College-Level Examination Program Awards

Effective for exams taken on or after 9/1/2006

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) enables students of any age to take exams on a variety of college-level topics. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities offers college credit for three CLEP exams. The guide below tells you which CLEP tests are accepted by the U of M for credit toward degree program requirements (see below). Tests not listed below are not accepted for credit.

Students wishing to test for French, German, or Spanish credit should contact the University's Language Center for more information (612-624-0862). To have official score reports sent for CLEP tests previously taken, contact the College Board.

Exam Score Credit Award Liberal Education Requirement
College Mathematics 60 3 credits in Math 1999 Mathematical Thinking core requirement
Principles of Microeconomics 60 4 credits in Econ 1101 Social Science core requirement
Principles of Macroeconomics 60 4 credits in Econ 1102 Social Science core requirement

If you have other CLEP questions, contact the Office of Admissions at 612-625-2008 or 1-800-752-1000.