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
The Following CLEP Subject Tests are Acceptable at New Paltz
|CLEP Subject Examination Title||Minimum Score||Corresponding Credit||Essay||Remarks|
|General Biology||49||4 credits in BIO 201||4 additional credits in BIO 202 upon departmental evaluation|
|Principles of Management||47||3 credits in BUS 250||not required|
|Intro. Business Law||51||3 credits in BUS 271||not required|
|General Chemistry||48||4 credits in CHE 201||4 additional credits in CHE 202 upon departmental evaluation|
|Principles of Microeconomics||47||3 credits in ECO 206||not required|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||48||3 credits in ECO 207||not required|
|College Composition||70||See below 1||not required||See below 1|
|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 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|
|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|
|American Government||47||4 credits in POL 216||not required|
|Introductory Psychology||47||3 credits in PSY 272||not required|
|Human Growth and Development||47||3 credits in PSY 343||not required|
|Introductory Sociology||47||3 credits SOC 100||not required|
Composition I and Composition II are taken in a two-semester sequence upon matriculation to complete the General Education III (GEIII) requirement. If, FOR ANY REASON, the Composition courses are taken out of sequence, this does not provide exemption status for Composition I. Both courses cover specific writing techniques and skills and are not redundant syllabi. CLEP scores must be received before the student matriculates; AP and IB scores must be received within the first week of classes of the semester that the student matriculates. Subject exam entitled College Composition is the only acceptable exam. The CLEP General exams in English Composition are not acceptable. If a student receives a score of 70 or above on the CLEP exam (the College Composition Exam only, NOT the Composition Modular Exam), he or she may be exempt from Composition I. CLEP scores must be received prior to matriculation.
Credits awarded for the courses shown may be applied as prerequisites to the next higher course.