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CLEP Information

  • Earn credit at Saint Paul College for what you already know
  • Fulfill a graduation requirement
  • Advance to higher-level classes
  • Reduce tuition costs

What is CLEP?

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a series of examinations in 34 introductory college subjects. These exams allow individuals to earn college credit for what they already know, regardless of how that knowledge was acquired through advanced course work, independent study, work experience, professional development or extracurricular activities. Saint Paul College awards credit for successful scores on CLEP exams.

CLEP exams are approximately 90 minutes long and are administered on computer. Students receive instant score reports following completion of the exam, with the exception of English Composition with Essay.

For more information about CLEP exams and for tips on preparing to take an exam, visit:

How to register for a CLEP exam
Appointments for CLEP exams must be made with the Saint Paul College CLEP contact by sending an email to, or contacting Renee Esparza by phone at 651.846.1785. Get started by registering for a College Board account and going through the five main steps prior to taking a CLEP Exam at The CLEP exam administrator will complete registration the day you come in for testing. Students are required to bring their Registration Ticket and Photo ID. The primary ID must be government issued, with a photo and signature. If proper identification is not presented, students will not be able to test. Testing Center is located on the 3rd Floor in Room 3145.

Each CLEP exam costs $80. In addition, Saint Paul College charges a $20 non-refundable administration fee (check, cash, and credit-card except American Express accepted) for each CLEP exam payable at the Tuition Office. Please make checks payable to Saint Paul College. A paid receipt of the administration fee must be shown before test registration.

Saint Paul College requests that all CLEP exams be paid for online with a credit card. The College Board charges an $80 fee for each CLEP exam administered. No more than two CLEP exams may be scheduled per day. Other appointments may be scheduled to accommodate the testing services needed. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Below is a listing of the examinations for which Saint Paul College Community & Technical College awards credit, the credit-granting score required the amount of credit granted, and the equivalent course.

Required Score beginning July 2001Required Score Prior to June 2001Course EquivalentCredits
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Accounting, Principles of5045ACCT 1411 + 1412 - Principles of Accounting 1 + 26
Business Law, Introductory5051Elective3
Information Systems and Computer Applications5052Elective3
Management, Principles of5046BUSN 2450 - Management Fundamentals3
Marketing, Principles of5050BUSN 1440 - Marketing Principles3
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Composition & Literature

American Literature5046ENGL 2721 + 2722 - Survey of American Literature 1 + 2(Goals 6, 7)6
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature5049ENGL elective (Goal 6)6
College Composition5044ENGL 1711 + 1712 - Composition 1 + 2 (Goal 1)6
English Literature5046ENGL elective (Goal 6)6
Humanities50420HUMA elective (Goal 6)6
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Foreign Languages

French5042LANG Elective (Goal 8)6
French59 (62 required from 7/1/2001 - 3/31/2008)45LANG Elective (Goal 8)12
German5036LANG Elective (Goal 8)6
German60 (62 required from 7/1/2001 - 5/31/2008)42LANG Elective (Goal 8)12
Spanish5045LANG Elective (Goal 8)6
Spanish6350SPAN 1710 + 1720 - Beginning Spanish 1 + 2 (Goal 8)12
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History and Social Sciences

American Government5047POLS Elective (Goals 5, 9)3
Educational Psychology, Intro to5051POLS Elective (Goal 5)3
History of the U.S.I: Early Colonization to 18775045HIST 1745 - U.S. History to 1865 (Goals 5, 7)3
History of the U.S. II: 1865 to the Present5045HIST 1746 - U.S. History Since 1865 (Goals 5, 7)3
Human Growth and Development5045PSYC 1720 - Psychology Throughout the Lifespan (Goals 5, 9(3
Macroeconomics, Principles of5044ECON 1720 - Macroeconomics (Goals 5, 8)3
Macroeconomics, Principles of5041ECON 1730 - Microeconomics (Goals 5, 8)3
Psychology, Introductory5047PSYC 1710 - General Psychology (Goals 2, 5)3 (6 from 7/1/2001 – 9/30/2012)
Social Sciences and History50420INTS Elective (Goals 5, 8)6
Sociology, Introductory5047SOCI 1710 - Introduction to Sociology (Goals 5, 7)3
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 16485046HIST Elective (Goals 5, 8)3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present5047HIST Elective (Goals 5, 8)3
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Science and Mathematics

Biology5046BIOL 1740 - General Biology: The Living Cell (Goal 3)6
Calculus5041MATH 2749 - Calculus 1 (Goal 4)4 (3 from 7/1/2001 to 9/30/2012; 6 prior to 7/1/2001)
Chemistry5047CHEM 1711 + 1712 - Principles of Chemistry 1 + 2 (Goal 3)6
College Algebra5046MATH 1730 - College Algebra (Goal 4)3
College Algebra-Trigonometry (No Longer Offered as of 9/1/2006)5245MATH 1760 - Pre-Calculus (Goal 4)3
College Mathematics50420MATH 1710 - Liberal Arts Mathematics (Goal 4)6
Pre-Calculus50N/AMATH 1760 - Pre-Calculus (Goal 4)3
Natural Sciences50420NSCI Elective (Goal 3, 10)6