College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Test Information

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is designed to assist students in reaching their academic goals by achieving college credit for knowledge in previous non-credit studies, or outside a traditional classroom setting. CLEP exams are published and scored by the College Board. For further information on the CLEP program, refer to the College Board's website.

Registration & Fees

CLEP exams are administered year-round on a flexible schedule through the Office of Student Accommodations & Testing (OSAT). The CLEP exam cost only $93 plus the administration fee for each examination being taken through OSAT. All candidates must register and pay for the CLEP exam in advance on the CLEP official website. Afterwards, candidates will be able to schedule their exams through RegisterBlast and pay the $28 administration fee for each exam.

CLEP Exams Offered at WSU

Wichita State University awards credit on the basis of scores earned on the CLEP using the following scores in the rubric below:

View Scoring Table

The following is a list of CLEP exams accepted by Wichita State University. These exams are primarily for freshmen students. Please check with your advisor prior to taking a CLEP exam. If you are attending another college or university, please refer to them about the CLEP exam and scores they accept.

For transfer students from another Kansas Board of Regent's (KBOR) institution, CLEP scores that you send can be used by WSU from your transcript. If you are transfer student from an institution that is not part of KBOR, please contact the CLEP Services support team and arrange for your score(s) to be sent to WSU for evaluation. The credit hours posted to your WSU transcript will be awarded based on the information below.

Scores will be viewable immediately upon completion of your test, except for the College Composition, due to the essay portion needing to be scored and calculated.

CLEP Scores & Credit Hours Earned
CLEP Subject Exam Min. Score WSU Equivalent Course Possible Hours Earned
American Government 50 POLS121 3
American Literature No Equivalent Course
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature No Equivalent Course
Biology 50 BIOL210 (No Lab Credit) 3
Biology 57 BIOL210 & 211 (No Lab Credit) 6
Calculus 50 MATH242 5
Chemistry 50 CHEM211 5
College Algebra 50 MATH111 3
College Composition No Equivalent Course
College Composition Modular (CCM) No Equivalent Course
College Mathematics 50 Mathematics Elective 3
English Literature No Equivalent Course
Financial Accounting 50 ACCT210 3
French 50 FREN111 & 112 10
French 54 FREN111, 112, & 210 15
German 50 GERM111 & 112 10
German 54 GERM111, 112, & 210 15
History of the U.S. I 50 HIST131 3
History of the U.S. II 50 HIST132 3
Human Growth and Development 50 PSY325 3
Humanities 50 Humanities Elective 3
Information Systems and Computer Applications No Equivalent Course
Introductory Business Law 50 BLAW431 3
Introductory Educational Psychology No Equivalent Course
Introductory Psychology 50 PSY111 3
Introductory Sociology 50 SOC111 3
Natural Sciences 50 Natural Sciences Elective 3
Pre-Calculus 50 MATH112 5
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECON201 3
Principles of Management 50 MGMT360 3
Principles of Marketing 50 MKT300 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECON202 3
Social Sciences & History 50 History Elective 3
Spanish 50 SPAN111 & 112 10
Spanish 54 SPAN111, 112, & 210 15
Spanish w/ Writing 50 SPAN112 & 210 10
Spanish w/ Writing 65 SPAN112, 210, & 220 13
Western Civilization I 50 HIST101 3
Western Civilization II 50 HIST102 3


The College-Level Examination Program (CLE) guides are available for purchase at the Shocker Store and copies may also be checked out at the Ablah Library. An information brochure may be available at the Office of Student Accommodations & Testing, located in Grace Wilkie Hall, Room 320.