College-level Examination Program (CLEP)
College-level Examination Program (CLEP) enables students to establish, by examination, college credit at The Citadel. CLEP provides for recognition of college-level achievement acquired outside the conventional classroom.
The Citadel will award credit to individuals achieving a score on a CLEP Subject Examination equal to the average exam scores of students who earned a grade of C in a regular college course in that subject.
CLEP credit may not be earned for courses in which a student has attempted the relevant subject matter at any college or university, including The Citadel, prior to taking the CLEP exam. In addition, students successfully completing a CLEP exam may not earn credit for the equivalent course at The Citadel. Furthermore, credits earned through CLEP will not be counted as part of a student’s residency requirement for graduation.
Each academic department determines the amount of credit for a CLEP examination awarded based on the subject matter taught in their courses. Students who wish to take one or more of these examinations should contact CLEP directly for information about testing sites.
The Citadel does not award credit for the CLEP General Exam. The minimum required score for all CLEP computer-based exams is 50, which represents the performance of students who earn a grade of C in the corresponding college course.
|CLEP Exam||Minimum Score||Citadel Credit||Credit Hours|
|American Government||50||LDRS 202||3|
|American Literature||50||ENGL 215||3|
|Analyzing & Interpreting Literature||50||ENGL 208||3|
|Biology||50||BIOL 101, 111||4|
|College Algebra||50||MATH 104||3|
|College Composition||50||ENGL 201 AND 202||6|
|College Composition Modular||50||ENGL 101||3|
|College Mathematics||50||MATH 105||3|
|English Literature||50||ENGL 201 or 202||3|
|Financial Accounting||50||ACCT 201||3|
|French Level I||50||FREN 101, 102||6|
|French Level II||59||FREN 101, 102, 201, 202||12|
|German Level I||50||GERM 101, 102||6|
|German Level II||60||GERM 101, 102, 201, 202||12|
|History of the United States I||50||HIST 201||3|
|History of the United States II||50||HIST 202||3|
|Human Growth & Development||50||PSYC 202||3|
|Humanities||50||FNAR 206 AND (ENGL 208 or FNAR 205)||6|
|Information Systems||50||CSCI 110 or MGMT 421||3|
|Intro to Educational Psychology||50||GNRL 101||3|
|Introductory Business Law||50||BLAW 301||3|
|Introductory Psychology||50||PSYC 201||3|
|Introductory Sociology||50||SOCI 201||3|
|Natural Sciences||50||GNRL 150||4|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||50||ECON 202||3|
|Principles of Management||50||GNRL 101||3|
|Principles of Marketing||50||MKTG 101||3|
|Principles of Microeconomics||50||ECON 201||3|
|Social Sciences & History||50||GNRL 101||3|
|Spanish – Level I||50||SPAN 101, 102||6|
|Spanish – Level II||63||SPAN 101, 102, 201, 202||12|
|Western Civilization I||50||HIST 103||3|
|Western Civilization II||50||HIST 104||3|
**Course(s) awarded depends on declared major.
NOTE: Students will not be awarded duplicate credit in the event acceptable scores for the same subject are presented from Advanced Placement or other subject examinations.