Foreign Language Requirement - CLEP Option
The Department of World Languages and Literatures accepts the CLEP examination for French, German, and Spanish. It can be used to meet the Admission, BA and MA second language requirement. The table below illustrates the scores needed to meet each requirement. Students may be awarded up to 12 credits for taking CLEP. A native speaker (defined as a person who has graduated from high school (or higher) in the target language) may not receive credit through the CLEP exam in their native language.
A student may earn credit for first-year or second-year language sequences only (101-103 or 201-203). If you have already earned credit in a higher-level language course or sequence, you will not receive credit for a first- or second- year language course or the equivalent CLEP exam.
The language sequences must be taken in order. A student may receive credit by exam for a maximum of one language sequence (12-15 credits).
|Language and Score||Number of Credits||Course Equivalency|
|French 50||12||French 101,102,103|
|French 59||12||French 201,202,203 (BA/MA requirement)|
|French 40||0||Admissions Requirement|
|German 50||12||German 101,102,103|
|German 60||12||German 201,202,203 (BA/MA requirement)|
|German 40||0||Admissions Requirement|
|Spanish 50||12||Spanish 101,102,103|
|Spanish 63||12||Spanish 201,202,203 (BA/MA requirement)|
|Spanish 40||0||Admissions Requirement|
- These tests are proctored by Testing Services in the Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC). The fee is $115 ($80 to CLEP, $35 to SHAC Testing).
- To make an appointment, please visit: http://www.pdx.edu/shac/testing-clep
SHAC Testing Services
University Center Building,527 SW Hall Street, Suite 340 Portland, OR 97201
Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 a.m.
- If you have questions about the content of the exam, go to the official CLEP website: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html