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 Educational Experience form 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 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.

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