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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 (https://www.collegeboard.org/). 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

CLEP Exam Articulations
CLEP Category Exam Title Score Course Equivalent UCC Category Hours
General CLEP Exams Natural Science (02) 52 UCC Science Group 1(3) and UCC Science Group 2(3) Life Science and Physical Science 6
Social Sciences and History (05) 52 UCC Social Science (6) Social Science 6
Humanities (04) 52 UCC Humanities (3) and UCC Humanities or Fine Arts (3) Humanities and/or Fine Arts 6
College Composition (08) 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 (08) 57-60 No longer Effective as of 2018 Catalog: ENGL 102: English Composition II & placement into ENGL 120H Humanities 3
College Mathematics (07) 58 MATH 101: Intro to Contemporary Math Mathematics 3
Subject CLEP Exams Composition and Literature
American Literature (37) 50 ENGL 121: Western Literary Tradition Humanities 3
English Literature (20) 50 ENGL 121: Western Literary Tradition Humanities 3
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (81) 50 UCC Humanities Humanities 3
History and Social Sciences
American Government (30) 50 POLS 114: Intro to American Politics Social Science 3
History of US I: Early Colonization to 1877 (80) 50 Effective 2018 Catalog: UCC Multicultural

Previous Catalogs: General Elective
Multicultural 3
History of US II: 1865 to Present (79) 50 HIST 110: 20th Century America Social Science 3
Human Growth and Development (14) 50 UCC Social Science Social Science 3
Introduction to Educational Psychology (34) General Elective
Principles of Macroeconomics (72) 50 Effective 2018 Catalog: ECON 241: Intro to Macroeconomics

Previous Catalogs: ECON 113: Economics of Contemp. Social Issues
Social Science 3
Principles of Microeconomics (73) 50 Effective 2018 Catalog: ECON 240: Intro to Microeconomics

Previous Catalogs: ECON 113: Economics of Contemp. Social Issues
Social Science 3
Introductory Psychology (70) 50 PSYC 102: Introduction to Psychology Social Science 3
Introductory Sociology (31) 50 SOC 108: Introduction to Sociology Social Science 3
Western Civilization I (65) 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 (66) 50 Effective 2018 Catalog: HIST 205B: History of Western Civ II

Previous Catalogs: HIST 101B: History of World Civ II
Effective 2018: Social Science

Previous: Humanities
3
Science and Mathematics
Biology (18) 50 PLB 115: General Biology Life Science 3
Calculus (62) 50 MATH 110: Non-Technical Calculus Mathematics 3
Chemistry (26) 50 CHEM 106: Chemistry and Society Physical Science 3
College Algebra (11) 50 MATH 108: College Algebra Mathematics 3
Precalculus (87) 50 MATH 111: Precalculus Mathematics 3
Business
Financial Accounting (89) 65 ACCT 220: Accounting I Financial 3
Information Systems (68) 50 CS 200B: Computer Concepts or ISAT 229: Computing for Bus Admin 3
Introductory Business Law (17) 50 General Elective 3
Principles of Management (74) 62 MGMT 304: Intro to Management 3
Principles of Marketing (69) 56 MKTG 304: Intro to Marketing 3
Foreign Language CLEP Exams French - College Level 1 (76) 64 FR 123A/FR 123B: Elementary French 6
French - College Level 2 (76) 69 FR 123A/FR 123B: Elementary French and FR 201A/201B: Intermediate French 9
German - College Level 1 (75) 59 GER 101A/101B: Elementary German 6
German - College Level 2 (75) 67 GER 101A/101B: Elementary German and GER 201A/201B: Intermediate German Humanities 12
Spanish - College Level 1 (77) 56 SPAN 140A/140B: Elementary Spanish 6
Spanish - College Level 2 (77) 68 SPAN 140A/140B: Elementary Spanish and SPAN 201A/201B: Intermediate Spanish Humanities 12
Spanish -w/ Writing College Level 1 (95) 56 SPAN 140A/140B: Elementary Spanish 6
Spanish - w/ Writing College Level 2 (95) 68 SPAN 140A/140B: Elementary Spanish and SPAN 201A/201B: Intermediate Spanish Humanities 12


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