College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College Level Examination Program is a nationwide credit-by-examination program which offers persons of all ages and backgrounds an opportunity to obtain recognition for college-level achievement, regardless of where, when, or how the knowledge has been acquired—through formal study, independent reading, employment, noncredit courses or other learning experiences.

Bowling Green State University offers academic credit for some, but not all CLEP subject examinations offered by the College Board. CLEP general examinations are not accepted at BGSU. Examinations accepted and criteria for awarding credit are listed in the table below. Subject examinations are computer-based and measure achievement in specific college courses. If the criteria established for the examination by the state of Ohio is met, students will be awarded credit for the specific courses as approved by a state-wide faculty panel. Most subject examinations are objective tests, but some include a separate essay section which candidates should take if required. For helpful information concerning content of tests and preparation for them, please visit the following link to the CLEP Prep Center.

As a national testing center, BGSU administers CLEP examinations on the Bowling Green campus through the Testing Center in Accessibility Services. The Testing Center schedules and administers the tests (419-372-8495). More information about CLEP examination scheduling, costs, and score reporting can be found at the CLEP web site.

All fees, credit awards and testing procedures are subject to change. Questions about CLEP credit should be directed to Transfer Evaluation Services in the Office of Registration and Records, transfer@bgsu.edu or (419) 372-7959.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Select Aligned Courses/Credit

CLEP Exam AreaCLEP
Score
Course IDCourse TitleSemester Credit Hour
American
Government
63
and
Above
POLS 1100American Government: Processes and
Structure
3
56-62OTM Social
Sciences
OTM Social Sciences Credit3
American Literature50
and
Above
ENG 2740 and
ENG 2750
Survey of American
Literature to 1865 and
Survey of American
Literature, 1865-1945
3 + 3
Analysis &
Interpretation of
Literature
64
and
Above
ENG 2010Introduction to Literature
3
Biology50
and
Above
OTM Natural
Sciences without
Labs
OTM Natural Sciences Credit without
Labs
3
Calculus50
and
Above
MATH 1310Calculus and Analytical Geometry5
College Algebra50
and
Above
MATH 1210College Algebra I3
College Composition50
and
Above

GSW 1110 and

ENG 1XXX

Introduction to Academic
Writing and
English Elective
3 + 3
College Composition
Modular
50
and
Above
GSW 1110Introduction to Academic
Writing
3
English Literature
50
and
Above
ENG 2640 and 2650British Literature Survey to 1660 and
British Literature Survey, 1660-1945
3 + 3
French Language65
and
Above
FREN 1010, FREN
1020, FREN 2010,
FREN 2020
Elementary French I, Elementary
French II, Intermediate French I,
Intermediate French II
4 + 4 + 3 + 3
55-64FREN 1010, FREN
1020
Elementary French I, Elementary
French II
4 + 4
German
Language
50
and
Above
GERM 1020Elementary Language and Culture II4
63
and
Above
GERM 2020Intermediate German II3
History of the
United States I
56
and
Above
HIST 2050Early America3
History of the
United States II
57
and
Above
HIST 2060Modern America3
Introductory
Psychology
59
and
Above
PSYC 1010General Psychology4
Introductory
Sociology
56
and
Above
SOC 1010Principles of Socioloy3
Principles of
Macroeconomics
56
and
Above
ECON 2030Principles of Macroeconomics3

Principles of
Microeconomics

57
and
Above
ECON 2020Principles of Microeconomics3
Principles of
Marketing
62
and
Above
MKT 3000Principles of Marketing for Non-
Business Majors
3
Spanish
Language
68
and
Above
SPAN 1010, SPAN
1020, SPAN 2010,
SPAN 2020
Elementary Spanish I, Elementary
Spanish II, Intermediate Spanish I,
Intermediate Spanish II
4 + 4 + 3 + 3
63-67SPAN 1010, SPAN
1020, SPAN 2010
Elementary Spanish I, Elementary
Spanish II, Intermediate Spanish I
4 + 4 + 3
56-62SPAN 1010, SPAN 1020Elementary Spanish I, Elementary
Spanish II
4 + 4
Western
Civilization I
55
and
Above
OTM Social
Sciences
OTM Social Sciences Credit
3
Western
Civilization II
54
and
Above
OTM Social
Sciences
OTM Social Sciences Credit3