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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Prior to (or during) a student’s enrollment at NMSU, credits may be earned through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Earned CLEP credit will be treated as transfer credit without a grade, will count toward graduation, and may be used in fulfilling specific curriculum requirements. Not all programs of study include electives, CLEP is not useful to students pursuing these programs. CLEP credit will not be granted if taken during the student’s last 30 credit hours unless waived by the dean of your college.

Examination Title Exam Score NMSU Course NMSU Credit
American Government Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
GOVT 100G 3 Credit Hours
American Literature Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
ENGL 251 (3 cr.) and
ENGL 252 (3 cr.)
6 Credit Hours
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
ENGL 261 (3 cr.) and
ENGL 262 (3 cr.)
6 Credit Hours
Biology Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
BIOL 211G (3 cr.)
No Lab Credit
3 Credit Hours
Calculus Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
MATH 191G (3 cr.) 3 Credit Hours
Chemistry Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
CHEM 111G (3 cr.) and
CHEM 112G (3 cr.)
No Lab Credit
6 Credit Hours
College Algebra Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
MATH 121G (3 cr.) 3 Credit Hours
College Composition Modular Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
ENGL 111G (4 cr.) and
Elective (2 cr.)
6 Credit Hours
College Mathematics Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
MATH 120 (3 cr.) and
Elective (3 cr.)
6 Credit Hours
English Literature Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
ENGL 271 (3 cr.) and
ENGL 272 (3 cr.)
6 Credit Hours
Financial Accounting Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
ACCT 221 (3 cr.) 3 Credit Hours
French Language Level I Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
FREN 111 (4 cr.) and
FREN 112 (4 cr.)
8 Credit Hours
French Language Level II Current CLEP: 52 or higher
Old CLEP: 520 or higher
FREN 211 (3 cr.) and
FREN 212 (3 cr.)
6 Credit Hours
German Language Level I Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
GER 111 (4 cr.) and
GER 112 (4 cr.)
8 Credit Hours
German Language Level II Current CLEP: 52 or higher
Old CLEP: 520 or higher
GER 211 (3 cr.) and
GER 212 (3 cr.)
6 Credit Hours
History of United States I Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
HIST 201G (3 cr.) 3 Credit Hour
History of United States II Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
HIST 202G (3 cr.) 3 Credit Hours
Human Growth and Development Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
CEP 110G (3 cr.) OR
PSY 205 (3 cr.)
3 Credit Hours
Humanities Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
ELECTIVE(s) 6 Credit Hours at most
Information Systems Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
CS 110G (3 cr.) 3 Credit Hours
Introduction Educational Psychology Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
CEP 210 (3 cr.) 3 Credit Hours
Introductory Business Law Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
BLAW 316 (3 cr.) 3 Credit Hours
Introductory Psychology Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
PSY 201G (3 cr.) 3 Credit Hours
Introductory Sociology Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
SOC 101G (3 cr.) 3 Credit Hours
Natural Sciences Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
ELECTIVE(s) 6 Credit Hours at most
Principles of Macroeconomics Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
ECON 251G (3 cr.) 3 Credit Hours
Principles of Management Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
MGT 201 (3 cr.) 3 Credit Hours
Principles of Marketing Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
MKTG 303 (3 cr.) 3 Credit Hours
Principles of Microeconomics Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
ECON 252G (3 cr.) 3 Credit Hours
Social Sciences and History Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
ELECTIVE(S) 6 Credit Hours at most
Spanish Language Level I Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
SPAN 111 (4 cr.) and
SPAN 112 (4 cr.)
8 Credit Hours
Spanish Language Level II Current CLEP: 54 or higher
Old CLEP: 540 or higher
SPAN 211 (3 cr.) and
SPAN 212 (3 cr.)
OR
SPAN 213 (3 cr.) and
SPAN 214 (3 cr.)
6 Credit Hours
Spanish Language Level II Current CLEP: 63 or higher
Old CLEP: 630 or higher
SPAN 113 (3 cr.) and
SPAN 213 (3 cr.) and
SPAN 214 (3 cr.) and
SPAN 312 (3 cr.) and
SPAN 300 E (3 cr.)
15 Credit Hours
Western Civilization I Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
HIST 101G (3 cr.) 3 Credit Hours
Western Civilization II Current CLEP: 50 or higher
Old CLEP: 500 or higher
HIST 102G (3 cr.) 3 Credit Hours