University General Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    Jul 15, 2024  

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

 College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Credit may be granted and a grade of “TST” assigned upon receipt in the Office of Admissions and Records of an official score report, showing completion of at least one general examination with a score of 50 or above, or subject examinations with a score of 50 or above.

The following examinations must be completed before the student achieves sophomore classification at the university. All other examinations may be taken at any time.

  • College Composition
  • College Mathematics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences and History

An “e” notation in the chart below means an essay is required in addition to the objective test. This essay must be arranged with the appropriate academic department.

Examination University Course Equivalent Credit Granted
Composition and Literature    
American Literature None 3 e
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature None 3 e
College Composition  , ENG 102   3 or 61
College Composition Modular (multiple-choice section)    3
English Literature None 3 e
Humanities None 6
World Languages    
French Language None 3
German Language None 3
Spanish Language None 3
History and Social Sciences    
American Government PSC 101 4 3
History of the United States I HIST 101 5 3 e
History of the United States II HIST 102 5 3 e
Human Growth and Development HDFS 201   3 e
Introduction to Educational Psychology None 3
Introductory Psychology PSY 101   3
Introductory Sociology SOC 101   3 e
Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 103   3
Principles of Microeconomics ECON 102   3
Social Sciences and History None 6
Western Civilization I HIST 105 5 3 e
Western Civilization II HIST 106 5 3 e
Science and Mathematics    
Biology None 3 e
Calculus MATH 181   4
Chemistry CHEM 121A   3 e2
College Algebra MATH 126   3
College Mathematics MATH 120   3
Natural Sciences None 6
Information Systems IS 101   3
Introductory Business Law None 3 e
Principles of Management None 3
Principles of Marketing None 3 e

1 College Composition: Scores earned prior to October 1978 or after April 1986 require a satisfactory essay and a score of 50 to 63 for three credits, or 64 or higher for six credits (which satisfies the Core Curriculum Writing requirement at the University of Nevada, Reno).
2 Credit awarded only after successful completion of the laboratory course, CHEM 121L  (1 credit) at the University of Nevada, Reno.
3 A score of 50 or higher on the multiple-choice section of the College Composition Modular exam grants 3 credits (ENG 101 equivalency). UNR Core Writing does not accept Modular essays for placement or credit.
4 Does not satisfy the Nevada Constitution requirement.
5 Does not satisfy the Core Humanities requirement.

Note: Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree may apply a maximum of 60 test credits to degree requirements. See the “Approved Examinations ” section in this catalog.