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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

NC State only grants course credit for the tests and scores listed in the chart below. These policies are subject to change as NC State conducts periodic reviews of all placement and credit policies. You should contact your academic advisor or department with specific questions about course credit.

Courses marked with *** transfer to NC State as an elective credit.

CLEP ExamMinimum ScoreCreditHours
American Government50PS 2013
Biology50BIO 1**6
Calculus48MA 131 or MA 141, depending upon major3 for MA 131, 4 for MA 141
College Algebra50MA 1073
College Algebra / Trigonometry50MA 1113
History & Social SciencesNo Credit Awarded
Introductory Sociology50SOC 2023
Precalculus50MA 1073
Principles of Macroeconomics50EC 2023
Principles of Microeconomics50EC 2013
Science & MathematicsNo Credit Awarded
Trigonometry50MA 1014
US History I50HI 2513
US History II50HI 2523
Western Civilization I50HI 2073
Western Civilization II 50HI 2053
Please consult your academic advisor to see how this credit might fulfill requirements in your major.

Additional Credit Opportunities