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College-Level Examination (CLEP)

Taking CLEP exams can shorten the time it takes to earn your degree, can allow you to skip general introductory courses, and can even satisfy a proficiency requirement by demonstrating that you’ve already mastered the content. CLEP exams can reduce the number of courses you need to graduate, saving hundreds of dollars in tuition. 

To get information on CLEP individual exam study guides, visit http://clep.collegeboard.org/test-preparation.

To schedule a CLEP exam, call the Testing Center at 865.694.6454. The CLEP exam fee is $80 and the Pellissippi State testing fee is $25. Submit passing CLEP score(s) to the Records Office.

Below you will find the CLEP subject and general examinations with their required scores.

Subject Area CLEP Subject Exam Minimum Acceptable Score Semester Credit Hours Awarded Course
COMPOSITION & LITERATURE American Literature 50 6 ENGL 2110, 2120
English Literature 50 6 ENGL 2210, 2220
WORLD LANGUAGES French Language Levels I & II 50 6 FREN 1010, 1020
59 12 FREN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020
German Language Levels I & II 50 6 GERM 1010, 1020
60 12 GERM 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020
Spanish Language Levels I & II 50 6 SPAN 1010, 1020
63 12 SPAN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020
MATH Calculus 50 4 MATH 1910
College Algebra 50 3 MATH 1130
College Mathematics 50 3 MATH 1010
Precalculus 50 3 MATH 1710
BUSINESS  
Financial Accounting 50 3 ACCT 1010
Information Systems & Computer Applications 50 3 INFS 1010
Principles of Management 50 3 BUSN 2330
Principles of Marketing 50 3 BUSN 2380
HISTORY OR SOCIAL SCIENCE
American Government
Human Growth and Development
50
50
3
3
POLS 1030
PSYC 2130
Introductory Psychology 50 3 PSYC 1030
Introductory Sociology 50 3 SOCI 1010
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3 ECON 2100
Principles of Microeconomics 50 3 ECON 2200