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Southern's CLEP Policy

Credit for examinations will be recorded on the transcripts of students who are matriculated and in good standing at SCSU after receipt of the official score report from the Educational Testing Service.  Credit for examinations will not be granted if the student has already satisfactorily completed courses equivalent in content to that covered by the CLEP examination. 

Transfer of CLEP credit from another institution is acceptable if the scores equal or exceed the minimum scores required at SCSU after receipt of the official score report from Educational Testing Service.  Students who are applying for admission to SCSU should have their official results sent to the office of Undergraduate Admissions for evaluation. Matriculated students should have their official results sent to the Registrar's Office. 

Below is a chart that lists the minimum score acceptable for academic credit at SCSU.  This information is meant to complement information provided by the College Board.  For information regarding tests, test centers and registration please go to collegeboard.com/clepSCSU Code: 3662

Effective Spring 2019

CLEP Business Exam

Minimum Score

SCSU Credit

SCSU Course Equivalent

Financial Accounting

50

3

ACC 200

Information Systems

50

3

CSC 200

Introductory Business Law

50

3

MGT 240

Principles of Management

50

3

MGT 300

Principles of Marketing

50

3

MKT 200

 

CLEP Composition & Literature Exam

Minimum Score

SCSU Credit

SCSU Course Equivalent

American Literature

50

3

ENG 217

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

N/A

N/A

Not currently accepted at SCSU

College Composition

N/A

N/A

Not currently accepted at SCSU

College Composition Modular

50

3

ENG 111

English Literature

50

3

ENG 217

Humanities

50

6

LIT/ART/MUS/THR Elective

   

CLEP History & Social Sciences Exam

Minimum Score

SCSU Credit

SCSU Course Equivalent

  

American Government

50

3

PSC 110

History of the United States I

50

3

HIS 110

History of the United States II

50

3

HIS 111

Human Growth and Development

50

3

PSY 210

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

PSY 370

Introductory Psychology

50

3

PSY 100

Introductory Sociology

54

3

SOC 100

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

ECO 100

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

ECO 101

Social Sciences and History

50

6

PSC/ECO/GEO/HIS Elective

Western Civilization I

50

3

HIS 100

Western Civilization II

50

3

HIS 101

 

CLEP Science & Mathematics Exam

Minimum Score

SCSU Credit

SCSU Course Equivalent

  

Biology

50

6

BIO 100 and 101

Calculus

50

4

MAT 150

Chemistry

50

4

CHE 120

College Algebra

50

3

MAT 120

College Mathematics

50

3

MAT 103

Natural Sciences

50

6

BIO/ESC/CHE/PHY Elective

Precalculus

61

4

MAT 122

 

CLEP World Languages Exam

Minimum Score

SCSU Credit

SCSU Course Equivalent

French Language
  Level 1 Proficiency

50

6

FRE 100, 101

French Language
  Level 2 Proficiency

59

9

FRE 100, 101 and 200

German Language
  Level 1 Proficiency

50

6

GER 100, 101

German Language
  Level 2 Proficiency

60

9

GER 100, 101 and 201

Spanish Language
  Level 1 Proficiency

50

6

SPA 100, 101

Spanish Language
  Level 2 Proficiency

63

9

SPA 100, 101 and 200

*For each of the world languages, there is only one exam and it covers both Level 1 and 2 content.  SCSU awards 6 semester hours of credit for mastery of Level 1 content (a score of 50) and 9 semester hours of credit for mastery of both Levels 1 and 2 (a score of 59 on French Language, 60 on German Language, and 63 on Spanish Language).