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Looking for ways to speed up the completion of your degree and career goal? Up to 50 percent of credit hours required for a degree or certificate can be earned through proficiency exams. Here's how.
Advanced Placement Tests
College Board Advanced Placement (AP) tests may be used to fulfill ECC course requirements in a variety of areas. They are nationally standardized, subject-specific tests taken at your high school after completing an Advanced Placement course. ECC courses which may be proficiency by successfully completing Advanced Placement exams are shown here along with the AP score required for credit.
Advanced Placement (AP) Credit Chart
||ECC Course Credit |
|U.S. Government & Politics
||POS 150 (3) |
||HIS 151 (3) |
||HIS 151 & 152 (6) |
|Art Studio/Drawing (w/portfolio)
||ART 101 (3) |
||BIO 110 (4) |
||CHM 142 (5) |
||CHM 142 & 143 (10) |
|Computer Science A
||CIS 110 (3) |
|Computer Science AB
||CIS 110 (3) |
||CIS 110 & CIS 121 (7) |
||ENG 101 (3) |
||ENG 101 & 102 (6) |
||ENG 101 (3) |
||ENG 101 & LIT 215 (6) |
||HIS 101 (3) |
||HIS 101 & 102 (6) |
|French, German,Japanese, Spanish Lang.
||FRN, GRM, JPN or SPN 102 & 201 (8) |
||FRN, GRM, JPN or SPN 201 & 202 (8) |
||FRN, GRM, JPN or SPN 202 & 261 (7) |
||JPN 202 (4) |
|French, German, Spanish Literature
||FRN, GRM or SPN 202 & 261 (7) |
||ECN 102 (3) |
||ECN 103 (3) |
||MTH 133 (4) |
||MTH 133 & 134 (9) |
||MTH 102 (3) |
||MTH 120 (4) |
||MUS 128 & 129 (8) |
||PSY 100 (3) |
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a group of nationally standardized tests offered by appointment at the ECC Testing Center during regular hours. These computerized tests are usually best suited for those with considerable academic and life experiences. Students may take as many CLEP tests as they wish, most tests requiring 90 minutes to complete.
Useful Links & Literature
Academic & Transfer Advising for an appointment to discuss whether these tests are appropriate for you – building B, room B120,
ECC Campus, 847-214-7390. Call the Testing Center in advance of when you want to take a CLEP test to make an appointment – building B, room B115,
ECC Campus, 847-214-7219.
ECC Proficiency Program
Proficiency credit earned at other accredited institutions is accepted at ECC if it applies to the degree or certificate the student intends to complete at ECC, and the institution recorded the proficiency credit on the student’s official transcript.
Proficiency request form |
cost & fees»
This program is a series of measures created by ECC to evaluate the equivalency of your experiences, knowledge and talents to college courses. Contact the dean and instructor of the appropriate academic department at the college to explore ECC proficiency credit. In addition to written exams, some of the other ways you may earn credit are detailed as follows.
Vocalists, musicians, actors may perform for credit.
Native Language Proficiency
If English is your second language, you may test your native language, providing ECC has a qualified instructor, to earn college credit.
Graphic designers, artists and writers may have their bodies of work, exhibition experience, and published or purchased materials reviewed.