College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
CLEP is a national testing program sponsored by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB).
According to North Dakota University System policy, a minimum score of 50 is required to receive credit for CLEP subject examinations. If NDSU does not have an equivalent course, free elective credit may be awarded.
The following CLEP policies apply at NDSU:
- The examination should be taken prior to enrollment in the equivalent or more advanced college-level course.
- Scores from an examination may not be used to establish credit for a course previously taken and failed or for a course in which the student is currently enrolled.
- Three months must elapse before an examination may be repeated.
- Credit earned through CLEP is not residence credit and may not be used to satisfy residence-credit requirements for graduation.
CLEP Registration and Fees:
NDSU is a national testing center for students wishing to take CLEP examinations. CLEP examinations are computerized and administered as needed. To register for a CLEP examination, contact the NDSU Counseling Center, 212 Ceres Hall, 231-7671. The current fee for each of the Subject Examinations is $105.
|Examination||Score||Equivalent NDSU Course||Credit Hours||Gen Ed Category|
|American Government||50||POLS 115||3||B|
|American Literature||50||ENGL 317 & 318||6||A, A|
|Analyzing and Interpreting Literature||50||ENGL 271 & Free Elective||6|
|College Algebra||50||MATH 103||3||R|
|College Composition||50||ENGL 110||3||C|
|College Composition Modular||50||ENGL 110||3||C|
|College Mathematics||50||Free Elective||3|
|English Literature||50||ENGL 315 & 316||6||A, A|
|Financial Accounting||50||ACCT 200||3|
|French Language Level I||50||FREN 101||4||A/G|
|French Language Level II||59||FREN 101 & 102||8||A/G, A/G|
|German Language Level I||50||GERM 101||4||A/G|
|German Language Level II||60||GERM 101 & 102||8||A/G, A/G|
|Human Growth and Development||50||PSYC 250||3||B|
|Information Systems & Computer Applications||50||Free Elective||2||S|
|Introduction to Educational Psychology||50||Free Elective||3||B|
|Introductory Business Law||50||Free Elective||3|
|Introductory Psychology||50||PSYC 111||3||B|
|Introductory Sociology||50||SOC 110||3||B|
|Natural Sciences||50||Free Elective||3|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||50||ECON 202||3||B/G|
|Principles of Management||50||Free Elective||3|
|Principles of Marketing||50||Free Elective||3|
|Principles of Microeconomics||50||ECON 201||3||B/G|
|Social Sciences and History||50||Free Elective||3|
|Spanish Language Level I||50||SPAN 101||4||A/G|
|Spanish Language Level II||63||SPAN 101 & 102||8||A/G, A/G|
|U.S. History I: Colonization to 1877||50||HIST 103||3||A|
|U.S. History II: 1865 to Present||50||HIST 104||3||A|
|Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648||50||HIST 101||3||A|
|Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present||50||HIST 102||3||A|
|General Education Categories:|
|A - Humanities and Fine Arts|
B - Social and Behavioral Science
C - Communication
D - Cultural Diversity
F - First Year Experience
|G - Global Perspectives|
L - Laboratory Experience
R - Quantitative Reasoning
S - Science and Technology
W - Wellness
See General Education Requirements for more information on core NDSU courses.
For general information, additional test center locations, or to order transcripts contact:
*Please contact the NDSU Office Registration and Records at 701-231-7981 for more information on credit awarded for these tests.