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College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit

Testing Information and registration forms are available through the University Testing Center, 450 Student Services Building.

Students enrolled at the University of Utah must submit a request for evaluation to the Office of Admissions to have CLEP credit recorded on their records. Credit is not awarded if duplicated by previous course work or examinations. Students may take any CLEP examination only once in a two-year period. Charges for Testing should be verified with the Testing Center

It is recommended that you check with either the Academic Advising Center or the Office of Admissions before signing up for any CLEP tests, for the following reasons:

  1. All General Education Classes taken prior to any corresponding CLEP tests will be considered preparation for those CLEP exams. Subsequently, the number of hours earned in the class will be subtracted from the number of hours awarded for the CLEP exam. Please consult the Academic Advising Center for information on how this might affect the reduction of waivers for General Education requirements.
    • AP credit earned prior to the taking of a corresponding CLEP exam will directly reduce the number of possible CLEP credits awarded.
    • It may not be to your advantage to take a CLEP exam in the same area as your major. Please consult your department advisor for further clarification of this matter.
    • The University of Utah will not recognize a retaken CLEP exam unless at least two years have passed since the first exam was taken
  2. All CLEP tests should be completed well ahead of the term you expect to earn your first bachelor's degree. Because of the nature of the evaluation process and the volume of scores submitted, no evaluation can be rushed for graduation or for any other reason.

Either the Academic Advising Center (801.581.8146) or the testing evaluator in the Office of Admissions (801.581-7286) can answer further questions concerning the evaluation of CLEP scores.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH CREDIT AND WAIVER GUIDELINES
COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP)

CLEP EXAMINATION MINIMUM REQUIRED SCORE CREDIT AWARDED SEMESTER HOURS GENERAL EDUCATION WAIVED
LOWER DIVISION WRITING:
College Composition
50 3 Writing 1010
QUANTITATIVE REASONING/MATHEMATICS:
College Algebra
Calculus
50
50
3
3
QA requirement
QA & QB requirement
AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS:
American Government *History of US I
*History of US II

50 50
50

3

3
3

Waives AI requirement

Both exams are required to waive AI requirement
SCIENCE IE AREA:
Biology Chemistry
50
50
3
3
1 SF
1 SF
HUMANITIES IE AREA:
Analyzing& Interpretation of Literature(With essay)
Western Civil II Exam

50

50

3

3

1 HF

1 HF
FINE ARTS IE AREA:
Humanities

50

3

1 FF
SOCIAL SCIENCE IE AREA:
Psychology
Sociology
Social Science

50
50
50

3
3
3

1 BF
1 BF
1 BF

IE = Intellectual Exploration (General Education Program)
SF = Science Foundation; HF = Humanities Foundation, FF = Fine Arts  Foundation; BF = Social Science Foundation
QA & QB = Quantitative Reasoning requirement

A student must be a matriculated (degree-seeking) student at the University of Utah to have CLEP credit recorded. CLEP scores and General Education waivers are evaluated according to current policy at the time the request is made for an evaluation

CLEP exam credit will be used to waive General Education areas only and will not replace a specific departmental course, or meet pre-requisite course requirements, or meet major requirements

Note: If you have completed courses or are currently enrolled in courses that would parallel the exam completed, credit will not be awarded. Credit will not be awarded if you have previously received credit for Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses.

CLEP exams can only be taken once every two years.

If you have questions concerning CLEP credit please contact the Office of Admissions at (801) 581-7286 or the Academic Advising Center at (801) 581-8146.

Last Updated: 7/6/17