Academic Policies and Procedures » College Level Exam Program (CLEP)
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. The College's minimum satisfactory scores in subject tests are listed below (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 Freshman Composition test, which must be taken prior to enrollment as a regularly admitted student. The acceptable scores for the CLEP examinations change over time. To learn more about the tests contact CLEP at 609-771-7865 or via the website, www.collegeboard.org/clep. New Paltz is no longer a test center. The following are the test centers closest to New Paltz.
Dutchess Community College (14 miles from New Paltz)
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Orange County Community College (43 miles from New Paltz)
Office Manager, Counseling and Guidance Center
115 S Street
Middletown, NY 10940
Rockland Community College (53 miles from New Paltz)
Office of Assessment & Placement 1
45 College Road
Suffern, NY 10901
Columbia-Greene Community College (47 Miles from New Paltz)
Director of Admissions-Registration
4400 Route 23
Hudson, NY 12534
Hudson Valley Community College (77 miles from New Paltz)
Director, Center for Counseling
80 Vandeburgh Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
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 BIO201||4 additional credits in BIO202 upon departmental evaluation|
|Principles of Management||47||3 credits in BUS250||not required|
|Intro. Business Law||51||3 credits in BUS271||not required|
|General Chemistry||48||4 credits in CHE201||4 additional credits in CHE202 upon departmental evaluation|
|Principles of Microeconomics||47||3 credits in ECO206||not required|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||48||3 credits in ECO207||not required|
|Analyzing and Interpreting Literature||49||3 credits in ENG200||essay required|
|Freshman College Composition||70||See * below||essay required||See * below (CLEP Notes for English)|
|College Level French||62||3 credits in FRN201 (Intermediate French I)||additional essay required at SUNY New Paltz||Possibility of 3 additional credits in FRN202 (Intermediate French II) upon satisfactory interview at SUNY New Paltz|
|College Level German||50||3 credits GER201 (Intermediate German 1)||additional essay required at SUNY New Paltz||Possibility of 3 additional credits in GER202 (Intermediate German II) upon satisfactory interview at SUNY New Paltz|
|College Level Spanish||66||3 credits in SPA201 (Intermediate Spanish I)||additional essay required at SUNY New Paltz||Possibility of 4 additional credits in SPA202 (Intermediate Spanish II) upon satisfactory interview at SUNY New Paltz|
|History of the United States I||46||4 credits in HIS221||not required|
|History of the United States II||46||4 credits in HIS222||not required|
|Calculus w/Elementary Functions||55||4 credits MAT251||See + below (CLEP Note for Math)|
|College Algebra||55||3 credits MAT152||See + below (CLEP Note for Math)|
|College Algebra/Trigonometry||55||4 credits MAT181||See + below (CLEP Note for Math)|
|American Government||47||4 credits in POL216||not required|
|Introductory Psychology||47||3 credits in PSY272||not required|
|Human Growth and Development||47||3 credits in PSY343||not required|
|Introductory Sociology||47||3 credits SOC100||not required|
* Notes for use of CLEP in meeting English requirements.
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.
- Students who have completed Composition I (ENG160) with a grade of A or A- may elect to take the CLEP Freshman College Composition Exam with Essay for credit in Composition II (ENG180). Credit for Composition II will be awarded if the score is 70 or above and the essay is outstanding.
+ Note for use of CLEP in meeting Math requirements.
Credits awarded for the courses shown may be applied as prerequisites to the next higher course