College Level Examination Program

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a group of standardized tests that allow students to earn credit based on knowledge they’ve acquired through experience or independent study. Purdue University North Central (PNC) accepts credit based on the table below. To learn more, contact the Student Success Center at ssc@pnc.edu or 219-785-5326.

CLEP Exam

PNC Course

PNC Semester Credit

Required Score

American Government

POL 101

3

50+

American History I

HIST 151

3

50+

American History II

HIST 152

3

50+

American Literature

ENGL 350/351

6

50+

Biology, general

BIOL 110 & 111

8

48+

Calculus

MA 161 & 162

10

55+

Chemistry, general

CHM 100

CHM 101 & 102

CHM 111

CHM 111 & 112

CHM 115

CHM 115 &116

3

7

3

6

4

8

55+

70+

50+

65+

55+

70+

College Algebra

MA 152

3

55+

English Literature

ENGL 240/241

6

50+

Financial Accounting

Undistributed: MGMT

3

50+

Human Growth and Development

Undistributed: CDFS

3

45+

Introductory to Business Law

GBG 260

3

50+

Introductory to Psychology

PSY 120

3

47+

Introductory to Sociology SOC 100 3 45+

Pre-Calculus

MA 153

3

55+

Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 252 3 50+
Principles of Microeconomics ECON 251 3 50+
Principles of Management Undistributed: GBS 127,   OLS 252, OLS 274 3 50+
Principles of Marketing Undistributed 3 50+
Western Civilization I:       Ancient Near East to 1648
HIST 103
3
50+
Western Civilization II:         1648 to the Present
HIST 104
3
50+