General Exam Guidelines

Guidelines for General Exams
2014-2015

NOTE: A student cannot take a CLEP General Exam if 60 credits or more have been earned. 

1.  English Composition 
     Credit not acceptable for William Paterson University students. 

2.  Mathematics 
     a. Minimum score of 50 
     b. 3 credits awarded upon passing exams and to be allocated as follows: 
               • 3 credits toward Contemporary Math (MATH 1100) 
               • General Education requirement 
     c. No credit awarded if Contemporary Math (MATH 1100) or any other mathematics course 
         higher than MATH 110 has been completed prior to CLEP Exam. 

3.  Humanities 
     a. Minimum score of 50 
     b. Possible 6 credits total awarded upon passing exam and to be allocated as follows: 
               • Fine Arts Section: 3 credits as free elective 
               • Literature Section: 3 credits as free elective 

4.  Social Sciences and History 
     a. Minimum score of 50. No credit awarded if any Political Science or history courses
         have been completed prior to CLEP Exam. 
     b. Possible 6 credits total awarded upon passing exam and to be allocated as follows:
               • Social Science section:  3 credits - Introduction to Political Science POL 1100 
                                                      General Education requirement 
               • History section:  3 credits toward free electives
                                          No credit is awarded if any history course has been completed prior to CLEP Exam.

5.  Natural Sciences 
     a. Minimum score of 50 
     b. 3 credits twoard free electives
     c.No credit awarded if comparable course is completed prior to CLEP Exam. 

 

If you have any additional questions or concerns, you may contact the Office of Testing 
by telephone (973-720-2570) or email:
 officeoftesting@wpunj.edu.

 

William Paterson University's CLEP Program reserves the right to make changes in its policies and offerings.

Changes are designed to enhance the learning experience for all students.