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College Level Examination Program


CLEP Information

Students at Greenville College may attain credit for coursework through participation in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). CLEP tests may be taken at Greenville College or at any educational institution participating in the CLEP program. Students who take tests at other institutions should have their scores sent directly to Greenville College.

In order to take a CLEP exam at GC, a pre-registration form must be completed. Pre-registration forms are available on-line by clicking here.

Testing dates will be arranged on an individual basis. All CLEP tests are administered on computer and require approximately 2 hours to complete.


An administration fee of $15.00 must be paid in the business office and the receipt must be presented at the time of the exam. On the day of the exam, $80.00 must be paid to CLEP by credit/debit card only.

A fee of $35.00 per credit hour may apply for placing credit by examination onto a transcript. If a student is enrolled in fewer credit hours than the maximum allowed in the tuition band (currently 17 hours), the student will be billed $35 per examination credit hour over the band.

General Policies

Credit earned by examination will be recorded on the transcript, but no grade is assigned. Credit earned by examination has no effect on the student’s grade point average.

A student may not secure credit by examination after auditing or receiving a failing grade in the corresponding course.

Credit by examination does not count toward the residency requirements of the college.

Credit earned by examination at another accredited college where the student was fully matriculated will be accepted for transfer to Greenville College on the same basis as other regularly earned credit.

Thirty-two hours of credit by examination is the maximum allowed to count toward degree requirements.

General education credit will be awarded for Computer Based Testing scores of 50 or higher in the following areas:

Subject   Course 

ENG 201 - Introduction to Literature

HUM 211 - Introduction to Fine Arts


MTH 105 - Mathematical Ideas

Natural Science

BIO 108 - Environmental Science and Stewardship

PHY 102 - Energy and the Environment

*Credit will be awarded for HUM 211 and for PHY 102 for scores of 60 or above


Subject Examinations may be used to earn specific credit in a course offered by the college:

Subject Examination   Course
American Government  POL 210 - American Government
History of US I: Early Colonizations to 1877
OR History of US II: 1867 to present
HST 201 - American History
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature ENG 201 - Introduction to Literature
Chemistry CHM 111, 112* - General Chemistry
General Biology BIO 110 - General Biology
Human Growth & Development PSY 212 - Developmental Psychology
Intro to Accounting MGT 211 - Financial Accounting
Introductory to Psychology PSY 101 - General Psychology
Introductory Sociology SOC 101 - Principles of Sociology
Principles of Macroeconomics MGT 204 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics MGT 203 - Principles of Microeconomics
College French FRN 101, 102** - Elementary French
College Spanish  SPN 101, 102** - Elementary Spanish
West. Civ. I: Ancient Near East to 1648 OR West. Civ. II: 1640 to present HST 101 - Western Civilization
Information Systems and Computer Applications CIS 105 - Computer Fundamentals

*A score 60 or above qualifies for six/eight hours of credit.

**A score of 52 for French and 54 for Spanish qualifies for 6 hours of credit.

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