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CLEP (College Level Examination Program)

CLEP is a national program of credit-by-examination that offers students the opportunity to obtain college credit for prior academic achievement. Virginia Western accepts most of the CLEP offered exams, and uses the American Council on Education recommended minimum score of 50 for most tests when awarding CLEP credit.  For higher level courses, the minimum score may be higher and will be noted. An official CLEP transcript is required for the award of credit.

To learn more about CLEP and order an official transcript:

https://clep.collegeboard.org/test-takers/feedback

CLEP Transcript Request Services
P.O. Box 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541-6600
Phone: 800-257-9558
Fax: 610-628-3726

Virginia Western Community College currently recognizes the following CLEP exams and equivalent course credit:

Subject Exam VWCC Course Credits Awarded
Composition and Literature
American Literature ENG 241-242 6
College Composition** ENG 111-112 6
English Literature ENG 243-244 6
Humanities HUM 201-202 6
Science and Mathematics
Biology BIO 101-102 8
Calculus MTH 271-272 6
Chemistry CHM 111-112 8
College Algebra MTH 163 3
College Mathematics MTH 151 3
Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry MTH 166 5
Foreign Languages
French, Level 1 FRE 101-102 8
French, Level 2 -
Minimum score of 60 required
FRE 101-102
FRE 201-202
14
German, Level 1 GER 101-102 8
German, Level 2 -
Minimum score of 60 required
GER 101-102
GER 201-202
14
Spanish, Level 1 SPA 101-102 8
Spanish, Level 2 -
Minimum score of 66 required
SPA 101-102
SPA 201-202
14
History and Social Science
American Government PLS 211 3
History of the US I, Colonization to 1877 HIS 121 3
History of the US II, 1865 to Present HIS 122 3
Human Growth and Development PSY 235 3
Macroeconomics, Principles of ECO 201 3
Microeconomics, Principles of ECO 202 3
Psychology, Introduction to PSY 200 3
Sociology, Introduction to SOC 200 3
Western Civilization I, up to 1648 HIS 101 3
Western Civilization II, 1648 to Present HIS 102 3
Business
Business Law, Intro to BUS 241 3
Information Systems & Computer Applications ITE 115 3
Financial Accounting ACC 211-212 8
Management, Principles of BUS 200 3
Marketing, Principles of MKT 100 3

(Note: Credit for tests that are no longer offered may still be available, contact the Records office for more information at 857-7236.)

** College Composition is the appropriate CLEP exam for AA, AS, and AAS degrees. Virginia Western does not accept the College Composition - Modular or the older English Composition CLEP exam.

To learn more about CLEP and to take a test locally, please contact:

Roanoke Higher Education Center
108 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 216
Roanoke, VA 24016
540-767-6010

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