University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Feb 21, 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
Examination University Course Equivalent Credit Granted
Composition and Literature    
American Literature None 3
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature None 3
College Composition  , ENG 102   3 or 6 1
College Composition Modular (multiple-choice section)    3
English Literature None 3
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
History of the United States II HIST 102 5 3
Human Growth and Development HDFS 201   3
Introduction to Educational Psychology None 3
Introductory Psychology PSY 101   3
Introductory Sociology SOC 101   3
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
Western Civilization II HIST 106 5 3
Science and Mathematics    
Biology None 3
Calculus MATH 181   4
Chemistry CHEM 121A   3 2
College Algebra MATH 126   3
College Mathematics MATH 120   3
Natural Sciences None 6
Precalculus MATH 128   5
Information Systems IS 101   3
Introductory Business Law None 3
Principles of Management None 3
Principles of Marketing None 3

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.