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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)


Effective: Summer 2012

The College will award up to 28 credit hours for demonstrated competence obtained through CLEP and experiential learning. Credits earned in this manner may not be applied toward the residency requirement, unless the student will complete at least 36 classroom credit hours at North Central.

General Exams

The General Examinations must be taken prior to earning college-level credit. Five credit hours are awarded for all of the General Examination Tests.

CLEP Examination Minimum Score NCC Equivalent(s) Remarks
College Composition     No credit is granted
Humanities 50   Fulfills 5 hours of humanities.
College Mathematics 50 MTH 111   Fulfills mathematics requirement.
Natural Science 50 BIO 100   Fulfills science (with lab) requirement.
Social Science and History 50   Fulfills 5 hours of social science.

Subject Exams

You may only receive CLEP credit in an area of study in which you have never taken college-level course work. For example, in Psychology, if you take PSY 100 you may not sit for the Subject exams in Educational Psychology or Human Growth and Development. However, there are exceptions to this rule - for example, if you take PSY 250 - Statistics  you may sit for the Subject exams in Introduction to Psychology, Educational Psychology, and/or Human Growth and Development. If you have questions about possible exceptions, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

Three credit hours are awarded for all Subject Examinations unless otherwise noted. Each area of study is listed below.

CLEP Examination Minimum Score NCC Equivalent(s) Remarks

Accounting

Financial Accounting 50 ACC 201     

Biology

Biology 50 BIO 100   Fulfills science (with lab) requirement.

Business Law

Introductory Business Law 50 BUS 205    

Chemistry

Chemistry 50 CHM 100   Fulfills science (with lab) requirement.

Composition/Writing

College Composition     No credit granted.
College Composition Modular     No credit granted.

Economics

Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECN 252   Fulfills 3 hours of social science.
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECN 250   Fulfills 3 hours of social science.

Foreign Language

College Language 50 FRN/GER/SPN 101 and 102  
55 FRN/GER/SPN 101, 102 and 103  

Information Systems/Computer Science

Information Systems     No credit granted.

Literature

American Literature 50 ENG 207    
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 ENG 196    
English Literature 50 ENG 209    

Management

Principles of Management 50 BUS 162    

Marketing

Principles of Marketing 50 BUS 168    

Mathematics

Calculus 50 MTH 151   Fulfills mathematics requirement.
College Algebra 50 MTH 121    
Precalculus 50 MTH 121  (1.50)
MTH 122  (1.50)
Students may not receive for both the College Algebra and Precalculus exams.

Political Science

American Government 50 PSC 101   Fulfills 3 hours of social science.

Psychology

Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 PSY 205     
Introductory Psychology 50 PSY 100   Fulfills 3 hours of social science.
Human Growth and Development 50 PSY 210   Fulfills 3 hours of social science.

Sociology

Introductory Sociology 50 SOA 100    

United States History

History of the U.S. I 50 HST 221     Fulfills 3 hours of humanities or social science.
History of the U.S. II 50 HST 223  (1.50 cr.)
HST 225  (1.50 cr.)
Fulfills 3 hours of humanities or social science.

Western/European History

Western Civilization I 50 HST 101  (1.50 cr.)
HST 104  (1.50 cr.)
Fulfills 3 hours of humanities or social science.
Western Civilization II 50 HST 108   Fulfills 3 hours of humanities or social science.