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
63
and
Above
POLS 1100American Government: Processes and
Structure
3
56-62OTM Social
Sciences
OTM Social Sciences Credit3
American Literature53
and
Above
ENG 1XXXOTM Arts and Humanities Credit3
Analysis &
Interpreting 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
Chemistry50
and
Above
CHEM 1000Introduction to Chemistry3
College Algebra63
and
Above
MATH 1220College Algebra II3
English Literature
62
and
Above
ENG 1XXXOTM Arts and Humanities3
Financial Accounting
65 and
Above
ACCT 2210Accounting and Business Concepts I3
French Language
55-64

FREN 1010, FREN
1020

Elementary French I, Elementary
French II
8
65
and
Above
FREN 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
67
and
Above
GERM 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
56
and
Above
HIST 2050Early America3
History of the
United States II
57
and
Above
HIST 2060Modern America3
Human Growth and Development58
and
Above
PSYC 3100Lifespan Development Psychology3
Information Systems50
and Above
IS 1XXXElective Credit3
Introductory Business Law60
and
Above
LEGS 3010Legal Environment of Business3
Introduction to Educational Psychology62
and
Above
SOSC 1XXXOTM Social and Behavioral Sciences3
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 Management50
and
Above
BAT 1XXXElective Credit3
Principles of
Marketing
65
and
Above
MKT 2010Introduction to Marketing Management3
Spanish
Language

56-62
SPAN 1010, SPAN 1020Elementary Spanish I, Elementary
Spanish II
8
63-67SPAN 1010, SPAN
1020, SPAN 2010
Elementary Spanish I, Elementary
Spanish II, Intermediate Spanish I
11
68
and
Above
SPAN 1010, SPAN
1020, SPAN 2010,
SPAN 2020
Elementary Spanish I, Elementary
Spanish II, Intermediate Spanish I,
Intermediate Spanish II
14
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