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, Social Science Elective
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
College Mathematics 50+ 3 hours, MATH U
English Literature 50+ 3 hours, ENGL H
Financial Accounting 50+ 3 hours, ACCT U
French Language, Level 1 & 2 50+ 3 hours, FREN 110
French Language, Level 1 & 2 59+ 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, Level 1 & 2 50+ 3 hours, GERM 108
German Language, Level 1 & 2 60+ 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 Microeconomics 50+ 3 hours, ECON 142
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50+ 3 hours, EPSY U
Introduction to Psychology 50+ 3 hours, PSYC 104
Precalculus 50+ 5 hours, MATH 104
College Spanish Levels 1 and 2 41-49 Placement in SPAN 212 
College Spanish Levels 1 and 2 50+ 6 hours, Placement in SPAN 212 
Sociology 50+ 3 hours, SOC U
Western Civilization 1 50+ 3 hours, HUM HT
Western Civilization 2 50+ 3 hours, HUM HT