CLEP Credit Guide

Dordt uses the American Council on Education’s (ACE) recommendations for the minimum sores to receive college credit for CLEP examinations. The amount of credit that is granted for each CLEP exam is determined by the equivalent courses at Dordt. Many times, these correspond to the ACE recommendations, but in some cases, this may vary from the ACE recommendations. A maximum of 30 credits of credit by examination through CLEP, AP, or other college-level examinations will be accepted toward a degree at Dordt University.

As with any transfer credit contact the Registrar’s Office prior to taking any courses or test for formal approval.

Dordt University awards credit for CLEP Examinations as follows:

CLEP Exam (CBT, April 2018 or later) Min. Score Credits Dordt Requirement Met
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature  50 3 Core 180
College Composition 50 3 Core 120
Humanities 50 3 Core 160
French - College Level 1 (two semesters) 50 3 French 102
French - College Level 2 (four semesters) 62 6 French 102 and elective
Spanish - College Level 1 (two semesters) 50 3 Spanish 102
Spanish - College Level 2 (four semesters) 63 6 Spanish 102 and elective
American Government 50 3 Political Science 202/Core 264
History of the U.S. II: 1865 to Present 50 3 History 201 (does not meet Core)
Human Growth and Development 50 3 Psychology 204/Core 251
Principles of Microeconomics  50 3 Economics 202
Principles of Macroeconomics  50 3 Economics 203
Introductory Psychology 50 3 Psychology 201 (does not meet Core)
Introductory Sociology  50 3 Sociology 201/Core 261
College Algebra 50 3 Math 115
College Mathematics  50 3 Math 149
Calculus 50 4 Math 152
Financial Accounting  50 3 Business Administration 201
Introductory Business Law 50 3 Business Administration 301
Principles of Management 50 3 Business Administration 205
Principles of Marketing 50 3 Business Administration 206