To receive credit at Suffolk University, CLEP examinations must be taken prior to your last 30 credits. CLEP credit will not be awarded in the senior year. Credit status is determined by the registrar.

CLEP credit will not be granted for courses that are major requirements.

A maximum of 32 semester hours of credit may be awarded for CLEP examinations. Of these 32 credits, a maximum of 16 semester hours may be general examinations, and a maximum of 16 semester hours may be subject exams.

Students enrolled at Suffolk can only earn credit for specific CLEP exams. Please check the Credit Equivalency list for exams which count for credit at Suffolk.

The CLEP score that you receive must be at the 50th percentile or better in order to receive credit.

Suffolk University students that take either the biology or chemistry subject examinations are still required to complete the equivalent laboratory science courses.

CLEP
Examination
Passing
Score
Credits
Suffolk University
Equivalent
American Goverment  50
 4
 GVT 110
American Literature
 50  8  ENG 217 &ENG 218
Analyzing & Interpreting
Literature
 50  8  CAS Electives
Biology  50  6*  BIO 101 & BIO 102
Calculus  50  4  MATH 165
Chemistry  50  6*  CHEM 111 & CHEM 112
College Algebra
 50  4  MATH 104
College Mathematics
 50  8  MATH 130 & MATH Elective
College Composition
 50  8  ENG 101 & ENG 102
English Literature
 50  8  ENG 213 & ENG 214
History of the United States I
 50  4  HST 181
Humanities  50  8  HUM 101 & HUM 102
Intro to Educational Psychology
 50  4  EHS 204
Intro to Macroeconomics
 50  4  ECON 102
Intro to Microeconomics
 50  4  ECON 101
Introductory Psychology
 50  4  PSYCH 114
Introductory Sociology
 50  4  SOC 113
Social Sciences & History
 50  8  CAS Electives
*These CLEP Exams do not include credit for labs.

Suffolk does not currently give credit for the following CLEP Exams:

  • American Government
  • College Composition Modular
  • Financial Accounting
  • French Language
  • German Language
  • History of the United States II
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Information Systems and Computer Applications
  • Introductory Business Law
  • Natural Sciences
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Spanish Language
  • Western Civilization I
  • Western Civilization II
This policy was last updated in May 2012.