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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.

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.

  • 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.
  • Special note: UW-Eau Claire no longer administers the CLEP exams.
Exam Minimum Score Credits Granted
Literature  
Analysis & Interpretation Literature (LR) 55 3 credits, English 150
Foreign Languages  
French

50

62

8 credits, French 101, 102

16 credits, French 101, 102, 201, 202

German

50

63

8 credits, German 101, 102

16 credits, German 101, 102, 201, 202

Spanish

50

63

8 credits, Spanish 101, 102

16 credits, Spanish 101, 102, 201, 202

Social Sciences  
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 103 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
Business  
Financial Accounting 65 3 credits, Accounting 201
Information Systems & Computer Applications 56 3 credits, Information Systems 240
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