TCC Course Credit for CLEP Exams

CLEP Exams & Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

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You can request college course credit if you earn the required score on a CLEP Exam.

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About the TCC Course Credit You Can Request

TCC accepts the following CLEP exams for course credit.

  • Only grades of "CR" will be given.
  • Credit will not be posted until the end of the semester.
  • No retests are allowed on History of the United States I and II.

Choose the Right CLEP Exam

Find out what you need to know about each test: Select the CLEP exam name to go to the CollegeBoard website and learn more about the topic's exam.

CLEP Exam Score Required TCC Course(s) TCC Equivalent(s) Credit Hours
American Government
(Department essay also required)
50 Federal Government GOVT 2305 3
Biology 50 Biology for Non-Science Majors I BIOL 1408 4
50 Biology for Non-Science Majors II BIOL 1409 4
Calculus 50 Calculus I MATH 2413 4
Chemistry 50 General Chemistry I CHEM 1411 4
50 General Chemistry II CHEM 1412 4
College Algebra 50 College Algebra MATH 1314 3
College Composition 55 Composition I ENGL 1301 3
College Mathematics 50 Contemporary Mathematics MATH 1332 3
French Language: Levels 1 & 2 50 Beginning French I FREN 1411 4
50 Beginning French II FREN 1412 4
62 Intermediate French I FREN 2311 3
62 Intermediate French II FREN 2312 3
German Language: Levels 1 & 2 50 Beginning German I GERM 1411 4
50 Beginning German II GERM 1412 4
63 Intermediate German I GERM 2311 3
63 Intermediate German II GERM 2312 3
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877
(Department essay also required)
50 US History I HIST 1301 3
History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present
(Department essay also required)
50 US History II HIST 1302 3
Information Systems 50 Introduction to Computing COSC 1301 3
Introductory Business Law 50 Business Law BUSI 2301 3
Introductory Psychology 50 General Psychology PSYC 2301 3
Introductory Sociology 50 Introduction to Sociology SOCI 1301 3
Precalculus 50 Precalculus Math MATH 2412 4
Principles of Management 50 Principles of Management BMGT 1327 3
Principles of Marketing 50 Principles of Marketing MRKG 1311 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 2301 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 2302 3
Spanish with Writing:
Levels 1 & 2
50 Beginning Spanish I SPAN 1411 4
50 Beginning Spanish II SPAN 1412 4
65 Intermediate Spanish I SPAN 2311 3
65 Intermediate Spanish II** SPAN 2312** 3
  ** Effective September 1, 2022: SPAN 2312 will no longer be accepted for course credit through CLEP Exams.

Updated January 20, 2023