Credit by Examination
ECC’s Credit by Examination Program enables students with appropriate knowledge and experience to secure college credit. Credit will be granted to students admitted to ECC who pass examinations approved by Enrollment Services and appropriate academic departments. In some instances, it may not be possible to offer credit by examination because no relevant test exists in certain disciplines. When granted, a grade of “CR” will be entered as transfer credit on each student’s transcript. Credit by examination may be granted for the Defense Activity for Non-traditional Educational Support (DANTES) and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Students interested in applying for credit by examination should contact either the Enrollment Services Express Center or the appropriate academic division.
Credit for what you know
CLEP provides a reliable and effective means for colleges and universities to grant credit, placement, and exemption by examination to traditional 18-to 22 years-old students, working students, recent high school graduates, and part-time or nontraditional adult students. Through CLEP exams, students can at ECC:
- Place out of a graduation requirement or an introductory course.
- Accumulate credits toward a degree by demonstrating knowledge gained independently, start studies at a higher level, and save valuable time and money. This is often the extra incentive needed for working adults to begin or return to college.
- Show competence in a subject to determine placement, particularly for foreign language courses.
- Save tuition dollars. At a cost of $85* per exam, CLEP can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars.
ECC credits granted only if student is enrolled at Essex County College in a degree or certificate program.
CLEP credits are counted as transfer credits. A maximum of 30 transfer & CLEP credits may be applied towards a degree, only if they are required for the student’s curriculum. Testing is done once a month.Score Reports:
You will receive your score reports upon completion of the exam.Repeating Examinations:
Examinations may not be repeated within six months of the testing date.
If you are interested in obtaining a Study Guide, please visit your local bookstore or The College Board web site at:www.collegeboard.com/clep.
- Effective July 1, 2017 the fee is $87 per test. – Applicants must register on-line for the exam at https://clep.collegeboard.org/started and follow the steps. Once the student is registered, they will need to print their registration ticket and present the ticket to the test center on the day of the exam.
- $28.50 non-refundable service fee is due at the time of scheduling an appointment. Students must register for an appointment at www2.registerblast.com/essex/exam/list.
- Some of the composition and Literature exams have optional essays, which some Colleges and universities require and others do not. Contact the college or university you are planning to attend to ask about its essay requirements.
For more information, please contact the Testing Center at 973-877-4436.
Credit would be awarded to the student achieving a score of the mean level for a “C,”as stated by the College Level Examination Board. Credit is awarded for the following subjects (Download CLEP Course Equivalency List):
|Composition and Literature|
|American Literature||No ECC equivalent|
|Analyzing & Interpreting Literature||No ECC equivalent|
|College Composition||No ECC equivalent|
|College Composition Modular/with essay||College Composition I||3 crs||ENG 101|
|English Literature||No ECC equivalent|
|Humanities||No ECC equivalent|
|French||Elementary French I & II||6 crs||FRN 101-102|
|German||Elementary German I & II||6 crs||GER 101-102|
|Spanish||Elementary Spanish I & II||6 crs||SPN 101-102|
|History & Social Sciences|
|American Government||American Government||3 crs||POL 104|
|American History I||American History I||3 crs||HST 111|
|American History II||American History II||3 crs||HST 112|
|Human Growth & Development||Child Psychology & Development||3 crs||PSY 219|
|Intro. to Educational Psychology||Educational Psychology||3 crs||PSY 220|
|Introductory Psychology||General Psychology I||3 crs||PSY 101|
|Introductory Sociology||Introduction to Sociology||3 crs||SOC 101|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||Principles of Economics I||3 crs||ECO 101|
|Principles of Microeconomics||Principles of Economics II||3 crs||ECO 102|
|Social Science/ History Introd.||Sociology & World Civilization I||6 crs||SOC 101/HST 101|
|Western Civilization I or II||No ECC equivalent|
|Science & Mathematics|
|Biology||General Biology I & II||8 crs||BIO 101-102|
|Calculus||Unified Calculus I or Calculus I||3 crs||MTH 114|
|4 crs||MTH 121|
|Chemestry||General Chemestry I & II||8 crs||CHM 103-104|
|College Algebra||Pre Calculus I||4 crs||MTH 119|
|College Mathematics||Fundamental Concepts of Modern Mathematics I & II or||7 crs||MTH 103-104|
|Technical Math I or||3 crs||MTH 109|
|Introductory College Math||4 crs||MTH 100|
|Natural Sciences||No ECC equivalent|
|Pre calculus||Pre calculus I or||4 crs||MTH 119|
|College Algebra with Trigonometry||4 crs||MTH 113|
|Financial Accounting||Financial Accounting||4 crs||ACC 101|
|Information Systems/Computer Applications||No ECC equivalent|
|Introductory Business Law||Business Law I||3 crs||BUS 251|
|Principles of Management||Business Org. & Management||3 crs||BUS 101|
|Principles of Marketing||Principles of Marketing||3 crs||BUS 211|
*effective May 17, 2017