College Level Examination Program – CLEP

Credit for Subject Examinations will be granted provided the student has not previously been enrolled in the course for which credit is to be earned. CLEP/DANTES credit shall not be granted for college level courses previously failed, for courses in which credit for higher level courses has already been earned, or for both the Subject Examination and its course equivalent.

Credit through CLEP/DANTES examinations will not be recorded on the student’s permanent record until the student has earned a minimum of 12 semester hours at the College. Notation will be made on the student’s permanent record indicating the course for which credit was awarded with the statement “Credit by Examination” followed by the number of semester hours granted.

The policy of granting credit through CLEP/DANTES examinations may differ from policies at other colleges and the student is cautioned to check with other colleges to obtain additional information.

The College will award credit through selected CLEP examinations provided the student earns a minimum score or above as specified in the subject areas listed below as examples:

  • CLEP Subject Matter Exams Minimum Score Credit Equivalent Courses
  Minimum Score Credit Equivalent Courses
Composition & Literature Exams
American Literature 50 3 ENG251
College Composition 60 6 ENG101 & ENG102
College Composition Modular 50 3 ENG101
English Literature 50 6 ENG261
Humanities 50 3 HUM101
World Languages Exams
Spanish Language: Level 1 50 4 SPA101
Spanish Language: Level 2 60 8 SPA101 & SPA102
Spanish with Writing: Level 1 50 4 SPA201
Spanish with Writing: Level 2 60 8 SPA201 & SPA202
History & Social Sciences Exams
American Government 50 3 POL211
History of the United States I 50 3 HIS201
History of the United States II 50 3 HIS202
Human Growth & Development 50 3 PSY210
Introductory Psychology 50 3 PSY200
Introductory Sociology 50 3 SOC200
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3 ECO231
Principles of Microeconomics 50 3 ECO232
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 3 HIS101
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present 50 3 HIS102
Science & Mathematics Exams
Biology 50 4 BIO103
Calculus 50 4 MTH125
College Algebra 50 3 MTH100
College Mathematics 50 3 MTH116
Precalculus 50 3 MTH112
Business Exams
Financial Accounting 50 3 BUS241
Information Systems 50 3 CIS130
Introductory Business Law 50 3 BUS263
Principles of Management 50 3 BUS275
Principles of Marketing 50 3 BUS285

For a complete listing of CLEP examinations, minimum scores, and credit awarded, contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@coastalalabama.edu.