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College Level Examanination Program (CLEP)

CSSE / Advising is responsible for advising about the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Through this credit by examination program students are able to receive college credit for prior knowledge that can be applied to core and department requirements or elective credit. The College Level Examination Program, sponsored by the College Entrance Examination Board, provides standardized tests across a diverse array of college-level courses.  For each CLEP examination that awards 3 or 6 credits, MCLA requires a minimum score of 50, representing the mean test score of students who earn a C in the corresponding college level course.  For students seeking 12 credits in foreign language, the following scores are required.  French 62, German 63, Spanish 66.  For a complete list of the exams and each exam description, visit www.collegeboard.com/clep.

Students pursuing a degree at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts who wish to obtain CLEP credit must earn the following scores:

Pass any of these 90-minute CLEP Examinations and show your college that you know your stuff:

  • Algebra, College
  • American Government
  • American Literature
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
  • Biology
  • Business Law, Introductory
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • College Composition
  • College Composition Modular
  • Educational Psychology, Introduction to
  • English Literature
  • Financial Accounting
  • French Language
  • German Language
  • History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877
  • History of the United States II: 1865 to the President
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Humanities
  • Information Systems and Computer Applications
  • Macroeconomics, Principles of
  • Management, Principles of
  • Marketing, Principles of
  • Mathematics, College
  • Microeconomics, Principles of
  • Natural Sciences
  • Precalculus
  • Psychology, Introductory
  • Social Sciences and History
  • Sociology, Introductory
  • Spanish Language
  • Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
  • Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present

 

CLEP Tests/Credit Level Equivalent @ MCLA:
College Algebra, MATH 102/CMA, 3 crs
American Government, POSC 201/CSS 200 level, 3 crs
American Literature, ENGL 371 and ENGL 461, 6 crs
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, ENGL 250 / CCA 200 level, 3 crs
Biology, BIOL 150 and BIOL lower level / CSTL and CST, 6 crs
Introductory Business Law, BADM 201, 3 crs
Calculus, MATH 220 / CMA, 3 crs
Chemistry, CHEM 150 and CHEM 152 / CSTL and CST, 6 crs
College Composition, ENGL 150 / CWR, 3 crs
College Composition Modular, ENGL 150 / CWR, 3 crs
Introduction to Educational Psychology, PSYC 380, 3 crs
English Literature, ENGL 441 and ENGL 451, 6 crs
Financial Accounting, BADM 224, 3 crs
French Language, FREN 101, 102, 201, 202 / CLA for 102 courses, 6-12 crs
German Language, MODL 101, MODL 102, MODL elective (6 crs) / CLA for 102 courses, 6-12 crs
History of the US I: Early Colonization to 1877, HIST 203 / CHH 200 level, 3 crs
History of the US II: 1865 to the Present, HIST 204 / CHH 200 level, 3 crs
Human Growth and Development, PSYC 210, 3 crs
Humanities (Fine Arts and Literature), Lower level electives (CA, ART, ENGL, MUSI, FPA) / CCA and/or CCHH 100 and 200 level, 6 crs
Information Systems and Computer Applications, CSCI 162, 3 crs
Principles of Macroeconomics, ECON 141 / CSS 100 level, 3 crs
Principles of Management, BADM 260, 3 crs
Principles of Marketing, BADM 270, 3 crs
College Mathematics, MATH 102 and MATH elective / CMA, 6 crs
Principles of Microeconomics, ECON 142, 3 crs
Natural Sciences (Biological/Life and Physical), Science Electives (ST, BIOL, CHEM, PHYS) / CST, 6 crs
Precalculus, MATH 150 / CMA, 3 crs
Introductory Psychology, PSYC 100 / CSS 100 level, 3 crs
Social Sciences and History, Lower Level Electives (SS, HH, HIST, SOCI) / CHH and/or CSS 100 and 200 level, 6 crs
Introductory Sociology, SOCI 100 / CSS 100 level, 3 crs
Spanish Language, SPAN 101, 102, 201, 202 / CLA for 102, 6-12 crs
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648, HIST 103, 3 crs
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present, HIST 204 / CHH 100 level, 3 crs

As College Board would say:

Get credit for what you already know, shorten the time it takes to earn a degree, save tuition dollars, place out of a graduation requirement or an introductory course.

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Students who would like more information should stop by CSSE / Advising or email us.