CLEP: College Level Examination Program

The CLEP (College Level Examination Program) is administered across United States and many other world locations to earn college credit. Learners can chose to CLEP college credit from more than 30 study disciplines. In last 50 years CLEP has gained popularity as one of the most widely accepted credit by examination program. Program you can take CLEP over 1800 test centers across the world. The CLEP credits are recognized by 2900 colleges and universities across globe.  Many CLEP accepting institutions award same credit as much you get in a CLEP subject.  However recognition of CLEP subjects is sole decision of individual institutions. The CLEP College Credit offers you following benefits
  • Higher commulative GPA and better course performance
  • Higher chances of college degree completion
  • Saves time and money both
According to college board, “An adult student who earns 15 CLEP credits to apply toward a degree could save nearly $5,000 at the average public 4-year institution and more than $17,000 at the average private nonprofit institution.”

List of CLEP Subjects

You can earn CLEP College Credit in following study areas

Composition and Literature
  • American Literature
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
  • College Composition
  • College Composition Modular
  • English Literature
  • Humanities
World Languages
  • French Language: Levels 1 and 2
  • German Language: Levels 1 and 2
  • Spanish Language: Levels 1 and 2
History and Social Sciences
  • American Government
  • History of the United States I
  • History of the United States II
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Introduction to Educational Psychology
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Social Sciences and History
  • Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
  • Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present
Science and Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • College Algebra
  • College Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Precalculus
Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • Information Systems
  • Introductory Business Law
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing

CLEP Registration

Register for CLEP Examination. One CLEP Exam may cost you $87. The examination may be available free of cost to US Military Personal. Chose your subjects from 33 study areas and register Here is online registration window for CLEP test takers

The following groups are funded by US Government under contract with DANTES:
  • Military personnel (active duty, reserve, National Guard): Army, Navy, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army, and Air National Guard.
  • Spouses of: Coast Guard (active and reserve)Civilian employees of: Air Force

CLEP Score

  • Your CLEP Raw Score is the number of questions you answered correctly.
  • Your raw score is then measured on a scaled score of minimum 20 to maximum 80
  • The American Council on Education (ACE) recommends that colleges grant credit for a score of 50 or higher, but individual institutions can set their own CLEP credit policies.
  • Individual colleges and universities may set their own guidelines. For example, for the year 2018-19, the ACE recommendation for Financial Accounting was 50 which is equivalent of 3 semester hours.
  • The CLEP Examination Registration comes with a Free Score Send feature. However, you can send score to addition institutions for a cost of $20.
  • Here are more details about CLEP Score Report

CLEP Test Center

CLEP college credit examination is administered over 1800 test sites. The test is designed and delivered by college board. Find a CLEP Test Center near you

CLEP Score Policy

The ACE recommends for a CLEP score of 50 or higher but individual colleges and universities may set their own CLEP credit granting standards. There are more than 2900 colleges and universities that accept CLEP Score for the award of college credit. Find here CLEP Policy for Individual Institutions

CLEP Prep

CLEP is college credit examination available in 33 study areas. You need an score of 50 or higher to get college credit. Preparatyion matters for better scoring. To help you in achieving good CLEP Score the college board offers you test preparation material. Browse here Feel Online CLEP Courses that helps you prepare better.

CLEP Support

Do you have a question about CLEP administration? You can contact to the following

CLEP
P.O. Box 6600
Princeton, NJ
08541-6600

Phone: 800-257-9558 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET, Monday-Friday)
Fax: 610-628-3726
Email: clep@info.collegeboard.org

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