College Level Examination Program

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Board allows students of all ages to earn college credit for the knowledge and skills they have obtained both inside and outside of the classroom. CLEP offers examinations for subjects normally covered during the first two years of college. Upon completion of testing, students must submit an official score report to the Office of Admissions for consideration of credit. For examinations completed July 2001 or later, the minimum CLEP score for acceptance of credit is 50, with higher scores required in level 2 foreign language examinations. There is no limit to the number of credits a student may earn for CLEP examinations; however, students who are seeking a degree or certificate must meet the college residency requirement.

Students interested in possible waivers from placement testing must submit an official CLEP score report to the Office of Admissions at the time of application to the College.

For information about CLEP, visit or, for information specific to Normandale, visit and click on "Course Equivalencies" and then on "CLEP".

Normandale Community College does not release copies of CLEP score reports to students.