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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. 

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To schedule a CLEP exam, register through The CLEP exam fee is $93 and the Pellissippi State testing fee is $30. Submit passing CLEP score(s) to the Records Office.

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

Subject AreaCLEP Subject ExamMinimum Acceptable ScoreSemester Credit Hours AwardedCourse
COMPOSITION & LITERATUREAmerican Literature506ENGL 2110, 2120
English Literature506ENGL 2210, 2220
WORLD LANGUAGESFrench Language Levels I & II506FREN 1010, 1020
5912FREN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020
German Language Levels I & II506GERM 1010, 1020
6012GERM 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020
Spanish Language Levels I & II506SPAN 1010, 1020
6312SPAN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020
MATHCalculus504MATH 1910
College Algebra503MATH 1130
College Mathematics503MATH 1010
Precalculus503MATH 1710
Financial Accounting503ACCT 1010
Principles of Management503BUSN 2330
Principles of Marketing503BUSN 2380
American Government
Human Growth and Development
POLS 1030
PSYC 2130
Introductory Psychology503PSYC 1030
Introductory Sociology503SOCI 1010
Principles of Macroeconomics503ECON 2100
Principles of Microeconomics503ECON 2200