College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Northwestern College will grant credit for acceptable scores on subject CLEP exams if the college offers a comparable course. Acceptable scores are those that are the equivalent of a college grade of C or better, as determined by CEEB norms. Credit is not granted for the CLEP general exam. For further information, contact the registrar. (Note: Though NWC grants equivalency credits, students intending to pursue graduate studies will likely find CLEP credits will not meet certain graduate school requirements. Please consult with the graduate school you're considering regarding CLEP credits).

The following serves as a guide for students transferring CLEP credit to Northwestern College:

CLEP examScore neededNWC courseCredit granted
American government 50 PSC101SS 4
U.S. history I 50 HIS120HP or HIS206 4
U.S. history II 50 HIS120HP or HIS206 4
Calculus 50 MAT112QR 4
Chemistry 50 CHE111 4
Financial accounting 50 ACC215 4
Spanish language level 1 50 SPA101 & SPA102 6
Spanish language level 2 58 SPA101, SPA102, & SPA201LA 9
German language level 1 50 GER101 & GER102 6
German language level 2 60 GER101, GER102, GER201LA & GER202 12
Human growth and development 50 PSY221SS 4
Introductory psychology 50 PSY100SS 4
Introductory sociology 50 SOC101SS 4
Precalculus 50 MAT109QR 3
Principles of management 50 BUS201 2
Principles of marketing 50 BUS200 3
Principles of macroeconomics 50 ECO214 3
Principles of microeconomics 50 ECO213 4
Western civilization I: Ancient near east to 1648 50 HIS120HP 4
Western civilization II: 1648 to the present 50 HIS120HP 2