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College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Earn credit at UMGC through the College Level Examination Program.

Computer-based College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams are available at University of Maryland Global Campus test centers. In addition, University of Maryland, College Park offers CBT CLEP examinations. The test center is in the Shoemaker Building and offers tests Monday through Saturday. Additional information is available by calling 301-314-7688.

Our team continues to update this page with the latest information as it becomes available. Contact an advisor to confirm scores and equivalencies.

Requesting Your Scores

The UMGC score recovery code number is 5804. You must enter this number on your exam material if you want your score sent directly to our office. Check with your employer concerning possible reimbursement for the test fee.

Students are advised to contact CLEP ( before requesting transcripts.

Additional Information

  • UMGC accepts CLEP, College Composition or College Composition Modular respectively, or the Excelsior (formerly PEP) Freshman English test; students earning credit from any of these exams must also complete two three-semester hour courses in writing, for example, WRTG101 and WRTG391, or WRTG393 to satisfy the general education requirement in communication; no more than 3 semester hours of writing credit may be earned through credit-by-exam; generally, CLEP Composition exams may not be taken for credit by students who have completed a higher-numbered English writing course.
  • Educational Testing Services requires a three-month waiting period before retaking a test.
  • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support funds CLEP and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests exams (one attempt per title); military funding is no longer available for retesting.
  • CLEP study guides are available at most bookstores or you can order them online through the College Board CLEP test preparation website.
  • Visit the CLEP website to register and order your exam.

CLEP Exams, Course Equivalents, & Scores

CLEP information is subject to change without notice. All CLEP General Examinations are considered lower level. The Course Equivalents listed below are based on current exams.

Examination TitleCourse EquivalentsScore RequiredNumber of Credits
American Government(3 Credits, GVPT 170)503 LL
American LiteratureLiterature Elective (satisfies Arts & Humanities Gen Ed Requirement)503 LL
Analyzing and Interpreting LiteratureLiterature Elective (satisfies Arts & Humanities Gen Ed Requirement)503 LL
Biology(3 Credits, BIOL 101) and BIOL Lecture (3 Credits, satisfies Biological & Physical Sciences Gen Ed Requirement)506 LL
Calculus(4 Credits, MATH 140)504 LL
Chemistry(3 Credits, CHEM 121) and CHEM Lecture (3 Credits, satisfies Biological & Physical Sciences Gen Ed Requirement)506 LL
College Algebra(3 Credits, MATH 107)503 LL
College Composition(3 Credits, WRTG 111) and Elective (3 Credits)506 LL
College Composition ModularElective503 LL
College Mathematics(3 Credits, MATH 105)503 LL
English LiteratureLiterature Elective (satisfies Arts & Humanities Gen Ed Requirement)506 LL
Financial Accounting(3 Credits, ACCT 220)503 LL
French Language (Level 1)(3 Credits, FREN 111) and (3 Credits, FREN 112)
506 LL
French Language (Level 2)(3 Credits, FREN 111), (3 Credits, FREN 112), and FREN 211599 LL
German Language (Level 1)(3 Credits, GERM 111) and (3 Credits, GERM 112)
506 LL
German Language (Level 2)(3 Credits, GERM 111), (3 Credits, GERM 112), and (3 Credits, GERM 211)
609 LL
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877(3 Credits, HIST 156)503 LL
History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present(3 Credits, HIST 157)503 LL
Human Growth and DevelopmentPSYC 351503 LL
Humanities(3 Credits, HUMN 100)503 LL
Information Systems(3 Credits, IFSM 201)503 LL
Introduction to Educational PsychologyPSYC Elective (satisfies Behavioral & Social Sciences Gen Ed Requirement)503 LL
Introductory Business Law(3 Credits, BMGT 380)503 LL
Introductory Psychology(3 Credits, PSYC 100)503 LL
Introductory Sociology(3 Credits, SOCY 100)503 LL
Natural Sciences(3 Credits, NSCI 100) and (3 Credits, BIOL 101)506 LL
Precalculus(3 Credits, MATH 115)503 LL
Principles of Macroeconomics(3 Credits, ECON 201)503 LL
Principles of Management(3 Credits, BMGT 364)503 LL
Principles of Marketing(3 Credits, MRKT 310)503 LL
Principles of Microeconomics(3 Credits, ECON 203)503 LL
Spanish Language (Level 1)(3 Credits, SPAN 111) and (3 Credits, SPAN 112)
506 LL
Spanish Language (Level 2)(3 Credits, SPAN 111), (3 Credits, SPAN 112), and (3 Credits, SPAN 211)
639 LL
Spanish with Writing (Level 1)(3 Credits, SPAN 111) and (3 Credits, SPAN 112)
506 LL
Spanish with Writing (Level 2)(3 Credits, SPAN 111), (3 Credits, SPAN 112), (3 Credits, SPAN 211), and Spanish Elective (3 Credits)6512 LL
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East To 1648(3 Credits, HIST 141)503 LL
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present(3 Credits, HIST 142)503 LL

UMGC is not responsible for determining students' prior knowledge or preparation for these exams. Approval to take exams does not guarantee award of credit. Other conditions, such as the appropriate score, must be satisfied. All estimates are based on current exams. If you have taken any exams in earlier years, please contact your advisor for more information about scores and equivalencies. All information on credit by exam is subject to change without notice.

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