College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP (College Level Examination Program) provides the opportunity to earn college credit for the successful passing of exams in specific subject areas. CLEP (administered by the College Board) offers 33 exams in five subject areas, covering material generally taught in first or second year of college. Students must obtain approval from the PLS Advising Office before taking a CLEP exam in order to ensure the applicability of CLEP credits to a PLS program.  Following matriculation to SJU, a student will be considered for only up to two CLEP exams.  To be considered for CLEP, a student must be in good academic standing, and have more than 10 courses remaining in their degree program.  You may not CLEP a course in which you are curretnly enrolled. You are required to “drop” or withdraw from the course, according to the catalog and schedule procedures, before seeking to CLEP the course. You cannot normally earn credit by exam in a course when you have completed a more advanced course in the same subject.  CLEP credtis do not affect your cumulative grade point average.  A student may not use a CLEP exam for credit if he or she has already transferred the 75 credit maximum. Click here for a link to the SJU CLEP Score Policy for information on required scores and equivalencies for credit.