CUNY Baccalaureate allows students to earn a maximum of 30 non-classroom credits. CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) offers 90-minute computer-based exams in introductory college-level subjects.

CLEP is the most commonly used exam; other credit-by-exam options can be found at the bottom of this page.

Three credits will be awarded per exam when the earned score is at least 50; 6 credits will be awarded for the College Composition exam.

Students are granted 6-12 credits for the language exams.  Six credits (one year) will be awarded per exam when the earned score is at least 50; **Higher scores are required to earn 12 credits (two years). *Six credits of foreign language can be used to fulfill the World Cultures category of Pathways twice, completing the standard requirement and the sixth required course of the Flexible Core.

Refer to the chart at the bottom for details on how CUNY BA applies these exams toward specific degree requirements. Please note that CUNY BA does not offer credits for the optional additional essay sections that are available for the exams in American Literature, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, English Literature, and College Composition.

Students should be careful not to take exams in subjects for which they have already earned college credit.

CLEP exams are non-collegiate/non-CUNY credit and therefore are not counted toward residency. Consult your CUNY Baccalaureate academic advisor before registering for these exams to ensure that you have room for these credits in your program.

The CLEP code for CUNY BA is 7188. We are listed under the CUNY Graduate Center.

CLEP brochures are available in the CUNY Baccalaureate office. More information can be found at http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html.

CLEP exams accepted for credit by CUNY BA as of Spring 2013; revised for Pathways, Fall 2013

Exam Minimum Score Credits CUNY BA Core Distribution1985-2012 CUNY PATHWAYS2013 on
Composition and Literature (all Liberal Arts)
American Literature
(no credit for optional essay)
50 3 Literature or Humanities U.S. Experience
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (no credit for optional essay) 50 3 Literature or Humanities Creative Expression
English Literature (no credit for optional essay) 50 3 Literature or Humanities World Cultures
College Composition 50 6 N/A English Comp 1+2
Humanities 50 3 Humanities (updated 3/14/13) Creative Expression
Foreign Languages (all Liberal Arts)**
French (Level 1, first two semesters) 50 6 Foreign Language, 2 Semesters World Cultures*
French (Level 2, first four semesters) 59** 6 Foreign Language, 4 Semesters World Cultures*
German (Level 1, first two semesters) 50 6 Foreign Language, 2 Semesters World Cultures*
German (Level 2, first four semesters) 60** 6 Foreign Language, 4 Semesters World Cultures*
Spanish (Level 1, first two semesters) 50 6 Foreign Language, 2 Semesters World Cultures*
Spanish (Level 2, first four semesters) 63** 6 Foreign Language, 4 Semesters World Cultures*
History and Social Sciences (all Liberal Arts)
American Government 50 3 Social Science U.S. Experience
Human Growth and Development 50 3 Social Science Individual and Society
Introduction to Educational Psychology 50 3 Social Science Individual and Society
Introductory Psychology 50 3 Social Science Individual and Society
Introductory Sociology 50 3 Social Science Individual and Society
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3 Social Science Individual and Society
Principles of Microeconomics 50 3 Social Science Individual and Society
History U.S. I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 3 Humanities U.S. Experience
History U.S. II: 1865 to the Present 50 3 Humanities U.S. Experience
Western Civiliz. I: Anc. Near East-1648 50 3 Humanities World Cultures
Western Civiliz. II: 1648 – Present 50 3 Humanities World Cultures
Social Science and History 50 3 Social Science (updated 3/14/13) Individual and Society
Science and Mathematics (all Liberal Arts)
Biology 50 3 Science Life/Phys Science
Chemistry 50 3 Science Life/Phys Science
College Algebra 50 3 Math Math/QR
College Mathematics 50 3 Math Math/QR
Pre-Calculus 50 3 Math Math/QR
Calculus 50 3 Math Math/QR
Natural Science 50 3 Science Life/Phys Science
Business (Non-Liberal Arts) Please note that these courses do not fulfill any Core Distribution or Pathways requirements as they are not liberal arts and science courses.  
Financial Accounting 50 3 elective Elective
Introductory Business Law 50 3 Elective Elective
Info Systems/Computer Applications 50 3 Elective Elective
Principles of Management 50 3 Elective Elective
Principles of Marketing 50 3 Elective Elective

 

Other credit-by-exam options are:

New York University Foreign Language Proficiency Testing

Exams are available in over 40 languages for either 12 credits or 16 credits.|
For Pathways, these exams can be applied to the World Cultures requirement.
School of Continuing Education Foreign Language Department
10 Astor Place, Room 505
New York, NY 10003 (212) 998-7030 (phone) (212) 995-4139 (fax)
SCPSinfo@nyu.edu
www.scps.nyu.edu

If you wish to have any of the following exams applied toward general education requirements, please consult your CUNY BA academic advisor prior to taking the exam.

DANTES Exams

http://www.getcollegecredit.com/

Excelsior College Exams

http://www.excelsior.edu/exams

ALEKS
A
ssessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. Students can receive college credit for American Council on Education (ACE) credit-recommended ALEKS courses. To receive credit, a student must assess at 70% or greater on the course material for an ACE credit-recommended ALEKS course and be registered with the ACE Credit Online Transcript System. Once ALEKS and ACE have confirmed the student’s completed work in ALEKS, an ACE transcript is provided. The ACE transcript can then be used to request up to three semester hours of college credit per course at educational institutions that grant credit for ACE credit-recommended courses.

http://www.aleks.com/