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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

McNeese State University is an official computer based test site for CLEP. Students may take CLEP exams to earn credit for specific courses. CLEP examinations cover material taught in courses that most students take as requirements in the first two years of college. A college usually grants the same amount of credit to students earning satisfactory scores on the CLEP examination as it grants to students successfully completing that course. Contact the Registrar's Office for required minimum score, 337-562-4311. A listing of specific course equivalencies can be found below.
College-Level Examination Programs
American Government Government 201 3
American Literature English 301-302 6
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
Biology Biology 101-102 6
Business Law, Introductory
Calculus with Elementary Functions Math 190 3
Chemistry Chemistry 101-102 8
College Algebra Math 113 3
English Composition
English Composition with Essay
English Literature English 201-202 6
Financial Accounting Accounting 208 3
French - Level 1 French 101-102 6
French - Level 2 French 201-202 6
College Composition Modular English 101-102 3 or 6
German Language
History of U.S. I:
(Early Colonization to 1877)
History 201 3
History of U.S. II:
(1865 to Present)
History 202 3
Human Growth and Development
Info Systems & Computer App Computer Studies 101 3
Introductory Psychology Psychology 101 3
Introductory Sociology Sociology 201 3
Intro to Educational Psychology Psychology 211 3
Marketing, Principles of
Mathematics, College
Microeconomics, Principles of
Natural Sciences
Precalculus Math 170, 175 6
Principles of Macroeconomics Economics 204 3
Principles of Microeconomics Economics 203 3
Social Sciences and History
Spanish - Level 1 Spanish 101-102 6
Spanish - Level 2 Spanish 201-202 6
Western Civilization I:
(Ancient Near East to 1648)
History 101 3
Western Civilization II:
(1648 to present)
History 102 3
*Not acceptable if sitting for CPA exam.

To take a CLEP test, students must first register through the CLEP website, then scedule an appointment with the Testing Services Office.

Testing occurs Monday through Friday at 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 1:00pm. Additional times are available but not guaranteed. CLEP essays are scheduled by appointment only. Please call 337-562-4311 to schedule an appointment.  

McNeese charges a $35.00 administration fee for all computer based tests and a $10.00 administration fee for all essay tests. 

On the day of testing, students must bring:
  • CLEP Exam Registration Ticket, with Voucher ID clearly visible 
  • Valid, acceptable identification (more information on acceptable forms of identification is available on the CLEP website)
  • Proof of payment of administration fee

CLEP subject examinations are administered on the computer as a 90 minute exam, and therefore, score reports are available upon completion of the exam. Official results are mailed from CLEP directly to you and the institution you indicate at the time of the test. CLEP essays are scored by the institution that will be granting credit. All essay tests that are for McNeese credit will be evaluated by McNeese faculty and the appropriate credit will be awarded

You must wait 6 months before retaking the same CLEP exam.