College Level Exam Program (CLEP)

The College Level Exam Program (CLEP) includes nationally normed examinations. CLEP offers subject matter examinations. PCC accepts CLEP scores for some, but not all, subject areas. Score cutoffs vary from subject to subject.

To get credit for CLEP, follow the steps for ACE-recommended credit on credit for prior learning.

Test scores: minimum, course placement and credits
Exam Min Score PCC Courses Awarded Credits
American Government 50 PS Electives 4
American Literature 50 ENG 253, 254 8
Biology 50 BI 101, 102, 103 12
Calculus 50 MTH 251 4
64 MTH 251, 252 9
College Mathematics 50 MTH 105 4
English Literature 50 ENG 204, 205 8
Financial Accounting 65 BA 211, BA 212 6
General Chemistry 50 CH 104, 105, 106 15
Intro Macroeconomics 50 EC 202 4
Intro Microeconomics 50 EC 201 4
Intro to Business Law 50 BA 226 4
Intro to Psychology 50 PSY 201, 202 8
History of United States I 50 HST 201 4
History of United States II 50 HST 203 4
History Western Civilization I 50 HST 101 4
History Western Civilization II 50 HST 103 4
Human Growth & Development 50 PSY 215 4
Pre-Calculus 50 MTH 111 5
61 MTH 111, 112 10
Principles of Management 50 BA 101 4
Sociology 50 SOC 204, 205 8

PCC does not offer CLEP testing, but it is available through other colleges in the Portland area. You may want to contact Mt. Hood Community College, University of Portland, Portland State University, George Fox, Warner Pacific, Clackamas Community College or Chemeketa Community College.