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 (noted in the following table). 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
63POLS 1100American Government: Processes and Structure3
56-62POLS 1XXXOTM Social Sciences Credit3
American Literature53ENG 1XXXOTM Arts and Humanities Credit3
Analysis &
Interpreting Literature
59ENG 1XXXOTM Arts and Humanities Credit3
Biology50BIOL 1XXXOTM Natural Sciences Credit without Labs
3
Calculus64MATH 1310Calculus and Analytical Geometry5
Chemistry50CHEM 1000Introduction to Chemistry3
College Algebra63MATH 1220College Algebra II3
College Composition50NoneStudent is ready to enroll in first
writing course GSW 1110 without
further assessment
No Credit
College Composition Modular50NoneStudent is ready to enroll in first
writing course GSW 1110 without
further assessment
No Credit
College Mathematics
57MATH 1XXXOTM Mathematics, Statistics and Logic credit3
English Literature
62ENG 1XXXOTM Arts and Humanities3
Financial Accounting
65ACCT 2210Accounting and Business Concepts I3
French Language
55-64

FREN 1010
FREN 1020

Elementary French I
Elementary French II
8
65FREN 1010
FREN 1020
FREN 2010
FREN 2020       
Elementary French I
Elementary French II
Intermediate French I
Intermediate French II
14
German
Language
59-66GERM 1010
GERM 1020
Elementary Language and Culture I
Elementary Language and Culture II
8
67GERM 1010
GERM 1020  
GERM 2010
Elementary Language and Culture I
Elementary Language and Culture II
Intermediate German I
11
History of the
United States I
56HIST 2050Early America3
History of the
United States II
57HIST 2060Modern America3
Human Growth and Development58PSYC 3100Lifespan Development Psychology
and OTM Social Science
3
Humanities55HUM 1XXXOTM Arts and Humanities Credit
3
Information Systems50IS 1XXXElective Credit3
Introductory Business Law60LEGS 3010Legal Environment of Business3
Introduction to Educational Psychology62SOSC 1XXXOTM Social and Behavioral Sciences3
Introductory
Psychology
59PSYC 1010General Psychology3
Introductory
Sociology
56SOC 1010Principles of Socioloy3
Natural SciencesNo college credit to be granted - Not College Level
Precalculus61MATH 1280Precalculus Mathematics5
Principles of
Macroeconomics
56ECON 2030Principles of Macroeconomics3

Principles of
Microeconomics

57ECON 2020Principles of Microeconomics3
Principles of Management50BAT 1XXXElective Credit3
Principles of
Marketing
65MKT 2010Introduction to Marketing Management3
Social Sciences and History62SOSC 1XXXOTM Social Sciences Credit
3
Spanish
Language

56-62
SPAN 1010
SPAN 1020
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
8
63-67SPAN 1010
SPAN 1020
SPAN 2010
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
11
68SPAN 1010
SPAN 1020
SPAN 2010
SPAN 2020
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
14
Western
Civilization I
55HIST 1XXXOTM Social Sciences Credit
3
Western
Civilization II
54HIST 1XXX
OTM Social Sciences Credit3