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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study materials and examination descriptions can be obtained through the CLEP website at www.collegeboard.org/clep.
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 Azorsky Hall Room 105, 724-938-4012, 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
College Composition: ENG 101, 102 - English Composition I and II
Humanities: HUM 162 - Humanities Elective
College Mathematics: MAT 162 - Mathematics Elective
Natural Sciences: NSC 162 - Natural Sciences Elective
Social Sciences/History: SLC 162 - Social Sciences Elective
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
English Literature: LIT 162 - Literature Elective
College Composition Modular: ENG 102 - English Composition II
French Language: FRE 101, 102 - Elementary French I or II
German Language: GER 101, 102 - Elementary German I or II
Spanish Language: SPN 101, 102 - Elementary Spanish I or 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
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
Pre-Calculus: MAT 199 - Pre-Calculus
College Algebra: MAT 181 - College Algebra
General Biology: BIO 103 - Contemporary Issues in Biology
General Chemistry: Equivalent Not Determined
Scores and course equivalents are subject to change by the University.