CLEP Examinations

A minimum score of 50 is required to receive credit. Students cannot receive CLEP credit in a subject area in which they have completed coursework.

To Receive Credit:

For transcript: CLEP Transcript Request Service, P.O. Box 6600, Princeton, NJ 08541-6600  (800) 257-9558 OR Benedictine University college code: 1707

CLEP credit is an external credit program. A maximum of 30 credit hours earned through any one or combination of external credit programs may be applied with the approval of the University toward the 120 credit hours required for the bachelor’s degree. See policy in University Catalog.

Table updated: October 8, 2014

CLEP Exam Title Credit Hours BU Course Equivalent
Information Systems & Computer Applications 3 General Elective **
Introductory Business Law 3 General Elective **
Financial Accounting 3 ACCT 111
Principles of Management 3 General Elective **
Principles of Marketing 3 General Elective **
Composition and Literature:
American Literature 3 LITR 256
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 3 General Elective **
College Composition 3 WRIT 101
College Composition Modular 3 General Elective **
English Literature 3 LITR 257 (QLR)
Humanities 6 General Elective **
Foreign Languages:
French Language 6 FREN 101 & 102
German Language 6 MDLG 101 & 102
Spanish Language 6 SPAN 101 & 102 *
History and Social Science:
American Government 3 PLSC 102 (QPE)
History of the United States I 3 HIST 111 (QHT)
History of the United States II 3 HIST 112 (QHT)
Human Growth & Development 3 General Elective **
Intro to Educational Psychology 3 PSYC 241
Introductory Psychology 3 PSYC 100 (QIO)
Introductory Sociology 3 SOCL 100 (QIO)
Principles of Macroeconomics 3 ECON 101 (QPE)
Principles of Microeconomics 3 ECON 102 (QPE)
Social Sciences and History 6 General Elective **
Western Civilization I 3 General Elective **
Western Civilization II 3 General Elective **
Science and Mathematics:
Calculus 4 MATH 210 or MATH 220 (QCM)
College Algebra 3 MATH 110
College Mathematics 3 MATH 108
Precalculus 3 MATH 111
Biology 3 BIOL 197 (QLS)
Chemistry 3 CHEM 101 (QPS)
Natural Science 6 BIOL 169 (QLS) [a biological science core elective for non-majors] and PHYS 101 (QPS)

* Although you qualify for credit in Benedictine University's Elementary Spanish I & Elementary Spanish II, you may be interested in an alternative way of receiving credit if you plan on pursuing Spanish courses at Benedictine University. If you take the Spanish Language placement exam and place higher than Spanish 201, you may be able to receive 200-level credit instead of 100-level credit. Please refer to the Spanish program information under for further information, or contact the Department of Languages and Literature at (630) 829-6274. If you do not plan on taking any additional Spanish courses at Benedictine University, credit for SPAN-101 and 102 can be awarded and it is not necessary to contact the Department of Languages and Literature.

** Not equivalent to a specific course but will count toward the hours needed to graduate.

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