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College Catalog: Credit for Prior Learning: College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP is a program of credit by examination which offers students the opportunity to earn college credit for knowledge acquired outside the conventional college classroom.  College level competency may have been acquired through personal reading, formal study, job experience, noncredit course work, television taped courses, correspondence courses, military training, adult courses, and advanced studies in high school.  PDCCC grants credit for a score of 50 or higher on specific subject area tests in the five liberal arts areas of Business, Composition & Literature, History & Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, and World Languages.

Any individual wishing to take a CLEP examination is advised to take it at Tidewater Community College (TCC), and send the official results to Paul D. Camp Community College, ATTN: Registrar, Office of Admissions, 100 N. College Drive, Franklin, Virginia 23851.  TCC gives the test on a regular basis.  There is a fee for each CLEP examination taken.

Following is a list of the CLEP examinations and the course equivalents for which PDCCC grants credit.  For further information, contact CLEP, P.O. Box 6600, Princeton, New Jersey 08451, telephone 800-257-9558, Email: clep@info.collegeboard.org.

Course Equivalences for CLEP Examinations

CLEP Examination PDCCC Equivalent Course Required Score Credit Awarded
Business
Financial Accounting ACC 211 50 3
Information Systems & Computer ITE 101 50 3
Introductory Business Law BUS 241 50 3
Principles of Management BUS 200 50 3
Principles of Marketing MKT 100 50 3
Composition & Literature
American Literature ENG 241-242 50 6
Analysis & Interpretation of Literature ENG 112 50 3
College Composition ENG 111 50 3
English Literature ENG 243-244 50 6
Humanities HUM 201-202 50 6
History & Social Sciences
American Government PLS 211 50 3
History of the United States I HIS 121 50 3
History of the United States II HIS 122 50 3
Human Growth & Development PSY 231s 50 3
Introductory Psychology PSY 201 50 3
Introductory Sociology SOC 201 50 3
Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 201 50 3
Principles of Microeconomics ECO 202 50 3
Social Sciences & History SSC 201-202 50 6
History of World Civilizations I HIS 11 50 3
History of World Civilizations II HIS 112 50 3
Science & Mathematics
Biology BIO 101-102 50 8
Calculus with Elementary Functions MTH 173 50 4
Chemistry CHM 111-112 50 8
College Algebra MTH 165 50 3
College Algebra-Trigonometry MTH 167 50 4
College Mathematics MTH 151-152 50 6
Natural Sciences NAS electives 50 8
World Languages
French Level 1 (2 semesters) FRE 101-102 50 8
French Level 2 (2 semesters) FRE 203-204 50 6
Spanish Level 1 (2 semesters) SPA 101-102 50 8