CLEP Policy

ACU awards CLEP credit for a variety of subjects. Please see the chart below for information regarding which CLEP exams ACU accepts as well as the scores required for credit. 

 

Subject Examination

Required Score

(Out of 80)

Equivalent
ACU Course

Credit Hours

American Government

63POLS 225

3

American History I

59HIST 221

3

American History II 

60HIST 222

3

American Literature**

58

66

ENGL 262

ENGL 262,263

3

6

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50MATH 185

3

College Level French**

52

61

65

69

FREN 111

FREN 111,112

FREN 111,112,221

FREN 111,112,221,222

3

6

9

12

College Level German**

44

50

56

63

GER 111

GER 111,112

GER 111,112,221

GER 111,112,221,222

3

6

9

12

College Level Spanish**

47

54

60

66

SPAN 111

SPAN 111,112

SPAN 111,112,221

SPAN 111,112,221,222

3

6

9

12

Financial Accounting

55

ACCT 210

3

College Composition Modular** 

(for new students only)

55*

plus pass on the ACU English Essay
ENGL 111


3

64

without ACU English Essay
ENGL 111


3

64*

plus superior pass on the ACU English Essay
ENGL 112


3

English Literature**

55

63

ENGL 221

ENGL 221,222

3

6

General Biology

50

56

62

BIOL 101

BIOL 112, 114 

BIOL 112, 113, 114, 115

3

4

8

General Chemistry

50

56

62

CHEM 111,113

CHEM 131,133

CHEM 131,132,133,134 

4

4

8

Human Growth and Development

63

PSYC 232

3

Information Systems & Computer Applications

55

IT 120

3

Introductory Educational Psychology

58

EDUC 221

3

Introductory Psychology

55

PSYC 120

3

Introductory Sociology

57

SOCI 111

3

Macroeconomics64ECON 260

3

Microeconomics64ECON 261

3

Precalculus50MATH 124

3

Principles of Management60MGMT 330

3

Principles of Marketing60MKTG 320

3

Western Civilization I

57

HIST 117

3

Western Civilization II 

56

HIST 118

3


* Students must also pass the ACU English Essay which is offered and graded by the ACU English Department during Passport. 

** A student is not eligible for this test if he/she has already taken one of the courses available for credit. For example: A student who has taken ENGL 112 cannot take the College Composition Modular test to earn credit for ENGL 111. Or if a student has taken SPAN 111, he cannot take the CLEP test to earn additional, higher-level Spanish credit.