CLEP - College Level Examination Program

The Office of Academic Advising & Support is responsible for advising about the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Through this credit by examination program students are able to receive college credit for prior knowledge that can be applied to core and department requirements or elective credit. The College Level Examination Program, sponsored by the College Entrance Examination Board, provides standardized tests across a diverse array of college-level courses.  For each CLEP examination that awards 3 or 6 credits, MCLA requires a minimum score of 50, representing the mean test score of students who earn a C in the corresponding college level course. For students seeking 12 credits in foreign language, the following scores are required.  French 62, German 63, Spanish 66. For a complete list of the exams and each exam description, visit

Pass a CLEP Examination and show your college that you know your stuff. 

CLEP Tests/Credit Level Equivalent @ MCLA

As College Board would say:

Get credit for what you already know, shorten the time it takes to earn a degree, save tuition dollars, place out of a graduation requirement or an introductory course.



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