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 on the Testing and Assessment Center website 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, Financial 50 4 ACC 120
Algebra, College 50 4 MAT 171
American Government 50 3 POL 120
American Literature 50 6 ENG 231, ENG 232
Biology** 50 4 BIO 110
Business Law, Introductory 50 3 BUS 115
Calculus 50 4 MAT 271
Chemistry*** 50 4 CHM 151
College Composition 50 3 ENG 111
College Mathematics 50 3 MAT 110
English Literature 50 6 ENG 241, ENG 242
French, Level I 50 6 FRE 111, FRE 112
French, Level II 59 12 FRE 111, FRE 112 & FRE 211, FRE 212
German, Level I 50 6 GER 111, GER 112
German, Level II 60 12 GER 111, GER 112 & GER 211, GER 212
History of the U.S. I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 3 HIS 131
History of the U.S. II: 1865 to the Present 50 3 HIS 132
Human Growth and Development 50 3 PSY 241
Humanities 50 6 HUM 211, HUM 212
Macroeconomics, Principles of 50 3 ECO 252
Management, Principles of 50 3 BUS 137
Marketing, Principles of 50 3 MKT 120
Microeconomics, Principles of 50 3 ECO 251
Natural Sciences 50 3 PHY 110
Precalculus 50 4 MAT 175
Psychology, Introductory 50 3 PSY 150
Sociology, Introductory 50 3 SOC 210
Spanish, Level I 50 6 SPA 111, SPA 112
Spanish, Level II 63 12 SPA 111, SPA 112 & SPA 211, SPA 212