CLEP

CLEP Principles

Purchase College determines transfer credit based on the score requirements at the time the test was taken.

Composition and
Literature Exam: 
Minimum score
for credit:
Number of credits
awarded:
General Education
Category:   

American Literature

50

3

Humanities Group Core 

Analysis and Interpretation
of Literature

50

3

Humanities Group Core

College Composition

50

6

Basic Communication Core

College Composition
Modular

50

3

Basic Communication Core

English Literature

50

3

Humanities Group Core

 

 

 

 

Humanities

50

3

Humanities Group Core

 

Foreign Language
Literature Exam:
Minimum score
for credit: 
Number of
credits awarded:   
General Education
Category:

French Language,
Level I

50

6

Languages and Cultures Core

French Language,
Level II

59

9

Languages and Cultures Core

German Language
Level I

50

6

Languages and Cultures Core

German Language
Level II

60

9

Languages and Cultures Core

Spanish Language
 Level I

50

6

Languages and Cultures Core

Spanish Language
Level II

63

9

Languages and Cultures Core



History and Social
Science Exam:
Minimum  score
  for credit:
Number  of
credits awarded: 
General Education
Category:

American Government

50

3

Humanities Group Core

U. S.  History I
(to 1877)

50

3

Humanities Group Core

U.S. History II
(1865-present)

50

3

Humanities Group Core

Intro Psychology

50

3

Social Science Core

Human Growth &
Development

50

3

None

Intro to Ed. Psych.

50

3

None

Intro to Macroeconomics

50

3

Social Science Core

Intro to Microeconomics

50

3

Mathematics Core

Intro to Sociology

50

3

Social Science Core

Social Science
and History

50

6

Social Science Core

Western Civ. I
(ancient to 1648)

50

3

Humanities Group Core

Western Civ. II
(1648-present)

50

3

Humanities Group Core



Science and
Mathematics Exam:
Minimum score
for credit: 
Number of
credits awarded:
General Education
Category:   

Biology

50

6

Natural Science Core

Calculus

50

4

Mathematics Core

Chemistry

50

6

Natural Science Core

College Algebra

50

3

None

College Math

50

6

Mathematics Core

Natural Science

50

6

Natural Science Core

Precalculus

50

3

Mathematics Core



Business Exam: Minimum score
for credit:
Number of
credits awarded:
General Education
Category:  

Info Systems & Comp. Ap

50

3

None

Principles of Management

50

3

None

Financial Accounting

50

3

None

Intro Business Law

50

3

None

Principles of Marketing

50

3

None

 

 

Majors in the Liberal Studies B.A. Degree Completion Program:
Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies: Arts

Liberal Studies:
Communications/
Media Studies


Liberal Studies:
Legal Studies

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