College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Iowa State will award credit for College Board examinations of the College-Level Examination Program as outlined in 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