Sample CLEP Policy

The following is a sample CLEP policy for an institution that grants credit for all CLEP exams. The credit-granting scores and credit hours listed are those recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). Learn more about CLEP and ACES.

CLEP Policy at XYZ University

XYZ University welcomes students from a wide variety of backgrounds and learning experiences. Many students come to our institution with a firm grounding in a particular discipline. We recognize their prior learning by accepting a full range of College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) exams, which measure mastery of college-level, introductory course content.

Students who achieve required credit-granting scores on these exams can earn the credits and course exemptions listed below. Our institution will grant a total of 60 credits for successful performance on CLEP examinations.

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CLEP Examination

Credit-Granting Score

Credit Hours Granted

Equivalent Course

Composition and Literature

American Literature

50

6 hours

English 105, 106

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

6 hours

English 115, 116

College Composition

50

3 hours

Writing 101, 102

College Composition Modular

50

3 hours

English 101, 102

English Literature

50

6 hours

English 121, 122

Humanities

50

6 hours

Humanities elective

World Languages

French Language, Level 1

50

6 hours

French 101, 102

French Language, Level 2

62

12 hours

French 101, 102, 201, 202

German Language, Level 1

50

6 hours

German 101, 102

German Language, Level 2

60

12 hours

German 101, 102, 201, 202

Spanish Language, Level 1

50

6 hours

Spanish 101, 102

Spanish Language, Level 2

63

12 hours

Spanish 101, 102, 201, 202

History and Social Sciences

American Government

50

3 hours

History 201

History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877

50

3 hours

History 110

History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present

50

3 hours

History 111

Human Growth and Development

50

3 hours

Psychology 103

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3 hours

Psychology 104

Introductory Psychology

50

3 hours

Psychology 101

Introductory Sociology

50

3 hours

Sociology 101

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3 hours

Economics 101

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3 hours

Economics 102

Social Sciences and History

50

6 hours

Social science elective

Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648

50

3 hours

History 101

Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present

50

3 hours

History 102

Science and Mathematics

Biology

50

6 hours

Biology 101, 102

Calculus

50

3 hours

Math 111, 112

Chemistry

50

6 hours

Chemistry 101, 102

College Algebra

50

3 hours

Math 103

College Mathematics

50

6 hours

Math 101, 102

Natural Sciences

50

6 hours

Nonlab, science elective

Precalculus

50

3 hours

Math 109

Business

Financial Accounting

50

3 hours

Accounting 201

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3 hours

Computer science 101

Introductory Business Law

50

3 hours

Business 203

Principles of Management

50

3 hours

Business 101

Principles of Marketing

50

3 hours

Business 201