CLEP Policies and Equivalencies

The College Entrance Examination Board has developed a testing program called the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). University of Miami credit is awarded only for the CLEP Subject Examinations listed below. These examinations are essentially end-of-course tests developed for widely taught undergraduate courses. The CLEP has been offered as a computer-based test (CBT) program since July 2001. The minimum scaled scores shown below are for the CBT version of the CLEP.
University of Miami CLEP Policies:
  • CLEP policies and tests are reviewed annually. Any change in CLEP policies shall become effective at the beginning of the academic year. Policies in effect on the date a University of Miami student takes the exam will apply. 
  • Transfer student CLEP scores will be evaluated using policies in effect on the date of the evaluation by University of Miami staff. 
  • Students planning to enroll as freshman at the University of Miami may submit CLEP scores; however, credit will be awarded pending registration at the University of Miami.
  • The University of Miami does not grant credit for CLEP General Examinations. 
  • CLEP credit may not duplicate courses previously attempted at the college level, unless approved by the college or school which the student is enrolled in cooperation with the department awarding the credit. 
  • CLEP credit may not be used to fulfill the University's residency requirement; however, such credit may be earned while the student is enrolled in the courses needed to meet the final 45 credit-hour requirement
  • A maximum of 60 credits may be applied toward a University of Miami degree from external examination programs such as CLEP or Advanced Placement (AP). 

CLEP scores submitted for evaluation by the University of Miami must meet the minimum scaled score shown on the credit equivalency table. Each college or school will determine which of the examinations may be used to meet its distribution requirements. Therefore students are encouraged to discuss CLEP with an academic advisor to determine the possible impact of these examinations on their particular course of study.

Subject Examinations by Title:

American Government

Scaled Score (Min) UM Course Credit
56 POL 201 3

Human Growth and Development

Scaled Score (Min) UM Course Credit
63 PSY 203 3

Principles of Macroeconomics

Scaled Score (Min) UM Course Credit
62 ECO 212 3

Principles of Microeconomics

Scaled Score (Min) UM Course Credit
64 ECO 211 3

Introductory Psychology

Scaled Score (Min) UM Course Credit
59 PSY 110 3

For further information, please call the Office of Admission at 305-284-4323 or visit The CLEP is available in the South Florida area and nationwide through a network of computer-based testing centers. The University of Miami's CLEP code is 5815.

Open Centers for CLEP testing