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College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Incoming students may earn university credit by examination in some subject areas in which they have demonstrated college-level proficiency. Interested students may take approved examinations through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) testing service.

Acceptable CLEP examinations and credit awards are outlined in the following chart. Original, official CLEP score reports must be submitted to the Office of Admissions for credit award consideration.

This chart represents credit awarded for exams taken from August 2019 and later. For exams taken in prior or future catalog years, consult those academic catalogs for exam equivalency information.

Select CLEP exams taken January 2019 and later will receive gtPathways credit.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) - gtPathways

Credit award and course equivalency information listed in this table applies only to degree programs completed entirely at the Denver Campus. Health programs at the Anschutz Medical Campus have different credit award and prerequisite policies; visit www.ucdenver.edu/academics and/or contact the program office directly for additional information.

For exams taken in prior or future catalog years, consult those academic catalogs for exam equivalency information.

Subject Area: Composition and Literature

CLEP Exam Title Minimum Exam Score Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
Only the following exams are accepted by CU Denver w/ 50th percentile minimum score:
American Literature 3 ENGL 1999AE 1 (3 hours) AH2 Humanities
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 3 ENGL 199AE 1 (3 hours) AH2 Humanities
College Composition 6 ENGL 1020 & ENGL 2030 CO1 & CO2 Composition
College Composition Modular 3 ENGL 1020 CO1 Composition
English Literature 3 ENGL 1999AE 1 (3 hours) AH2 Humanities

Subject Area: Humanities

CLEP Exam Title Minimum Exam Score Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
Only the following exams are accepted by CU Denver w/ 50th percentile minimum score:
Humanities 3 HUMN 1999AE 1 (3 hours) AH2 Humanities

Subject Area: Mathematics

CLEP Exam Title Minimum Exam Score Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
Only the following exams are accepted by CU Denver w/ 50th percentile minimum score:
College Mathematics 3 MATH 1010 MA1 Mathematics
College Algebra 4 MATH 1110 MA1 Mathematics
Trigonometry 3 MATH 1120 None Mathematics
Precalculus 4 MATH 1130 MA1 Mathematics
Calculus 4 MATH 1401 MA1 Mathematics

Subject Area: Biological and Physical Sciences

CLEP Exam Title Minimum Exam Score Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
Only the following exams are accepted by CU Denver w/ 50th percentile minimum score:
Biology 3 BIOL 1999AE 1 (3 hours) SC2 Biological and Physical Sciences Non-Lab
Chemistry (See Note 1) 6 CHEM 2031, CHEM 2061 SC2 Biological and Physical Sciences Non-Lab
Natural Sciences 6 CLAS 1999AE 1 (6 hours) SC2 Biological and Physical Sciences Non-Lab

Subject Area: History

CLEP Exam Title Minimum Exam Score Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
Only the following exams are accepted by CU Denver w/ 50th percentile minimum score:
History of the U.S. I 3 HIST 1361 HI1 Humanities
History of the U.S. II 3 HIST 1362 HI1 Humanities
Western Civilization I 3 HIST 1211 HI1 Humanities or International Perspectives
Western Civilization II 3 HIST 1212 HI1 Humanities or International Perspectives

Subject Area: Social Sciences

CLEP Exam Title Minimum Exam Score Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
Only the following exams are accepted by CU Denver w/ 50th percentile minimum score:
Introductory Psychology 3 PSYC 1000 SS3 Behavioral Sciences
Introduction to Educational Psychology 3 PSYC 1999AE 1 (3 hours) SS3 Behavioral Sciences
Human Growth and Development 3 PSYC 2205 SS3 Behavioral Sciences
Introductory Sociology 3 SOCY 1001 SS3 Social Sciences
American Government 3 PSCI 1101 SS1 Social Sciences
Principles of Macroeconomics 3 ECON 2012 SS1 Social Sciences
Principles of Microeconomics 3 ECON 2022 SS1 Social Sciences
Social Sciences and History 3 CLAS 1999AE 1 (3 hours) SS1 Social Sciences

Subject Area: Business

CLEP Exam Title Minimum Exam Score Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
Only the following exams are accepted by CU Denver w/ 50th percentile minimum score:
Financial Accounting 3 ACCT 2200 None None
Information Systems and Computer Applications 3 ISMG 1999AE 1 (3 hours) None None

Subject Area: Languages

CLEP Exam Title Minimum Exam Score Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) gtPathways Category CUDenver Undergraduate Core Curriculum Category
French Language Level 2 Proficiency 59+ 9 Credits FREN 1999AE 1 AH4 Arts or Humanities
German Language Level 2 Proficiency 60+ 9 Credits GRMN 1999AE 1 AH4 Arts or Humanities
Spanish Language Level 2 Proficiency 63+ 9 Credits SPAN 1999AE 1 AH4 Arts or Humanities
Spanish with Writing Level 2 Proficiency 65+ 12 Credits SPAN 1999AE 1 (6 credits), SPAN 2999AE 1 (6 Credits) AH4 Arts or Humanities

Notes

Note 1: Students may take the corresponding CU Denver laboratory course to meet a lab science core curriculum or major requirement. See the academic department for additional information.

*Duplicate credit for exams and/or college courses with similar content is not awarded.

CU Denver School Code: 4875


Send Official Score Reports To:
CU Denver Office of Admissions
Campus Box 167
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364


Official Score Reports And Information May Be Obtained By Contacting:
The College Board
CLEP Services
P.O. Box 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541-6600
800-257-9558


www.collegeboard.com

School/College Specific Policy

College of Engineering, Design and Computing

Students may earn credit through certain College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations, provided that they score at the 50th percentile or above. CLEP credit may be applied toward graduation if comparable to CU Denver coursework included in the College of Engineering curriculum. Official CLEP score reports are required for transfer credit consideration.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The use of CLEP subject examinations toward major, minor or certificate requirements is subject to a separate evaluation by the faculty advisor in the department or program. To receive academic credit from CLEP, students must present official test results to the Denver Campus Office of Admissions. A maximum of 30 hours of CLEP credit will count toward the degree.