLEP exams on student transcripts, or those specialized programs that require a minimum grade of B on all transferred credit.
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|Exam Title||ACE Recommended|
|Information Systems and Computer Applications||50||3||59||50|
|Introductory Business Law||50||3||60||50|
|Principles of Management||50||3||63||50|
|Principles of Marketing||50||3||65||50|
|Composition & Literature|
|Analyzing and Interpreting Literature||50||6||60||50|
|College Composition Modular||50||3/6||60||50|
|History & Social Sciences|
|History of the United States I||50||3||56||50|
|History of the United States II||50||3||57||50|
|Human Growth and Development||50||3||63||50|
|Introduction to Educational Psychology||50||3||62||50|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||50||3||62||50|
|Principles of Microeconomics||50||3||64||50|
|Social Sciences and History||50||6||62||50|
|Western Civilization I||50||3||57||50|
|Western Civilization II||50||3||56||50|
|Science & Mathematics|
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