The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a series of examinations that allow individuals to earn college credit for what they already know, regardless of where they learned it. CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the United States. North Shore Community College awards academic credit for CLEP Exams as outlined below:

NSCC grants credit for the following CLEP examinations:

CLEP Examination Credit-Granting Score Credit Granted NSCC Equivalent Course
Composition & Literature
American Literature 50 3 LIT 210
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 50 3 CMP 104 144*Supplemental Essay Required
English Literature 50 3 LIT 202
College Composition Modular 50 3 CMP 101*Supplemental Essay plus Portfolio Required
Science & Mathematics
College Algebra 50 3 MAT 151
College Mathematics 50 3 MAT110
Pre-calculus 50 6 MAT 151 / MAT 152
Calculus 50 4 MAT 251
Information Systems 50 3 CPS 100
Foreign Languages
French Language, Level 1 (2 semesters) 50 6 FRE 101 / FRE 102
French Language, Level 2 (3 semesters) 59 9 FRE 201
German Language, Level 1 (2 semesters) 50 6 GER 101 / GER 102
German Language, Level 2 (3 semesters) 60 9 GER 201
Spanish Language, Level 1 (2 semesters) 50 6 SPN 101 / SPN 102
Spanish Language, Level 2 (3 semesters) 63 9 SPN 201
History & Social Sciences
American Government 50 3 GOV 104
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 3 HIS 103
History of the United States II:1865 to Present 50 3 HIS 104
Humanities 50 3 HUM 701
Macroeconomics, Principles of 50 3 ECO 103
Microeconomics, Principles of 50 3 ECO 104
Psychology, Introductory 50 3 PSY 102
Human Growth and Development 50 3 PSY 204
Sociology, Introductory 50 3 SOC 106
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 3 HIS 101
Western Civilization II:1648 to the Present 50 3 HIS 102
Business
Accounting, Financial 50 3 /or 6 ACC108 or ACC101 & ACC102
Business Law, Introductory 50 3 BUS 102
Management, Principles of 50 3 MGT 102
Marketing, Principles of 50 3 MKT 101

 

More information on Examination Credit, please visit the Center for Alternative Studies and Educational Testing

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