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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers various subject tests in composition and literature, world languages, history and social sciences, science and mathematics, and business. Students with knowledge in these areas may decide to take a CLEP exam to earn college credit.

CLEP exams can be taken through the Testing Center at Great Falls College MSU. To view the Testing Center hours go to http://students.gfcmsu.edu/testing/

To view what specific subject tests are available through CLEP, or to schedule an exam, go to https://clep.collegeboard.org/

To submit previous CLEP scores go to the College Board’s CLEP website to request a copy of your scores https://clep.collegeboard.org

CLEP scores transfer to Great Falls College MSU by the following criteria:

  1. The Registrar’s office will only transfer in credits from CLEP scores applicable to the student’s degree.
  2. Some programs at GFC MSU limit the use of pass/fail courses in their curriculum.
  3. There is a 25% PLA cap from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) on the number of PLA credits that may be used for a student’s degree. Refer to NWCCU’s policy 2.C.7
    http://www.nwccu.org/Pubs%20Forms%20and%20Upd ates/Publications/Standards%20for%20Accreditation.pdf and the Montana Board of Regents Policy 301.19 for more information https://mus.edu/borpol/bor300/301-19.pdf

Great Falls College Montana State University CLEP Exam Equivalency 

Name ACE Recommended Score Semester Hours Course Equivalent
Financial Accounting  50 3 ACTG 201
Information Systems 50 3 CAPP 131
Introductory Business Law 50 3 BGEN 235
Principles of Management 50 3 BMGT 235
Principles of Marketing 50 3 BMKT 225
American Literature 50 3 LIT 000
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 3 LIT 110
College Composition 50 3 & 3 WRIT 101 & WRIT 201
College Composition Modular 50 3 WRIT 101
English Literature 50 3 LIT 000
Humanities 50 3 LSH 000
French Language, Level 1 Proficiency 50 6 ML 000
Level 2 Proficiency 59 9 ML 000
German Language, Level 1 Proficiency 50 6 ML 000
Level 2 Proficiency 60 9 ML 000
Spanish Language, Level 1 Proficiency 50 3 & 3 SPNS 101 & SPNS 102
Level 2 Proficiency 63 9 SPNS 000
American Government 50 3 PSCI 210
History of the United States I: Early Colonization 1877 50 3 HSTA 101
History of the United States II: 1865 to Present 50 3 HSTA 102
Human Growth and Development 50 3 PSYX 230
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 3 EDU 221
Introductory Psychology 50 3 PSYX 100
Introductory Sociology 50 3 SOCI 101
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3 ECNS 202
Principles of Microeconomics 50 3 ECNS 201
Social Sciences and History 50 3 & 3 SOCI 000 & HSTR 000
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 3 HSTR 101
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present 50 3 HSTR 102
Biology 50 3 & 3 BIOB 160 & BIOB 170
Calculus 50 4 M 171
Chemistry 50 3 & 3 CHMY 141 & CHMY 143
College Algebra 50 3 M 121
College Mathematics 50 6 M 105
Natural Sciences 50 6 SCI 000
Precalculus 50 3 M 151

 

Pass Grades (TP) are assigned to all courses awarded from CLEP exams.

Students must have official CLEP scores sent to GFC MSU for review.

Last updated 12/2017


To Learn More About PLA:

Contact The Advising and Career Center:

406-771-5100
advising@gfcmsu.edu


AP

https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home

CLEP
https://clep.collegeboard.org/

DSST (DANTES)
http://getcollegecredit.com/

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