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  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

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  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

    CLEP (College Level Examination Program) is a testing program of The College Board designed to measure prior learning. A student may earn college credits by achieving a specified level of performance on a CLEP examination.

    In accordance with MnSCU policy (3.33), MSUM will grant college credit to students who earn a score of 50 or higher on CLEP examinations, with the exception of Level 2 foreign language exams, for which a minimum score of 60 for German, 59 for French, and 63 for Spanish is required. CLEP exams will be granted the same number of credits as the course they replace. If MSUM does not have an equivalent course, free elective credit may be awarded. Credit will be awarded only if students achieve standard scores recommended by the Council on College-Level Examinations. However, credit will not be given to students who have previously or are currently enrolled in courses in the same subject.

    MSUM does not accept CLEP credits after a student's first semester at the university.

    Credit earned by CLEP exams may be applied to Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum but may not be applied to a major curriculum except with departmental approval. Credit earned through CLEP exams is not resident credit and may not be used to satisfy resident credit requirements for graduation.

    For general information, test center locations, or to order transcripts contact:
    CLEP
    P.O. Box 6600
    Princeton, NJ 08541-6600
    Phone: (800) 257-9558
    Fax: (609) 771-7088
    Email: clep@collegeboard.org
    Web site: www.collegeboard.org

    Please contact the MSUM Records Office at 218.477.2565 for more information on credit awarded for these tests.

    CLEP Examination

    Accepted Score

    Equivalent MSUM Course

    Credit Hours

    LASC Goal(s)

    American Government

    50

    POL 120

    3

    GOAL 5

    American Literature

    50

    Elective

    6

    GOAL 6

    Analyze and Interpret Literature

    50

    Elective

    4

    GOAL 6

    Calculus

    50

    MATH 261

    4

     

    College Math

    50

    MATH 110

    3

    GOAL 4

    College Algebra

    50

    MATH 127

    3

    GOAL 4

    College Composition

    50

    ENGL 101

    3

    GOAL 1B

    College Composition Modular

    50

    ENGL 101

    3

    GOAL 1B

    English Literature

    50

    Elective

    4

    GOAL 6

    Financial Accounting

    50

    Elective

    3

     

    French Level 1

    50

    Elective

    6

     

    French Level 2

    59

    Elective

    12

     

    Humanities

    50

    Elective

    3

    GOAL 6

    General Biology

    50

    Elective

    4

    GOAL 3

    Natural Sciences

    50

    Elective

    6

    GOAL 3L

    General Chemistry

    50

    CHEM 102

    4

     

    German Level 1

    50

    Elective

    6

     

    German Level 2

    60

    Elective

    12

     

    History of the US 1: To 1877

    50

    HIST 121

    4

     

    History of the US 11: 1865-Present

    50

    HIST 122

    4

    GOAL 5

    Human Growth & Development

    50

    PSY 202

    3

    GOAL 5

    Info Systems & Computer Apps

    50

    Elective

    3

     

    Intro to Educational Psychology

    50

    Elective

    3

     

    Intro to Psychology

    50

    PSY 113

    3

    GOAL 5

    Intro to Business Law

    50

    Elective

    3

     

    Intro Sociology

    50

    SOC 110

    3

    GOAL 5

    Pre-calculus

    50

    MATH 142

    3

    GOAL 4

    Principles of Accounting

    50

    Elective

    6

     

    Principles of Macroeconomics

    50

    ECON 204

    3

    GOAL 5

    Principles of Management

    50

    MGMT 360

    3

     

    Principles of Marketing

    50

    MKTG 310

    3

     

    Principles of Microeconomics

    50

    ECON 202

    3

    GOAL 5

    Social Sciences & History

    50

    Elective

    6

    GOAL 5

    Spanish Level 1

    50

    SPAN 101 & 102

    6

     

    Spanish Level 2

    63

    SPAN 101, 102, 201, & 202

    14

     

    Western Civilization I

    50

    Elective

    4

    GOAL 5

    Western Civilization II

    50

    Elective

    4

    GOAL 5