Female student smiling and holding books outside of SPCC's Building B at the Old Charlotte Highway Campus.College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

SPCC can evaluate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam scores for SPCC college credit. Test scores must meet or exceed the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations for the awarding of credit.

Credit must be applicable to a declared SPCC degree and must be supported by official test score reports to be considered for transfer credit.

The CLEP score on each subject area will determine the number of SPCC college credits.

South Piedmont Community College grants CLEP credit according to the following guidelines in the table below: (Printable version of the table)

Examination Credit-Granting Score* Credits Granted* (Semester Hrs.) Equivalent SPCC Course(s) SPCC Course Title
Accounting, Financial 50 4 ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting
Algebra, College 50 3 MAT-161 College Algebra
American Government 50 3 POL-120 American Government
American Literature 50 6 ENG-231 & 232 American Literature I & II
Biology** 50 4 BIO-110 Principles of Biology
Business Law, Introductory 50 3 BUS-115 Business Law I
Calculus 50 4 MAT-271 Calculus I
Chemistry*** 50 4 CHM-151 General Chemistry I
College Composition**** 50 3 ENG-111 Expository Writing
English Literature 50 6 ENG-241 & 242 British Literature I & II
French, Level I 50 6 FRE-111 &112 Elementary French I & II
French, Level II 59 12 FRE-111,112, 211 & 212 Elementary French I & II AND Intermediate French I & II
German, Level I 50 6 GER-111 & 112 Elementary German I & II
German, Level II 60 12 GER-111, 112, 211 & 212 Elementary German I & II AND Intermediate German I & II
History of the US I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 3 HIS-131 American History I
History of the US II: 1865 to the Present 50 3 HIS-132 American History II
Human Growth and Development 50 3 PSY-241 Developmental Psychology
Humanities 50 6 HUM-211 & 212 Humanities I & II
Macroeconomics, Principles of 50 3 ECO-252 Principles of Macroeconomics
Management, Principles of 50 3 BUS-137 Principles of Management
Marketing, Principles of 50 3 MKT-120 Principles of Marketing
Microeconomics, Principles of 50 3 ECO-251 Principles of Microeconomics
Natural Sciences 50 3 PHY-110 Conceptual Physics
Precalculus 50 4 MAT-175 Precalculus
Psychology, Introductory 50 3 PSY-150 General Psychology
Sociology, Introductory 50 3 SOC-210 Introduction to Sociology
Spanish, Level I 50 6 SPA-111 & 112 Elementary Spanish I & II
Spanish, Level II 63 12 SPA-111, 112, 211 & 212 Elementary Spanish I & II AND Intermediate Spanish I & II

*Recommended by the American Council on Education

**Subject to satisfactory performance in any other laboratory science course at SPCC

***Subject to the completion of CHM-152 with a minimum grade of "C"

****Effective 07.01.10 College Composition will replace English Composition with Essay

The amount of CLEP credit awarded within a specific program will be determined by the appropriate department. CLEP credit is based on the policy used at the time the exam was completed. CLEP policy is subject to change as necessary.