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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

University Policy:

The University of Montana-Missoula awards college credit to undergraduate degree students on the basis of official score reports from the College Level Examination Program of the College Board. Official score reports may be obtained from CLEP Transcript Service, PO Box 6600, Princeton, NJ 08541-6600.

Each college sets its own policy and decides which CLEP exams they will grant credit for and how many credits will be awarded. Talk with someone at your college and find out this information. If you want credit at The University of Montana you will need to call the admissions department at 406-243-4274 or 406-243-6012 to find out if you will receive credit for the CLEP test you select. 

This policy was developed in consultation with academic departments at The University of Montana-Missoula. Credits awarded are assigned the grade of CR* (Credit). Exams that do not meet the minimum score are not posted on the University of Montana transcript. Duplicate credit will be allowed only in accordance with course descriptions in The University of Montana-Missoula catalog.

Registration:

Registration and payment for the exam is done through the CLEP web site. Create an account - the link is at the top right corner of the page. Exam fees are $80.00. Make sure you select the college you would like to send your CLEP score report to. After you have completed your registration and made your payment; you will be able to review and print your "CLEP Exam Registration Ticket". You must bring your Registration Ticket to your appointment. 

If you are having trouble registering on the CLEP website call customer service at 1-800-257-9558 (8am-6pm ET, Monday-Friday)

Schedule:

Schedule your test date and time at a test center. Call 406-243-2175 and schedule a 2 hour block of time. We are open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-12:30 pm. Our test center charges a proctoring fee of $25.00 payable by cash, check, or credit card. You must bring your registration ticket with you as well as 2 forms of ID and your $25.00 payment. 

Cost:

The cost to purchase a CLEP exam is currently $80. Testing Services charges a $25 proctoring fee for each exam.

Where/When:

The University of Montana, Lommasson Center Suite154, Testing Services.

Monday –Friday, 8am-5pm

Saturday, 8:00am – 12:30pm *Fall & Spring Semesters Only*

Important Information:

  • You must bring with you to the test center: 2 valid ID's, CLEP registration ticket and a $25.00 payment. 
  • CLEP sends student's test scores to The University of Montana admissions office within 4 weeks after testing.
  • Candidates may not repeat a CLEP exam of the same title within six months. Scores of exams repeated earlier than six months will be canceled and test fees forfeited.
  • Candidates are encouraged to prepare for their CLEP exam. You may find useful study materials and further information regarding CLEP exams at: http://clep.collegeboard.org/test-preparation.

CLEP EXAMINATION                                                           

MINIMUM SCORE

SEMESTER CREDIT

GEN ED*

General Examinations

 

 

 

College Composition with Essay

50

6

WRIT 101

English Comp without Essay

50

6

NONE

Humanities

50

6

L

Mathematics, College

50

6

M

Natural Sciences

50

6

N - no lab

Social Sciences & History

50

3

3

H = 3 credits

S = 3 credits

American Government

50

3

SY

American Literature

50

6

LY

Analyzing & Interpreting Literature

50

6

L

Biology, General

50

6

N – no lab

Business Law, Introduction to

50

3

NONE

Calculus

50

3

M

Chemistry, General

50

6

N – no lab

College Algebra

50

3

M

College French, Level 1

College French, Level 2

50

59

6

12

 

     FL

FL

College German, Level 1

College German, Level 2

50

63

6

12

 

FL

FL

 

College Spanish, Level 1

College Spanish, Level 2

50

63

6

12

 

FL

FL

 

Educational Psychology, Intro

50

3

NONE

English Literature

50

6

L

Financial Accounting

50

6

NONE

United States  History I: Early Colonizations to 1877

50

3

HY

United States History II: 1865 to Present

50

3

HY

Human Growth & Development

50

3

S

Information Systems & Computer Applications

50

3

NONE

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

S

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

S

Principles of Marketing

50

3

NONE

Principles of Management

50

3

S

Introduction to Sociology

50

3

S

Introduction to Psychology

50

3

S

Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648

50

3

HY

Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present

50

3

HY

*GENERAL EDUCATION NOTATIONS

A= Expressive Arts                                                                          L= Literary & Artistic Studies
WRIT 101= Composition                                                                 H= Historical & Cultural Studies
M= Math                                                                                            N= Natural Sciences –no lab
FL= Modern & Classical Languages                                              S= Social Sciences
Y= American & European  Perspectives                                       X= Indigenous & Global Perspectives