College Level Examination Program (CLEP): Crookston

John Hoffman
Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
Effective Date
Last Revised

Policy Statement

The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) offers the opportunity to submit the results of CLEP for credit in most of the Subject Examinations. CLEP Subject Examinations currently accepted by UMC for transfer credits are listed below with the minimum acceptable standard score. Credit earned through CLEP Subject Exams may be used to fulfill liberal education requirements, to fulfill specific course requirements, or used as elective credits. UMC does not grant credit for the General Exams.

The following guidelines have been established for utilization of the Subject Examinations:

  1. A CLEP Subject Examination may not be taken to establish credit for a course in which a student has earned credit in a higher-level sequential course.
  2. A student with previously earned credit in one course of a two-semester course sequence must petition the Academic Standards and Policy Committee (AS&P Committee) for approval before taking a CLEP Subject Examination to receive credit for the second course in the sequence.
  3. A Subject Examination may be repeated no sooner than six months after the date of the last testing. Students should submit a petition to the AS&P Committee for permission to repeat an examination.
  4. A Subject Examination may not be used to establish credit in a subject that the student has previously failed.
  5. CLEP credits awarded at another institution are not automatically accepted by UMC. The student must submit an original transcript of CLEP scores for evaluation. All scores are evaluated according to UMC policy.
CLEP Subject Examinations Credit-Granting Score Credit Granted University of Minnesota Crookston Equivalent
College Algebra 50 3 credits MATH 1031-College Algebra and Analytical Geometry (3)
American Government 50 3 credits POL 1001-American Government (3)
American Literature 54 3 credits LIT 1016-Readings in American Life (3)
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 54 3 credits LIT 1005-Form and Idea in Literature
Biology 50 4 credits BIOL 1009-General Biology (4)
Calculus 50 3 credits MATH 1142-Survey of Calculus (3)
Chemistry 50 4 credits CHEM 1001-Introductory Chemistry (4)
College Composition Modular 0 -NONE-
College Composition 62 6 credits COMP 1011-Composition I (3), COMP 1013-Composition II (3)
History of the United States I 50 3 credits American History I (3) States I: Early Colonization to 1877
History of the United States II 50 3 credits HIST 1320-American History II (3) 1865 to Present
Macroeconomics, Principles of 50 3 credits ECON 2102-Microeconomics (3)
Management, Principles of 50 3 credits MGMT 3200-Principles of Management (lower division only) (3)
Marketing, Principles of 50 3 credits MKTG 3300-Principles of Marketing (lower division only) (3)
Microeconomics, Principles of 50 3 credits ECON 2101-Microeconomics (3)
Psychology, Introductory 50 3 credits PSY 1001-General Psychology (3)
Sociology, Introductory 50 3 credits SOC 1001-Introduction to Sociology (3)
Spanish, Level 1 50 4 credits SPAN 1104-Beginning Spanish (4)
Spanish, Level 2 54 8 credits SPAN 1104-Beginning Spanish I (4), SPAN 1204-Beginning Spanish II (4)
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 3 credits HIST 1021-World Civilization I (3) Near East to 1648
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present 50 3 credits HIST 1022-World Civilization II (3)

Reason for Policy

Provide credit for CLEP exams.


Policy Contacts
Subject Contact Phone Email
Primary Contact Jason Tangquist, Interim Registrar 218-281-8424 [email protected]

Policy History

Approved by Faculty Assembly, April 2013

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