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 Minnesota State system 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: www.collegeboard.org
Please contact the MSUM Registrar's Office at 218.477.2565 for more information on credit awarded for these tests.