The computer-based College Level Examination Program, also known as CLEP, exams are available at computer-based test centers, including University of Maryland University College National Testing Centers. See a list of UMUC test centers and tests offered at each location.

University of Maryland College Park offers CBT CLEP examinations. The test center is located in the Shoemaker Building and offers tests Monday through Saturday. Additional information is available by calling 301-314-7688. The UMUC score recovery code number is 5804. You must enter this number on your exam material if you want your score sent directly to our office. Check with your employer concerning possible reimbursement for the test fee.

CLEP study guides are available at most book stores or order online through the College Board CLEP test preparation website.

To register and order your CLEP exam, please visit the CLEP website.

Check out this tutorial from the College Board.

CLEP Examination Titles, Course Equivalents, and Scores

CLEP information is subject to change without notice. All CLEP General Examinations are considered lower level.

CLEP General Examinations
Examination Title Course Equivalents Score Required Number of Credits
Natural Sciences

NSCI 100 and BIOL 101

50

6 LL

Humanities

ARTH 100

50

3 LL

College Mathematics

MATH 106 and MATH 105 prior to fall 2008

50

6 LL

Social Sciences and History

Social Science elective and HIST elective

50

6 LL

CLEP Composition and Literature Examinations
Title Minimum Score Credits Do Not Take UMUC Course Below
American Literature

50

3 LL

ENGL 221

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3 LL

Literature elective

College Composition Modular

50

3 LL

Second written communications general education requirement

College Composition

50

6 LL

Second written communications general education requirement and 3 LL elective credits

English Literature

50

3 LL

ENGL 211

CLEP Science and Mathematics Examinations
Title Minimum Score Credits Do Not Take UMUC Course Below
Biology

50

6 LL

BIOL 101 + 3 s.h. BIOL (not lab. science)

Calculus

50

4 LL

MATH 140

Chemistry

50

6 LL

CHEM 103 and CHEM 113

College Algebra

50

3 LL

MATH 107

PreCalculus

50

3 LL

MATH 115

CLEP Foreign Languages Examinations
Title Minimum Score Credits Do Not Take UMUC Course Below
French Level I (2 Sem.)

50

6 LL

FREN 111 and FREN 112

French Level II (3 Sem.)

59

9 LL

FREN 111, FREN 112, and FREN 211

German Level I (2 Sem.)

50

6 LL

GERM 111 and GERM 112

German Level II (3 Sem.)

60

9 LL

GERM 111, GERM 112, and GERM 211

Spanish Level I (2 Sem.)

50

6 LL

SPAN 111 and SPAN 112

Spanish Level II (3 Sem.)

63

9 LL

SPAN 111, SPAN 112, and SPAN 211

CLEP History and Social Science Examinations
Title Minimum Score Credits Do Not Take UMUC Course Below
American Government

50

3 LL

GVPT 170

History of U.S. I: Early Colonization to 1877

50

3 LL

HIST 156

History of U.S. II: 1865 to Present

50

3 LL

HIST 157

Human Growth and Development

50

3 LL

PSYC 351

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3 LL

PSYC 442

Introductory Psychology

50

3 LL

PSYC 100

Intro Sociology

50

3 LL

SOCY 100

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3 LL

ECON 201

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3 LL

ECON 203

Western Civilization I – Ancient Near East to 1648

50

3 LL

HIST 141

Western Civilization II – Ancient Near East 1648 to Present

50

3 LL

HIST 142

CLEP Business Examinations
Title Minimum Score CR. Do Not Take UMUC Course Below
Financial Accounting

50

3 LL

ACCT 220

Information Systems

50

3 LL

IFSM 201

Introductory Business Law

50

3 LL

BMGT 380

Principles of Management

50

3 LL

BMGT 364

Principles of Marketing

50

3 LL

MRKT 310

Notes About CLEP Exams

  • UMUC accepts CLEP, College Composition or College Composition Modular respectively, or the Excelsior (formerly PEP) Freshman English test. Students earning credit from any of these exams must also complete two three-semester hour courses in writing, for example, WRTG101 and WRTG391, or WRTG393 to satisfy the General Education requirement in communication. No more than 3 semester hours of writing credit may be earned through credit-by-examination. Generally CLEP Composition exams may not be taken for credit by students who have completed a higher-numbered English writing course.
  • Educational Testing Services requires a three-month waiting period before retaking a test.
  • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support funds CLEP and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests exams (one attempt per title). Military funding is no longer available for retesting.

Eligibility Criteria for DANTES-Funded Exams

You may be eligible for a DANTES-funded exam if you are:

  • Military personnel (active duty, reserve, National Guard) in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army, or Air National Guard
  • Spouse or civilian employees of Air Force Reserve, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, or Coast Guard (active and Reserve)
    Note: Spouses and civilian employees of the Air National Guard are no longer eligible to receive DANTES funding.

The Fine Print 

UMUC is not responsible for determining students' prior knowledge or preparation for these exams. Approval to take exams does not guarantee award of credit. Other conditions, such as the appropriate score, must be satisfied. All information on credit by exam is subject to change without notice.