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College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP exams allow students to earn credit for certain courses for which they know the material.  Unlike Advanced Placement, CLEP is not built around a curriculum but is designed to test students' knowledge of college-level subjects regardless of where they may have gained that knowledge. Students satisfying the minimum scores indicated below can earn credit at OSU-Stillwater or OSU-Tulsa for the equivalent course(s) listed in the table below provided they meet all OSU Academic Regulations pertaining to credit by exam (see below).  OSU does not charge any tuition or fees for credit by exam. The only expenses to the student are the actual cost of the exam and exam administration fees.

OSU currently offers credit for the following CLEP exams:

 CLEP Subject Exam

Min. Score

OSU Equivalent Course

Possible Hours Earned

 Accounting, Financial

50

 ACCT 2103

3

 American Government

50

 POLS 1113

3

 Biology

50

 BIOL 1114

4

 Business Law, Introductory

50

 LSB 3213

3

 Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

 MATH 2144

4

 Chemistry

50

 CHEM 1314, 1515

9

 College Algebra

50

 MATH 1513

3

 College Composition*

54

 ENGL 1113

3

 Educational Psychology,Introduction to

50

 EPSY 4223

3

 French I

50

 FREN 1115, 1225

10

 French II

59

 FREN 1115, 1225, 2112, 2113

15

 German I

50

 GRMN 1115, 1225

10

 German II

60

 GRMN 1115, 1225, 2112, 2113

15

 Human Growth and Development

50

 EPSY 3113

3

 Macroeconomics, Principles of

50

 ECON 2203

3

 Microeconomics, Principles of

50

 ECON 2103

3

 Management, Principles of

50

 MGMT 3013

3

 Marketing, Principles of

50

 MKTG 3213

3

 Precalculus

50

 MATH 1715

 5

 Psychology, Introductory

50

 PSYC 1113

3

 Sociology, Introductory

50

 SOC 1113

3

 Spanish Language I

50

 SPAN 1115, 1225

10

 Spanish Language II

63

 SPAN 1115, 1225, 2115

15

*College Composition Exam

The CLEP College Composition Exam contains multiple-choice items AND two mandatory essays scored by CLEP.  Essays are only scored twice a month, so candidates may have to wait anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to receive their official scores on this exam.  More information on the exam and how it is scored is available on the CLEP website.  OSU does NOT accept the CLEP College Composition Modular Exam.

Pricing

The cost of all CLEP exams is the same and involves two fees, paid separately:  one to CLEP and another to the OSU Testing Center.  View the Test Pricing Guide for current OSU Testing Center pricing. 

New! The OSU Testing Center is now a Fully Funded CLEP testing center.  U.S. military personnel, certain spouses, and civilian employees are eligible to have both portions of the fees for CLEP exams covered through Defense Activity for Non Traditional Education Support (DANTES) funding.  DANTES funds the cost of one exam in each of the CLEP subject areas.  For more information on this program, current eligibilty charts, and directions on how to register as a DANTES-funded test taker, visit https://clep.collegeboard.org/earn-college-credit/military-benefits

CLEP for Veterans

Depending on their benefits election, some veterans can claim full reimbursement of the costs paid for CLEP exams and exam administration fees under provisions of the Veteran's Benefits Improvement Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-454), which enhances the education benefits of the Montgomery GI Bill.  Veterans interested in taking a CLEP exam at the OSU Testing Center should visit https://clep.collegeboard.org/earn-college-credit/military-benefits prior to scheduling an appointment for more information on eligibility for the CLEP benefit as well as directions on how to file for reimbursement.

OSU Academic Regulations Pertaining to Credit by Exam

  • Credit will be recorded with a neutral grade of “P” (Pass) if a student earns the minimum score set by OSU for the examination.  No grade is recorded if a student fails the exam.
  • The amount of credit that may be applied to a degree program is subject only to meeting the residence credit requirements of OSU.
  • A native speaker of a foreign language (one whose high school level instruction was conducted principally in that language) cannot earn credit toward graduation in lower-division (1000-2000 level) courses in that language. Under certain circumstances this policy may be waived.  Students should contact the dean of their college for further information.
  • A student must need the course to meet some requirement for a certificate or degree being pursued at OSU.

CLEP Ticket Registration and Information

Visit the following website for more information on CLEP ticket registration and exam information: https://clep.collegboard.org/