Preparing for the CLEP® Exams

"There are several ways to prepare for a CLEP® exam:

CLEP® Study Materials: A Word of Warning

Many private companies offer test-preparation services for CLEP® exams.  Some are legitimate, but some make promises they can't keep and sell services and products you don't need. Be sure to investigate test-prep companies thoroughly before making a purchase.

We get complaints from students regarding the following practices, which we consider to be unfair or inappropriate:

  • Attempts to sell test-prep services for many CLEP® exams at once, with sizable payment up front or on credit
  • Agreements for credit agreements with a company other than the one selling the preparation materials
  • Contacts from salespeople to you or your family at home
  • Promises that you can receive college credit without enrolling in college
  • Efforts to sell you dictionaries or encyclopedias as part of a test-prep package

If you think you've been cheated, you should seek the help of an organization such as the Better Business Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission."

-From the College Board CLEP® Information for Test-Takers bulletin