CLEP Policy

Lamar State College Orange welcomes a variety of students, many of whom bring an established knowledge base with them to the campus. To recognize such knowledge, Lamar State College Orange awards credit on the basis of the Subject Examinations of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

CLEP Credit Granted by Lamar State College Orange

History and Social Sciences

Subject Examination Credit -Granting Score CreditHours Lamar Course
+American Government 50 3 American Government
*History of the United States I:
Early Colonization to 1877
50 3 HIST 1301
*History the United States II:
1865 to the Present
50 3 HIST 1302
Human Growth and Development 50 3 PSYC 2314

+The other half of the state mandated requirement must be satisfied by taking GOVT 2306.
*A total of six hours (HIST 1301 and HIST 1302) may be awarded; however, a student must take three additional hours of classroom instruction in American history to satisfy the state requirements for graduation.

Composition and Literature

Subject Examination Credit -Granting Score Credit Hours Lamar Course
American Literature 50 3 ENGL 2326
English Literature 50 3 ENGL 2326
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature 50 3 ENGL 1302

Science and Mathematics

Subject Examination Credit -Granting Score Credit Hours Lamar Course
Calculus 50 4 MATH 2413
College Algebra 50 3 MATH 1314
Pre-Calculus 50 3 MATH 2312
**General Biology Elective/No Lab 50 6 GEN BIO
**Gen. Chemistry Elective/No Lab 50 6 GEN CHEM


Subject Examination Credit -Granting Score Credit Hours Lamar Course
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3 ECON 2301
Principles of Microeconomics 50 3 ECON 2302
Principles of Management 50 3 BGMT 1311
Financial Accounting 50 6 ACCT 2301,2302
Principles of Marketing 50 3 MRKG 1311
Intro. Business Law 50 3 BUSI 2301
Info. Systems and Computer Applications 50 3 COSC 1301

**The subject examinations for general biology and general chemistry will not meet lab science requirements. These may be used for elective requirements only.

General Information

Lamar State College Orange awards credit on the basis of the Subject Examinations of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Credit will be awarded only when the student is enrolled at Lamar State College Orange at the time of the examination. It is the student's responsibility to request CLEP credit placed on his/her records. Credit will not be awarded if the student had received prior credit for the same course or its equivalent. Grades will not be assigned, and hours will not be used in computation of a grade point average.

At this time, Lamar State College Orange recognizes the ACE recommended scores as the criteria for granting credit. We reserve the right to change these required scores at any time. Any changes made will supersede any other policy.

CLEP Test Registration

  1. Contact the Testing Office to schedule an appointment for testing. The Testing Office is located in Room 104 of the Ron E. Lewis Library. You may also call 409-882-3330 to schedule testing.
  2. Complete registration and remit exam fee prior to appointment through the My Account registration portal at A voucher will be generated, which must be presented upon check-in on test day.
  3. A $15 non-refundable service fee must be paid to Lamar State College Orange for each exam taken. This fee should be paid to the cashier on the third floor of the Ron E. Lewis Library and the receipt brought to the test. 

For Your Information

  • The Testing Center number for Lamar State College Orange is 8372.
  • Examinees must present acceptable photo I.D. prior to testing. Students will not be permitted to test without presenting photo I.D.
  • LSCO requires a CLEP Test Essay for the composition and literature exams. The essay typically takes three to four weeks to be returned from scoring.
  • Single subject study guides can be downloaded from the College Board website, and the CLEP Sampler can be downloaded at
  • Scores from exams are sent electronically to CLEP. In rare cases, errors in transmission may occur that may result in a retest. Lamar State College Orange is not liable for any electronic errors of this nature. Upon verification of this occurrence, LSCO will waive the $15 service fee if a retest becomes necessary. The examinee must contact CLEP regarding the CLEP fee.
  • CLEP exams are available for remote proctoring with Proctortrack by Verificient.  Visit for additional information.

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