CLEP Score Interpretation

The score interpretation data on this page is intended for use by UIC faculty and staff, strictly for informational purposes in connection with setting score requirements and interpreting CLEP scores.  UIC's Colleges and academic departments are not obliged to follow the ACE minimum score recommendations listed here -- policies on granting proficiency credit, and the standards for doing so are established by the individual Colleges and departments, at their sole discretion.  Nothing on this page should be interpreted to mean that any UIC College or academic department does, will, or should grant credit for a given CLEP exam, or accept a given score for such credit.

The UIC Office of Testing Services takes no position on the granting of CLEP credit, and makes no recommendations as to score requirements.  The exams listed on this page are simply the CLEP exams currently administered by the UIC Office of Testing Services, and several of them are not currently accepted for credit by any UIC College or academic department.

For more detailed information on test content, go to the CLEP exam descriptions web page.

Exam Title

ACE Recommended Cut Score *

Hours
American Government
50
3
American Literature
50
6
Analyzing & Intepreting Literature
50
6
Biology
50
6
Calculus
50
3
Chemistry
50
6
College Algebra
50
3
College Composition
50
6
College Composition Modular
50
3/6
College Mathematics
50
6
English Literature
50
6
Financial Accounting
50
3
History of the United States I
50
3
History of the United States II
50
3
Human Growth and Development
50
3
Humanities
50
6
Information Systems and Computer Applications
50
3
Introduction to Educational Psychology
50
3
Introductory Business Law
50
3
Introductory Psychology
50
3
Introductory Sociology
50
3
Natural Sciences
50
6
Principles of Macroeconomics
50
3
Principles of Management
50
3
Principles of Marketing
50
3
Principles of Microeconomics
50
3
Social Sciences and History
50
6
Western Civilization I
50
3
Western Civilization II
50
3

* The American Council on Education recommends that the minimum score for awarding credit be the mean test score
of students who earn a grade of C in the applicable course.

The data in the table above has been abstracted from the CLEP publication What Your CLEP Score Means (copyright 2001 by College Entrance Examination Board),
and is current to the best of our knowledge.

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