CLEP Granting Procedures & Exam Information

The Office of the College Registrar does not determine the TCC credit that can be awarded for CLEP. Academic deans determine this. The Office of the College Registrar does post credit for approved CLEP scores. Students seeking credit for CLEP should:

  1. Have official scores mailed to:
    Office of the College Registrar
    Tidewater Community College
    P.O. Box 9000
    Norfolk, VA 23509-9000
  2. Using the online form, submit a request for an Evaluation of Previous Educational Experiences to the Office of the College Registrar.
  3. Review below the TCC course equivalencies for CLEP examinations.

TCC Course Equivalencies for CLEP Examinations

CLEP
Examination
TCC Equivalent
Course
Required Score Credit Awarded
Composition and Literature
American Literature ENG 241, ENG 242 50 6
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature English Electives 50 6
College Composition* ENG 111 50 3
Humanities HUM 201, HUM 202 50 6
Science & Mathematics
Biology BIO 101, BIO 102 50 8
Calculus with Elementary Functions MTH 271, MTH 272 50 6
Chemistry CHM 101, CHM 102 50 8
College Algebra MTH 158 50 3
College Algebra-Trigonometry** MTH 166 50 4
College Mathematics MTH 151, MTH 152 50 6
Precalculus MTH 163-164 50 6
Natural Sciences NAS 101, NAS 102 50 8
Foreign Languages
French, Level 1 (2 semesters) FRE 101, FRE 102 50 8
French, Level 2 (4 semesters) FRE 101, 102; FRE 203, 204 59 14
German , Level 1 (2 semesters) GER 101, GER 102 50 8
German, Level 2 (4 semesters) GER 101, 102; GER 203, 204 63 14
Spanish, Level 1 (2 semesters) SPA 101, SPA 102 50 8
Spanish, Level 2 (4 semesters) SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 203, SPA 204 63 12***
History & Social Sciences
American Government PLS 211 50 3
History of the United States I: Early Colonizations to 1877 HIS 121 50 3
History of the United States II: 1865 to Present HIS 122 50 3
Human Growth and Development PSY 231 50 3
Introduction Educational Psychology PSY 245 50 3
Introductory Psychology PSY 200 50 3
Introductory Sociology SOC 200 50 3
Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 201 50 3
Principles of Microeconomics ECO 202 50 3
Social Sciences & History SSC 201, 202 50 6
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 HIS 101 50 3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the present HIS 102 50 3
Business
Introductory Business Law BUS 241 50 3
Financial Accounting ACC 211
50
3
Principles of Management BUS 200 50 3
* English Composition, English Literature and Freshman Composition are no longer offered by CollegeBoard. Students who have taken one of these CLEP exams with a score of 50 or higher will be awarded 6 credits of English (i.e., ENG 111 and 112 for English Composition--with or without essay, ENG 111 and 112 for Freshman Composition, and ENG 243 and 244 for English Literature). TCC DOES NOT ACCEPT the College Composition Modular.

** College Algebra-Trigonometry is no longer offered by the CollegeBoard.

*** Students in the Liberal Arts plan will have met the Beginning and Intermediate Foreign Language requirements; however, two (2) additional credits of approved electives must be completed to meet the total credit requirement for the degree.

For more information, contact the Tidewater Community College Information Center 757-822-1122 or 1-800-371-0898 or email: info@tcc.edu.