Courses Earned through CLEP Exam Credit

Requesting College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit

Credit is awarded for College Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores. Students should have their CLEP test scores sent to the Cincinnati State Office of Admission for processing. Credit is shown on the student's record as CL.

The table below indicates the course awarded for each CLEP exam, based on the score earned. 

Test Name Score on Test Course Awarded Credit Hours Awarded
American Government 56-62 Ohio Transfer 36 Social Science Credit 3
American Government 63 and above POL 101: Introduction to American Government 3
American Literature 53 and above Ohio Transfer 36 Arts/Humanities Credit 3
Biology 50 and above Ohio Transfer 36 Natural Science without Lab Credit 3
Chemistry 50-65 Ohio Transfer 36 Natural Science without Lab Credit 3
Chemistry 66 and above CHE 121: General Chemistry 1 4
College Algebra 63 and above MAT 151: College Algebra 4
English Literature 63 and above Ohio Transfer 36 Arts/Humanities Credit 6
Financial Accounting 65 and above ACC 101: Financial Accounting 3
French Language 55-64 FRN 101: Elementary French 1 & FRN 102: Elementary French 2 4 + 4
French Language 65 and above FRN 101: Elementary French 1 & FRN 102: Elementary French 2 & FRN 201: Intermediate French 1 & FRN 202: Intermediate French 2 4 + 4 + 4 + 4
German Language 59-66 General Elective 8
German Language 67 and above General Elective 12
History of the United States 1 61 and above HST 111: American History: Early Settlers to 1877 3
History of the United States 2 57 and above HST 112: American History: 1877 to Present 3
Human Growth and Development 58 and above PSY 225: Lifespan Development 3
Information Systems 50 and above General Elective 3
Introduction to Educational Psychology 62 and above Ohio Transfer 36 Social Science Credit 3
Introductory Business Law 57 and above LAW 101: Business Law 3
Introductory Psychology 55 and above PSY 110: Introduction to Psychology 3
Introductory Sociology 56 and above SOC 105: Introduction to Sociology 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 56 and above ECO 110: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Principles of Management 50 and above General Elective 3
Principles of Marketing 65 and above MKT 101: Principles of Marketing 3
Principles of Microeconomics 57 and above ECO 105: Principles of Microeconomics 3
Spanish Language 56-62 SPN 101: Elementary Spanish 1 & SPN 102: Elementary Spanish 2 4 + 4
Spanish Language 63-67 SPN 101: Elementary Spanish 1 & SPN 102: Elementary Spanish 2 & SPN 201: Intermediate Spanish 1 4 + 4 + 4
Spanish Language 68 and above SPN 101: Elementary Spanish 1 & SPN 102: Elementary Spanish 2 & SPN 201: Intermediate Spanish 1 & SPN 202: Intermediate Spanish 2 4 + 4 + 4 + 4
Western Civilization 1 55 and above HST 161: Western Civilization 1: Ancient Near East to 1648 3
Western Civilization 2 54 and above HST 162: Western Civilization 2: 1648 to Present 3
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 59 and above LIT 200: Introduction to Literature 3
Calculus 64 and above MAT 251: Calculus 1 5
College Composition 50 and above No course awarded, but student is eligible to enroll in ENG 101 0
College Composition Modular 50 and above No course awarded, but student is eligible to enroll in ENG 101 0
College Mathematics 63 and above Ohio Transfer 36 Math Credit 3
Humanities 55 and above Ohio Transfer 36 Arts/Humanities Credit 3
Natural Sciences No Acceptable Score No Credit Awarded 0
Precalculus 61 and above MAT 153: Precalculus 6
Social Sciences and History 63 and above Ohio Transfer 36 Social Science Credit 3