College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit

If you've already learned the material you think would be taught in a KU course, you can take a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam, and you may be able to receive college credit or placement in higher level KU courses.

Each school or department within KU has different curriculum requirements and may use the scores in different ways. KU Testing Services administers CLEP exams. For more information, contact Testing Services at 785-864-2768.

Exams and Credit

Subject Score Credit or higher placement
Humanities 50+ 6 hours, humanities or elective
Social Science/History 50+ 3 hours, credit toward graduation only
American Government 50+ 3 hours, POLS 110
American Literature 50+ 3 hours, ENGL H
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50+ 3 hours, ENGL H
Astronomy 50+ 3 hours, ASTR 191
Biology, general 50+ 3 hours, BIOL 100
Business Law 50+ 3 hours, BLAW U
Calculus 50+ 4 hours, MATH 125
Chemistry, general 50+ 5 hours, CHEM 130
College Algebra 50+ 3 hours, MATH 101
College Composition 50+ 3 hours, ENGL 101
English Literature 50+ 3 hours, ENGL H
Financial Accounting 50+ 3 hours, ACCT U
French Language

50+

3 hours, FREN 110
French Language 50+ 6 hours, language satisfied
Human Growth and Development 50+ 3 hours, ABSC SI
German Language 50+ 3 hours, GERM 108
German Language 50+ 6 hours, language satisfied
Information Systems 50+ 3 hours, IST U
Intro to Micro and Macro-Economics 50+ 4 hours, ECON 104 (for non-economics majors)
Intro to Macro-Economics 50+ 3 hours, ECON 144 (for economics majors)
Intro to Micro-Economics 50+ 3 hours, ECON 142 (for economics majors)
Marketing 50+ 3 hours, MKTG U
Natural Science 50+ 3 hours, PHSX NP
Principles of Management 50+ 3 hours, MGMT U
Intro to Psychology 50+ 3 hours, PSYC 104
College Spanish Levels 1 and 2 41-49 Placement in SPAN 212 (no credit for native speakers)
College Spanish Levels 1 and 2 50+ Placement in SPAN 212 (no credit for native speakers)
Sociology 50+ 3 hours, SOC U
Precalculus 50+ 5 hours, MATH 105