College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

SCPS students may apply for credit for CLEP. In general these will require passing scores for CLEP tests to meet general elective credits or toward SCPS course requirements. Students may take CLEP examinations after they have matriculated, but only if they:

  • have not previously completed, failed, or received credit from Loyola University Chicago (transfer or otherwise) in a comparable or more advanced course in the specific examination area;
  • will not receive comparable credit in the CLEP examination area in the same term the examination is taken or in a subsequent term.

All official CLEP examination scores must be provided to the Office of Registration and Records at least one semester prior to your anticipated graduation.

Some CLEP tests will meet requirements in Core and require a specific minimum score. Some may be applied to SCPS requirements. Others apply to general electives.

The CLEP code for Loyola is 1412.

Exam Category and Title Required Score Semester Hours Earned Loyola SCPS Equivalent Course
Business
Financial Accounting 50 3 CPST  310 - Accounting Principles and Application
Information Systems 50 3 CPST  247 - Computer Concepts and Applications
Introductory Business Law 50 3 General Elective
Principles of Management 50 3 CPST  250 - Foundations of Organizations
Principles of Marketing 50 3 CPST  340 - Marketing Concepts and Strategies
Composition and Literature
American Literature 56 3 Tier ll Literature Core
(Cannot be used to exempt from UCWR 110 or Core Foundation Literature course)
  50 3 General Elective
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 56 3 Tier ll Literature Core
(Cannot be used to exempt from UCWR 110 or Core Foundation Literature course)
  50 3 General Elective
College Composition 50 6 General Elective
College Composition Modular 50 3 General Elective
English Literature 56 3 Tier ll Literature Core
(Cannot be used to exempt from UCWR 110 or Core Foundation Literature course)
  50 3 General Elective
Humanities 56 3 Humanities Core
(Cannot be used to exempt from UCWR 110 or Core Foundation Literature course)
  50 3 General Elective
History and Social Sciences
American Government 50 3 General Elective
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 55 3  Tier ll Core HIST  211 - United States to 1865
50 3 General Elective
History of the United States II: 1865 to Present 55 3  Tier ll Core HIST  212 - United States Since 1865
50 3 General Elective
Human Growth and Development 50 3 General Elective
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 3 General Elective
Introductory Psychology 50 3 General Elective
Introductory Sociology 50 3 General Elective
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3 General Elective
Principles of Microeconomics 50 3 General Elective
Social Sciences and History 50 6 General Elective
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 55 3  Tier l Core HIST  101  - Evol Wstrn Idea Inst to 17cent
  50 3 General Elective
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present 55 3  Tier l Core HIST  102 - Evol Wstrn Idea Inst Sn 17cen
  50 3 General Elective
Science and Mathematics
Biology 55 6 BIOL  101 - General Biology I 
BIOL  102 - General Biology II
(Fulfills Tier ll Scientific Core; No Lab Credit)
  50 6 General Elective
Calculus 50 4 General Elective
Chemistry 50 6 General Elective
College Algebra 50 3 General Elective
College Mathematics 50 6 General Elective
Natural Sciences 56 6 Tier ll Science Core (3 hours; cannot be used to exempt student from Core Foundation Science course.)
General Elective (3 hours)
  50 6 General Elective
Precalculus 50 3 General Elective
World Languages
French Language, Level 1 Proficiency* OR 50 6 General Elective
French Language, Level 2 Proficiency* 59 9 General Elective
German Language, Level 1 Proficiency* OR 50 6 General Elective
German Language, Level 2 Proficiency* 60 9 General Elective
Spanish Language, Level 1 Proficiency* OR 50 6 General Elective
Spanish Language, Level 2 Proficiency* 63 9 General Elective
*For each of the world languages, there is only one exam covering both Level 1 and 2 content. ACE recommends 6 semester hours of credit for mastery of Level 1 content (a score of 50) and 9 semester hours of credit for mastery of both Levels 1 and 2 (a score of 59 on French Language, 60 on German Language, and 63 on Spanish Language).