College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
awards credits for successful CLEP examinations. A list of subjects
and required scores is below. If you are pursuing a transfer degree
(Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Transfer), you may only
use CLEP credit to fulfill general elective requirements. Please
refer to the Non-Traditional
Credit Policy for details on additional restrictions
on CLEP credits.
|CLEP General Examinations
Each examination is awarded a maximum of nine (9) quarter hours of credit.
The required score for each examination is listed below:
50 English Composition with essay
- 50 Natural
50 Social Sciences / History
Any college coursework completed in the above discipline areas prior
to the examination will be subtracted from the nine (9) credits
Example: A student who has completed a five (5) credit
Biology course at a college or university would be allowed four
(4) credits on a successful Natural Science examination.
earned through the General CLEP program will appear on your transcript
under the general heading of the examination completed, and will
reflect a course number of 298; (i.e. ENGL 298, CLEP
Examination). Credit is posted with an "S" grade at
the end of the quarter. CLEP credits are not equated to any specific
course at Clark and do not affect your GPA since they do not carry
a letter grade. Not all institutions accept CLEP credits. If you
are intending to transfer to another institution, you should contact
the transfer institution for information on their CLEP policy.
|CLEP Subject Examinations
If you complete CLEP subject examinations, you may be eligible for credit
at Clark. The decision to grant credit for this type of examination is
the responsibility of the department in which the examination was completed.
All subject examinations, except foreign language, require department
evaluation. The required score for each foreign language is listed below:
- 50 French, Level 1
62 French, Level 2
Grants 10 credits in FREN 101 and FREN 102
- 50 German, Level 1
63 German, Level 2
Grants 10 credits in GERM 101 and GERM 102
- 50 Spanish, Level 1
66 Spanish, Level 2
Grants 10 credits in SPAN 101 and SPAN 102
be considered for credit, you must pass the examination with the
equivalent of a C or better grade. Credit will be awarded
for the equivalent course(s) at Clark, as determined by the appropriate
department. If you have already earned credit in a course of a higher
academic level than the examination covered, you will not receive
credit for the CLEP examination. Your transcript will reflect the
credit granted by listing the equivalent course number, title and
credits, with a notation stating CLEP Examination.
|Procedure for Requesting CLEP Credits
You should have an official copy of your CLEP scores sent to Clark College,
Attn: Credential Evaluations. Once scores are received and reviewed, a
letter will be sent regarding the status of your CLEP scores. If the scores
meet the minimum standards, a petition form will also be sent. You need
to complete the petition form, pay a $5.00 transcription fee at the Cashier's
Office, and submit both the petition form and receipt of
payment to the Welcome Center in PSU 002.
CLEP credits are posted to the transcript
at the end of the quarter.
CLEP Petition form
Although Clark accepts CLEP, it is not a testing site. The nearest CLEP
testing facility is Mount
Hood Community College in Oregon. Please contact them at
(503) 491-7591 for information on testing availability and cost.
PO Box 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541-6600
Phone: (609) 771-7865