The College Board’s College Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides Southeast Technical College students with an opportunity to “test-out” of specific college-level courses. Students that receive a passing score on a CLEP test will earn college credit - without having to enroll in the class, saving both money and time!
- No grade is granted when an exam is passed.
- Credits granted by CLEP are not used in determining grade point average.
- Credits granted by CLEP cannot be used in full-time/part-time financial aid calculations.
- Students wishing to obtain credit through CLEP exams should visit the College Board CLEP website.
CLEP Is Available For The Following Classes:
|CLEP Exam Name||Equivalent Course at STC||Score||Credit Hours|
|Introductory Psychology||PSYC 101||50||3|
|Introductory Sociology||SOC 150||50||3|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||ECON 202||50||3|
|Principles of Microeconomics||ECON 201||50||3|
|College Composition||ENGL 101||50||3|
|College Algebra||MATH 114||50||3|
|Calculus||Highest math class required for program||50||3-5|
|Introductory Business Law||BUS 140||50||3|
|Principles of Marketing||MKT 120||50||3|
|Spanish Language Level I||SPAN 103||50||3|
When Should a Student Take a CLEP Test?
Generally speaking, the sooner a student can take a CLEP test, the better. Ideally, this would be at least one month prior to starting classes or registration, but Southeast Technical College will accept CLEP scores until a student's graduation date.
What Does it Cost?
Each CLEP exam costs $89. Additional administrative and proctoring fees may be charged by the CLEP test center.
Where to Find a CLEP Testing Center
Go to the CLEP website and select your State/City/Zip code. In Sioux Falls, there are CLEP testing centers at the USD Community College for Sioux Falls, Augustana University and the University of Sioux Falls.