CLEP: College Level Examination Program
Credit by exam
CLEP exams are a national program which allows incoming students to demonstrate mastery of certain introductory college-level material and earn credit toward a degree.
CLEP 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).
- Special note: UW-Eau Claire no longer administers the CLEP.
For information about the exams and sample questions, consult the CLEP website: https://clep.collegeboard.org/
|Test||Minimum Score||Credits Allowed|
|Humanities||50||6 credits, LE-K3 (Humanities)|
|Natural Sciences||50||6 credits, LE-K1 (Natural Science)|
|Social Science-History||50||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. Business CLEP exams cannot be taken after the student has enrolled in a course within the same discipline.
- Credit by exam cannot be used to repeat already attempted at or transferred to UWEC.
- You must wait three months to retake a CLEP exam.
|Exam||Minimum Score||Credits Granted|
|Analysis & Interpretation Literature (LR)||55||3 credits, English 150|
8 credits, French 101, 102
16 credits, French 101, 102, 201, 202
8 credits, German 101, 102
16 credits, German 101, 102, 201, 202
8 credits, Spanish 101, 102
16 credits, Spanish 101, 102, 201, 202
|Human Growth & Development||50||3 credits, Psychology 230|
|Introduction to Educational Psychology||50||3 credits, Psychology 260|
|Introductory Psychology||50||3 credits, Psychology 100|
|Introductory Sociology||59||3 credits, Sociology 101|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||50||3 credits, Economics 104|
|Principles of Microeconomics||50||3 credits, Economics 103|
|Science & Mathematics|
|Chemistry||62||3 credits, LE-K1 (Natural Science)
4 credits, Chemistry lab science may be granted upon successful completion of lab practical examination
|College Algebra||63||4 credits, Math 109|
|Precalculus||61||4 credits, Math 112|
|Calculus||61||4 credits, Math 114|
|Financial Accounting||65||3 credits, Upper Division Elective|
|Information Systems & Computer Applications||66||3 credits, Upper Division Elective|
|Principles of Marketing||65||3 credits, Upper Division Elective|
|Principles of Management||63||3 credits, Upper Division Elective|
|Introductory Business Law||57||3 credits, Upper Division Elective|