What is a CLEP test?
Computer Based Exam with Instant Score Reporting
College Level Examination Program (also called CLEP) is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the United States today. CLEP tests are exams that are used to obtain college-level credits. The exams are designed to test your knowledge of a particular subject. CLEP exams are administered by computer. A CLEP exam allows an hour and a half to test and most exams consist of multiple-choice questions which provide you with instant score report. CLEP exams are administered at 1,900 test centers and 2,900 colleges and universities across the country. CLEP exams help you receive college credit at a fraction of the cost.
By receiving a satisfactory score, you earn from 3 to 12 college credits toward your college degree for each CLEP exam taken. A passing score indicates that you have the same level of knowledge as someone who took the same subject in a traditional classroom. The number of credits earned depends on the exam subject. Think of it as skipping right to the final exam in a college course and having your entire grade based on that test. “Clepping out” is a great idea for students looking to get ahead.