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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The CLEP exam(s) offer credit for Math, Science & Engineering, Foreign Languages, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences courses.

The CLEP exam allows individuals who have acquired knowledge outside the usual educational setting to earn college credit. Credit is granted only to students enrolled at CNM and who achieve passing scores, as listed on this page. Only the exams listed on this page are offered. No credit is granted for Subject Exams not listed.

Assessment Center Contact

Main Campus, SSC-204
(505) 224-3243

Montoya Campus, TW-103
(505) 224-5761

Westside Campus, WS2-113
(505) 224-5382

Rio Rancho Campus
(505) 224-4912

Administration

CLEP exams are administered up to 3 hours before closing (depending on length of test) Monday through Friday. The exam is offered at Main, Montoya, Westside and Rio Rancho campuses.

Registration and Cost

Visit the CLEP website at http://clep.collegeboard.org/register/exam and follow the registration process. Using the website you will purchase an exam voucher and select the school you want your CLEP transcripts to be sent to. You will need to print out the voucher and bring it to the CNM campus on the day you want to test.

It is not necessary to set up a test appointment with a CNM campus but you can if you wish to.

The CLEP exam fee is $87.00 and must be purchased online with a credit card. On the day of the exam you will also be charged a $25.00 non-refundable CNM administrative fee payable at the cashiers' office.

You must have a Government issued photo I.D. to register. 
If you are repeating an exam you must wait three months.
CLEP exams that are repeated before 3 months of the test date will have the scores cancelled and test fees forfeited.

PLEASE ALLOW 15-30 MINUTES TO PROCESS PAPERWORK AND START EXAM

Exam

RULES

  • Exams are 3 hours long with tutorials.
  • All examinees must present a photo ID.
  • Acceptable types of photo ID include driver's licenses, passports and government-issued identification cards. Anyone who fails to present a photo ID will not be allowed to test.
  • Please do not bring any papers, beepers, cellular phones or backpacks on the day you are testing.
  • Scheduled rest breaks will not be provided. If you must leave the testing rooms momentarily while the test is in progress you will not be given extra time to complete the exam.

Please note: Scientific calculators will be available on your computer.

TEST RESULTS

  • CLEP scores are good for 20 years.
  • You will receive a score report approximately 15 minutes after completing the test (except for College composition which takes up to 3 weeks to score).
  • If you would like your exam cancelled, notify the test administrator before submitting your exam for scoring.
  • CLEP Scores will be forwarded from the Assessment Center to the CNM Records office and to the National CLEP office.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

Individuals with special needs requiring specific test accommodations are advised to contact the Assessment Center Lab Staff at Main, Montoya or Westside campuses. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for test materials to arrive if a special test version is required.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more details go to www.clep.collegeboard.org. Study guides for specific exams can be obtained at any Assessment office.

CNM CLEP POLICY

CLEP SUBJECT EXAMS

MINIMUM SCORE CREDIT GRANTED EQUIV. CNM COURSE

SUBJECT EXAMS:

Foreign Languages

French - College Level 1

50

8

FRENCH 1101,1102

French - College Level 2

59

16

FRENCH 1101,1102,2201,2202

Spanish - College Level 1

50

8

SPAN 1101,1102

Spanish - College Level 2

63

14

SPAN 1101,1102,2201,2202

German - College Level 1

50

6

LANGUAGE ELECTIVE

German - College Level 2

60

12

LANGUAGE ELECTIVE

Social Sciences and History

American Government

50

3

PSCI 2200

Human Growth and Development

50

3

PSY 2220

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

ECON 2200

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

ECON 2201

Analyzing/Interpret Literature

50

6

ENG 1150,2250

College Composition

50

3

ENG 1101

College Composition

70

6

ENG 1101, 1102

English Literature

50

6

ENG 2284,2285

American Literature

50

6

ENG 2287,2288

Introduction to Psychology

50

3

PSY 1105

Intro to Educational Psychology

50

3

PSY Elective

Introduction to Sociology

50

3

SOC 1101

US History I

50

3

HIST 1161

US History II

50

3

HIST 1162

Western Civilization I

50

3

HIST 1101

Western Civilization II

50

3

HIST 1102

Humanities

50

6

HUM 1111,1121

Sciences and Mathematics

College Algebra

50

3

MATH 1315

College Mathematics

50

3

MATH 1320

Calculus

63

4

MATH 1710

Pre-Calculus

50

7

MATH 1410, 1415

Biology

50

3

BIO 1010

Chemistry

50

8

 CHEM 1710,1792,1810,1892

Business

Financial Accounting

50

6

ACCT 1110

Principles of Management

50

3

BA 2133

Principles of Marketing

50

3

BA 2222

Introduction to Business Law

50

3

BA 2240