College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Defense Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) Credit by Exam Programs

CLEP and DSST (formerly known as DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) are nationally recognized credit by exam programs. Credits awarded by passing scores on CLEP and DSST tests may be used in combination with other acceleration methods, (for example AP, IB, and Credit for Adult Experiential Learning) for a maximum of 45 hours of credit.

CLEP and DSST exams are given at Eastern Florida, or students may provide transcripts from exams taken at other testing sites. Click here for more information on the CLEP & DSST testing process.

Is computer based testing the only option?
Yes, CLEP and DSST exams are computer based only. With the computer-based tests, new questions are constantly being added, especially in rapidly changing fields such as computer science. An additional benefit of computer test delivery, is immediate scoring. Students know their test scores at the conclusion of testing with most exams.

General Guidelines
  • Scores must be submitted on an official score report from the organization administering the examination.
  • Students may earn a maximum of 45 credits through a combination of accelerated mechanisms.
  • Duplicate credit cannot be awarded, i.e. if student has already received a grade of “C” or higher for a course, student will not be awarded credit for the course again.
  • Courses may be used for grade forgiveness purposes if student did not previously pass the course.
  • The grade of “S” is given for each course, and will not calculate into student’s GPA.
  • Students must be cognizant of initial testing and retake policies for each exam. Some exams require students to wait a specific amount of time before they can retake the exam.
  • For graduation purposes, exams must be taken and successfully passed prior to the last date of the month in which graduation is sought.

CLEP Equivalencies

(Last updated August 2017)

CLEP exams test mastery of college-level material acquired in a variety of ways - through general academic instructions, significant independent study or extracurricular work. CLEP exam-takers include adults just entering or returning to school, military service members and traditional college students.  More information about CLEP, including recent test information guides and how to order a transcript, can be found online at https://clep.collegeboard.org/

 Exam Title Minimum
Score
Equivalent Course Credits  Comments
Algebra, College 50 MAC 1105   
American Government 50 POS 2041  
American Literature  50 AML 2010 or 2020 3 Max 3 credits
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature No EFSC equivalent credit awarded     
Biology, General 50  BSCC 1005   
Business Law, Introduction to 50 BUL 2241   
Calculus  50 MAC 1233   
Chemistry, General 50  CHM 1025  3   No lab credit
College Composition 50 ENC 1101 & 1102 6  
College Composition Modular No EFSC Equivalent Credit Awarded No guaranteed credit without essay portion
Educational Psychology,
Introduction to
50 EDP 2002 3  
English Literature 50 ENL 2012 or 2022 3 Max 3 credits
Financial Accounting  50   ACG X001 3  
French Language - Level 1 50 FRE 1120 4  
French Language - Level 2 59 FRE 1120 & FRE 1121 8  
German Language - Level 1 50 GER 1120 4  
German Language - Level 2 60 GER 1120 & GER 1121 8  
History of the United States 1: Early Colonization to 1877 50  AMH 2010 3  
History of the United States 2: 1865 to Present 50  AMH 2020 3  
Human Growth & Development 50  DEP 2004 3  
Humanities 50  HUM 2249 3 Interdisciplinary exam: 50% literature & 50% fine arts
Information Systems and Computer Applications 50  CGS X077 3 CGS X077 is unique to this exam. Exam content updated frequently.
Macroeconomics, Principles of 50  ECO 2013 3  
Management, Principles of 50  MAN 2021 3  
Marketing, Principles of 50 MAR 2011 3  
Mathematics, College 50 MGF 1106 or        MGF 1107 3

 

Microeconomics, Principles of 50  ECO 2023 3  
Natural Science No EFSC equivalent credit awarded     
Precalculus 50  MAC 1140 3  
Psychology, Introductory 50  PSY 2012 3  
Sociology, Introductory 50  SYG 2000   
Social Science and History No EFSC equivalent credit awarded     
Spanish Language - Level 1 50 SPN 1120 4  
Spanish Language - Level 2 63 SPN 1120 & SPN 1121 8  
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50  EUH 1000  
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present 50 EUH 1001 3  

 
DSST Exam Equivalencies

(Last updated August 2017)

DSST exams measure earned achievement in specific college courses and in calculated credit hours. More information about DSST exams, including descriptions of test content and sample examination questions, is available at www.getcollegecredit.com.

 Exam Title
Minimum Score/
(BOLD: 2008 REVISED SCORES)
Equivalent Course Credits
A History of the Vietnam War 44/400 AMH X059  
Art of the Western World 48/400 ARH 2000 3
Astronomy 48/400 AST 1002 3
Business Ethics in Society 400 GEB X441 3
Business Mathematics 48/400 QMB X001 3
Computing and Information Technology 45/400 CGS 1000 3
Criminal Justice 49/400 CCJ X000 or CCJ 1020 3
Drug and Alcohol Abuse 49 CCJ 2650 3
Environment & Humanity 46/400 EVR 1001 3
Ethics in America 46/400 PHI X630 3
Foundations of Education 46 EDF X002 3
Fundamentals of College Algebra 47/400 MAT 1033 3
Fundamentals of Counseling 45 PCO X202 3
Fundamentals of Cyber Security 400 CETC 2890 3
General Anthropology 47 ANT X000 3
Here's to Your Health 48/400 HSC 1100 3
History of the Soviet Union 45 EUH X066 3
Human Resources Management 46/400 MNA 2300 3
Human/Cultural Geography 48 GEO 2000 3
Introduction to Business 46/400 GEB 1011 3
Introduction to Law Enforcement 45/400 CCJ 1100 3
Introduction to World Religions 48/400 REL 2300 3
Lifespan Developmental Psychology 46/400 DEP 2004 3
Management Information Systems 46/400 ISM X000 or ISM X004 3
Money and Banking 48 BAN X501 3
Organizational Behavior 48/400 MAN X002 3
Personal Finance 46/400  FIN 1100 3
Principles of Finance 46/400  FIN 2000 3
Principles of Physical Science I  47/400 PSC 1341 3
Principles of Public Speaking 47/400 SPC 2608 3
Principles of Statistics 48/400 STA X014 3
Principles of Supervision 46/400 MAN 2125 3
Substance Abuse 49/400 HSC X140 or HSC X150 3
Technical Writing 46/400 ENC 2210 3
The Civil War and Reconstruction 47/400 AMH X056 3

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