Best CLEP Exam Ladder

If you decide to take an exam without taking the earlier exams first, you may find it more difficult than it would be otherwise. So recommend taking exams within the same subject in a row so you can take advantage the overlap of information.  With that being said, here is the list of CLEP exams by order of difficulty with from the easiest in level 1 to the most difficult exams listed in level 5.  Please keep in mind this list is based on my personal experience so it will may vary for you.

 

Level 1 – easy to pass with 4 hours study time

Introduction to Sociology – 3 Credits

Information Systems and Computer Applications – 3 Credits

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature – 6 Credits

Human Growth and Development – 3 Credits

 

Level 2 – easy

Principles of Management – 3 Credits

Principles of Marketing – 3 Credits

Introduction to Psychology – 3 Credits

Introduction to Educational Psychology – 3 Credits

English Composition w/Essay – 6 Credits

English Composition w/o Essay – 6 Credits

Freshman College Composition – 6 Credits

History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 – 3 Credits

 

Level 3 – moderate difficulty

College Mathematics – 6 Credits

College Algebra – 3 Credits

History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present – 3 Credits

Social Sciences and History – 6 Credits

Humanities – 6 Credits

Natural Sciences – 6 Credits

American Literature – 6 Credits

English Literature – 6 Credits

Biology – 6 Credits

 

Level 4 – Difficult

Precalculus – 3 Credits

Principles of Microeconomics – 3 Credits

Principles of Macroeconomics – 3 Credits

Introductory Business Law – 3 Credits

American Government – 3 Credits

Financial Accounting – 3 Credits

 

Level 5 – very difficult

Chemistry – 6 Credits

Calculus – 3 Credits

Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 – 3 Credits

Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present – 3 Credits

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