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Petitioning College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit

CLEP suspended testing due to growing developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Please monitor the CLEP website for testing updates and further information regarding existing registrations.

Entering first year students must see their academic advisor to determine the best application of College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit. Petitioning examination of credit should be completed within the student’s first term at UT Dallas, but not later than the first day of the student’s graduating term. A first year student must weigh the advantages of accepting college credit through CLEP exams against the possible impact such credit might have on tuition rebate eligibility and their readiness for subsequent courses in an academic sequence. UT Dallas must receive an official score report from the testing agency that provided the examination. UT Dallas does not accept examination credit from other higher education institutions’ transcripts.

In accordance with Texas Education Code 51.968, The University of Texas at Dallas will award undergraduate course credit for achieving the required CLEP examination scores below.

Courses shown in green meet Texas Core Curriculum requirements.

Foreign Languages

Examination Credit Awarded Score
College French Level 1 (2 semesters) FREN 1311/FREN 1312 50
College Level French Level 2 (4 semesters) FREN 1311/FREN 1312 & FREN 2311/FREN 2312 58
College German Level 1 (2 semesters) GERM 1311/GERM 1312 50
College Level German Level 2 (4 semesters) GERM 1311/GERM 1312 & GERM 2311/GERM 2312 58
College Spanish Level 1 (2 semesters)* SPAN 1311/SPAN 1312 50
College Spanish Level 2 (3 semesters) SPAN 1311/SPAN 1312 & SPAN 2311 60
College Spanish with Writing (4 semesters) SPAN 1311/SPAN 1312 & SPAN 2311/SPAN 2312 65

Social Science and History

Examination Credit Awarded Score
American Government GOVT 2305 60
American History I: Early Colonization to 1877 HIST 1301 60
American History II: 1865 to Present HIST 1302 60
Human Growth and Development PSY 2314 57
Introduction to Educational Psychology PSY 13XX 57
Introductory Macroeconomics ECON 2301 59
Introductory Microeconomics ECON 2302 60
Introductory Psychology PSY 2301 57
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 HUMA 1301 60
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present HUMA 1301 60

Science and Mathematics

Examination Credit Awarded Score
Calculus with Elementary Functions MATH 2312 and MATH 2413 50
Calculus with Elementary Functions MATH 2312 and MATH 2417 61
College Algebra MATH 1314 50
General Biology BIOL 2311/2111 and BIOL 2312/2112 56
General Chemistry CHEM 1311/1111 60
General Chemistry CHEM 1311/1111 and CHEM1312/1112 70
Pre-calculus MATH 2312 58


Examination Credit Awarded Score
Information Systems and Computer Applications CIS 13XX 50

* Students continuing in this language should take a placement exam

Last Updated October 31, 2019