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College Level Examination Program

The University of Missouri-St. Louis grants advanced standing for the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). CLEP offers subject examinations for credit in specific areas. A passing score is required and the credit must be applicable toward the subject's degree program. Consultation with an advisor is highly recommended before taking an exam. CLEP tests are given in the Campus Testing Center by appointment only.

CLEP examinations may be taken at any time, provided the student has not taken a course in the test area. Students should be cautioned against taking subject exams which duplicate subject matter. Advanced standing may be earned as indicated below:

Test Name Required Score UMSL Course UMSL Hours
American Government 50 POL SCI 1100 3
American Literature 50 Transfer Humanities Credit 3
Analysis & Interpretation of Literature 50 ENGL 1120 3
Calculus 50 MATH 1800 5
College Algebra 50 MATH 1030 3
College Composition 50 Transfer Elective Credit 3
College Composition Modular 50 Transfer Proficiency 3
College French Levels 1 & 2 50 FRENCH 1001/1002 10
College German Levels 1 & 2 50 GERMAN 1001/1002 10
College Spanish Levels 1 & 2 50 SPANISH 1001/1002 10
English Literature 50 ENGL 1120 3
Financial Accounting 50 General Elective Credit  3
Freshmen College Composition 50 Transfer Proficiency 3
General Biology 50 BIOL 1012 3
General Chemistry 50 CHEM 1111A/1121A 6
History of the United States I 50 HIST 1001 3
History of the United States II 50 HIST 1002 3
Human Growth & Development 50 PSYCH 1268 3
Information Systems & Computer Applications 50 General Elective Credit 3
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 ED PSY 3312 3
Introductory Business Law 50 Elective Credit Until Validated 3
Introductory Psychology 50 PSYCH 1003 3
Introductory Sociology 50 SOC 1010 3
Pre-Calculus 50 MATH 1030/1035 5
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECON 1002 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECON 1001 3
Principles of Management 50 Transfer Elective Credit 3
Principles of Marketing 50 General Elective Credit 3
Western Civilization I 50 HIST 1031 3
Western Civilization II 50 HIST 1032 3



The following exams are for students who have no prior college credit (with the exception of Advanced College credit):
Test Name Required Score UMSL Course UMSL Hours
English Composition (with or without essay) 50 Transfer Elective Credit 3
Fine Arts 50 Transfer Humanities Credit 3
Humanities 50 Transfer Humanities Credit 3
Literature 50 Transfer Humanities Credit 3
College Mathematics Skills 50 Transfer Proficiency 3
College Mathematics Content 50 MATH 1020 3
Biological Sciences 50 Transfer Science TEST 5
Natural Sciences 50 Transfer Science TEST 5
Physical Sciences 50 Transfer Science TEST 5
Social Science 50 Transfer Social Science Elective Credit 3
History 50 Transfer Social Science Elective Credit 3