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.

***While every effort is made to keep this information up-to-date, scores and equivalencies may be subject to change. These are the tests, scores, equivalent courses, and goal areas that are current.

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 150 + 150L
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
3
LASC Goal(s)
GOAL 5
CLEP Examination
History of the US 11: 1865-Present
Accepted Score
50
Equivalent MSUM Course
HIST 122
Credit Hours
3
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
Elective
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
3
LASC Goal(s)
GOAL 5
CLEP Examination
Western Civilization II
Accepted Score
50
Equivalent MSUM Course
Elective
Credit Hours
3
LASC Goal(s)
GOAL 5