College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

All students who wish to take a CLEP exam must first register online through the CLEP My Account Portal. You must select the test you wish to take and pay your CLEP fee before you arrive at the Testing Center. It is your responsibility to register for the correct test. If you have any questions, please ask in advance. Print your registration ticket and bring it with you to the Testing Center after you have set up your testing appointment.

In addition, a $25 administration fee will be assessed by ACU when you come for your test. This can be charged to an ACU student account or paid with cash, check, or money order.

For enrolled ACU Students:
All credit by examination earned is added to your transcript and a $50 recording fee for each course is added to your bill.

Subject Examination

Required Score

(Out of 80)

Equivalent
ACU Course

Credit Hours

American Government

 

63

POLS 225

3

American History I

 

59

HIST 221

3

American History II

 

60

HIST 222

3

American Literature**
 

 

58
66

ENGL 262
ENGL 262,263

3
6

Calculus with Elementary Functions

 

50
 


 

MATH 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

Finanacial 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

Macroeconomics

 

64

 

ECON 260

 

3

 

Microeconomics

 

64

 

ECON 261

 

3

 

Precalculus

 

50

 

MATH 124

 

3

 

Principles of Management

 

60

 

MGMT 330

 

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 FLSP 111, he cannot take the CLEP test to earn additional, higher-level Spanish credit.

To help you prepare for the CLEP exams, you may want to purchase the CLEP Official Study Guide from the Campus Store or order through the CLEP web site.  Individual Subject Study guides are available to download for $10 each. A copy of the CLEP Official Study Guide is also available in the ACU Library on two-hour reserve. You may ask for it at the circulation desk.