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The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is one of two exam programs that provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through examinations in undergraduate college courses.

Cal U accepts a maximum of 30 credits earned through the CLEP and/or DSST. The cost for each CLEP exam is $80 payable by credit card or electronic check through the CLEP website below.  A separate, one-time fee of $25 payable to Cal U of PA by check or money order is required to have the credits entered on the student's transcript. Exam dates and times are by appointment only and may vary depending on availability of the lab. To register for an exam, contact Claire Pizer at 724-938-5779 or

Study materials and examination descriptions can be obtained through the CLEP website at

Examinees with disabilities:

  • Reserve the right to decide when to self-identify and when to request accommodations.
  • Will need to register with the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) in Carter Hall G-35, 724-938-5781, to receive accommodations.
  • Will present the OSD Accommodation Approval Notice to the CLEP/DSST test center administrator when requesting accommodations that involve testing.

Requests for approval for reasonable accommodations should be directed to the Office for Students with Disabilities. Approved accommodations will be recorded on the OSD Accommodation Approval Notice and provided to the examinee. Examinees are expected to adhere to OSD procedures for self-identifying, providing documentation and requesting accommodations in a timely manner.

CLEP Exams and Cal U Equivalents


Information Systems and Computer Applications: CSC 101 - Personal Productivity Software

Principles of Management: MGT 300 - Principles of Management

Principles of Accounting: ACC 200 - Financial Accounting

Introduction Business Law: BUS 242 - Business Law I

Principles of Marketing: MKT 300 - Principles of Marketing

Composition and Literature

American Literature: LIT 162 - Literature Elective

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature: LIT 162 - Literature Elective

College Composition: ENG 101 - English Composition I and  ENG 102 - English Composition II

College Composition Modular: ENG 102 - English Composition II

English Literature: ENG 107 - Introduction to Fiction

Humanities: HLC 162 - Humanities Elective

Foreign Languages

French Language: FRE 101 - Elementary French I and FRE 102 - Elementary French II

German Language: GER 101 - Elementary German I and GER 102 - Elementary German II

Spanish Language: SPN 101 - Elementary Spanish I and SPN 102 - Elementary Spanish II

History and Social Sciences

American Government: POS 105 - American Politics

History of the U.S. I: HIS 101 - History of U.S. to 1877 Early Colonization to 1877

History of the U.S. II: HIS 102 - History of U.S. since 1877 1865 to Present

Human Growth and Development: PSY 162 - Psychology Elective

Introduction to Educational Psychology: PSY 208 - Educational Psychology

Macroeconomics: ECO 202 - Introduction to Macroeconomics

Microeconomics: ECO 201 - Introduction to Microeconomics

Introduction to Psychology: PSY 100 - General Psychology

Introduction to Sociology: SOC 100 - Principles of Sociology

Social Sciences/History: SLC 162 - Social Sciences Elective

Western Civilization I - Ancient Near East to 1648: HIS 104-Hist. West. Society 1740

Western Civilization II - 1648 to Present: HIS 106-Hist. West. Soc. since 1740

Science and Mathematics

Calculus w/ Elementary Functions: MAT 273 - Basic Calculus

College Algebra: MAT 181 - College Algebra

College Mathematics: MAT 162 - Mathematics Elective

General Biology: BIO 103 - Contemporary Issues in Biology

General Chemistry: Equivalent Not Determined

Natural Sciences: NLC 162 - Natural Sciences Elective

Pre-Calculus: MAT 199 - Pre-Calculus

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Scores and course equivalents are subject to change by the University.