CLEP exams are offered by the College Board at test centers around the country. There are tests in many subject matter areas, but they are not connected to any preparatory course. Preparation for the tests is accomplished through independent study of texts and resources recommended by the Board. To learn more about the tests contact CLEP at 800-257-9558 or 212-237-1331, or visit https://clep.collegeboard.org.

The acceptable scores for CLEP examinations change over time. The College's current minimum satisfactory scores in subject tests are listed below. (Note that these may differ from what appears on CLEP's website. Note, too, that New Paltz does not honor the CLEP General Exams). Achievement of the minimum score will result in transcript credit for the equivalent course at New Paltz. CLEP tests may be taken at any time, except for the Composition test, which must be taken prior to enrollment as a regularly admitted student.

Visit https://clep.collegeboard.org/test-center-search to search for test centers. The following test center is closest to New Paltz:

Dutchess Community College (12.35 miles from New Paltz)

53 Pendell Road, Bowne Hall

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

845-431-8900
www.sunydutchess.edu/testing

The Following CLEP Subject Tests are Acceptable at New Paltz

CLEP Subject Examination Title Minimum Score Corresponding Credit Essay Remarks
Biology
General Biology 49 4 credits in BIO 201 4 additional credits in BIO 202 upon departmental evaluation
Business Administration
Principles of Management 47 3 credits in BUS 250 not required
Intro. Business Law 51 3 credits in BUS 271 not required
Chemistry
General Chemistry 48 4 credits in CHE 201 4 additional credits in CHE 202 upon departmental evaluation
Economics
Principles of Microeconomics 47 3 credits in ECO 206 not required
Principles of Macroeconomics 48 3 credits in ECO 207 not required
English
College Composition 70 See below 1 not required See below 1
Foreign Language
College-Level French 62 3 credits in FRN 201 (Intermediate French I) additional essay required at SUNY New Paltz Possibility of 3 additional credits in FRN 202 (Intermediate French II) upon satisfactory interview at SUNY New Paltz
College-Level German 50 3 credits GER 201 (Intermediate German 1) additional essay required at SUNY New Paltz Possibility of 3 additional credits in GER 202 (Intermediate German II) upon satisfactory interview at SUNY New Paltz
College-Level Spanish 66 3 credits in SPA 201 (Intermediate Spanish I) additional essay required at SUNY New Paltz Possibility of 4 additional credits in SPA 202 (Intermediate Spanish II) upon satisfactory interview at SUNY New Paltz
History
History of the United States I 46 4 credits in HIS 221 not required
History of the United States II 46 4 credits in HIS 222 not required
Mathematics
Calculus 55 4 credits MAT 251 See below 2
College Algebra 55 3 credits MAT 152 See below 2
Precalculus 55 4 credits MAT 181 See below 2
Political Science
American Government 47 4 credits in POL 216 not required
Psychology
Introductory Psychology 47 3 credits in PSY 272 not required
Human Growth and Development 47 3 credits in PSY 343 not required
Sociology
Introductory Sociology 47 3 credits SOC 100 not required