College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Credit for College Board subject examinations of the College-Level Examination Program may be granted for a score above the 67th percentile. Subject examinations are considered equivalent to specific courses at Iowa State University. For specific equivalencies, see the chart below

CLEP Exam Minimum Test Score ISU Courses Sem. Crs. Awarded
Financial Accounting * 65 Acct 284 3
American Government 63 Pol Sci 215 3
Biology ** 57 Biol 101 3
Calculus 64 Math 165 4
Humanities * 55 Fine Arts 2
Literature 4
Macroeconomics, Principles of 62 Econ 102 3
Microeconomics, Principles of 64 Econ 101 3
Natural Sciences * 62 Biological Science 3
Physical Science 3
Introductory Psychology 59 Psych 101 3
Social Sciences and History * 62 Social Science 4
History 2
Introductory Sociology 56 Soc 134 3
French Language *** 50 French 101, 102 8
56 French 101, 102, 201 12
59 French 101, 102, 201, 202 16
German Language *** 50 German 101, 102 8
56 German 101, 102, 201 12
60 German 101, 102, 201, 202 16
Spanish Language *** 50 Spanish 101, 102 8
56 Spanish 101, 102, 201 12
63 Spanish 101, 102, 201, 202 16
* Excludes engineering majors
** Excludes biology and engineering majors
*** Excludes native or near-native speakers