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CLEP Testing

About CLEP:  

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a way to get college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of 33 examinations. Earn credit for what you know through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, and internships.

Additional areas of prior learning are not applicable to the MTA at this time (e.g. International Baccalaureate - IB, College-Level Examination program - CLEP, DANTES Subject Standardized Test - CSST, etc.

 

Why would you 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 total cost of taking a CLEP exam at North Central is $105.00, 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.

 

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 $85.00 exam fee, answers questions, and prints the registration ticket to present to North Central test proctor.

  3. Test-taker must contact North Central test center at (231) 348-6693 to schedule an appointment to take the CLEP exam. CLEP automatically uploads score results after testing.

  • Learning Support Services is located in the SCRC building. Stay on Howard Street as it turns into a divided drive until you reach Parking Lot 6. Entrance is under the large wooden archway, walk down the lobby until you can turn left, LSS is midway down this hall on the left in room 533.
  1. 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.

  2. CLEP charges $85.00 per test. North Central charges a $20.00 administration fee that may be paid with cash or a check made out to North Central. The total cost for each exam is $105.00.

  3. A list of the exams and the NCMC course equivalencies are listed below. To determine what other colleges' equivalencies are, call that college.

  4. A complete study guide and individual exam guides are offered at the CLEP site at: http://clep.collegeboard.org/test-preparation

  5. CLEP for Military Personnel and Veterans is available from the CLEP site at: http://clep.collegeboard.org/military

  6. Test Preparation is available from the CLEP site at: http://clep.collegeboard.org/test-preparation

* Registration tickets purchased prior to July 1, 2017 will still be valid until their stated expiration dates.

 Revised on 7/11/17

 

North Central Michigan College

Additional areas of prior learning are not applicable to the MTA at this time (e.g. International Baccalaureate-IB, College-Level Examination Program-CLEP, DANTES Subject Standardized Test-DSST, etc.)

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

6

ENG 221, ENG 222

College Composition

50

50

6

ENG 111, ENG 112

Humanities

50

50

6

HUM Elective

World 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

50

50

3

HST 131

U.S. History 2

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 

 50

 50

3

CIS Elective

Principles of Management

50

50

3

B 200

Principles of Marketing

50

50

3

M 200