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CLEP Testing

Scores Accepted and Credit Granted

Butler Community College awards college credit for College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams in a number of different areas.

Testing for Credit in English Composition 1

The requirement can be satisfied in the following ways:

 Test  Score & Essay evaluation  Credit Award
 *College Composition 60 3
 *College Composition Modular 50 3
 #ACT English 31 3

*To receive credit for English Comp I from Butler, students will take the College Composition exam. There will be a two week delay for results as CLEP grades the exam. A student must score as high on any given test as the above mentioned scaled score. In addition to the examination, each student taking the College Composition test must write an essay and submit it to Butler’s English Department for grading and then a review along with the examination to see if credit is granted. If the essay is of sub-standard quality, no credit will be given for English Composition I for any CLEP/ACT test.

#Same grade awarded at completion of Composition II

Students cannot test for English Composition II at Butler.

Testing for Credit in College Algebra or Pre-Calculus Math

The requirement can be satisfied in the following ways: 

 Test  Score Needed  Credit
College Algebra 50 3
ACT mathematics    
*College Algebra credit 31 3
**Pre-Calculus Math 31 3

*Students must also have completed the equivalent of Algebra II and one year of high school geometry with at least a "B" average.

**Students must also have completed the equivalent of algebra II, one year of high school geometry, and one-half unit of trigonometry with at least a "B" average.

Additional CLEP Exams Scaled Scores and Credit Awarded:

Examinations Scaled Score Credit Awarded
American Government 50 3
American Literature 60 3
Biology 50 
Calculus with Elementary Functions (Equivalent to our Calculus 1) 50 
Chemistry (Equivalent to our Basic Chemistry) 50 
College Algebra 50  3
College Mathematics 50 
English Literature 60 3
Financial Accounting (Equivalent to our Accounting I & II) 50 6
French I 50 5
French II 62 5
History of US I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 3
History of US II: 1865 to Present 50 3
Humanities 70 3
Human Growth and Development (Equivalent to our Developmental Psych) 50 3
Introductory Business Law 50 3
Introductory Psychology 50 3
Introductory Sociology 50 3
Natural Sciences 50 6
Pre-Calculus 50 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 3
Social Sciences & History 50 6
Spanish I 50 5
Spanish II 63 5
Western Civilization I: (Ancient Near East to 1648) 50 3
Western Civilization II: (1648 to Present) 50 3