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College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

  * Please note the course credit chart below is effective for the 2018-2019 year. 

CLEP® Test
Min. Score
Credit Hrs.
Equivalent EKU
Course(s)
American Government
50
3
POL 101
American Literature
50
3
ENG 350 or ENG 351
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
50 
3
ENG 210
Biology
50
4
BIO 111
Calculus
50
4

MAT 234

Chemistry
50
4
CHE 111 /111L
College Algebra
50
3

MAT 112 or 114

College Mathematics
50
3
MAT 105
College Composition
50
3
ENG 101
College Composition, Modular
50
3
ENG 101
English Literature
50
3

ENG 352 or ENG 353

Financial Accounting
50
3
ACC 201
French Language, Levels 1 & 2
50
6
FRE 101 and FRE 102
German Language, Levels 1 & 2
50
6
GER 101 and GER 102
History of the United States I
50
3

HIS 102

History of the United States II
50
3

HIS 103

Human Growth and Development
50 
PSY 280
Humanities
50
3
HUM 124

Information Systems

50 + Passing score on departmental exam

3 CIS 212
Introduction to Educational Psychology
 
 
No course credit given.
Introductory Business Law
50 
 3
GBU 204
Introductory Psychology
50
3
PSY 200
Introductory Sociology
50
3
SOC 131
Natural Sciences     No course credit given.
Pre-Calculus 50 5

MAT 122

Principles of Macroeconomics
50
3
ECO 231
Principles of Management
50
3
MGT 300
Principles of Marketing
50
3
MKT 300
Principles of Microeconomics
50
3
ECO 230
Social Sciences and History
50 

POL 101

Spanish Language, Levels 1 & 2
50
6
SPA 101 and SPA 102
Western Civilization I (Ancient Near East to 1648) 50 3 HIS 100
Western Civilization II (1648 - present) 50 3 HIS 101

     

           Click here for CLEP exam dates

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) is a rigorous College Board program that allows students of a wide range of ages to demonstrate their mastery of college-level material in introductory subjects and earn college credit. CLEP offers examinations that represent courses typical of the first two years of college study. Through CLEP examinations, students can:

  • accumulate credit toward a degree by demonstrating knowledge they have gained independently, allowing them to begin studies at a higher level and save valuable time and money;
     
  • demonstrate their knowledge in subject areas in order to earn exemption from introductory courses, enabling them to move ahead to more advanced courses and new fields; and
     
  • show their level of competency in subjects in order to determine placement, particularly for world language and mathematics courses.

The EKU Office of Academic Testing is an open CLEP® testing center; we test current EKU students as well as non-students. 

EKU accepts credit for these examinations according to the following guidelines:

  • No credit is given for exams without equivalent courses at EKU.
  • In order to receive credit, a student must complete the Credit-by-Examination application form by clicking here . The form also is available from the Office of Academic Testing located in the Whitlock Building, Room 340.
  • For tests not administered at EKU, there is a $25.00 processing fee:  http://testing.eku.edu/fees  

To see sample tests, please visit http://clep.collegeboard.org/test-samples- .

How to register to test:

  1. Please contact 859-622-1281 for testing information.  Examinees must pre-register with the Office of Academic Testing to secure a test date.  Examinees must also register to take the CLEP® exam online at http://clep.collegeboard.org/register/exam .
  2. If you are an EKU student who is seeking course credit, click here to download the CLEP application form in PDF format.  (This form is required to be on file in order to test at Eastern Kentucky University.)
  3. Fees: The CLEP exam itself costs $89. Eastern Kentucky University's test administration fee is $25.  These two fees must be paid before the exam. Examinees pay the $89 CLEP fee by credit card to CLEP® when they register online at http://clep.collegeboard.org/register/exam.  On the day of your CLEP exam, don't forget to bring the receipt for the $25.

Please bring the following items on test day:

  • CLEP Exam Registration Ticket
  • Receipt for the $25 EKU test administration fee
  • One form of identification. The primary identification must be valid and current, must bear the test-taker’s full name in English language characters, and must contain a photograph and a signature.

Acceptable Primary ID:

  • Current passport with name, photograph, and signature
  • Valid driver's license with name, photograph, and signature
  • State or Province ID issued by the motor vehicle agency with name, photograph, and signature
  • Military ID
  • National ID with name, photograph and signature
  • A tribal ID card
  • A Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship

UNACCEPTABLE ID Documents:

  • Credit or debit cards of any kind
  • Social Security card
  • Employee ID

 

Spring 2020 CLEP Dates
Wednesday, 1/29 9:00 a.m. Whitlock 340 (enter 347)
Thursday, 2/13 1:00 p.m. Whitlock 340 (enter 347)
Monday, 2/24 9:00 a.m. Whitlock 340 (enter 347)
Wednesday, 3/4 9:00 a.m. Whitlock 340 (enter 347)
Tuesday, 3/17 9:00 a.m. Whitlock 340 (enter 347)
Wednesday, 4/1 1:00 p.m. Whitlock 340 (enter 347)
Tuesday, 4/14 9:00 a.m. Whitlock 340 (enter 347)
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