2018-2019 Catalog

CLEP Policy

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate competency in certain subjects and thereby earn college credit for particular courses without enrolling in classes, 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. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, available at more than 2,900 colleges and universities. If the student has obtained knowledge outside the classroom, the CLEP gives the student an opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in the subject area and bypass undergraduate coursework. 

Visit http://www.cf.edu/go/assistance/testing/test-directory/ for more information. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to ensure course credits will fulfill their degree requirements. 

  • CLEP credit meets all graduation requirements, including Gordon Rule mandates if applicable.
  • The student will receive a copy of his or her unofficial scores immediately* after testing; official test scores will be processed 4-6 weeks after the test date and any applicable credit entered into the student’s record at that time.
  • The student can earn a varying number of college credits with CLEP, depending on the particular test and the score earned. 
  • Students are able to retake a CLEP exam after a wait period of 3 months (90 days). Retaking a test before the wait period is over will invalidate the student’s scores, and the student will forfeit any fees paid. 
  • Passing scores are for credit granting purposes only and do not compute into the student grade point average (GPA). 
  • Students may use CLEP credit under the repeat course policy for D or F grades only. However, CLEP does not apply in the guidelines of the repeat policy. If a student earns an acceptable CLEP score in a course in which they have earned a D or F, the previous grade will continue to be computed in the student’s GPA. No letter grades or quality points are assigned for CLEP credits.
  • If the student successfully CLEPs a class that has been previously attempted, the student may not petition to have the previous attempt removed from his or her record.   

CLEP tests are administered throughout the year at any of the three campus testing centers at CF. CLEP credit cannot duplicate regular college course credit already earned, Dual Enrollment credit, or other credits earned through examination. 

The College of Central Florida CLEP code number is 5127.


Course Credit Awarded for CLEP Examinations

Hours toward graduation are recorded as “credit by examination” with no grades or quality points given. These credits do not affect a student’s grade point average.

Name of Exam Course Credit Awarded

Scale Score of 50 for Passing
General Education Credit for A.A. Degree
Accounting, Principles of ACG X001 (min. 3 cr.) Effective July 1, 2007 this test is no longer administered-replaced by "Financial Accounting" exam
Algebra, College MAC 1105 (min. 3 cr.) Mathematics, Institutional Core
Algebra-Trigonometry, College MAC 1147 (min. 3 cr.) Effective July 1, 2006 this test is no longer administered-replaced by "Precalculus" exam
American Government POS 2041 (min. 3 cr.) Social Sciences, State Core
American Literature AML 2010 (min. 3 cr.)
Analyzing/Interpreting Literature No Direct Equivalent. Recommend taking American or English Literature exam Take American or English Literature exam
Biology, General BSC 1005 (min. 3 cr.)
no lab credit
Natural Science, State Core
Business Law, Introduction BUL 2241 (min. 3 cr.) Elective
Calculus MAC 2233 (min. 3 cr.) Mathematics, Institutional Core
Chemistry, General CHM 1025 or CHM 1020 (min. 3 cr.)
no lab credit
Natural Science, Institutional Core
College Composition ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 (min. 6 cr.) Communications, English State Core and English Institutional Core
College Composition Modular ENC 1101 and ENC 1102  (min. 6 cr.) Communications, English State Core and English Institutional Core
English Literature ENL X000 (min. 3 cr.) Elective
Financial Accounting ACG 2021 (min. 3 cr.) Elective
French Language FRE 1120 (min. 4 cr.) Elective
Freshman Composition No direct equivalent. Recommend English Composition with Essay instead. Replaced by College Composition Modular
German Language One semester of Elementary Language I (min. 3 cr.) Elective
History of the United States I: Early Colonizations to 1877 AMH 2010 (min. 3 cr.) Elective
History of the United States II: 1865 to Present AMH 2020 (min. 3 cr.) Social Science, State Core
Human Growth and Development DEP 2004 (min. 3 cr.) Elective
Humanities HUM X235 or HUM X250 (min. 3 cr.)
Information Systems/Computer Applications CGS X077 (min. 3 cr.) Elective
Macroeconomics, Principles of ECO 2013 (min. 3 cr.) Social Science, State Core
Management, Principles of MAN 2021 (min. 3 cr.) Elective
Marketing, Principles of MAR 2011 (min. 3 cr.) Elective
Mathematics, College MGF 1106 or MGF 1107 (min. 3 cr.) Mathematics, Institutional Core
Microeconomics, Principles of ECO 2023 (min. 3 cr.) Elective
Natural Sciences No direct equivalent. Recommend specific subject exams

(Biology or Chemistry)
Take specific subject exams
Precalculus MAC 1140 (min. 4 cr.) Mathematics, Institutional Core
Psychology, Introductory PSY 2012 (min. 3 cr.) Social Science, State Core
Sociology, Introductory SYG 2000 (min. 3 cr.) Social Science, State Core
Social Sciences and History Take specific subject exams (U.S., Western, World History, Government, Sociology, Economics, Psychology) Take specific subject exams (U.S., Western, World History, Government, Sociology, Economics, Psychology)
Spanish Language SPN 1120 (min. 3 cr.) 

Elective

SPN1120 and SPN 1121** **Score of 63 (min. 6 cr.)
Trigonometry MAC 1114 (min. 3 cr.) Effective July 1, 2006 this test is no longer administered-replaced by "Precalculus" exam
Western Civilizations I: Ancient Near East to 1648 EUH X000 (min. 3 cr.) Elective
Western Civilizations II: 1648 to Present EUH X001 (min. 3 cr.) Elective