CLEP / DANTES

College-Level Examination Program

The College Board’s College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) has been the most widely trusted credit-by-examination program for nearly 50 years, accepted by 2,900 colleges and universities and administered in more than 1,800 test centers. These exams allow students to test their mastery of college-level material in introductory subjects and earn college credit. Students can earn credit and get closer to achieving their educational goals by earning qualifying scores on one or more CLEP exams.

Visit clep.collegeboard.org to sign in to your College Board account or create an account. Once logged in, register for a CLEP exam online.

CLEP Exam

Required Minimum Score / Credits Granted / Equivalent Course(s):

  • American Literature: 50 / 6 / ENG 394 & ENG 395
  • Analyzing & Interpreting Lit.: 50 / 6 / ENG 203
  • English Literature: 50 / 3 / Elective
  • College Composition Mod.: 50 / 6/ ENG 101 & ENG 102
  • College Composition: 50 / 6 / ENG 101 & ENG 102
  • Humanities: 50 / 6 / Elective
  • American Government: 50 / 3 / POLS 291
  • Principles of Macroecon.: 50 / 3 / ECON 255
  • Principles of Microecon.: 50 / 3 / ECON 256
  • Intro to Psychology: 50 / 3 / PSYC 101
  • Human Growth & Devel.: 50 / 3 / PSYC 204
  • Intro to Sociology: 50 / 3 / SOC 201
  • Soc. Sciences & History: 50 / 6 / Elective Area IV Gen Ed.
  • US History I: 50 / 3 / HIST 202
  • US History II: 50 / 3 / HIST 203
  • Western Civ I: 50 / 3 / HGP 110
  • Western Civ II: 50 / 3 / HGP 111
  • College Algebra: 63 / 3 / MATH 106
  • PreCalculus: 63 / 3 / MATH 106
  • Calculus: 50 / 3 / Elective Area III Gen. Ed.
  • Natural Science: 50 / 6 / Elective Area V Gen. Ed. No-lab
  • Biology: 50 / 6 / Elective Area V Gen. Ed. No-lab
  • Info. Systems/Comp. App.: 50 / 3 / Elective
  • Principles of Management: 50 / 3 / BUS 361
  • Financial Accounting: 50 / 3 / BUS 207
  • Intro. to Business Law: 50 / 3 / BUS 211
  • Principles of Marketing: 50 / 3 / BUS 304
  • French Language: 50-58 / 6 / Elective
  • French Language: 59+ / 12 / Elective
  • German Language: 50-59/ 6 / Elective
  • German Language: 60+ / 12 / Elective
  • Spanish Language: 50-62 / 6 / Elective
  • Spanish Language: 63+ / 12 / Elective

CELP at Adams State University

DANTES Subject Standardized Test

DANTES sponsors a wide range of examination programs to assist Service members reach their educational goals. DSSTs offer students a cost-effective, timesaving way to use their knowledge acquired outside of the classroom (perhaps from reading, on-the-job training, or independent study) to accomplish their educational goals.

It is the policy of Adams State University (ASU) to accept a maximum of 30 transfer credits from College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST) with no more than 18 credits coming from the CLEP general examinations.

Official Policy CLEP/DSST Scores