You can receive credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of the 33 CLEP examinations. All CLEP exams are Internet-based, allowing for instant score reports (except for College Composition), year-round testing, and "rights-only" scoring--no penalty for guessing.
The "Get Started" link will connect you to the CLEP site where you can create an account that will enable you to register for a CLEP exam and pay your exam fee. Get Started with CLEP
No CLEP credit will be awarded by Chipola College for any course in which a student has previously been enrolled or earned credit. You may not repeat an exam of the same title within six months of the initial testing date. If you retake the exam within the six-month period, your administration will be considered invalid, your scores will be canceled and all test fees will be forfeited.
CLEP exams are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays. Register for tthe CLEP exams at https://clepportal.collegeboard.org/myaccount. Make sure to print your registration ticket to present on your test date. After you have registered for a CLEP exam, you must then make a test appointment with the Testing Center using the online scheduling tool RegisterBlast. Payment of an administration fee of $18.50 will be required when the exam appointment is made. The CLEP will NOT be offered during finals and college registration dates which are listed on the Chipola College calendar.
Each candidate must present one form of identification.The ID must be a valid government-issued photo ID with a signature. The name on the registration ticket must be EXACT match to the ID. Acceptable forms of identification include:
- A valid driver's license
- A current state or federal ID card
- A military ID
- A current passport
- A naturalization card or certificate of citizenship
- A national ID card
You will be required to pay for your exam during the CLEP registration process. Your registration ticket will contain a voucher number that you must present as proof of payment at the time of testing. You will also need to enter the voucher number when you schedule your appointment on RegisterBlast.
CLEP Credit Equivalency
The College-Level Examination Program, unlike Advanced Placement, is not built around a curriculum, but rather is designed to test students’ knowledge on a variety of college-level subjects, regardless of where they may have learned the material. CLEP exams are developed by committees of college faculty who design questions based on what is typically covered in lower-level college courses and who set passing standards for the exams (scores are not longer based on studies of student performance in college courses). With the new computer-based tests, new questions are constantly being added, especially in rapidly-changing fields such as Computer Science. The typical passing score on computer-based CLEP exams for general education purposes is 50, although paper and pencil versions will be different.
Chipola College will award college credits for qualifying College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examination scores per FAC 6A-10 guidelines and the Articulation Coordinating Committee Credit-By-Exam Equivalents, adopted September 19, 2001, as follows:
1. Since a grade of “P” for passing will be assigned, no grade points will be assigned for credits awarded through the CLEP Program.
2. Determination of the specific college courses or subject areas for which credits are awarded will be determined by the College Testing Center, guided by the equivalency matrix below, upon receipt of official CLEP examination results.
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Course/Subject Equivalents
|Current CLEP General Examinations TEST TITLES||Score||Score of 50 Course||Credit|
|College Composition||50||ENC 1101||4|
|Humanities||50||No direct equivalency**||n/a|
|Mathematics, College||50||MGF 1106 or MGF 1107||3|
|Natural Science||50||No direct equivalency**||n/a|
|Social Sciences and History||50||No direct equivalency**||n/a|
* Recommend English Composition with Essay examination instead.
** Recommend specific subject examinations instead.
|Current CLEP Subject Examinations
|Test Title||Minimum Score||Course||Credit|
|American Government||50||POS 2041|
|American Literature||50||AML 2010||3|
|55||AML 2010 & AML 2020||6|
|Analyzing and Interpreting Literature||50||No direct equivalency|
|Biology, General||50||BSC 1005|
|Chemistry, General||50||CHM 1030|
|College Algebra||50||MAC 1105|
|Precalculus Algebra||50||MAC 1140|
|English Literature||50||ENL 2011||3|
|55||ENL 2011 & 2022||6|
|Financial Accounting||50||ACG 2021|
|French Language, College Level||50||FRE 1120||3|
|59||FRE 1120 & 1121||6|
|German Language, College Level||50||No direct equivalency|
|History of the U.S. I: Early Colonization to 1877||50||AMH 2010|
|History of the U.S. II: 1865 to Present||50||AMH 2020|
|Human Growth & Development||50||DEP 2004|
|Information Systems & Computer Applications||50||No direct equivalency|
|Introduction to Business Law||50||BUL 2131|
|Introduction to Educational Psychology||50||No direct equivalency|
|Introductory Psychology||50||PSY 2012|
|Introductory Sociology||50||SYG 1000|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||50||EC0 2013|
|Principles of Management||50||MAN 2021|
|Principles of Marketing||50||MAR 2011|
|Principles of Microeconomics||50||ECO 2023|
|Spanish Language, College Level||50||SPN 1120||4|
|63||SPN 1120 & 1121||8|
|Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648||50||EUH 1000|
|Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present||50||EUH 1001|