Suffolk County Community College Course Equivalents

A passing grade of 50 is required on the CLEP exam in order to receive credit at Suffolk County Community College. Level 2 (Intermediate) Language tests have a higher passing grade. You will not be given credit at Suffolk for a CLEP exam if you previously passed the course at Suffolk or received transfer credit for that course.

Test Equivalent Course(s) Suffolk Designation/Credits
Business Law, Intro Business Law I LAW111 (3)
Financial Accounting Financial Accounting I ACC101 (3)
Info Sys & Comp Apps Introduction Computer Science/Info Technology CST111 (4)
Management, Princ. of Management Principles & Practices BUS201 (3)
Marketing, Princ. of Marketing MKT101 (3)
Composition, Literature, & Humanities
Analyzing / Interpreting Lit Introduction to Literature ENG102 (3)
English Literature English Literature ENG TRB (3)
American Literature American Literature ENGTRB (3)
College Composition  Standard Freshman Composition ENG101 (3)
College Composition (modular) No credit given to Suffolk Students N/A
Humanities Humanities elective HUMTRA (3)
Foreign Language
The language exams cover two levels. Level I requires a score of 50 for all languages. Level II French requires a score of 59, level II German, a score of 60, and level II Spanish, a score of 63.
French Language Level 1 - Elementary French 1 & II (6 credits) FRE101 (3) & FRE102 (3)*
  Level 2 - Elem I & II, Intermediate French I (9 credits) FRE201 (3)*
German Language Level 1 - Elementary German I & II (6 credits) GER101 (3) & GER102 (3)*

Level 2 - Elem I & II, Intermediate German I (9 credits)

GER201 (3)*
Spanish Language Level 1 - Elementary Spanish I & II (6 credits) SPN101 (3) & SPN102 (3)*
  Level 2 - Elem I & II, Intermediate Spanish I (9 credits)

SPN101 (3) & SPN102 (3)* and SPN201 (3)      

History & Social Sciences
Psychology, Intro Introduction to Psychology PSY101 (3)
Educational Psych, Intro Educational Psychology PSY220 (3)
Human Growth/Devel Lifespan Development PSY210 (3)
Sociology, Intro Introduction to Sociology SOC101 (3)
Social Sciences / History History - Social Science electives (6) SSETRA (6)
History of US I Foundations of American History HIS103 (3)
History of US II Modern American History HIS104 (3)
Western Civilization I Western Civilization I HIS101 (3)
Western Civilization II Western Civilization II HIS102 (3)
American Government American National Government & Politics POL105 (3)
Macroeconomics, Princ of Macroeconomics: The National Economy ECO111 (3)
Microeconomics, Princ of Microeconomics: Prices and Markets ECO112 (3)
Sciences & Math
Biology Biology non-lab electives BIOTRA (3) & BIOTRA (3)
Chemistry Chemistry non-lab electives CHETRA (3) & CHETRA (3)
Natural Sciences Science electives (6) SCETRA (6)
Calculus Calculus with Analytical Geometry I MAT141 (4)
College Algebra Algebra II MAT111 (4)
Precalculus Precalculus Mathematics MAT126 (4)
College Mathematics A Survey of Mathematical Reasoning MAT101 (3)
  1. CLEP credit does not carry a letter grade nor is it computed as part of the student’s grade point average (GPA).  It is identified on the transcript as CLEP credit for the particular course or subject area, in a manner similar to Transfer credit.
  2. Students will receive a copy of the CLEP score on the day of the test, except for the College Composition exam.  The College Board will mail a copy of the College Composition score to the student.  In order for credit to be applied to the Suffolk transcript, you must indicate that you want the results of the CLEP exam sent to SCCC.
  3. Students who have taken or wish to take a CLEP exam or other standardized exam not listed here may petition to have the exam evaluated for possible Suffolk credit.  For further information, contact the Transfer Evaluation Office  ( Please give us a month to post the credit on your SAIN report (College Composition exam may take longer). You will receive a letter when the credits have been posted.

* If you have successfully completed any of these courses you must have a passing grade on the test. You will be awarded credit only for the course in which you have not already received a passing grade. Duplicate credit will not be awarded for a multi-course CLEP test. Example: You have credit for SPN 101 but want to take the CLEP test for Spanish Language. If you pass the test, you will receive credit for only SPN 102, or if you pass the higher level, SPN 102 and 201.