VCU CLEP equivalency 

VCU students planning to take a CLEP exam should refer to the policies in the VCU Bulletin and on the Campus Learning Center website, as well as discuss the decision with their academic advisor, before registering for an exam.

Among other rules, a student may not attempt a subject or general examination if it duplicates in part, or full, any VCU course or combination of courses that the student has already completed or enrolled in for credit. This includes courses for which a student enrolls but subsequently withdraws and receives a grade of W. Also, a maximum of 54 semester credits can be earned through CLEP examinations.

Passing scores on the CLEP exam are equivalent to credit in these VCU courses:

CLEP Exam Title

VCU equivalent

Credit awarded

Passing score

Foreign languages

French Language

FREN 101, 102

8

50

French Language

FREN 101, 102, 201, 202

14

59

German Language

GRMN 101, 102

8

50

German Language

GRMN 101, 102, 201, 202

14

63

Spanish Language

SPAN 101, 102

8

50

Spanish Language

SPAN 101, 102, 201, 202

14

66

Spanish with Writing

SPAN 201

3

63

Social sciences and history

American Government

POLI 103

3

50

Introduction to Educational Psychology

PSYC 305/EDUS 305

3

50

History of the United States I

HIST 103

3

50

History of the United States II

HIST 104

3

50

Human Growth and Development**

EDUS 301

3

50

Introductory Psychology

PSYC 101

3

50

Introductory Sociology

SOCY 101

3

50

Western Civilization I

HIST 101

3

50

Western Civilization II

HIST 102

3

50

Science and mathematics

College Algebra

MATH 141

3

50

Calculus

MATH 200

3

50

Chemistry

CHEM 101, 102

6

50

College Mathematics

MATH 131

3

50

Precalculus

MATH 151

3

50

Biology

BIOL 101 or 151

3

50

Biology

BIOL 151/152

6

70

Business

Financial Accounting

ACCT 203

3

50

Information Systems

INFO 360

3

50

Introductory Business Law

BUSN 323

3

50

Principles of Management

MGMT 310

3

50

Principles of Marketing

MKTG 301

3

50

Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 210

3

50

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 211

3

50

English

College Composition

UNIV 111

3

50

General regulations, equivalency list and optional essay requirements are subject to change as review of curriculum necessitates. Credit is awarded on the general examinations based on the recommendations of the Commission on Educational Credit and Credentials of the American Council on Education.

**Psychology and education majors should consult with their adviser before registering for this exam.

 

The following CLEP exams are not accepted by VCU. (6/2020)

American Literature

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

College Composition Modular

English Literature

Humanities

Social Sciences and History

Natural Sciences