College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Background

The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) proposed a statewide policy directive in 2011 regarding awarding college credit for College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams. Due to some concerns at that time, the directive was temporarily placed on hold.  Discussion resumed in 2013, as part of the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) with a Purpose initiative.  CLEP was revisited by the Credit-by-Examination Working Group of the PLA with a Purpose Network. One of the recommendations from the Working Group was for the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Network (OATN) to revisit the CLEP policy directive on hold.
In response to the request, OATN and ODHE staff discussed further and suggested revised language for the directive. The revisions were shared with both OATN Advisory Council and Oversight Board members, and each group discussed further in 2015. At the December 2015 OATN Oversight Board meeting, the Board members recommended a process to develop a statewide CLEP policy. This process had statewide faculty panels making CLEP alignment recommendations for each exam, and the work was to be done in three phases.  

Phase I

A new statewide policy on the awarding of college credit for 12 College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams was announced in January 2017.  View the announcement memo for the new policy.  

Phase II

A new statewide policy on the awarding of college credit for 12 additional College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams was announced in June 2017.  View the annoucement memo for the new policy.

Phase III

A new statewide policy on the awarding of college credit for 9 additional College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams was announced in December 2017.  View the annoucement memo for the new policy.

 

CLEP Alignment Policy
CLEP Articulation & Transfer Policy Manual Statement

Timeline

Phase I

The credit granting policy for the 12 exams included in Phase I will be fully implemented by fall 2017 and will be applied to students who are enrolled at a public institution of higher education in the fall of 2017 and have not had their CLEP scores evaluated for college credit. Continued work on Phase II began in spring 2017.

Phase II

The credit granting policy for the additional 12 exams included in Phase II will be fully implemented by January 1, 2018 and will be applied to students who are enrolled at a public institution of higher education in the winter/spring of 2018 and have not had their CLEP scores evaluated for college credit.  

Phase III

The credit granting and no-granting policy for the additional 9 exams included in Phase III will be fully implemented by May 1, 2018 and will be applied to students who are enrolled at a public institution of higher education in the summer of 2018 and have not had their CLEP scores evaluated for college credit.  
 

 

Credit Awards by Public Colleges and Universities

INSTITUTION 

(Click on instituion for Phase I, II, & III CLEP documents - Effective MAY 1, 2018)

Belmont College
Bowling Green State University
Central Ohio Technical College
Central State University
Cincinnati State Technical &
Community College
Clark State Community College
Cleveland State University
Columbus State Community
College
Cuyahoga Community College
Eastern Gateway Community
College
Edison State Community 
College
Hocking College
Kent State University
Lakeland Community College
Lorain County Community 
College
Marion Technical College
Miami University
North Central State College
Northwest State Community
College
Ohio University
Owens Community College
Rhodes State College
Rio Grande Community 
College
Shawnee State University
Sinclair College
Southern State Community 
College
Stark State College
Terra State Community College
The Ohio State University
The University of Akron
The University of Toledo
University of Cincinnati
Washington State Community 
College
Wright State University
Youngstown State University
Zane State College