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College Level Examination Program

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. 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.

General Examinations

  • 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 website, which can be found below.

CLEP Exams

CLEP Exams

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CLEP Exam Information
  Tests Accepted & Passing Scores  
Test (Abbr.) Minimum Score Credits Allowed
Humanities (HUM) 50 6 credits, LE-K3 (Humanities)
Natural Sciences (NCSI) 50 6 credits, LE-K1 (Natural Science)
Social Science - History (SOCST) 50 6 credits, LE-12 (Social Science)


CLEP Subject Examinations

  • 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) 55 3 Credits, English 150


  Foreign Languages  
Exam (Abbr.) Minimum Score Credits Granted
French Language (FR)



8 credits, French 101, 102

16 credits, French 101, 102, 201, 202

German Language (GM)



8 credits, German 101, 102

16 credits, German 101, 102, 201, 202

Spanish Language (SP)



8 credits, Spanish 101, 102

16 credits, Spanish 101, 102, 201, 202


  Social Sciences  
Exam (Abbr.) Minimum Score Credits Granted
Human Growth and Development (HGD) 50 3 credits, Psychology 230
Intro to Educational Psychology (EDPSY) 50 3 credits, Psychology 260
Introductory Psychology (PY) 50 3 credits, Psychology 100
Introductory Sociology (SO) 59 3 credits, Sociology 101
Principles of Macroeconomics (EMA) 50 3 credits, Economics 104
Principles of Microeconomics (EMI) 50 3 credits, Economics 102


  Science and Mathematics  
Exam (Abbr.) Minimum Score Credits Granted
Chemistry (CH) 62 3 credits, LE-K1 (Natural Science)
4 credits, Chemistry 103 will be granted upon successful completion of lab practical examination
College Algebra (ALGC) 63 4 credits, Math 109
Precalculus (PRCAL) 61 4 credits, Math 112
Calculus (CALC) 61 4 credits, Math 114


Exam (Abbr.) Minimum Score Credits Granted
Financial Accounting (FAACN) 65 3 credits, Accounting 201
Information Systems & Computer Applications (ISCA) 56 3 credits, Information Systems 240
Principles of Marketing (MARK) 50 3 credits, Marketing 330


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