College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit

A minimum score of 50 is required to receive credit. Students cannot receive CLEP credit in a subject area in which they have completed coursework.

To Receive Credit

For transcripts: CLEP Transcript Request Service, P.O. Box 6600, Princeton, NJ 08541-6600, call (800) 257-9558 or visit and use Benedictine University college code: 1707.

CLEP credit is an external credit program. A maximum of 30 credit hours earned through any one, or combination of, external credit programs may be applied with the approval of the University toward the 120 credit hours required for a bachelor’s degree. For more information, please review the University Catalog.

Benedictine University CLEP Examination Credit Awards

CLEP Exam Title Credit Hours BU Course Equivalent
Information Systems & Computer Applications 3 General Elective
Introductory Business Law 3 General Elective
Financial Accounting 3 ACCT 111
Principles of Management 3 General Elective
Principles of Marketing 3 General Elective
Composition and Literature:
American Literature 3 LITR 256
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 3 General Elective
College Composition 3 WRIT 101
College Composition Modular 3 General Elective
English Literature 3 LITR 257 (QLR)
Humanities 6 General Elective
Foreign Languages:
French Language 6 FREN 101 & 102
German Language 6 MDLG 101 & 102
Spanish Language 6 SPAN 101 & 102
History and Social Science:
American Government 3 PLSC 102 (QPE)
History of the United States I 3 HIST 111 (QHT)
History of the United States II 3 HIST 112 (QHT)
Human Growth & Development 3 General Elective
Intro to Educational Psychology 3 PSYC 241
Introductory Psychology 3 PSYC 100 (QIO)
Introductory Sociology 3 SOCL 100 (QIO)
Principles of Macroeconomics 3 ECON 101 (QPE)
Principles of Microeconomics 3 ECON 102 (QPE)
Social Sciences and History 6 General Elective
Western Civilization I 3 General Elective
Western Civilization II 3 General Elective
Science and Mathematics:
Calculus 4 MATH 210 or MATH 220 (QCM)
College Algebra 3 MATH 110
College Mathematics 3 MATH 108
Precalculus 3 MATH 111
Biology 3 BIOL 197 (QLS)
Chemistry 3 CHEM 101 (QPS)
Natural Science 6 BIOL 169 (QLS) [a biological science core elective for non-majors] and PHYS 101 (QPS)

① Not equivalent to a specific course but will count toward the hours needed to graduate.

② Although you qualify for credit in Benedictine University's Elementary Spanish I & Elementary Spanish II, you may be interested in an alternative way of receiving credit if you plan on pursuing Spanish courses at Benedictine University. If you take the Spanish Language placement exam and place higher than Spanish 201, you may be able to receive 200-level credit instead of 100-level credit. Please refer to the Spanish program information for further information, or contact the Department of Languages and Literature. If you do not plan on taking any additional Spanish courses at Benedictine University, credit for SPAN-101 and 102 can be awarded and it is not necessary to contact the Department of Languages and Literature.

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