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CLEP Equivalents

The College Level Exam Program (CLEP) offers a variety of exams students may take to advance their standing. CLEP makes recommendations for college credit based upon the score(s) a student may earn. Iona College Academic departments then determine the usefulness of the exam content as it relates to courses offered at Iona.

The chart below notes the CLEP exam by name, the Iona course equivalency, and the usefulness of the course at Iona. Scores are not noted as they change with different exams and over time. Your exam score will note the recommended credit award, which you may then discuss with one of the Advisors in the Center for Advising and Academic Services.

Students who are currently enrolled at Iona must first obtain permission to take a CLEP exam, as exams may duplicate existing work and not all students are eligible for credit by exam. Please speak with one of our advisors before investing in this exam option, and to see what other exam programs there may be that could further your goal for advanced standing by exam.

CLEP Exam Name Iona Equivalent(s) Credits Use At Iona
American Government POL 201 3 Core Social Science
American Literature ENG (Lit) Core 3 Core Humanities
Analyzing & Interpreting Lit. ENG (Lit) Core 3 Core Humanities
Biology BIO 101/BIO 102 4.5/4.5 Core Science and BIO Elective for non-Science Majors. Not applicable for Science Majors
Calculus MTH 231 4 Core Math
Chemistry CHM 109/CHM 110 5/5 Core Science and CHM Elective for non-Science Majors. Not applicable for Science Majors
College Algebra MTH 115 3 Math Elective, non-major, non-core
College Composition ENG 110/ENG 120 3/3 Elective and Core Composition
College Composition Modular ENG 120 3 Core Composition. No additional cr. for essay
College Mathematics MTH Core/MTH Elective 3/3 Core Math and MTH non-major Elective
English Literature ENG (Lit) Core 3 Core Humanities
Financial Accounting BUS 201 3 Business Core or Non-liberal Arts Elective
French Language (Level 1) FRE Core/FRE Elective 3/3 Core Foreign Language and FRE Elective
French Language (Level 2) FRE Core/FRE Electives 3/3/3 Core Foreign Language and FRE Electives
German Language (Level 1) GER Core/GER Elective 3/3 Core Foreign Language and GER Elective
German Language (Level 2) GER Core/GER Electives 3/3/3 Core Foreign Language and GER Electives
Hist of US I Col-1877 HST 207 3 History Elective
Hist of US II 1865-Present HST 208 3 History Elective
Human Growth & Development PSY Elective 3 Psychology non-major Elective
Humanities Liberal Arts Elective 3 Liberal Arts Elective
Information Systems CS 140 3 Core Computer Science
Intro to Educational Psych PSY 210 3 Psychology non-major Elective
Introductory Business Law BUS 130 3 Business Core or Non-liberal Arts Elective
Introductory Psychology PSY 202 3 Core Social Science
Introductory Sociology SOC 101 3 Core Social Science
Natural Sciences PHY Core/PHY Elective 3/3 Core Science and PHY Elective for non-Science Majors. Not applicable for Science Majors
Precalculus MTH 135 3 Math Elective
Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 202 3 Core Social Science
Principles of Microeconomics ECO 201 3 Core Social Science
Principles of Management BUS 220 3 Business Core or Non-liberal Arts Elective
Principles of Marketing BUS 240 3 Business Core or Non-liberal Arts Elective
Social Sciences and History HST Core/LA Elective 3/3 Core Humanities and Liberal Arts Elective
Spanish Language (Level 1) SPA Core/SPA Elective 3/3 Core Foreign Language and SPA Elective
Spanish Language (Level 2) SPA Core/SPA Electives 3/3/3 Core Foreign Language and SPA Electives
West. Civ I: Anc NE-1648 HST 101 3 Core Humanities
West. Civ II: 1648-Present HST 101 3 Core Humanities