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College-Level Examination Program®

The College-Level Examination Program, or CLEP®, is a credit-by-examination program accepted by most colleges and universities. Northeast State is an Open Test Center for the CLEP® program. Non-Northeast State students are welcome to take CLEP ® exams at the college.


CLEP® examinations cover material taught in courses that most students take as requirements during the first two years of college. Colleges generally grant the same amount of credit to students earning satisfactory scores on the CLEP® examination as it grants to the credited course.

Most exams are 90 minutes with multiple-choice questions except for the College Composition exam. This exam is a two-hour test and includes multiple-choice questions and two essays. Score reports for all examinations, except College Composition, are available immediately after completion of the test. The College Board mails official results to students and the designated institution within two to three weeks. College Composition results may take up to six weeks.

CLEP will no longer have the optional essays for purchase for those English exams with that option. It is your responsibility to check with your institution to see if they require that optional essay, and work with their faculty to administer and grade the essay portion. College Composition Modular is only 3 credit hours with no essay.

 



CLEP Examination

Score Accepted

Credit Granted

Equivalent Course

American Government

50

3

POLS 1030 

American Literature

50

6

ENGL 21102120 

Analyzing & Interpreting Literature

50

6

TBRL 9990 (Credit for Literature Requirement)

Biology

50

8

BIOL 1110 & 1120 

Calculus

50

4

MATH 1910 

Chemistry

50

8

CHEM 11101120 

College Algebra

50

3

MATH 1630 

College Composition (also Freshman)

50

6

ENGL 10101020 

College Composition Modular

50

3/6

ENGL 10101020 

College Mathematics

50

3

MATH 1010 

English Literature

50

6

ENGL 22102220 

Financial Accounting

50

3

ACCT 1010 

French Language, level I

50

6

FREN 10101020 

French Language, level II

59

12

FREN 1010 , 102020102020 

German Language, level I

50

6

GERM 1010, 1020

German Language, level II

60

12

GERM 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020

History of the United States I

50

3

HIST 2010 

History of the United States II

50

3

HIST 2020 

Human Growth and Development

50

3

PSYC 2130 

Humanities

50

6

HUM 10101020 

Information Systems & Computer Applications

50

3

INFS 1010 

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

EDUC 2210 

Introductory Business Law

50

3

BUSN 2370 

Introductory Psychology

50

3

PSYC 1030 

Introductory Sociology

50

3

SOCI 1010 

Natural Sciences

50

8

BIOL 1010PHYS 1030 

Precalculus

50

3

MATH 1710 

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

ECON 2100 

Principles of Management

50

3

Elective

Principles of Marketing

50

3

BUSN 2380 

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

ECON 2200 

Social Sciences & History

50

6

Elective, HIST 2320 

Spanish Language, level I

50

6

SPAN 10101020 

Spanish Language, level II

63

12

SPAN 1010102020102020 

Western Civilization I

50

3

HIST 2310 

Western Civilization II

50

3

HIST 2320 

 

Northeast State’s Basler Library has the official CLEP Study Guide available for checkout. The guide can be purchased at local bookstores or online at The College Board.

Modern States Education Alliance offers tuition-free online CLEP courses. The courses, taught by professors from leading institutions, have no prerequisites or restrictions for enrolling and cover all CLEP exam subjects. The courses are free to all users and also include free textbooks and course materials; and possible vouchers for CLEP fee and reimbursement for Test Center fees.

 


Registration tickets purchased prior to this date will still be valid until their stated expiration dates.

$118 per exam. Follow these steps to pay the exam fees:

  1. $93 CLEP® Examination Fee paid to The College Board. 
Create an account online to pay the $93 exam fee at The College Board. Your account must be created and the fee paid before your scheduled test day. Northeast State cannot accept the $93 fee.
  2. $25 Northeast State Non-Refundable Registration Fee.
 Pay the $25 registration fee at Business Office in General Studies, C2407.
  3. Submit up to 2 free institutions to have your score sent to, but this MUST be done during the payment process for the exam itself or before taking the exam.  After completing the CLEP exam the cost is $20 per transcript. The cost is also $20 per transcript if you need more than 2 sent that were free during the payment process with College Board.


Testing is by appointment only. Please email testing@NortheastState.edu to set up a date/time.

 


CLEP® Test Location: Northeast State at Blountville. The street address is 2425 Highway 75.

  1. Bring a CLEP®payment receipt with Ticket ID - Required in order to test.
  2. Pay the $25 Registration Fee at the Business Office, C2407.
  3. Come to Testing Services. Testing is proctored in the Testing Center, Room C2303.
  4. One form of personal identification that is government issued, such as a driver’s license, passport, state or national ID, or permanent resident card (green card) is required for admittance to testing. The ID must include full name, photograph, and signature.


Northeast State does not offer credit equivalency for all of the CLEP® examinations. Northeast State students should check the Northeast State Course Equivalency Table before signing up for an exam. Non-Northeast State students must check with their home institution for approved CLEP examinations and credit hours earned for each exam.

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If no dates are shown in the registration system, please email Testing@NortheastState.edu.

CLEP® provides specific information on knowledge and skills required for all their examinations on the CLEP® website.

The College-Level Examination Program® and CLEP® are registered trademarks of The College Board.

 

Department of Accessibility, Counseling, and Testing Services

Campus:  Blountville
Office:  Testing Services
Room:  C2301, General Studies Building
Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Address:  2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone:  423.354.5358
Email:  testing@NortheastState.edu

Blountville Testing Center
Room:  C2303, General Studies Building, Northeast State at Blountville
Address:  2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617

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