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TESU CLEP* Acceptance - Which Exams to Take and How to Prep

CLEP* exams are one of the best ways to save time and money on a degree at Thomas Edison State University. That is because they accept ALL 34 of the CLEP exams and require the minimum weighted score of 50 recommended by ACE.

CLEP Equivalency Chart

The below table shows the list of CLEP exams, the course they are equivalent to at TESU, and the minimum passing score (out of a max score of 80). Be sure to check with an adviser at TESU before taking any of the following exams as degree requirements may change.

Note that InstantCert offers study guides for most of these subjects; clicking on the subject title will take you to more information about our test prep.

CLEP Exam TitleCreditsTransfers In As
American Government3 LLPOS-110
American Literature6 LLLIT-205 and LIT-206
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature6 LLLIT-291 and LIT-292
Biology6 LLBIO-111 and BIO-112
Calculus4 LLMAT-231
Chemistry6 LLCHE-111 and CHE-112
College Algebra3 LLMAT-121
College Composition6 LLENC-101 and ENC-102
College Composition Modular3 LLENC-101
College Mathematics6 LLMAT-102 and MAT-103
English Literature6 LLLIT-208 and LIT-209
Financial Accounting3 LLACC-101
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 18773 LLHIS-113
History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present3 LLHIS-114
Human Growth and Development3 LLPSY-211
Humanities6 LLHUM-103
Information Systems3 LLCOS-101
Introduction to Educational Psychology3 LLPSY-230
Introductory Business Law3 LLLAW-201
Introductory Psychology3 LLPSY-101
Introductory Sociology3 LLSOC-101
Natural Sciences6 LLNAS-101 and NAS-102
Precalculus3 LLMAT-129
Principles of Macroeconomics3 LLECO-111
Principles of Management3 LLMAN-210
Principles of Marketing3 LLMAR-201
Principles of Microeconomics3 LLECO-112
Social Sciences and History6 LLSOS-101 and SOS-102
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 16483 LLHIS-101
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present3 LLHIS-102

Where to take the CLEP exam

CLEP exams can be taken in person at a college testing center or they can also be taken online. To find a test center near you, check out the official CollegeBoard Test Center Search tool.

For more information about taking the exam at home or anywhere else you have access to the Internet, see our article on How to Take Your CLEP Exam Online.

How to Prep for your CLEP exam

If you already have a lot of background knowledge in a subject, you may decide to try taking a CLEP test without studying. However, feedback from our students has shown that even in those cases, just a little bit of specialized studying for the exam can dramatically increase your chances of getting a PASS on your first attempt.

If you are looking for a quick and effective way to learn just enough to pass the exam, InstantCert's flashcards are a very popular option. Click on any of the test titles in the table above to see more details on our CLEP prep materials for that subject.

Or for more information on how our flashcards work, check out our article, "How InstantCert's Study Guides Can Help You Pass Your CLEP and DSST Exams."

Other Exams Like CLEP

CLEP is the most popular of the examination programs for "testing out" of credit, but there is one other exam program that is extremely valuable for earning credit at TESU: the DSST exam program.

The advantage of DSST is that it offers other subjects that are not offered by CLEP, and more importantly, it includes a few UPPER-level exams, i.e. 300 or 400-level classes you can get credit for.

For more information, check out TESU's page for DSST: Listing of DSST Exams | Thomas Edison State University.

InstantCert also offers prep materials for most DSST. For a complete list of our study guides, check: Our DSST Study Guides

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