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CLEP: College Level Examination Program

General Examinations    

  • CLEP general examinations should be taken before a student enrolls in college and must be taken before completion of 15 semester credits of college work and before completion of any college course in the area that is being tested.

  • Credits from these examinations will be counted as fulfilling one experience within the Liberal Education Core listed. The Natural Science exam does not fulfill the lab science requirement for Liberal Education Core (LE-K1 or LE-K2).

  • Effective immediately, UW-Eau Claire no longer administers the CLEP.

  • For information about the exams and sample questions, consult the CLEP Web site.


Tests Accepted & Passing Scores

                Test (abbr.)         

Minimum Score         

    Credits Allowed            
Humanities (HUM)


6 credits, LE-K3 (Humanities)
Natural Sciences (NSCI)


6 credits, LE-K1 (Natural Science)
Social Science-History (SOCST)


6 credits, LE-12 (Social Science)


CLEP Subject Examinations

  • Course-equivalent exams should be taken before the student is enrolled in the equivalent course or in any higher-level course for which it is a prerequisite. With departmental permission, a student can take the test for a course in which s/he is enrolled, but this must be done before the end of the first week of classes.

  • Credit by exam cannot be used to repeat already attempted at or transferred to UWEC.    
  • Effective immediately, UW-Eau Claire no longer administers the CLEP exams.

  • You must wait three months to retake a CLEP exam.


    Tests Accepted & Passing Scores

Exam (abbr.)

Minimum Score

Credits Granted

Analysis & Interpretation Literature (LR)553 credits, English 150
Foreign Languages  
French Language (FR)50
8 credits, French 101, 102
16 credits, French 101, 102, 201, 202
German Language (GM)50
8 credits, German 101, 102
16 credits, German 101, 102, 201, 202
Spanish Language (SP)50
8 credits, Spanish 101, 102
16 credits, Spanish 101, 102, 201, 202
Social Sciences  
Human Growth and Development (HGD)503 credits, Psychology 230
Intro. to Educational Psychology (EDPSY)503 credits, Psychology 260
Introductory Psychology (PY)503 credits, Psychology 100
Introductory Sociology (SO)593 credits, Sociology 101
Principles of Macroeconomics (EMA)503 credits, Economics 104
Principles of Microeconomics (EMI)503 credits, Economics 102
Science and Mathematics  
Chemistry (CH)623 credits, LE-K1 (Natural Science)
4 credits, Chemistry 103 will be granted upon successful completion of lab practical examination
College Algebra (ALGC)634 credits, Math 109
Precalculus (PRCAL)614 credits, Math 112
Calculus (CALC)614 credits, Math 114
Financial Accounting (FAACN)653 credits, Accounting 201
Information Systems & Computer Applications (ISCA)563 credits, Information Systems 240
Principles of Marketing (MARK)503 credits, Marketing 330