The University participates in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) administered by the College Board. The University of New Mexico grants credit to newly admitted and regularly enrolled (in undergraduate degree status) students who achieve passing scores on the CLEP exams listed below, as approved by the appropriate University of New Mexico academic departments. For all of these CLEP Examinations, the total semester hours to be accepted towards a student's degree is at the discretion of the pertinent degree-granting college. Therefore, students should contact their college advisors for specific information. No credit is granted for Subject Exams not listed. Students should be aware the CLEP Examinations are intended for people with clear strengths in an area.
IMPORTANT:There is a 6-month waiting period before repeating a test.
CLEP Subject and General Examinations
Students wishing to take one or more CLEP examinations may obtain registration forms at the University of New Mexico Testing Division, Woodward Hall, (505) 277-5345.
In some cases, the University of New Mexico requires original transcripts of test results sent from CLEP, Box 1821, Princeton, NJ 08543. Non-specific credit for these examinations appearing on transcripts from other colleges will not suffice.
CLEP General Examinations
The University grants credit for qualifying scores on the CLEP General Exams provided the student takes the exam before earning 26 semester hours of acceptable college credit. General credit hours are allowed as follows:
|CLEP General Exam Type||Minimum Score||UNM Course Equivalent||UNM Credit|
|College Composition Modular||50||English General Elective||6|
|College Composition||50||Engl 110 & General English Elective||6|
|History||50||History General Elective||6|
|Humanities||50||Humanities General Elective||6|
|Mathematics||57||Math General Elective||6|
|Natural Sciences||50||Natural Science General Elective||6|
|Social Sciences & History||50||History and Social Science General Elective||6 Total|
|Analyzing & Interpreting Literature||50||Engl 150||3|
|French Language||52||Fren 101 & 102||6 Total (3 each)|
|French Language||48||Fren 101||3|
|German Language||63||Grmn 101 & 102||6 Total (3 each)|
|Spanish Language||57||Span 101, 102, 201 & 202||12 Total (3 each)|
|Spanish Language||50||Span 101 & 102||6 Total (3 each)|
|Spanish Language||45||Span 101||3|
|American Government||65||Pols 200||3|
|History of the US I: Early Colonization to 1877||55||Hist 161||3|
|History of the US II: Early Colonization 1865 to the Present||55||Hist 162||3|
|Human Growth & Development||63||Psy 220||3|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||54||Econ 105||3|
|Principles of Microeconomics||54||Econ 106||3|
|Intro to Psychology||56||Psy 105||3|
|Intro to Sociology||59||Soc 101||3|
|Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648||55||Hist 101||3|
|Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present||55||Hist 102||3|
|Chemistry||63||Chem 121, 123L, 122 & 124L|