CLEP – Credit by Examination

How would you like to get college credit for what you already know?

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program. Passing many of the available CLEP exams can help you achieve your college and career goals here at CCBC.

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College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Developed by the College Board, CLEP covers 33 subjects and is accepted by 2,900 universities worldwide. Learn more at www.clep.collegeboard.org/

CLEP @ CCBC can help you

  • Save Time - Accelerate your degree program by moving directly into higher-level courses
  • Save Money - Avoid the rising cost of higher education
  • Move Ahead - Place into the right classes and avoid repeating material that you’ve already learned
  • Graduate on Time - Complete your degree program if you’re a few credits shy of graduation
  • Maximize Military Educational Benefits - CLEP for Military and Veterans illustrates how military-friendly CLEP really is

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What is CCBC's CLEP policy?

  • CCBC students may earn up to 30 credits via CLEP - Credit by Examination.
  • CLEP credit will only be awarded and posted on a CCBC transcript for students who are enrolled in and attending CCBC credit courses.
  • CCBC students must achieve minimum scores on tests appropriate to their desired courses.

CCBC's World Languages and CLEP

  • CCBC students who did not study a world language in a U.S. high school may have developed competency in a language due to other life learning experiences and may take the CLEP to receive college credit for prior learning.
  • CCBC students who are native speakers of a foreign language may take the CLEP to receive college credit for prior learning.


CLEP Exams available @ CCBC

Business

CCBC Course CLEP Exam Minimum Required Score Credits
ACCT 101
Accounting, Financial
50
3
CSIT 101
Information Systems & Computer Applications
50
3
MNGT 105
Management, Principles of
50
3
MNGT 140
Business Law, Introductory
50
3
MNGT 150
Marketing, Principles of 50 3

Composition and Literature

CCBC Course CLEP Exam Minimum Required Score Credits
ENGL 101  College Composition Modular
50
3
ENGL 102  College Composition Modular with Essays
50 and successful
evaluation of essays
3
ENGL 201
English Literature
50
3
ENGL 203   American Literature
50
3
HUMN elective (fine arts only)
Humanities
50
3
no course equivalency
at CCBC
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
not used at CCBC
-

Foreign Languages


CCBC Course CLEP Exam Minimum Required Score Credits
WLFR 101 and 102
WLFR 101, 102, 201, and 202
French Language
50
66
6
12
WLGR 101 and 102
WLGR 101, 102, 201, and 202
German Language
50
66
6
12
WLSP 101 and 102
WLSP 101, 102, 201, and 202
Spanish Language
50
66
6
12

History and Social Sciences


CCBC Course CLEP Exam Minimum Required Score Credits
ECON 201
Macroeconomics, Principles of
50
3
ECON 202
Microeconomics, Principles of
50
3
HIST 101
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
50
3
HIST 102
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the present
50
3
HIST 111
History of the United States I: (Early Colonization to 1877)
50
3
HIST 112
History of the United States II: (1865 to the present)
50
3
POLS 101
American Government
50
3
PSYC 101
Psychology, Introductory
50
3
PSYC/EDTR 103
Human Growth and Development
50
3
PSYC/EDTR 215
Educational Psychology, Introduction
50
3
SOCL 101
Sociology, Introductory
50
3
no course equivalency at CCBC
Social Sciences and History
not used at CCBC
-

Science and Mathematics


CCBC Course CLEP Exam Minimum Required Score Credits
MATH 111 or MATH elective
College Mathematics
50
3
MATH elective
College Algebra
50
3
MATH 163
Precalculus
50
3
MATH 251
Calculus
50
4
no course equivalency at CCBC
Biology
not used at CCBC
-
no course equivalency at CCBC
Chemistry
not used at CCBC
-
no course equivalency at CCBC
Natural Sciences
not used at CCBC
-