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CLEP Credit Chart

Credit for CLEP exams

WSU awards credit for CLEP examinations. See the table below for exams accepted, scores needed, and credit awarded.

To get credit for CLEP exams, have the testing agency send score reports to WSU. To request score reports, write or call:

CLEP - Transcript Services
PO Box 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541-6600

Phone: 800-257-9558

When no specific course number is listed (e.g., 1xx), there is no direct WSU course equivalent for all or part of that exam. The most appropriate course equivalent is determined case by case.

CLEP General Examinations

Examination

Minimum Score Required

Credit Awarded

College Mathematics

50th percentile

Math 1xx (6)

English Composition

50th percentile 

English 1xx (6)

Humanities

50th percentile 

Humanities 1xx (6) [HUM]

Natural Sciences

50th percentile 

Biology 1xx (3) [BSCI] and
Physical Science 1xx (3) [PSCI]
(No labs granted)

Social Sciences/History

50th percentile      

History 1xx (3) [HUM] and
History1xx (3) [SSCI]

CLEP Subject Examinations

Subject Area

Minimum Score Required

Credit Awarded

American Government

50th percentile 

Political Science 101 (3) [SSCI]

United States History I

50th percentile 

History 110 (3) [HUM]

United States History II

50th percentile 

History 111 (3) [HUM]

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50th percentile 

Elective credit 1xx (3)

Introductory Psychology

50th percentile 

Psychology 105 (3) [SSCI]

Human Growth & Development

50th percentile 

Human Development 101 (3) [SSCI]

Principles of Microeconomics

50th percentile 

Economics 101 (3) [SSCI]

Principles of Macroeconomics

50th percentile 

Economics 102 (3) [SSCI]

Introductory Sociology

50th percentile 

Sociology 1xx (3) [SSCI]

Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648

50th percentile 

History 101 (3) [HUM]

Western Civilization II:1649 to present

50th percentile 

History 102 (3)

French Language Level 1

45-49  

French 1xx (3)

French Language Level 1

50  

French 101 (4)

French Language Level 2

51 

French 1xx (3)

French Language Level 2

52+

French 101 (4) & French 1xx (2)

German Language Level 1

45-49

Foreign Language 1xx (3)

German Language Level 1

50

German 101 (4)

German Language Level 2

51-62

German 1xx (3)

German Language Level 2

63+

German 101 (4) & German 1xx (2)

Spanish Language Level 1

45-49  

Spanish 1xx (3)

Spanish Language Level 1

50  

Spanish 101 (4)

Spanish Language Level 2

51-53

Spanish 1xx (3)

Spanish Language Level 2

54+

Spanish 101 (4) & Spanish 1xx (2)

American Literature

50th percentile 

English 1xx (3)

Analyzing & Interpreting Literature

50th percentile 

English 1xx (3)

English Literature

50th percentile 

English 1xx (3)

Freshman College Composition

50th percentile

English 1xx (6)

Financial Accounting

50th percentile

Accounting 230 (3)

Calculus with Elementary Function

50th percentile 

Mathematics 171 (4) [QUAN]

Precalculus

50th percentile 

Mathematics 106 (3) & Mathematics 108 (2)

College Algebra

50th percentile 

Mathematics 106 (3)

College Algebra-Trigonometry

50th percentile 

Mathematics 106 (3) & Mathematics 108 (2)

Biology

50th percentile 

Biology 101 (no lab) (3) [BSCI]

Chemistry

50th percentile 

Chemistry 1xx (no lab) (3) [PSCI]

Information Systems & Computer Applications

50th percentile 

Mgmt Information Systems 250 (3)

Principles of Management

50th percentile 

Elective credit (3)

Introductory Business Law

50th percentile 

Business Law 210 (3)

Principles of Marketing

50th percentile 

Marketing 360 (3)

Notes:

The maximum combined lower-division transfer credit allowed from regionally accredited institutions, CLEP (College Level Examination Program), AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate), and military credit shall be 73 semester hours toward a baccalaureate degree irrespective of when those hours were earned.

CLEP policy is subject to change without notice.

Revised January 2014