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
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
History of the United States 1 50+ 3 hours, HIST 128
History of the United States 2 50+ 3 hours, HIST 129
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
Marketing 50+ 3 hours, MKTG U
Natural Science 50+ 3 hours, PHSX NP
Principles of Management 50+ 3 hours, MGMT U
Principles of Macroeconomics 50+ 3 hours, ECON 144
Principles of Macroeconomics 50+ 3 hours, ECON 142
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50+ 3 hours, EPSY U
Introduction 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 104