CLEP Exams

MWCC Student at a Computer

CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) exams offer the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know. Earn qualifying scores on any of the 33 introductory-level college subject examinations and accelerate your education. Prior to taking any CLEP exam, MWCC students are encouraged to review the credit list below and speak with an advisor to verify that the exam will meet their curriculum needs.

Registration must be completed on the CLEP website prior to scheduling an appointment to test. Once a registration ticket is purchased, email Testing Services at to be added to our wait list. Exams taken with optional essays must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance. 

Because of the close confines and size of the testing center space, Testing Services strongly encourages all test-takers to wear masks in the Center.


CLEP exam total cost: $109

  • $89 fee paid to CLEP online with registration
  • $20 MWCC fee (non-refundable) paid on site at the time of exam, by exact cash or check only.

On exam day:

  • Bring your registration ticket, generated when registered on the CLEP website.
  • One form of government-issued photo ID is required, such as a driver’s license or passport.
  • Be prepared to pay the MWCC testing fee of $20.

Click for more Exam Day Info from CLEP.

After the exam:

  • An unofficial score report will be printed after the exam.
  • An official score report is sent from CLEP to the school chosen at registration to receive credit.
  • College Composition and other exams with essays will need to be scored by CLEP, which may take 2-5 weeks.
  • A 3 month waiting period is required to retest per exam title.



CLEP Exam Title Min. Score MWCC Equivalent MWCC Course Title Credits
Accounting, Financial 50 ACC101 Principles of Accounting I 3
Algebra, College 50 MAT162 Intro. to Funct. & Modeling 4
American Literature 50 ENG 213 & 214 American Literature I & II 6
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 ENG102 College Writing II 3
Biology 50 BIO 109 Biology I 4
Business Law, Introductory 50 BUS211 Business Law I 3
Calculus 50 MAT211 Calculus I 4
Chemistry 50 CHE107 General Chemistry I 4
College Composition 50 ENG101 College Writing I 3
French Language 50 FRE107 French I 3
Hist. of the U.S. I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 HIS201 History of the United States I 3
Hist. of the U.S. II: 1865 to the Present 50 HIS202 History of the United States II 3
Human Growth and Development 50 PSY110 Human Growth and Development 3
Information Systems 50 CIS 128 Introduction to Information Systems 3
Macroeconomics, Principles of 50 ECO101 Macroeconomics 3
Management, Principles of 50 MGT210 Principles of Management 3
Marketing, Principles of 50 MKT142 Marketing 3
Mathematics, College 50 MAT126 Topics in Mathematics 3
Microeconomics, Principles of 50 ECO102 Microeconomics 3
Precalculus 50 MAT163 Pre-Calculus 4
Psychology, Introductory 50 PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3
Social Sciences and History 50 HIS106 History Of World Civilization II 3
Sociology, Introductory 50 SOC103 Introduction to Sociology 3
Spanish Language 50 SPA 109 & 110 Beginning Spanish I, II 6
63 SPA 209 & 210 Intermediate Spanish I, II 6
Western Civ. I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 HIS105 History of World Civilization I 3
Western Civ. II: 1648 to the Present 50 HIS106 History of World Civilization II 3

More information about alternative methods of earning credit at MWCC may be found in the  College Catalog.