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College-Level Examination Program

Marymount University participates with the College Board in the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). Credit may be awarded for the CLEP subject examinations depending upon the score earned. The University follows the guidelines recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) for awarding credit. The student’s University record will carry a notation of credit, but no grade will be awarded. The University does not recognize credits earned by CLEP general examinations.

The following information is meant to be used as a general guideline and is subject to change. For currently enrolled students, a course approval form must be submitted and approval granted prior to registering for any examination to ensure that the exam counts toward degree requirements. Original reports must be mailed to the Registrar’s Office. New incoming students should send the original report to the Admissions Office. The examinee copy cannot be used to assign credit. Credit will not be assigned for exams that duplicate coursework previously completed.

How CLEP scores are computed
Your score report will show the total score for each CLEP examination you take. Subject Examination scores fall between 20 and 80, and Marymount uses the number in the score box to determine whether credit is assigned.

Subject CLEP Examinations
Subject Examinations let you demonstrate specific knowledge and skills gained through job experience, service schools, or independent reading. Credit is assigned, with some exceptions, for the Subject Examinations passed at the level recommended in the College Board model policy. The University follows the latest guidelines recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) for awarding credit.

Section Credit Hours Score Needed MU Course(s)
Accounting, Principles of 6 50 ACT 201, 202
American Government 3 50 POL 104
American Literature 6 50 EN 205, 206
Biology 6 50 BIO elective (nonlab)
Business Law, Introductory 3 50 LA 248
Calculus (fulfills Liberal Arts Core mathematics requirements) 4 50 MA 181
Chemistry 6 50 PHYS elective (nonlab)
College Algebra (does NOT fulfill Liberal Arts Core mathematics requirement) 3 50 MA 999
College Algebra-Trigonometry (does NOT fulfill Liberal Arts Core mathematics requirement) 4 50 MA 999
College Mathematics (fulfills Liberal Arts Core mathematics requirements) 3 50 MA 999
College French, second semester 6 50 FR 101, 102
College French, fourth semester 12 62 FR 101, 102, 201, 202
College German, second semester 6 50 GER 101, 102
College German, fourth semester 12 62 GER 101, 102, 201, 202
College Spanish, second semester 6 50 SP 101, 102
College Spanish, fourth semester 12 62 SP 101, 102, 201, 202
Educational Psychology, Introduction to 3 50 ED elective
English Literature 6 50 EN Lit elective
Freshman English Composition with essay - Must send blue-book essay to the Registrar's Office 3 or 6 50 & quality of essay EN 101 or/and EN 102
Human Growth and Development 3 50 PSY 110
Info Sys and Computer Applications 3 50 IT 110
Literature, Analysis and Interpretation of 6 50 EN electives (200-level)
Macroeconomics, Principles of 3 50 ECO 211
Marketing, Principles of 3 50 MKT 301
Microeconomics, Principles of 3 50 ECO 210
Psychology, Introductory 3 50 PSY 101
Sociology, Introductory 3 50 SOC 131
Trigonometry (does NOT fulfill Liberal Arts Core mathematics requirement) 3 50 MA 999
U.S. History I (colonization to 1877) 3 50 HI 210
U.S. History II (1865 to present) 3 50 HI 211
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 3 50 HI 203
Western Civilization 11: 1648 to Present 3 50 HI 204

Acceptance of course credits earned elsewhere for credit toward degree requirements is at the sole discretion of Marymount University.