CLEP®: College-Level Examination Program


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What is CLEP

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) offers you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of the CLEP 33 examinations. The exams are administered at 1,800 colleges and universities in the United States and abroad; 2,900 colleges and universities will accept credit for successful scores. CLEP exams allow people who have acquired comprehensive subject knowledge through independent or prior study, on-the-job training, or cultural pursuits to show that they have the understanding of college-level material.

My Account for CLEP

To make sure the CLEP website is a resource-rich and useful tool for students, CLEP created My Account. You can set up your own account at

With My Account, you can:

  • Easily pay, register, and check in (you can register for CLEP exams 24/7)
  • Update your account information anytime before taking an exam
  • Access test center and score recipient information
  • View your scores, and send your transcript to an institution
  • Purchase study materials

Achieve Your College Goals with CLEP

The knowledge you've obtained from your education and professional experiences can take you further than you think. Whether you're a new or a returning college student, CLEP can help you:

  • Earn three or more college credits

  • Save tuition Dollars

  • Graduate on time

  • Add flexibility to your degree program

Who Earns College Credit with CLEP?

  • Adults returning to school
  • Military service members
  • Traditional-age college students
  • Homeschooled students and high school students
  • Native world language speakers looking to fulfill their language requirements
  • International students who want to translate their overseas courses into credit at U.S. colleges
  • Applicants for master's degree programs looking to fulfill undergraduate prerequisites
  • Professionals wanting to advance in their careers

Taking CLEP Exams

All 33 CLEP examinations are internet based, giving you:

  • Instant candidate score reports
  • Year-round testing
  • "Rights-only" scoring – no penalty for guessing

Consult with your academic advisor to find out which CLEP® exams are accepted and what score is considered for successful completion. Each institution develops their own CLEP® policy.

Potentially earn your “Freshman Year for Free.”

The Modern States Education Alliance announced its official launch of tuition-free online CLEP® courses. The courses, taught by professors from leading institutions, have no prerequisites or restrictions for enrolling and cover all CLEP exam subjects. The courses are free to all users and also include free textbooks and course materials. Learn more by clicking here.