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CLEP® Exams

The College Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) allows students to save time and money and leverage the college-level knowledge they already have by passing exams that can be applied as transfer credit toward degree programs at Peirce College.

At Peirce, we use the American Council on Education’s (ACE) recommended credit-granting score to determine eligibility for awarding credits for CLEP® exams. You should check with your advisor or enrollment specialist to ensure a CLEP® exam meets your degree requirements before you register for the exam. The list below to shows you how exams articulate to Peirce courses and degree requirements.

CLEP® Exam

Peirce Equivalency

Credits

 

Business

 

 

Financial Accounting

ACC-101 Accounting Principles

3

Intro to Business Law

LAW-103 Business Law

3

Information Systems & Computer Applications

BIS-111 Application Software Fundamentals

3

Principles of Management

MGT-210 Applied Management Concepts

3

Principles of Marketing

MKT-101 Intro to Marketing

3

 

English & Literature

 

 

American Literature

ENG-205 American Literature

3

Analyzing & Interpreting Literature

Humanities (HUM) core

3

English Literature

Humanities (HUM) core

6

College Composition

ENG-101 English Composition + one ENG elective

6

College Composition Modular

No equivalency – not accepted

n/a

 

Humanities & Foreign Language

 

 

Humanities

Humanities (HUM) core  

3

French Language
(minimum ACE score of 50)

Humanities (HUM) core

6

French Language
(minimum ACE score of 59)

Humanities (HUM) core

9

German Language
(minimum ACE score of 50)

Humanities (HUM) core

6

German Language
(minimum ACE score of 60)

Humanities (HUM) core

9

Spanish Language
(minimum ACE score of 50)

Humanities (HUM) core

6

Spanish Language
(minimum ACE score of 63)

Humanities (HUM) core s

9

 

History & Social Sciences

 

 

American Government

PSC-101 Intro to American Government

3

Human Growth and Development

Social Science (SSC) core

3

Introductory Psychology

PSY-101 Intro to Psychology

3

Introductory Sociology

SOC-101 General Sociology

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECO-101 Macroeconomics

3

Principles of Microeconomics

ECO-102 Microeconomics

3

Social Sciences & History

General Education electives (SSC or HIS)

6

History of the U.S. I:
Early Colonization to 1877

HIS-105 US History I

3

History of the U.S. II:
1865 to Present

HIS-106 US History II

3

Western Civilization I:
Ancient Near East to 1648

HIS-250

3

Western Civilization II:
1648 to Present

HIS-260

3

Educational Psychology

Social Science (SSC) core

3

 

Science & Mathematics

 

 

Biology

Science (SCI) core

6

Calculus

MAT-213 Calculus I

3

Chemistry

Science (SCI) core

6

College Algebra

MAT-102 College Algebra

3

College Mathematics**

MAT-101 Intro to College Math and
Mathematics (MAT) core

6

Natural Sciences

Science (SCI) core electives

6

Precalculus

Mathematics (MAT) core

3

**if a student already has earned credit for the MAT-101 requirement, they can still apply the additional three credits for the College Mathematics CLEP® exam to meet the Math Core requirement.

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