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 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: clep@collegeboard.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.

    CLEP Examination
    Accepted Score
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    Credit Hours
    LASC Goal(s)
    CLEP Examination
    American Government
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    POL 120
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 5
    CLEP Examination
    American Literature
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    6
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 6
    CLEP Examination
    Analyze and Interpret Literature
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    6
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 6
    CLEP Examination
    Calculus
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    MATH 261
    Credit Hours
    4
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 4
    CLEP Examination
    College Math
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    MATH 261
    Credit Hours
    4
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 4
    CLEP Examination
    College Algebra
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    MATH 127
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 4
    CLEP Examination
    College Composition
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    ENGL 101
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 1B
    CLEP Examination
    College Composition Modular
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    ENGL 101
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 1B
    CLEP Examination
    English Literature
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    ENGL 101
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 1B
    CLEP Examination
    Financial Accounting
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    CLEP Examination
    French Level 1
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    6
    LASC Goal(s)
    CLEP Examination
    French Level 2
    Accepted Score
    59
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    12
    LASC Goal(s)
    CLEP Examination
    Humanities
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 6
    CLEP Examination
    General Biology
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    4
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 3
    CLEP Examination
    Natural Sciences
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    6
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 3L
    CLEP Examination
    General Chemistry
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    CHEM 102
    Credit Hours
    4
    LASC Goal(s)
    CLEP Examination
    German Level 1
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    6
    LASC Goal(s)
    CLEP Examination
    German Level 2
    Accepted Score
    60
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    12
    LASC Goal(s)
    CLEP Examination
    History of the US 1: To 1877
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    HIST 121
    Credit Hours
    4
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 5
    CLEP Examination
    History of the US 11: 1865-Present
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    HIST 122
    Credit Hours
    4
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 5
    CLEP Examination
    Human Growth & Development
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    PSY 202
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 5
    CLEP Examination
    Info Systems & Computer Apps
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    CLEP Examination
    Intro to Educational Psychology
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    CLEP Examination
    Intro to Psychology
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    PSY 113
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 5
    CLEP Examination
    Intro to Business Law
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    CLEP Examination
    Intro Sociology
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    SOC 110
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 5
    CLEP Examination
    Pre-calculus
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    MATH 142
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 4
    CLEP Examination
    Principles of Accounting
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    6
    LASC Goal(s)
    CLEP Examination
    Principles of Macroeconomics
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    ECON 204
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 5
    CLEP Examination
    Principles of Management
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    MGMT 260
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    CLEP Examination
    Principles of Marketing
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    MKTG 270
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    CLEP Examination
    Principles of Microeconomics
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    ECON 202
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 5
    CLEP Examination
    Social Sciences & History
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    6
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 5
    CLEP Examination
    Spanish Level 1
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    SPAN 101 & 102
    Credit Hours
    6
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 8
    CLEP Examination
    Spanish Level 2
    Accepted Score
    63
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    SPAN 101, 102, 201, & 202
    Credit Hours
    14
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 8
    CLEP Examination
    Western Civilization I
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    4
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 5
    CLEP Examination
    Western Civilization II
    Accepted Score
    50
    Equivalent MSUM Course
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    4
    LASC Goal(s)
    GOAL 5