BRCC awards credit for successful completion of the following CLEP general examinations based upon the American Council of Education (ACE) recommendations for award of credit. Credit will be granted for a score of “50” or higher on examinations applicable to the student’s current plan of study.

To request college credit for CLEP scores, follow the steps below:

Blue Ridge Community College
Office of Admissions and Records
One College Lane
PO Box 80
Weyers Cave, VA  24486

Learn more about CLEP and take a test locally.  The ADP Testing Center administers CLEP exams at the Ice House in Harrisonburg, VA.

Business

CLEP® Examination

BRCC Equivalent

ACE Recommended Score¹

Semester Hours²

Financial AccountingACC 211503
Information SystemsITE 120503
Introductory Business LawBUS 241503
Principles of ManagementBUS 200503
Principles of MarketingMKT 100503

Composition and Literature

CLEP® Examination

BRCC Equivalent

ACE Recommended Score¹

Semester Hours²

American LiteratureENG 246503
Analyzing and Interpreting LiteratureENG 225503
College CompositionENG 111503
College Composition ModularENG 111503
English LiteratureENG 245503
HumanitiesHUM 202503

History and Social Sciences

CLEP® Examination

BRCC Equivalent

ACE Recommended Score¹

Semester Hours²

American GovernmentPLS 135503
History of the United States IHIS 121503
History of the United States IIHIS 122503
Human Growth and DevelopmentPSY 230503
Introductory PsychologyPSY 200503
Introductory SociologySOC 200503
Principles of MacroeconomicsECO 201503
Principles of MicroeconomicsECO 202503
Western Civilization IHIS 101503
Western Civilization IIHIS 102503

Science and Mathematics

CLEP® Examination

BRCC Equivalent

ACE Recommended Score¹

Semester Hours²

BiologyBIO 101-102508
CalculusMTH 263504
College AlgebraMTH 161503
College MathematicsMTH 154503
Natural SciencesNAS 2502
PrecalculusMTH 167505

World Languages

CLEP® Examination

BRCC Equivalent

ACE Recommended Score¹

Semester Hours²

Spanish Language, Level 1 ProficiencySPA 101-102508
Spanish Language, Level 2 ProficiencySPA 101-102508
Spanish Language, Level 2 ProficiencySPA 101-102; 2016312

*For CLEP World Languages exams material taught during first- and second-year college language courses is incorporated into a single exam, covering both Level 1 and Level 2 content.  A test taker’s proficiency level is dependent on the test score; ACE recommends different credit-granting scores and amounts of credits at Level 1 and Level 2.

¹The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated CLEP® processes and procedures for developing, administering and scoring the exams.  The scores listed above are equivalent to a grade of C in the corresponding course.  The American Council on Education, the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research and program initiatives.  For more information, visit the ACE Credit website.

²Semester hours are for CLEP® exams completed after July 1, 2010.  For historic ACE recommended credit-granting scores for CLEP® exams, visit the ACE Credit website.