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 LAW 111 (3)
Financial Accounting Financial Accounting I ACC 101 (3)
Info Sys & Comp Apps Introduction Computer Science/Info Technology CST 111 (4)
Management, Princ. of Management Principles & Practices BUS 201 (3)
Marketing, Princ. of Marketing MKT 101 (3)
Composition, Literature, & Humanities
Analyzing / Interpreting Lit Introduction to Literature ENG 102 (3)
English Literature English Literature ENG TRB (3)
American Literature American Literature ENG TRB (3)
College Composition  Standard Freshman Composition  ENG 101 (3)
College Composition (modular) No credit given to Suffolk Students N/A
Humanities Humanities elective HUM TRA (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) FRE 101 (3) & FRE 102 (3)*
  Level 2 - Elem I & II, Intermediate French I (9 credits) FRE 201 (3)*
German Language Level 1 - Elementary German I & II (6 credits) GER 101 (3) & GER 102 (3)*

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

GER 201 (3)*
Spanish Language Level 1 - Elementary Spanish I & II (6 credits) SPN 101 (3) & SPN 102 (3)*
  Level 2 - Elem I & II, Intermediate Spanish I (9 credits)

SPN 101 (3) & SPN 102 (3)* and        SPN 201 (3)      

History & Social Sciences
Psychology, Intro Introduction to Psychology PSY 101 (3)
Educational Psych, Intro Educational Psychology PSY 220 (3)
Human Growth/Devel Lifespan Development PSY 210 (3)
Sociology, Intro Introduction to Sociology SOC 101 (3)
Social Sciences / History History - Social Science electives (6) SSE TRA (6)
History of US I Foundations of American History HIS 103 (3)
History of US II Modern American History HIS 104 (3)
Western Civilization I Western Civilization I HIS 101 (3)
Western Civilization II Western Civilization II HIS 102 (3)
American Government American National Government & Politics POL 105 (3)
Macroeconomics, Princ of Macroeconomics: The National Economy ECO 111 (3)
Microeconomics, Princ of Microeconomics: Prices and Markets ECO 112 (3)
Sciences & Math
Biology Biology non-lab electives BIO TRA (3) & BIO TRA (3)
Chemistry Chemistry non-lab electives CHE TRA (3) & CHE TRA (3)
Natural Sciences Science electives (6) SCETRA (6)
Calculus Calculus with Analytical Geometry I MAT 141 (4)
College Algebra Algebra II MAT 111 (4)
Precalculus Precalculus Mathematics MAT 126 (4)
College Mathematics A Survey of Mathematical Reasoning MAT  101 (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.