College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Delgado Community College is an approved testing center for College Board’s College Level Examination Program (CLEP). CLEP offers you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on various exams. The Office of Advising & Testing administers CLEP exams on an internet-based testing platform, a paper and pencil option is not available.
Who earns college credit through CLEP?
- Adults returning to school
- Military service members
- Traditional-age college students
- Home-schooled students and high school students
- Speakers of world languages looking to fulfill their language requirements
- International students who want to translate their overseas courses into credit at U.S. colleges
- Applicants for master’s degree programs looking to fulfill undergraduate prerequisites
- Professionals wanting to advance in their careers
What subjects are covered on the test?
There are 33 CLEP exams covering material from across five different subject areas. See a full list of available CLEP Exams at College Board's website.
What Delgado locations offer this test?
CLEP exams are only offered on the City Park Campus.
What’s the cost of the test?
When students register with College Board to take a CLEP exam they will be charged an $80 fee. Additionally, non-Delgado students will be charged a $20 non-refundable proctoring fee on the exam administration date. Registered Delgado students will not be charged the proctoring fee but will be charged $5 per credit hour to have CLEP credit added to their official transcripts.
Are there study/preparation materials?
What courses can I earn credit for at Delgado Community College through CLEP and what scores do I need?
The awarding of CLEP credit is covered under the Credit for Prior Learning (Non-Traditional Credit) section of the College Catalog. Please read this section carefully for a full explanation of the school’s policy and limitations on the awarding of non-traditional credit. If you are getting CLEP transcripts sent to Delgado the college code is 6176. Below are the 26 CLEP exams that Delgado will accept for college credit and the courses they equate to.
|Title of CLEP Exam||Delgado Course||CLEP Score for Credit|
|Principles of Accounting||ACCT 201||50|
|Info. System and Computer Applications||CMIN 201||50|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||ECON 201||50|
|Principles of Microeconomics||ECON 202||50|
|Freshman College Composition*||ENGL 101||50|
|Analysis and Interpretation of Literature*||ENGL 20 5 or 206||50|
|American Literature*||ENGL 211 or 212||50|
|English Literature*||ENGL 221 or 222||50|
|French Language||FREN 101||50|
|Western Civilization I||HIST 101||50|
|Western Civilization II||HIST 102||50|
|History of the United States I||HIST 205||50|
|History of the United States II||HIST 206||50|
|College Mathematics||MATH 120||50|
|College Algebra||MATH 128 or 130**||50|
|Trigonometry||MATH 129 or 131**||50|
|Principles of Marketing||MARK 201||50|
|Principles of Management||MANG 201||50|
|American Government||POLI 180||50|
|Intro to Psychology||PSYC 127||50|
|Intro to Educational Psychology||PSYC 235||50|
|Intro to Sociology||SOCI 151||50|
|Spanish Language||SPAN 101||50|
Delgado Community College requires a minimum score of 50 to receive credit for any CLEP exam.
* These exams, in addition to the standard computerized portion, require essays to be written for credit.
** Check with the department head or dean to verify which course credit will be granted for this exam.
What happens after I test?
You will receive an immediate score report for CLEP exams, except for exams with essays. Delgado Community College requires an essay for the English Composition exam and all Literature exams. You will receive your score for the multiple-choice section of the exam, but you will not receive scores for your essay until it has been scored by Delgado faculty.
If you are intending to use the exam for credit at Delgado Community College, please follow the school’s Policies and Procedures regarding CLEP.
How do I sign up for the CLEP exam?
Start the process by visiting the College Board CLEP website.
City Park Campus
Building 2, Room 302
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The only thing you are required to have on test day is your state and/or government issued photo ID.