Mar 07, 2021  
2020-2021 NOVA Catalog 
    
2020-2021 NOVA Catalog

CPL: Section 5-Credit by Examination College Level Examination Program (CLEP)


   

College Examination Program (CLEP)

General Information

Administered by the College Board, the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers an opportunity for students to earn college credit based on their performance on certain exams that cover introductory level college course material.  Generally, CLEP exams are computer-based and contain multiple choice questions about the subject area. CLEP exams take 90-120 minutes to complete. Students are given their score immediately. NOVA students who achieved an appropriate score on certain CLEP exams are eligible to earn college credit.  Please see the tables that designate the name of the CLEP Exam, the required score needed to earn college credit, and the corresponding course code and credit hours. Please note, the accepted equivalency for credit and the needed passing score(s) may be different depending on the year a student completed CLEP testing.  Test equivalencies are checked on a regular basis by faculty and updated accordingly.

Business and Hospitality Management CLEP Exams
Name of CLEP Exam
Required Score
NOVA Equivalent
Credit(s) Earned
Financial Accounting 
50 or higher ACC 211   3
Principles of Marketing 50 or higher MKT 201   3

 

Information and Engineering Technologies CLEP Exams
Name of CLEP Exam
Required Score
NOVA Equivalent
 Credit(s) Earned
Information Systems 50 or higher ITE 115   3

 

Language CLEP Exams
Name of CLEP Exam
Required Score
NOVA Equivalent
Credit(s) Earned
College Composition

50 or higher

ENG 111   3
English Literature

50 or higher

ENG 243   3
French Language, Level 1

50 or higher

FRE 101  and FRE 102   8

63 or higher

FRE 101 FRE 102 FRE 201 , and FRE 202   14

French Language, Level 2

50 or higher

FRE 101  FRE 102   8

63 or higher

FRE 101 FRE 102 FRE 201 , and FRE 202   14

German Language, Level 1

50 or higher

GER 101 , GER 102   8

German Language, Level 2

63 or higher GER 101  , GER 102  , GER 201  , and GER 202   14
Spanish Language, Level 1

50-62

SPA 101  and SPA 102   8

63 or higher

SPA 101 SPA 102 SPA 201 , and SPA 202   14
Spanish Language, Level 2

50-62

SPA 101  and SPA 102   8

63 or higher

SPA 101 SPA 102 SPA 201 , and SPA 202   14

 

Mathematics and Computer Science CLEP Exams
Name of CLEP Exam
Required Score
NOVA Equivalent
Credit(s) Earned
College Algebra
 50 or higher MTH 111  OR MTH 154   3

 

Physical and Life Science CLEP Exams
Name of CLEP Exam
Required Score
NOVA Equivalent
Credit(s) Earned
Biology 50 or higher BIO 101  and BIO 102   8
Chemistry
50 or higher CHM 111  and CHM 112   8
Natural Science 50 or higher Natural science elective 4

 

Social Science CLEP Exams
Name of CLEP Exam
Required Score
NOVA Equivalent
Credit(s) Earned
Principles of Macroeconomics
50 or higher ECO 201   3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 or higher ECO 202   3
History of U.S. I 50 or higher HIS 121   3
History of U.S. II 50 or higher HIS 122   3
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 or higher HIS 101   3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present 50 or higher HIS 102   3
American Government 50 or higher PLS 135   3
Human Growth and Development 50 or higher PSY 230   3
Introduction to Psychology 50 or higher PSY 200   3
Introduction to Sociology 50 or higher SOC 200   3

 

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