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.

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

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
Financial Accounting
50
3
CSIT 101
Information Systems
50
3
MNGT 105
Principles of Management
50
3
MNGT 140
Introduction to Business Law
50
3
MNGT 150
Principles of Marketing 50 3

Composition and Literature

CCBC Course CLEP Exam Minimum Required Score Credits
Not accepted  College Composition  - -
ENGL 101  College Composition Modular
60 3
ENGL 201
English Literature
50
3
ENGL 203   American Literature
50
3
FAPA 101
Humanities
50
3
Not accepted Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
-
-

History and Social Sciences


CCBC Course CLEP Exam Minimum Required Score Credits
ECON 201
Principles of Macroeconomics
50
3
ECON 202
Principles of Microeconomics
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
Introductory Psychology
50
3
PSYC/EDTR 103
Human Growth and Development
50
3
PSYC/EDTR 215
Introduction to Educational Psychology
50
3
SOCL 101
Introductory Sociology
50
3
Not accepted Social Sciences and History
-
-

Science and Mathematics


CCBC Course CLEP Exam Minimum Required Score Credits
Math Lower Elective 
(Not Gen Ed)
College Mathematics 50 3
MATH General Education Elective 
College Algebra
50
3
MATH 163
Precalculus
50
3
MATH 251
Calculus
50
4
BIOL 108
Biology
50
4
CHEM 107 and CHEM 108
Chemistry
50 4
ARSC 103
Natural Sciences
50
3

World Languages


CCBC Course CLEP Exam Minimum Required Score Credits
WLFR 101 and 102
WLFR 101, 102 and 201
French Language
50
59
6
9
WLGR 101 and 102
WLGR 101, 102 and 201
German Language
50
59
6
9
WLSP 101 and 102
WLSP 101, 102 and 201
Spanish Language
50
59
6
9
WLSP 101 and 102
WLSP 101, 102, 201 and 202
Spanish with writing 50
65 
6
12