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For a description of the CLEP program, refer to our College Credit by Examination page.

Upon receipt of an official score report from the College Board, the Great Basin College Office of Admissions and Records grants credits and a grade of “P” for CLEP exam scores of 50 or above. The general examination(s) should be completed before the student completes 30 credits. Subject examinations may be taken at any time.

Examination GBC Course Equivalent Credit Granted
GENERAL
College Composition ENG 101, 1021 3-6
Humanities Elective 6
College Mathematics MATH 120 3
Natural Sciences Elective 6
Social Sciences and History Elective 6
BIOLOGY
General Biology Elective 3
BUSINESS
Principles of Management Elective 3
Principles of Accounting ACC 201 3
Information Systems and Computer Applications IS 101 3
Introductory Business Law Elective 3
Principles of Marketing Elective 3
CHEMISTRY
General Chemistry Elective 3
ECONOMICS
Principles of Microeconomics ECON 102 3
Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 103 3
EDUCATION
Introduction to Educational Psychology Elective 3
ENGLISH
American Literature Elective 3
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature ENG 203 3
English Literature Elective 3
FOREIGN LANGUAGES
French Language FREN 111 3
German Language Elective 3
Spanish Language SPAN 1112 3
HISTORY
U.S. History I: Early Colonization to 1877 HIST 101 3
U.S. History II: 1865 to the present Elective3 3
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 HIST 105 3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the present HIST 106 3
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES
Human Grown and Development HDFS 201 3
MATHEMATICS
Calculus MATH 181 4
College Algebra MATH 126 3
Precalculus MATH 128 5
POLITICAL SCIENCE
American Government Elective4 3
PSYCHOLOGY
Introductory Psychology PSY 101 3
SOCIOLOGY
Introductory Sociology SOC 101 3
  1. Student will receive 3 credits for ENG 101 with a College Composition score of 50-63; 6 credits will be given for ENG 101 & 102 with a score of 64 or higher.
  2. Student will receive six credits of SPAN 111 and SPAN 112 with a Spanish Language CLEP score of 63 or higher.
  3. By taking PSC 100, student will receive credit for HIST102.
  4. By taking PSC 100, student will receive credit for PSC 101.
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