The University of Missouri-St. Louis grants advanced standing for the College Level Examination Proram (CLEP).  A passing score is required and the credit must be applicable toward the subject's degree program.  Consultation with an advisor is highly recommended.  Please check the CLEP website for a list of testing centers.

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

Analysis & Interpretation
of Literature

50

ENGL 1120

3

Calculus

50

MATH 1800

5

College Algebra

50

MATH 1030

College Composition

50

Transfer Elective
Credit

3

College Composition
Modular 

50

Transfer Proficiency

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 

ACCTNG 2400

Freshmen College Composition    

50 

Transfer Proficiency

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

Humanities

50 

Transfer Humanities
Credit

Literature

50

Transfer Humanities
Credit

College Mathematics Skills

50 

Transfer Proficiency

College Mathematics Content

50 

MATH 1020

Biological Sciences

50 

Transfer Science TEST

Natural Sciences 

50 

Transfer Science TEST

Physical Sciences 

50 

Transfer Science TEST

Social Science

50 

Transfer Social Science
Elective Credit

History

50 

Transfer Social Science     
Elective Credit