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CLEP (The College-Level Examination Program) is a National program of credit-by-examination sponsored by the College Board.  These examinations may be taken at Northern Kentucky University.  Credit may be earned through general and/or subject examinations. The University is a recognized CLEP testing center; therefore testing can be applicable to other institutions that accept CLEP scores. NKU Testing Services welcomes NKU students AND non-NKU students.

NKU Testing Services will administer any of the 34 CLEP exams for a student wishing to send their scores to another college or university for no additional charge. NKU students must be currently enrolled to receive CLEP credits.

For more in-depth information about CLEP and to access study resources, please visit http://www.collegeboard.com/clep.

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CLEP Exams Accepted at NKU:

The following lists of Subject Examinations are those that are accepted at NKU.  They have been equated with specific courses offered at the University. For NKU students, a grade of pass (P) will be assigned for the successful passage of a CLEP examination. This credit may go towards General Education requirements but will not replace any prior earned class credit.

 

Examination Minimum Score Credit Hours Equivalent NKU Course
American Government 50 3 PSC 100
American Literature 50 6 ENG 208 & ENG 209
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 50 3 ENG 200
Biology 50 4 BIO 120 & BIO 120L
Calculus 50 4 MAT 129
Chemistry (No Lab Credit) 50 6 CHE 120 & CHE 121
College Algebra 63 3 MAT 103
College Composition 50 3 ENG 101
College Mathematics 50 3 MAT 100G
English Literature 50 6 ENG 202 & ENG 203
Financial Accounting 50 3 ACC 200
French

50 - 59

60 or Above

6

12

FRE 101 & 102

FRE 101, 102, 201 & 202

German

50 - 59

60 or Above

6

12

GER 101 & 102

GER 101, 102, 201 & 202

Human Growth & Development 50 3 EDU 300
Humanities 50 3 GCC 100G
Information Systems 50 3 BIS 300T
Introductory Business Law 50 3 BUS 230
Introductory Psychology 50 3 PSY 100
Introductory Sociology 50 3 SOC 100
Natural Science 50 3 SCI 100G
Precalculus* 61 3 MAT 119
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3 ECO 200
Principles of Management 50 3 MGT 205
Principles of Marketing 50 3 MKT 205
Principles of Microeconomics 50 3 ECO 201
Social Sciences & History 50 3 SSHI 100G
Spanish

50 - 56

57 or Above

6

12

SPI 101 & 102

SPI 101, 102, 201 & 202

U.S. History I: Early Colonization - 1877 50 3 HIS 102
U.S. History II: 1865 to Present 50 3 HIS 103
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East - 1648 50 3 HIS 100
Western Civilization II: 1648 - Present 50 3 HIS 101
*NKU students who take and pass the Precalculus CLEP exam must consult with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for permission to move onto the next math course.
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