College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Criteria for Earning CLEP Credit at Eastern Illinois University Minimum Scores Required for Credit

General Tests Standard Score Percentile Credit Awarded EIU Equivalent Course
Humanities 452 or 50 50 6 semester hours Humanities Electives
3 semester hours Fine Arts
3 semester hours Literature
(Elective Credit only.  May not be used for General Education Credit)

Please Note: Eastern accepts only the "College Composition Modular" subject test with the required essay.

Subject Tests Standard Score Percentile Credit Awarded EIU Course Equivalent(s)
Accounting 57 75 3 semester hours BUS 2101 (3 semester hours)
American Government 53 60 3 semester hours PLS 1153G
Biology (General) 51 55 3 semester hours or 4 semester hours BIO 1001G (non majors
BIO 1100G (majors)
Calculus (with Elementary Functions) 53 60 7 semester hours MAT 1330 (2 semester hours)
MAT 1441G (5 semester hours)
Chemistry (General) 50 52 4 semester hours CHM 1310G (3 semester hours)
CHM 1315G (1 semester hour)
College Composition Modular 50 49 3 semester hours ENG 1001G (Essay Required)
Literature (Analysis & Interpretation) 51 51 3 semester hours ENG 1002G (Essay Required)
Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish) 50   4 semester hours (lower division) FLF or FLG or FLS 1102
Foreign Language (French) 62   8 semester hours (lower division) FLF 2201G and FLF 2202G
Foreign Language (German) 63   8 semester hours (lower division) FLG 2201G and FLG 2202G
Foreign Language (Spanish) 66   8 semester hours (lower division) FLS 2201G and FLS 2202G
Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish) 70   8 semester hours (lower division)
3 semester hours (upper division)
FLF or FLG or FLS 2201G, FLF or FLG or FLS 2202G and 3 semester hours of FLF or FLG or FLS Elective
Macroeconomics (Introduction) 51 50 3 semester hours ECN 2801G
Microeconomics (Introduction) 51 50 3 semester hours ECN 2802G
Marketing (Principles) 50 47 3 semester hours BUS 3470
Psychology (Introduction) 51 50 3 semester hours PSY 1879G
Sociology (Introduction) 47 37 3 semester hours SOC 1838G