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College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College-Level Examination Program®, or CLEP, examinations cover material taught in courses that most students take as requirements in the first two years of college. A college usually grants the same amount of credit to students earning satisfactory scores on the CLEP examination as it grants to students successfully completing that course.

Each exam is approximately 90 minutes long, and, except for English Composition with Essay, is made up primarily of multiple-choice questions; however, some exams do have fill-ins.

Students should check the college catalog for course equivalents, passing scores, and hours awarded for each test. Also, students should consult with their advisor prior to taking any credit examination to ensure it fits into their degree plan.

The subject areas and specific examinations offered are listed below.

Notes

  1. Students may only take one CLEP test during a scheduled session.

  • Composition
    Literature
  • History
    Social Sciences
  • Foreign
    Languages
  • Science
    Mathematics

  • Business

Composition & Literature

  • American Literature
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
  • College Composition
  • English Literature
  • College Composition Modular
  • Humanities

History & Social Sciences

  • American Government
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Introduction to Educational Psychology
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Social Sciences and History
  • U.S. History I: Early Colonizations to 1877*
  • U.S. History II: 1865 to the Present*
  • Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
  • Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present

* NOTE: Successful completion of a GA legislative examination is also required in order for USG students to receive credit.

Foreign Languages

  • French Language
  • German Language
  • Spanish Language

Science & Mathematics

  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • College Algebra
  • College Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Precalculus

Business

  • Financial Accounting
  • Introductory Business Law
  • Information Systems and Computer Applications
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing

How to Register for a CLEP Test

The MGA credit-by-examination policy allows students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge in specific subjects and earn college credit for it. Credit-by-examination is one way students can save time and money while completing their educational goals. The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is one of several ways students may earn college credit through an examination. The steps below are provided as a guide for students’ use to understand how to research, register, and benefit from the CLEP testing process at MGA.


CLEP Credits Granted by MGA

CLEP
Subject
Examination

ACE
Reccommended
Minimum
Passing
Score

MGA
Courses
Credited

Semester
Hours
Awarded

American Government

50

POLS 1101

3

American Literature

50

ENGL 2131, ENGL 2132

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

ENGL 1102

3

Biology

50

BIOL 1001K and BIOL 1002K

8

Calculus

50

MATH 1251

4

College Algebra

50

MATH 1111

3

College Composition

50

ENGL 1101

3

College Spanish

50

SPAN 1001, SPAN 1002

6

College Spanish

63

SPAN 1001, SPAN 1002
SPAN 2001, SPAN 2002

12

English Literature

50

ENGL 2121, ENGL 2122

6

Financial Accounting

50

ACCT 2101, 2102

6

French Language

50

FREN 1001, FREN 1002

6

French Language

63

FREN 1001, FREN 1002,
FREN 2001, FREN 2002

12

Chemistry

50

CHEM 1211K and CHEM 1212K

8

German Language

50

GRMN 1001, GRMN 1002

6

German Language

63

GRMN 1001, GRMN 1002,
GRMN 2001, GRMN 2002

12

General Psychology

50

PSYC 1101

3

Human Growth and Development

54

PSYC 2103

3

Humanities

50

HUMN 2155, HUMN 2156

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

ITEC 2215

3

Introduction to Sociology

50

SOCIOLOGY 1101

3

Precalculus

50

MATH 1113

3

Prin. of Macroeconomics

50

ECON 2105

3

Prin. of Microeconomics

50

ECON 2106

3

History of the United States I:
Early Colonization to 1877

50

HIST 2111 *

3

History of the United States II:
1865 to the Present

50

HIST 2112 *

3

Western Civilization I:
Ancient Near East to 1648

50

HIST 1111

3

Western Civilization II:
1648 to the Present

50

HIST 1112

3

Source:  2015-2016 Academic Catalog
*Please note that an additional exam is required to satisfy state legislative requirements.
Disclaimer: This table is provided as a quick reference tool only.  The catalog is the compulsory document and supersedes the table if information conflicts exist.




  LAST MODIFIED: 3/31/2017