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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:

  1. The examination should be taken prior to enrollment in the equivalent or more advanced college-level course.
  2. 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.
  3. Three months must elapse before an examination may be repeated.
  4. 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.

ExaminationScoreEquivalent NDSU CourseCredit HoursGen Ed Category
American Government50POLS 1153B
American Literature50ENGL 317 & 3186A, A
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature50ENGL 271 & Free Elective6
Biology50BIOL 150/150L4S/L
Calculus50MATH 1464R
Chemistry50CHEM 121/121L4S/L
College Algebra50MATH 1033R
College Composition50ENGL 1103C
College Composition Modular50ENGL 1103C
College Mathematics50Free Elective3
English Literature50ENGL 315 & 3166A, A
Financial Accounting50ACCT 2003
French Language Level I50FREN 1014A/G
French Language Level II59FREN 101 & 1028A/G, A/G
German Language Level I50GERM 1014A/G
German Language Level II60GERM 101 & 1028A/G, A/G
Human Growth and Development50PSYC 2503B
Humanities50Free Elective3
Information Systems & Computer Applications50Free Elective2S
Introduction to Educational Psychology50Free Elective3B
Introductory Business Law50Free Elective3
Introductory Psychology50PSYC 1113B
Introductory Sociology50SOC 1103B
Natural Sciences50Free Elective3
Pre-Calculus50MATH 1073R
Principles of Macroeconomics50ECON 2023B/G
Principles of Management50Free Elective3
Principles of Marketing50Free Elective3
Principles of Microeconomics50ECON 2013B/G
Social Sciences and History50Free Elective3
Spanish Language Level I50SPAN 1014A/G
Spanish Language Level II63SPAN 101 & 1028A/G, A/G
U.S. History I: Colonization to 187750HIST 1033A
U.S. History II: 1865 to Present50HIST 1043A
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 164850HIST 1013A
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present50HIST 1023A
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:

P.O. Box 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541-6600
Phone: (800) 257-9558
Fax: (609) 771-7088
Web site:

*Please contact the NDSU Office Registration and Records at 701-231-7981 for more information on credit awarded for these tests.

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Phone: +1 (701) 231-7981 / Toll Free: +1 (800) 608-6378 / Fax: (701) 231-8959
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Last Updated: Monday, June 15, 2015 12:14:10 PM