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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.

CLEP Examination Chart (exams accepted at NECC)

CLEP Exam

Credit Granting Score

Credit Granted

Semesters

NECC Equivalent

Business

Financial Accounting

50

3

1

ACC 101

Information Systems & Computer Applications

50

3

1

CTN 110

Intro to Business Law

50

3

1

BUS 211

Principles of Management

50

3

1

MGT 201

Principles of Marketing

50

3

1

MKT 210

Composition and Literature

American Literature

50

6

2

LIT 201 & LIT 202

College Composition*

50

3 (with two essays scored by CLEP)

1

ENG 101

Humanities

50

3

1

Humanities Elective

Foreign Languages

College Level French Language

50

6

2

FRN 101 & 102

 

59

12

4

FRN 101 & 102 and FRN 201 & 202

College Level German Language

50

6

2

GER 101 & 102

 

60

12

4

GER 101 & 102 and GER 201 & 202

College Level Spanish Language

50

6

2

SPN 111 & 112

 

63

12

4

SPN 111 & 112 and SPN 201 & 202

History and Social Sciences

American Government

50

3

1

GOV 101

History of the U.S. I: Early Colonization/1877

50

3

1

HIS 101

History of the U.S. II: 1865 to the Present

50

3

1

HIS 102

Human Growth & Development

50

3

1

PSY 110

Introduction to Psychology

50

3

1

PSY 101

Introduction to Sociology

50

3

1

SOC 101

Principles/Micro-Economics

50

3

1

ECO 201

Principles/Macro-Economics

50

3

1

ECO 202

Western Civilization I: Ancient Near Eas 1648

50

3

1

HIS 111

Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present

50

3

1

HIS 112

Science and Mathematics

Calculus

64

4

1

MAT 251

College Algebra

50

3

1

MAT 120

College Mathematics

50

6

2

MAT 111 & 112

Natural Sciences

50

3

1

ERS 110

Pre-Calculus

61

4

1

MAT 130

*Please check with test administrator as to when 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

*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.