CLEP® is a national program of credit by examination that allows you to obtain recognition for college-level achievement. You can receive credit for what you already know by earning a qualifying score on a CLEP®. More than 2,900 colleges and universities in the United States will recognize your comprehensive subject knowledge acquired through independent or prior study, cultural pursuits, special interests, internships, or professional development.

CLEP® exams are 90 minutes long and consist of multiple-choice questions. The exception is College Composition, which includes an essay. Scores for CLEP® exams (except those with essay) are available immediately upon completion of the exam.

Individuals who wish to receive college credit may register to take one or more CLEP® exams. Since credit-granting policies vary at each college, contact your institution’s testing coordinator or admissions officer regarding the specific CLEP® examinations accepted for credit towards your degree.

Missouri Western accepts the following for credit:

Missouri Western Course Title and Credit Hours Corresponding CLEP Exam Title
Composition and Literature

  • College Writing and Rhetoric (ENG 104) 3
Composition and Literature

  • College Composition
Biology

  • Principles of Biology (BIO 101) 4
Biology

  • Biology
Business

  • Introductory Financial Accounting (ACC 201) 3
  • Business Law I (GBA 211) 3
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 260) 3
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 261) 3
Business

  • Financial Accounting
  • Introductory Business Law
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
Computer Science

  • Microcomputer Applications (CSC 201) 3
Computer Science

  • Information Systems & Computer Apps.
History

  • Ancient and Medieval Civilization (HIS 200) 3
  • Early Modern Civilization (HIS 210) 3
  • American History to 1865 (HIS 140) 3 *
  • American History Since 1865 (HIS 150) 3 *
History

  • Western Civ. I: Ancient Near E.-1648
  • Western Civ. II: 1648-Present
  • History of the US I: Early Col-1877
  • History of the US II: 1865-Present
Mathematics

  • College Algebra (MAT 116) 3
  • Calculus / Analytic Geometry I (MAT 167) 5 **
Mathematics

  • College Algebra
  • Calculus
Political Science

  • American National Government (PSC 101) 3 *
Political Science

  • American Government
Psychology

  • General Psychology (PSY 101) 3
  • Life-Span Developmental Psych (PSY 240) 3
Psychology

  • Introductory Psychology
  • Human Growth and Development
Sociology

  • Introduction to Sociology (SOC 110) 3
Sociology

  • Introductory Sociology

*These CLEP exams do not fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement at MWSU.
** These CLEP exams do not count as MWSU Honors courses.