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Southern Illinois University awards credit for satisfactory performance on both the General Examinations and the Subject Exami­nations developed and administered through the College Level Examination Program Board (www.collegeboard.com). The General Examinations cover comprehensive content of a study which would be covered by several introductory-level courses.  If prior to taking a CLEP General Examination the student has received a grade (including a W or an audit) or has enrolled in college-level work in any discipline included in the CLEP exam they shall be ineligible for credit.  One exception to this rule is made if the course the student took in a discipline from a CLEP exam was taken more than five years prior and no credit was awarded for the course. The Subject Examinations cover more specific content of a single college-level course.

These exams allow students who have acquired knowledge outside the traditional classroom setting - through independent study, on-the-job training, or cultural inquiry - to gain recognition of mastering college-level material by receiving introductory course credit.

Through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) students may apply for credit, which may substitute for one or more SIU courses. Listed below are the minimum required scores and the credit awarded for each CLEP exam. The exams listed below have been reviewed for transfer credit.

CLEP Exam transcripts may be ordered here.

CLEP Exam scores should be sent to:

Articulation & Evaluation
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Student Services Building 0382, Mailcode 4725
1263 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
transferservices@siu.edu

 

Exam Title

Score

Course Equivalent

UCC Category

Hours

General CLEP Exams

Natural Science

52

UCC Science Group 1 (3) and UCC Science Group 2 (3)

Life Science and Physical Science

6

Social Sciences and History

52

UCC Social Science (6)

Social Science

6

Humanities

52

UCC Humanities (3) and UCC Humanities or Fine Arts (3)

Humanities and/or Fine Arts

6

College Composition

61

Effective 2018 Catalog: ENGL 101: English Comp I & ENGL 102: English Comp II

Previous Catalogs: ENGL 102: English Comp II & ENGL 120H: Honors Comp

English Composition

6

College Composition

57-60

No longer Effective as of 2018 Catalog: ENGL 102: English Composition II & placement into ENGL 120H

English Composition

3

College Mathematics

58

MATH 101: Intro to Contemporary Math

Mathematics

3

Subject CLEP Exams

Composition and Literature

 

 

 

 

American Literature

50

ENGL 121: Western Literary Tradition

Humanities  

3

English Literature

50

ENGL 121: Western Literary Tradition

Humanities  

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

UCC Humanities

Humanities

3

History and Social Sciences

 

 

 

 

American Government

50

POLS 114: Intro to American Politics

Social Science

3

History of US I: Early Colonization to 1877

50

Effective 2018 Catalog: UCC Multicultural

Previous Catalogs: General Elective

Multicultural

3

History of US II: 1865 to Present

50

HIST 110: 20th Century America

Social Science

3

Human Growth and Development

50

UCC Social Science

Social Science

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

Under review

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

Effecitve 2018 Catalog: ECON 241: Intro to Macroeconomics

Previous Catalogs: ECON 113: Economics of Contemp. Social Issues

Social Science

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

Effective 2018 Catalog: ECON 240: Intro to Microeconomics

Previous Catalogs: ECON 113: Economics of Contemp. Social Issues

Social Science

3

Introductory Psychology

50

PSYC 102: Introduction to Psychology

Social Science

3

Introductory Sociology

50

SOC 108: Introduction to Sociology

Social Science

3

Western Civilization I

50

Effective 2018 Catalog: HIST 205A: History of Western Civ I

Previous Catalogs: HIST 101A: History of World Civ I

Effective 2018: Social Science

Previous: Humanities

3

Western Civilization II

50

Effective 2018 Catalog: HIST 205B: History of Western Civ II

Previous Catalogs: HIST 101B: History of World CiviII

Effective 2018: Social Science

Previous: Humanities

3

Science and Mathematics

 

 

 

 

Biology

50

PLB 115: General Biology

Life Science  

3

Calculus

50

MATH 110: Non-Technical Calculus

Mathematics

3

Chemistry

50

CHEM 106: Chemistry and Society

Physical Science

3

College Algebra

50

MATH 108: College Algebra

Mathematics

3

Precalculus

50

MATH 111: Precalculus

Mathematics

3

Business

 

 

 

 

Financial Accounting

65

ACCT 220: Accounting I Financial

 

3

Information Systems

50

CS 200B: Computer Concepts or ISAT 229: Computing for Bus Admin

 

3

Introductory Business Law

50

General Elective

3

Principles of Management

62

MGMT 304: Intro to Management

 

3

Principles of Marketing

56

MKTG 304: Intro to Marketing

 

3

Foreign Language CLEP Exams

French   - College Level 1

64

FR 123A/FR 123B: Elementary French

 

6

French - College Level 2

69

FR 123A/FR 123B: Elementary French and FR 201A/201B: Intermediate French

 

9

German - College Level 1

59

GER 126A/126B: Elementary German

 

6

German - College Level 2

67

GER 126A/126B: Elementary German and GER 201A/201B: Intermediate German

Humanities

9

Spanish - College Level 1

56

SPAN 140A/140B: Elementary Spanish

 

6

Spanish - College Level 2

68

SPAN 140A/140B: Elementary Spanish and SPAN 201A/201B: Intermediate Spanish

Humanities

9

 CLEP Exam equivalent courses are based upon test date. Previous CLEP Exam equivalencies can be found in archived catalogs. If you have further questions, please contact Articulation & Evaluation at 618-453-2012 or transferservices@siu.edu