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The University of Tampa welcomes students from a variety of backgrounds and learning experiences. Prior learning is evaluated by satisfactory results on any of the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations administered through the College Board. Students meeting the minimum score and percentile listed below can earn credits for the equivalent UT course.

Up to 30 semester hours for successful performance on CLEP examinations may be granted.

  • High school students have the opportunity to gain full admission to the sophomore class by obtaining satisfactory scores on the CLEP
  • The CLEP measures the student's knowledge of English composition, social studies, humanities, general science, and mathematics
  • CLEP credit may NOT be applied to the student's major coursework
  • CLEP credit will NOT be awarded for Composition and Rhetoric II (FYW 102) or its equivalent Writing and Research (AWR 201)
  • Credit will not be granted to students who have previously earned credit at a more advanced level in that particular subject
  • Students attending professional schools must be aware that CLEP credits may NOT be acceptable to all professional schools
  • Students who are native speakers of non-English language MAY NOT receive CLEP credit in that language
  • Students must earn a minimum score of 50 on any exam to be eligible for credit

CLEP Credit Determination

Examinations  UT Course Name  Number  Credit 
Financial Accounting Financial Accounting ACC 202 4
Information Systems and Computer Applications Information Technology Management ITM TR 3
Introductory Business Law Business Law BUS 221 4
Principles of Macroeconomics Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 205 4
Principles of Microeconomics Principles of Microeconomics ECO 204 4
Principles of Management Principles of Management MGT 330 4
Principles of Marketing Marketing Management MKT 300 4
Composition and Literature:
American Literature American Literature I LIT 208 4
  American Literature II LIT 209 4
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature English Elective LITTR 4
College Composition Writing and Inquiry FYW 101 4
College Composition Modular Writing and Inquiry FYW 101 4
English Literature British Literature I LIT 206 4
  British Literature II LIT 207 4
Humanities Humanities Elective HUM TR 3
  World Literature I (IG) LIT 201 4
Foreign Language:
*French, Language   (minimum score of 62) Elementary French I (IG) FRE 101 3
  Elementary French II (IG) FRE 102 3


Intermediate French I (IG) FRE 201 3
  Intermediate French II (IG) FRE 202 3
*German, Language   (minimum score of 63) Elementary German I (IG) GER 101 3
  Elementary German II (IG) GER 102 3


Intermediate German I (IG) GER 201 3
  Intermediate German II (IG) GER 202 3
*Spanish, Language (minimum score of 66) Elementary Spanish I (IG) SPA 101 3
  Elementary Spanish II (IG) SPA 102 3


Intermediate Spanish I (IG) SPA 201 3
  Intermediate Spanish II (IG) SPA 202 3
*Not for native speakers. Final assessment of foreign language credit determined by
Department of Languages.
History and Social Sciences:
American Government American Government GWA 200 4
Introduction to Educational Psychology Education Elective EDU TR 3
History of the U.S. I: Early Colonization to 1877 US to 1877 HIS 202 4
History of the US II: 1865-Present US since 1877 HIS 203 4
Human Growth & Development Development I: Child Psychology PSY 210 4
Introductory Psychology General Psychology PSY 200 4
Social Sciences and History Sociology Elective SOC TR 3
  History Elective HIS TR 3
Introduction to Sociology Intro to Sociology (NW-IG) SOC 100 4
*Western Civilization to 1648 History Elective (IG) HIS TR 4
*Western Civilization 1648-Present History Elective (IG) HIS TR 4
Science and Mathematics:
Biology Biological Unity BIO 199/ 199L 4
Calculus Calculus I MAT 260 4
Chemistry General Chemistry I CHE 152/153L 4
College Algebra College Algebra MAT 160 4
College Mathematics College Algebra MAT 160 4
Natural Sciences Biological Sci. – no lab BIO TR 3
  Physical Sci. – no lab PHY TR 3
Precalculus Mathematics Elective MAT TR 4