Degree Planning and Academic Review

CLEP Scores and Credit Amounts

SUNY Empire State College follows the ACE/CLEP recommended minimum score for awarding credit. The college has developed further recommendations for the areas of foreign language and for Human Growth and Development, which are indicated in the chart.

The scores on this chart represent CLEP examinations taken since July 1, 2001, unless otherwise indicated. If you have taken a CLEP examination before July 1, 2001, or the effective date listed, contact your center's Office of Academic Review or mentor for required scores and available credit.

Business | Composition and Literature | Science and Mathematics | Social Sciences and History | World Languages

Business

Examination TitleMinimum ScoreCredit
Financial Accounting (as of January 2007) 50 3
Information Systems and Computer Applications 50 3
Introductory Business Law (as of May 2002) 50 3
Principles of Accounting (discontinued January 2007) 50 6
Principles of Management 50 3
Principles of Marketing 50 3

Composition and Literature

Examination TitleMinimum ScoreCredit
American Literature (as of March 2015) 50 3
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (as of March 2015) 50 3

College Composition (as of July 2010)
Note: Empire State College does not use the essay portion of the modular version of this examination; however, you can receive 6 credits by taking the regular College Composition examination, which includes an essay evaluated by CLEP.

50 6
College Composition Modular (without essay) 50 3
English Composition (as of July 2003) 50 6
English Literature (as of March 2015) 50 3
Freshman College Composition (discontinued July 2010) 50 6
Humanities (as of March 2015) 50 3

Science and Mathematics

Examination TitleMinimum ScoreCredit
Biology 50 6
Calculus (as of October 2012) 50 4
Chemistry 50 6
College Algebra 50 3
College Algebra-Trigonometry (discontinued June 2006) 50 3
College Mathematics (as of July 2003) 50 6
Natural Sciences (as of July 2003) 50 6
Precalculus 50 3
Trigonometry (discontinued June 2006) 50 3

Social Sciences and History

Examination TitleMinimum ScoreCredit
American Government 50 3
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 3
History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present 50 3
Human Growth and Development 50 3 advanced-level
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 3
Introductory Psychology (as of October 2012) 50 3
Introductory Sociology (as of February 2003) 50 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 3
Social Sciences and History (as of July 2013) 50 6
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present 50 3

World Languages

French Language (as of March 2015)

Minimum ScoreTotal CreditAdvanced-level Credit
50 6 0
59 9 0
75 12 4
85 16 8

German Language (as of March 2015)

Minimum ScoreTotal CreditAdvanced-level Credit
50 6 0
60 9 0
75 12 4
85 16 8

Spanish Language (as of March 2015)

Minimum ScoreTotal CreditAdvanced-level Credit
50 6 0
63 9 0
75 12 4
85 16 8