The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) gives students a chance to earn credit for general introductory course work. Two types of CLEP exams are offered, the General and the Subject Examinations. A minimum score of 50 is required to be considered for credit. Request for re-evaluation of a specific equivalency listed in the chart will not be considered. Decision of the department is considered final.  Order your CLEP transcripts to transfer your credit.

An official copy of any CLEP (College Level Examination Program) exam must be sent to Colorado State University. Unofficial copies will not be accepted. Requests to have scores sent to CSU may be submitted through:

CLEP Transcript Services
P.O. Box 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541-6600
Phone: 800-257-9558 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET, Monday-Friday)
Fax: 610-628-3726

Contact College Board CLEP Exam Services

CSU Code:  4075

For more information regarding CLEP, including locations for taking the exam and steps to register, visit the CLEP College Board website.

General Examinations

The General Examinations measure college-level achievement in five basic areas of the liberal arts:

  • English Composition
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Natural sciences
  • Social science/History

For General Examinations, a minimum of three credits will be awarded for a score of 50 or higher.

2014-2015CSU Credit Award
50-573 elective credits
58-654 elective credits
66-725 elective credits
73-806 elective credits

CLEP Equivalencies

CLEP ExaminationsScoreCredit HoursCSU EquivalencyGT Pathway
American Government503POLS 101SS1
American Literature503E 1++AH2
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature503E 1++AH2
Biology506BZ 101, BZ 1++ SC2
Calculus504MATH 160MA
Chemistry506CHEM 107, 108, CHEM 1++SC2
College Algebra503MATH 117, 118, 124MA
College Composition506CO 1++, E 140CO1/2
College Composition Modular503CO 1++CO1
College Mathematics505TNS 1++MA
English Literature503E 1++AH2
Financial Accounting503ACT 210
French Language: Level 1506LFRE 100, elective
French Language: Level 25912LFRE 100, 101, electiveAH4
German Language: Level 1506LGER 100, elective
German Language: Level 26312LGER 100, 101, electiveAH4
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877503HIST 150HI1
History of the United State II: 1865 to the Present503HIST 151HI1
Human Growth and Development504HDFS1++3CSS3
Information Systems and Computer Applications503CIS 200
Introduction to Educational Psychology503PSY 1++SS3
Introductory Business Law503BUS 260
Introductory Psychology503PSY 100SS3
Introductory Sociology503SOC 100SS3
Natural Sciences506TNS 1++SC2
Pre-calculus505MATH 117, 118, 124, 125, 126MA
Principles of Accounting503ACT 210
Principles of Macroeconomics503ECON 204SS1
Principles of Management503MGT 320
Principles of Marketing503MKT 300
Principles of Microeconomics503ECON 202SS1
Social Sciences & History506TSS 1++SS1
Spanish Language: Level 1506LSPA 100, elective
Spanish Language: Level 26312LSPA 100, 101, electiveAH4
Spanish Writing: Level 26512LSPA 100, 101, 108, 200, 201AH4
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648503HIST 100HI1
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present503HIST 101HI1

All examination information is current as of September 23, 2020.

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