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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 from 3 to 12 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.

 

CLEP POLICY FOR NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
North Central recognizes up to 15 credits for AP & CLEP for credit toward a degree.

 

CLEP Examination

 

ACE
Recommended
Credit-Granting
Score

Score NCMC
Requires

Amount
Of 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 Eng111
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
German Language (Level 1) 50 50 8 GR 111, 112
German Language (Level 2) 60 60 16 GR 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 122
Chemistry 50 50 4 Chemistry  101
College Algebra 50 50 4 Math 119
College Mathematics 50 50 6 Math Elective
Natural Sciences 50 50 6 Bio Elective
Precalculus 50 50 3 Math Elective

Business

Financial Accounting 50 50 8 B 211, B 212
Introductory Business Law 50 50 3 B 290
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

 



Steps required of CLEP test-taker prior to exam appointment:

  1. 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 background questions, and obtains a registration ticket to present to NCMC test proctor on test day.
  3. After registering through My Account, test-taker must contact NCMC test center at 231-348-6693 to schedule an appointment to take the CLEP exam.  NCMC charges a $20.00 proctoring fee at time of service to administer the CLEP exam.  Data collected is sent to the NCMC testing site on test day in Learning Support Services room 533.  
  4. Test-taker’s score results are automatically uploaded to CLEP after testing.
  5. For retesting or special initiatives, test-taker must self-register through the CLEP website.
  6. CLEP testing is offered Tuesday or Wednesday between 10:00 a.m. and the latest you can start a test is 4:00 p.m. by appointment at (231) 348-6693 in Learning Support Services room 533 in the SCRC building on the Petoskey campus.
  7. The 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.
  8. 2 photo ID’s are required.   A driver’s license and a student ID will suffice.
  9. CLEP charges $80.00 per test. 
  10. NCMC charges a $20.00 administration fee.  This may be paid in LSS with cash or a check made out to NCMC.  To pay the administration fee using a credit card, go to the cashier’s office and bring the receipt with you to Learning Support Services room 533 in the SCRC building.
  11. The total cost for each exam is $100.00. 
  12. A list of the exams and the NCMC course equivalencies is attached.  To determine what other colleges accept, check online or call that college. 
  13. A complete study guide and individual exam guides are offered from the CLEP site on-line at: http://clep.collegeboard.org/test-preparation
  14. CLEP for Military Personnel and Veterans is available from the CLEP site on-line at:  http://clep.collegeboard.org/military
  15. Test Preparation is available from the CLEP site on-line at: http://clep.collegeboard.org/test-preparation
  16. Additional Essays

Please request any additional essays when scheduling the appointment. Each essay costs $10.00, payable by money order, made out to CLEP.