College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Central Piedmont Community College is a national test center for administering computer-based CLEP exams. CPCC students, as well as the general public, may take CLEP exams. The examinations are administered by appointment at the Central Campus Testing Center in Room 248 of the Central High Building. Advance registration is required. Applicants may register online at or call 704.330.6886 for additional information.

CPCC students who perform satisfactorily on CLEP exams receive a grade of “X.” The “X” grade carries no quality points, but credit hours are awarded identical to the number normally assigned to that course at CPCC. Each academic department is responsible for determining the maximum amount of CLEP credit awarded within its own program(s). CLEP credit is based on the policy in place at the time the exam is completed. Students are encouraged to verify all CLEP requirements, including transferability, prior to taking a CLEP exam. CLEP fees and policies are subject to change.

Central Piedmont Community College grants CLEP credit according to the following guidelines:

Examination Credit Granting Score Credits Granted* (Sem. Hrs.) Equivalent CPCC Course(s)
Accounting, Financial504ACC 120
Algebra, College504MAT 171
American Government503POL 120
American Literature506ENG 231, ENG 232
Biology**504BIO 110
Business Law, Introductory503BUS 115
Calculus504MAT 271
Chemistry***504CHM 151
College Composition50 3ENG 111
College Mathematics503MAT 110
English Literature506ENG 241, ENG 242
French, Level I506FRE 111, FRE 112
French, Level II5912FRE 111, FRE 112 & FRE 211, FRE 212
German, Level I506GER 111, GER 112
German, Level II6012GER 111, GER 112 & GER 211, GER 212
History of the U.S. I: Early Colonization to 1877503HIS 131
History of the U.S. II: 1865 to the Present503HIS 132
Human Growth and Development503PSY 241
Humanities506HUM 211, HUM 212
Macroeconomics, Principles of 503ECO 252
Management, Principles of 503BUS 137
Marketing, Principles of 503MKT 120
Microeconomics, Principles of 503ECO 251
Natural Sciences503PHY 110
Precalculus504MAT 175
Psychology, Introductory503PSY 150
Sociology, Introductory503SOC 210
Spanish, Level I50 6SPA 111, SPA 112
Spanish, Level II6312SPA 111, SPA 112 & SPA 211, SPA 212

Recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE)


Subject to satisfactory performance in any other laboratory science course at CPCC


Subject to completion of CHM 152 with a minimum grade of “C”