College Level Exam Program (CLEP)

The College Level Exam Program (CLEP) is a computer-based credit by exam opportunity that offers the chance for students to be awarded college credit for knowledge gained through high school coursework.  CLEP offers 33 introductory college-level exams in foreign languages, science, mathematics, business, English language and literature, social sciences, and history.  Select CLEP exams are offered at Magnet (to students with teacher recommendation) in mid-December and mid-May.   

A score of 50% or better on a CLEP exam correlates closely with college readiness; however, the required score for earning CLEP credit varies by exam.  The amount of credit earned on an individual CLEP exam varies with each college.  The CLEP exam fee is $85 and each exam is 90 minutes in length.

Upon completion of a CLEP exam, one free score report will be sent to the college designated during exam registration.  Colleges typically award credit for CLEP exams after the student begins his/her freshman year of college.

For CLEP resources and additional information, click here

*Note:  It is important to check with each individual college/university to determine what credits, if any, as well as how many hours will be awarded for CLEP exams.
Keri Miles,
Aug 31, 2016, 5:50 AM