The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) gives students the opportunity to receive college-level credit for what they already know by earning qualifying scores on any one of the CLEP exams. Students that desire to take the CLEP examinations should do so before enrolling for classes at the College. Credit earned through the CLEP examination shall count toward general education and graduation requirements only. CLEP credit is transfer credit, and therefore cannot duplicate credit already earned from another source. Lincoln College will accept up to 30 credit hours of CLEP credit. A minimum score of 50 (equivalent to a grade of “C”) is considered a passing score. Repeating an exam for a passing score can be done after six months of the initial testing date.
Students should get an official copy of test scores sent from the CLEP Office, by request of the student, directly to Lincoln College-Normal. Testing sites close to either Lincoln College campuses include Illinois Central College, Illinois State University, Illinois Valley Community College, and Lincoln Land Community College. The code for Lincoln College is 1406.