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CLEP & DSST General/Subject Exams

Northern Essex Community College awards CLEP & DSST credits earned by the achievement of the required scores as listed in the following Charts. The score requirements are set through the recommendation of the American Council on Education and based on review by faculty at Northern Essex Community College.

The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has recently evaluated CLEP processes and procedures for developing, administering, and scoring the CLEP exams. Based on this information the 2015-16 CLEP Credit-Granting Recommendations have changed for the Foreign Language CLEP exams.  Per the ACE recommendations, candidates can earn up to 9 credits in the Foreign Language CLEP exams at Northern Essex Community College.

CLEP Examination Chart (exams accepted at NECC)

Business
CLEP Exam Credit Granting Score Credit Granted Semesters NECC Equivalent
Financial Accounting 50 3 1 ACC 101 Introductory Accounting I
Information Systems (formerly Information Systems & Computer Applications) 50 3 1 CTN 110 Introduction to Information Technology
Intro to Business Law 50 3 1 BUS 211 Business Law I
Principles of Management 50 3 1 MGT 201 Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing 50 3 1 MKT 210 Principles of Marketing
Composition and Literature
CLEP Exam Credit Granting Score Credit Granted Semesters NECC Equivalent
American Literature 50 3 1 LIT 201 American Literature I
College Composition* 50 3 (with two essays scored by CLEP) 1 ENG 101 English Composition I
Humanities 50 3 1 Humanities Elective
Foreign Languages
CLEP Exam Credit Granting Score Credit Granted Semesters NECC Equivalent
College Level French Language 50 6 2 FRN 101 Introductory French 1 & FRN 102 Introductory French 2
59 9 3 FRN 101 Introductory French 1 & FRN 102 Introductory French 2 and FRN 201 Intermediate French 1
College Level German Language 50 6 2 GER 101 Introductory German 1 & GER 102 Introductory German 2
60 9 3 GER 101 Introductory German 1 & GER 102 Introductory German 2 and GER 201 Intermediate German 1
College Level Spanish Language 50 6 2 SPN 111 Introductory Spanish 1 & SPN 112 Introductory Spanish 2
63 9 3 SPN 111 Introductory Spanish 1 & SPN 112 Introductory Spanish 2 and SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish 1
History and Social Sciences
CLEP Exam Credit Granting Score Credit Granted Semesters NECC Equivalent
American Government 50 3 1 GOV 101 American Government & Politics
History of the U.S. I: Early Colonization/1877 50 3 1 HIS 101
US History I
History of the U.S. II: 1865 to the Present 50 3 1 HIS 102
US History II
Human Growth & Development 50 3 1 PSY 110 Lifespan Psychology
Introduction to Psychology 50 3 1 PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology 50 3 1 SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
Principles/Micro-Economics 50 3 1 ECO 201 Micro Economics
Principles/Macro-Economics 50 3 1 ECO 202 Macro Economics
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near Eas 1648 50 3 1 HIS 111 Western Civilization I
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present 50 3 1 HIS 112 Western Civilization II
Science and Mathematics
CLEP Exam Credit Granting Score Credit Granted Semesters NECC Equivalent
Calculus 64 4 1 MAT 251 Calculus I
College Algebra 50 3 1 MAT 120 College Algebra
College Mathematics 50 6 2 MAT 111 Contemporary Math I &
MAT 112 Contemporary Math II
Natural Sciences 50 3 1 ERS 110
Earth Science
Pre-Calculus 61 4 1 MAT 130 College Algebra & Trigonometry

*Please check with test administrator as to when College Composition exam scores are mailed out. These scores can take up to five weeks to receive. Therefore students should plan accordingly.

DSST Examination Chart (exams accepted at NECC)
DSST Exam Credit Granting Score Credit Granted Semesters NECC Equivalent
Business Law II 44 3 1 BUS 212 Business Law II
Introduction to Business 46 3 1 BUS 101 Introduction to Business
Human Resource Management 48 3 1 MGT 205 Human Resource Management
Organizational Behavior 48 3 1 PSY 105 Organizational Behavior
Principles of Finance 46 3 1 FIN 201 Business Finance