College Level Examination Program (CLEP)


CLEP is a national testing program of credit by examination by the College Entrance Board that offers you the opportunity to obtain recognition for college level achievement. CLEP exams allow people who have acquired comprehension subject knowledge through independent or prior study, on the- job training, or cultural pursuits to show that they have mastered college-level material.

The CLEP is a computer-based exam and scores will be received as soon as the testing session is completed. The length of exam is approximately 90 minutes. Examinees will receive immediate score reports for all exams except English Composition with Essay. Please consult your advisor for the requested test to verify credit. Official scores will be sent approximately 2-3 weeks after the test date. CLEP registration can be accepted until the date before the exam pending availability. Examinees must present 2 forms of I.D to be admitted to test. Acceptable forms of I.D. include a state I.D., state issued driver’s license, military I.D., passport, and student I.D.

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Subject Exams Offered at our Testing Center

College board offers 33 Exams.

Our Testing Center administers all the exams except College Composition & College Composition Modular. Currently, TAMUK accepts the following CLEP exams for college credit. ** Please check back for more updates.

CLEP Chart


Test Fees

  • A non-refundable administration fee of- $21.00 is required by the Academic Testing Center when scheduling your exam. The fee is payable online 
  • As of July 1, 2017, College Board requires that Test-Takers create a profile and pay the $85.00 exam fee online prior to taking the scheduled CLEP exam at your selected testing center.  Please visit and click on My Account to create a profile and pay the exam fee.  Please bring the registration ticket with you the day of the exam.
  • Effective July 1, 2018, the exam fee increased to $87.00

NOTE: The Academic Testing Center is only responsible for administering the exam. The TC is not responsible for verifying scores. Credit is awarded through appropriate departments. See the current TAMUK catalog. Save time. Save Money. Take CLEP.


How CLEP helps you:

Save time:

Depending on your college’s CLEP policy, a satisfactory score on each CLEP exam can earn you from 3 to 12 college credits.

Save money:

The cost of a CLEP exam is $85, a fraction of the tuition and fees for the corresponding course.

Graduate on time:

CLEP can help you to the finish line if you’re a few credits shy of graduation.

Meet proficiency requirements:

Demonstrate your ability in college math or a foreign language with CLEP.

Avoid repeating material:

Skip general introductory courses and move on to more advanced classes, or explore new and challenging academic areas.

Military/Veterans-DANTES Funded CLEP Exams

Click here to see who Is Eligible for DANTES-Funded CLEP Exams.

Test preparation from the source!

Visit the CLEP Web site to order study materials that contain descriptions of the exams, sample questions and answers, test-taking tips, and more.

*CLEP Official Study Guide - contains study materials for all 34 exams.

*Individual exam guides

Downloadable study materials for single exams.\clep

This page was last updated on: March 5, 2018