College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College-Level Examination Program®, or 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.

The MGA credit-by-examination policy allows students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge in specific subjects and earn college credit for it. Credit-by-examination is one way students can save time and money while completing their educational goals. The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is one of several ways students may earn college credit through an examination.

Students should check the college catalog for course equivalents, passing scores, and hours awarded for each test. Students should also consult with their advisor prior to taking any credit examination to ensure it fits into their degree plan.

For more information, please visit: https://clep.collegeboard.org/

Important Information

  • Students may only take one CLEP exam during a scheduled testing session.
  • The $87.00 CLEP fee must be paid PRIOR to your testing session at collegeboard.org/clep. You will be able to access the My Account tab on this page to register/pay for your exam and print your CLEP exam ticket to bring to the testing center.
  • After you acquire a CLEP ticket, you can schedule your exam at MGA. MGA administration fees can be paid at this time with a debit/credit card. Registration instructions can be found below.
  • CLEP testing fees cannot be paid onsite at MGA locations.
  • Each exam is 90 minutes long, and made up primarily of multiple-choice questions; however, some exams do have fill-ins.
  • The College Composition exam is 2 hours long and also includes a writing portion graded by a human rater.

CLEP Exam Fees

  • CLEP charges an $87 examination fee and Middle Georgia State University charges a $25.00 administration fee.
  • The CLEP fee is paid using a debit/credit card when you register at www.collegeboard.org/clep.
  • The MGA administration fee is paid using a debit/credit card when you schedule your exam online at www.mga.edu/testing-services.

Military Testers

  • The $87 test fee and $25.00 administration fee are waived for Active-Duty personnel, Reserve/National Guard members, spouses of Coast Guard (Active and Reserve), and DOD Civilian Employees of the Air Force. Proper military ID is required at the testing center for this fee waiver.
  • The Department of Defense/DANTES only pays for a military member's first attempt of the test. All retakes for the same exam will require payment of both fees in order to test.
  • All military personnel must test at the Warner Robins campus for fee waiver. Retakes or fully paid exams may be taken at any campus.

Subject areas and specific examinations offered.

Register for a CLEP Exam

To register for a CLEP exam, please read all the information provided on this webpage. Then, scroll to the bottom of the page and select, “CLICK TO REGISTER.” For registration assistance, please visit the following link: How to Register for a CLEP Test

CLEP sessions are scheduled throughout the month. Click here to check the current testing calendar.

CLEP Credits Granted by MGA

CLEP
Subject
Examination

ACE
Reccommended
Minimum
Passing
Score

MGA
Courses
Credited

Semester
Hours
Awarded

American Government

50

POLS 1101

3

American Literature

50

ENGL 2131, ENGL 2132

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

ENGL 1102

3

Biology

50

BIOL 1001K and BIOL 1002K

8

Calculus

50

MATH 1251

4

College Algebra

50

MATH 1111

3

College Composition

50

ENGL 1101

3

College Spanish

50

SPAN 1001, SPAN 1002

6

College Spanish

63

SPAN 1001, SPAN 1002
SPAN 2001, SPAN 2002

12

English Literature

50

ENGL 2121, ENGL 2122

6

Financial Accounting

50

ACCT 2101, 2102

6

French Language

50

FREN 1001, FREN 1002

6

French Language

63

FREN 1001, FREN 1002,
FREN 2001, FREN 2002

12

Chemistry

50

CHEM 1211K and CHEM 1212K

8

German Language

50

GRMN 1001, GRMN 1002

6

German Language

63

GRMN 1001, GRMN 1002,
GRMN 2001, GRMN 2002

12

General Psychology

50

PSYC 1101

3

Human Growth and Development

54

PSYC 2103

3

Humanities

50

HUMN 2155, HUMN 2156

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

ITEC 2215

3

Introduction to Sociology

50

SOCIOLOGY 1101

3

Precalculus

50

MATH 1113

3

Prin. of Macroeconomics

50

ECON 2105

3

Prin. of Microeconomics

50

ECON 2106

3

History of the United States I:
Early Colonization to 1877

50

HIST 2111 *

3

History of the United States II:
1865 to the Present

50

HIST 2112 *

3

Western Civilization I:
Ancient Near East to 1648

50

HIST 1111

3

Western Civilization II:
1648 to the Present

50

HIST 1112

3

Source: 2015-2016 Academic Catalog
*Please note that an additional exam is required to satisfy state legislative requirements.
Disclaimer: This table is provided as a quick reference tool only. The catalog is the compulsory document and supersedes the table if information conflicts exist.

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