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CLEP Subject Examination Equivalents

For credit to be granted, the student must have taken the examination prior to earning 30 credits towards their degree at Hofstra and before their junior year. Scores must be in accordance with the scoring guidelines that have been established by the Office of Admission in consultation with departments below. 

Please note that there is no credit awarded for CLEP exams taken in business or foreign language. For students already enrolled at Hofstra, credits earned under standardized testing programs may not be used to meet or reduce core or distribution course requirements.

Please see Hofstra's CLEP policy in full here

  • African American History

    African American History

    Score Received Hofstra EquivalentCredit Given
     50%  HIST 115* & 116*  3
  • American Government
    Score Received Hofstra EquivalentCredit Given
     50%  PSC 1  3
  • American History

    American History

    Score Received Hofstra EquivalentCredit Given
     50%  Hist 3A* & 3B*  3
  • American Literature
    Score Received Hofstra EquivalentCredit Given
     50%  ENGL 71 & 72  6
  • Analysis & Interp. Literature

    Analysis & Interp. Literature

    Score Received Hofstra EquivalentCredit Given
     52%  ENGL 999L*  6
  • Biology

    Biology

    Score Received Hofstra EquivalentCredit Given
     50%  BIO 999N*  3
  • Calculus

    Calculus

    Score Received Hofstra EquivalentCredit Given
     50%  Math 61A  4
     80% Math 071 4
  • Chemistry

    Chemistry

    Score Received Hofstra EquivalentCredit Given
     50%  CHEM 3A & 3B
     CHEM 4A & 4B
     3 + 1
     3 + 1
  • College Algebra

    College Algebra

    Score Received Hofstra EquivalentCredit Given
     50%  MATH 006A  3
  • Economics
    Macroeconomics
    Score Received Hofstra Equivalent Credit Given
    50%  ECO 1 3
  • Microeconomics

    Microeconomics

    Score Received Hofstra Equivalent Credit Given
    50%  ECO 2 3
  • Both Exams/a>

    Both Exams

    Score Received Hofstra EquivalentCredit Given
     50%  ECO 1 & 2  6
  • English Literature

    English Literature

    Score Received Hofstra EquivalentCredit Given
     50%  ENGL 60 & 61  6
  • Precalculus

    Precalculus

    Score Received Hofstra EquivalentCredit Given
     50%  MATH 50  4
  • Psychology (General)

    Psychology (General)

    Score Received Hofstra EquivalentCredit Given
     50%  PSY 1A*  3
  • Sociology

    Sociology

    Score Received Hofstra EquivalentCredit Given
     50%  SOC 4  3
  • Statistics

    Statistics

    Score Received

     Hofstra Equivalent

    Credit Given
     50%

     MATH 8 or BAN 001

     3
  • Western Civilization I & II

    Western Civilization I & II

    Score Received Hofstra EquivalentCredit Given
     50%  HIST 11 & 12  3

CLEP General Examination Equivalents

Credit will be awarded for a score of 500 or better. A score of 498 or better will give credit for freshman English.

  • College Composition with essay

    College Composition with essay

    Score Received Hofstra EquivalentCredit Given
     50%  WSC 1  3
  • College Math

    College Math

    Score Received Hofstra EquivalentCredit Given
    50%  MATH 999X  3
  • History

    History

    Score Received Hofstra EquivalentCredit Given
     50%  HIST 999H*  3
  • Humanities

    Humanities

    Score Received Hofstra EquivalentCredit Given
     50%  FA 999A*
     ENGL 999L*
     3
     3
  • Natural Science

    Natural Science

    Score Received Hofstra EquivalentCredit Given
     50%  BIO 999N*
     NSC 999N*
     3
     3
  • Social Science

    Social Science

    Score Received Hofstra EquivalentCredit Given
     50%  SOC 999B*  3

*Course only fulfills distribution credit if first semester at Hofstra Univeristy is Fall 2010 or later.