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CLEP Information

  • Earn Credit at Saint Paul College for What You Already Know
  • Fulfill a graduation requirement
  • Advance to higher-level classes
  • Reduce tuition costs

What is CLEP?

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a series of examinations in 34 introductory college subjects. These exams allow individuals to earn college credit for what they already know, regardless of how that knowledge was acquired through advanced course work, independent study, work experience, professional development or extracurricular activities. Saint Paul College awards credit for successful scores on CLEP exams.

CLEP exams are approximately 90 minutes long and are administered on computer. Students receive instant score reports following completion of the exam, with the exception of English Composition with Essay.

I want to take a CLEP exam. How do I register?

Saint Paul College administers CLEP exams by appointment in Room 3145. Available CLEP exam hours are as follows:

Wednesday: first appointment 10:30am and last appointment 2:00pm
Friday: first appointment 9:30am and the last appointment 11:30am

Appointments for CLEP exams must be made with the Saint Paul College CLEP Contact, Renee Esparza, by phone at 651.846.1785 or by sending an e-mail to Renee Esparza. No pre-registration paperwork is required! The test administrator will register students the day they come in for testing. Students are required to bring two forms ID. The primary ID must be government issued, with a photo and signature. If proper identification is not presented, students will not be able to test.

Cost

Each CLEP exam costs $80. In addition Saint Paul College charges a $15 non-refundable administration fee (check, cash, and credit-card except American Express accepted) for each CLEP exam payable at the Tuition Office. Please make checks payable to Saint Paul College. A paid receipt of the administration fee must be shown before test registration.

Saint Paul College requests that all CLEP exams be paid for online with a credit card. The College Board charges a $80 fee for each CLEP exam administered. No more than two CLEP exams may be scheduled per day. Other appointments may be scheduled to accommodate the testing services needed. Prices are subject to change without notice.

For more information about CLEP exams and for tips on preparing to take an exam, visit:

www.collegeboard.com/clep

Below is a listing of the examinations for which Saint Paul College Community & Technical College awards credit, the credit-granting score required the amount of credit granted, and the equivalent course.

Required Score beginning July 2001

Required Score Prior to June 2001

Course Equivalent

Credits

Composition & Literature

American Literature

50

46

ENGL 2721 and 2722 (goals 6, 7)

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

47

ENGL (goal 6)

6

College Composition

50

44

ENGL 1711 and 1712 (goal 1)

6

English Literature

50

46

ENGL (goal 6)

6

Humanities

50

420-500

Goal 6

6

Science and Mathematics

Biology

50

46

BIOL 1740 (goal 3)

6

Calculus

50

41

MATH 2751 (goal 4)

3

Chemistry

50

47

CHEM 1711 + 1712 (goal 3)

6

College Algebra

50

46

MATH 1730 (goal 4)

3

College Algebra-Trigonometry

50

45

MATH 1760 (goal 4)

3

College Mathematics

50

420-500

MATH 1710 (goal 4)

6

Natural Sciences

50

420-500

Goal 3

6

Foreign Languages

French-College Level 1
(two semesters)

50

42

Electives

6

French-College Level 2
(four semesters)

62

45

Goal 8

12

German-College Level 1
(two semesters)

50

36

Electives

6

German-College Level 2
(four semesters)

63

42

Goal 8

12

Spanish-College Level 1
(two semesters)

50

45

Electives

6

Spanish-College Level 2
(four semesters)

66

50

SPAN 1710 and 1720 (Goal 8)

10

History and Social Sciences

American Government

50

47

POLS elective
(goals 5, 9)

3

Educational Psychology, Intro to

50

47

PSYC elective
(goal 5)

3

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

50

47

HIST 1741
(goals 5, 7)

3

History of the U.S. II:  1865 to the Present

50

46

HIST 1742
(goals 5, 7)

3

Human Growth and Development

50

45

PSYC 1720
(goals 5, 9)

3

Macroeconomics, Principles of

50

44

ECON 1720
(goals 5, 8)

3

Microeconomics, Principles of

50

41

ECON 1730
(goals 5, 8)

3

Psychology, Introductory

50

47

PSYC 1710
(goals 2, 5)

3

Social Sciences and History

50

420-500

Goals 5, 8

6

Sociology, Introductory

50

47

SOCI 1710
(goals 5, 7)

3

Western Civilization I:  Ancient Near East to 1648

50

46

Goals 5, 8

3

Western Civilization II:  1648 to the Present

50

47

Goals 5, 8

3

Business

Accounting, Principles of

50

45

ACCT 1411 + 1412

6

Business Law, Introductory

50

51

Elective

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

52

Elective

3

Management, Principles of

50

46

BUSN 2450

3

Marketing, Principles of

50

50

BUSN 1440

3