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CLEP Testing


About CLEP:  The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of 34 examinations. Earn credit for knowledge you've acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, and internships.

 


Why you may want to take CLEP

  • Save time. Depending on your college's CLEP policy, a satisfactory score on a CLEP exam can earn you college credits.
  • Save money. The cost of a CLEP exam is $100.00, a fraction of the tuition and fees for the corresponding course.
  • Advance more quickly. Skip general introductory courses and move on to more advanced classes, or explore new and challenging academic areas.
  • Graduate on time. CLEP can help you to the finish line if you're a few credits shy of graduation
  • Satisfy a proficiency requirement. Demonstrate your ability in college math or a foreign language.

  1. Steps required of CLEP test-taker prior to exam appointment: Test-taker self-registers through My Account at http://clep.collegeboard.org/ available 24/7.
  2. Test-taker selects the score recipient to receive the score transcript, pays the $80.00 exam fee, answers questions, and prints the registration ticket to present to NCMC test proctor.
  3. Test-taker must contact NCMC test center at 231-348-6693 to schedule an appointment to take the CLEP exam. CLEP automatically uploads score results after testing.
  4. Learning Support Services is located in the SCRC building. Stay on Howard Street as is turns into a divided drive until you reach Parking Lot 6. Use entrance under the large wooden archway, past the gym and bookstore, take the hallway on the left, LSS is on the left, Room 533.
  5. Please arrive on time for your testing appointment. Most tests are 90 minutes long; however, a 2 hour block of time is required to allow for the processing of information that is requested prior to the actual test. A photo ID is required. A driver’s license or a student ID will suffice.
  6. CLEP charges $80.00 per test. NCMC charges a $20.00 administration fee that may be paid with cash or a check made out to NCMC. To pay the administration fee using a credit card, go to the cashier’s office rm.532 and bring the receipt with you to Learning Support Services room 533 in the SCRC building. The total cost for each exam is $100.00.
  7. A list of the exams and the NCMC course equivalencies is attached. To determine what other colleges accept call the college you are interested in attending.
  8. A complete study guide and individual exam guides are offered at the CLEP site at: http://clep.collegeboard.org/test-preparation
  9. CLEP for Military Personnel and Veterans is available from the CLEP site at: http://clep.collegeboard.org/military
  10. Test Preparation is available from the CLEP site at: http://clep.collegeboard.org/test-preparation
  11. Additional Essays: Please request any additional essays beyond normal test, when scheduling the appointment. Each essay costs $10.00, pay by money order, made out to CLEP. Revised on 5/22/15

 

North Central Michigan College

NCMC recognizes up to 45 credits for AP & CLEP for credit toward a degree.

CLEP Examination

ACE Required
Credit Granting Score

Score NCMC
Requires

Credit
Granted

Equivalent
 Course(s) at NCMC

Composition & Literature

American Literature

50

50

6

ENG 231, ENG 232

Analyzing & Interpreting Literature

50

50

6

ENG Elective

College Composition Modular             (With No Essay)

50

50

3

ENG 111

English Literature

50

50

6

ENG 221, ENG 222

College Composition

50

50

6

ENG 111, ENG 112

Humanities

50

50

6

HUM Elective

Foreign Languages

French Language  (Level 1)

50

50

8

FR 111, 112

French Language  (Level 2)

59

59

16

FR 111, 112, 211, 212

Spanish Language (Level 1)

50

50

8

SPN 111,112

Spanish Language  
(Level 2)

63

63

16

SPN 111,112, 211, 212     

History & Social Sciences

American Government

50

50

3

PLS 141

Human Growth and Development

50

50

3

PSY 261

Intro to Educational Psychology

50

50

3

PSY Elective

Introductory Psychology

50

50

3

PSY 161

Introductory Sociology

50

50

3

SOC 171

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

50

3

ECO 111

Principles of Microeconomics

50

50

3

ECO 112

Social Sciences & History

50

50

3

HST Elective

U.S. History 1: Early Colonization to 1877

 

50

 

50

 

3

 

HST 131

U.S. History 2:
1865 to the Present

 

50

 

50

 

3

 

HST 132

Western Civilization 1: Ancient Near East to 1648

 

50

 

50

 

3

 

HST 231

Western Civilization 2:
1648 to the Present

 

50

 

50

 

3

 

HST 232

Science & Mathematics                  

Biology

50

50

6

BIO Elective

Calculus

50

50

5

MATH 150

Chemistry

50

50

4

CEM  101

College Algebra

50

50

4

MATH 130

College Mathematics

50

50

6

MATH Elective

Natural Sciences

50

50

6

BIO Elective

Pre-calculus

50

50

3

MATH Elective

Business

Financial Accounting

50

50

3

B 211, B 212

Introductory Business Law

50

50

3

B 209

Information Systems & Computer Applications

 

50

 

50

 

3

 

CIS Elective

Principles of Management

50

50

3

B 200

Principles of Marketing

50

50

3

M 200