CLEP

National American University (NAU) offers the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) for credit in a number of courses.  The university follows the American Council on Education recommended scores to assign pass/fail.  Students may earn credit hours toward graduation but are not awarded grades on these examinations.

IMPORTANT!  In addition to the cost of any CLEP exam* administered at any NAU campus, there is a nonrefundable $20 administration feepayable to National American University which must accompany the examination.

*Information on current exam costs and payment options may be found on the CLEP website: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/reg.html Students are advised to carefully read the information contained in Item #19 on the registration form on the website for more details on test fees.

To obtain copies of the CLEP Study Guide or individual subject guides online, go to http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/prep.html

Following are the CLEP exams accepted by NAU, as well as the equivalent courses and the number of credit hours. The minimum acceptable score for most computer-based CLEP exams is 50 (see exceptions on the language exams).

CLEP Exam
 
 
Composition and Literature
Credit Hours
NAU Equivalent Course
American Literature
9
Humanities elective
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
9
Humanities elective
College Composition
College composition modular is not accepted
4.5
EN1150 Composition
English Literature
9
Humanities elective
Humanities
9
Humanities elective
 
 
 
CLEP Exam
 
 
Foreign Languages
Credit Hours
NAU Equivalent Course

French Language

(level 1) 9
(level 2) 18
Humanities elective (minimum score of 50)
Humanities elective (minimum score of 59)
German Language 
(level 1) 9
(level 2) 18
Humanities elective (minimum score of 50)
Humanities elective (minimum score of 60)
Spanish Language 
(level 1) 9
(level 2) 18
Humanities elective (minimum score of 50)
Humanities elective (minimum score of 63)
 
 
 
CLEP Exam
 
 
History and Social Sciences
Credit Hours
NAU Equivalent Course
American Government
4.5
Social Science elective
Human Growth and Development
4.5
Behavioral Science elective
Introductory Psychology
4.5
PS1050 Introduction to Psychology
Introductory Sociology
4.5
SO1050 Introduction to Sociology
Principles of Macroeconomics
4.5
EC2050 Macroeconomics
Principles or Microeconomics
4.5
EC2100 Microeconomics
Social Sciences and History
9
Social Science elective
US History I:
Early Colonizations to 1877
4.5
Social Science elective
US History II: 1865 to the Present
4.5
Social Science elective
Western Civilization I:
Ancient Near East to 1648
4.5
Social Science elective
Western Civilization II:
1648 to Present
4.5
Social Science elective
 
 
 
CLEP Exam
Science and Mathematics
Credit Hours
NAU Equivalent Course
Biology
9
Science electives
Calculus
4.5
MA2050 College Algebra, general education or open elective
Chemistry
9
Science electives
College Algebra
4.5
MA2050 College Algebra
College Mathematics
4.5
General education or open elective
Natural Sciences
9
Science electives
Precalculus
4.5
MA2050 College Algebra, general education or open elective
 
 
 
CLEP Exam
Business
Credit Hours
NAU Equivalent Course
Introductory Business Law
4.5
LA3100D Business Law
Information Systems
and Computer Applications
4.5
Computer Literacy electives
Financial Accounting
9
AC1060 Principles of Accounting I
AC1160 Principles of Accounting II
Principles of Management
4.5
MT2050 Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing
4.5
MG1050 Principles of Marketing