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CLEP Credits

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams test mastery of college-level material acquired through instruction, independent study, or extracurricular work.

While USC grants credit for certain CLEP exams, our minimum score requirements are different from the ACE recommendations. CLEP exams cannot be retaken for passing credit. For more on the University of South Carolina’s policy on CLEP exams, refer to the placement examinations section of the Undergraduate Admissions Policies and Procedures bulletin.

Testing Center

The University of South Carolina’s testing center at 1600 Hampton Street is certified to proctor all CLEP examinations.
Contact the center to get more information or exam details.

CLEP Scores

Please send score reports directly to: 
Office of the University Registrar
University of South Carolina
1244 Blossom Street
Columbia, SC 29208

The CLEP code for the University of South Carolina is 5818

Test Name Score Needed to Receive Credit USC Credit Keywords
(hidden column)
Financial Accounting 50 ACCT 225 business
Introductory Business Law        57 ACCT 324 business
American Government      65 POLI 201 political
History of the United States I        54 HIST 111 history
History of the United States II       55 HIST 112 history
Biology   

 

57
63
BIOL 101 & BIOL 101L
BIOL 101, 101L, 102, 102L
science
Calculus        60 MATH 141 math
Chemistry    63 CHEM 111 science
Information Systems 60 CSCE 101 computer
 Western Civilization I              57 HIST 101 history
 Western Civilization II       56 HIST 102 history
Principles of Macroeconomics       54 ECON 222 business
Principles of Microeconomics       54 ECON 221 business
Introduction to Educational Psychology        50 EDPY 335 education, psychology
 American Literature  55  ENGL 285 english
 Principles of Management   56 MGMT 371 business
Principles of Marketing 55 MKTG 350 business
College Algebra 60 MATH 111 math
Precalculus 60 MATH 115 math
 Introductory Psychology 54 PSYC 101 psychology
College Composition    55
70
ENGL 101 
ENGL 101 & 102
english

Score requirements are subject to change without notice. For more information about CLEP exams, please visit clep.collegeboard.org.