College Level Examination Prep (CLEP)

College Level Examiniation Prep (CLEP) was created to help individuals with prior knowledge in a college course subject earn their degree efficiently and inexpensively. That prior learning could have taken place through advanced high school courses, independent reading and study, online courseware or textbooks, noncredit courses, or on-the-job training.  Anyone interested in earning college credit and saving time and money can take a CLEP exam.

Riverland Community College will accept CLEP (College Level Examination Program) exams as equivalents for many of its courses. Listed below are the CLEP exams available and their Riverland Course equivalent. A minimum score of 50 is required on all CLEP exams except for certain foreign language exams. A student must provide the college with an official report of CLEP examination scores in order to receive credit.

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CLEP Examination Credit hours awarded Riverland Equivalent
Business Law, Introductory 3 BUSA2032
Financial Accounting 4 ACCT2011
Information Systems and Computer Applications 3 BUSA2050
Management, Principles of 3 BUSA2042
Marketing, Principles of 3 BUSA2043

Composition and Literature

CLEP Examination Credit hours awarded Riverland Equivalent
American Literature 6 ENGL2241 and ENGL2242
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 3 ENGL1103
College Composition 6 ENGL1101 & ENGL1105
College Composition Modular 3 ENGL1101
English Literature 3 ENGL2251
Humanities 6 HUMA1101 & HUMA1102

Foreign Languages

CLEP Examination Credit hours awarded Riverland Equivalent
French Language 6 FREN1101 & FREN1102
German Language 6 MnTC Goal 8

Spanish Language Level 1 (score of 50 to 62)
Spanish Language Level 2 (score of 63 or higher)



SPAN1001 & SPAN1002

SPAN1001, 1002, 2001

History & Social Sciences

CLEP Examination Credit hours awarded Riverland Equivalent
American Government 3 PSCI1010
Educational Psychology, Introduction to 3 Psychology Elective
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 3 HIST1001
History of the United States II: 1865 to Present 3 HIST1002
Human Growth and Development 3 PSYC1240
Macroeconomics, Principles of 3 ECON2291
Microeconomics, Principles of 3 ECON2292
Psychology, Introductory 3 PSYC1105
Social Sciences & History 6 MnTC Goal 5
Sociology, Introductory 3 SOCI1101
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 3 HIST1011
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present 3 HIST1012

Science and Mathematics

CLEP Examination Credit hours awarded Riverland Equivalent
Biology 6 BIOL1091 & BIOL1092
Calculus 4 MATH1400
Chemistry 6 CHEM1201 & CHEM1202
College Algebra 3 MATH1110
College Mathematics 3 MATH1050

Natural Science


3 cr. Physical Science - No Lab
3 cr. Biological Science - No Lab

Precalculus 3 MATH Elective