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4255 New Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
Phone: 270.852.7300
Fax: 270.852.7310

CLEP Test Information

Information on registering for CLEP Test by Ms. Miller. 

About CLEP

Save Time. Save Money. Take CLEP.

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of 33 examinations. Earn credit for knowledge you've acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships.

How CLEP Helps You

§  Save time. Depending on your college's CLEP policy, a satisfactory score on a CLEP exam can earn you from 3 to 12 college credits.

§  Save money. The cost of a CLEP exam is $77, a fraction of the tuition and fees for the corresponding course.

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

§  Graduate on time. CLEP can help you to the finish line if you're a few credits shy of graduation

Satisfy a proficiency requirement. Demonstrate your ability


How to Get Started

1.    Find out if your college accepts CLEP. Use the CLEP college search and talk to your admissions office, test center, or academic advisor.

2.    Read descriptions of all 33 exams and decide which to take.

3.    Register to take your exam(s) by contacting a CLEP test center and making an appointment.

4.    Start studying. Get a college textbook and review sample questions.

5.    Take your test!

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Getting Credit

Did you know that doing well on a CLEP exam can earn you the same amount of credit that you'd get if you took — and did well in — a semester- or year-long college course covering the same material? Read on to learn how to get credit for what you already know.

Before you take a CLEP exam, learn about your college's CLEP policy

Most colleges and universities grant credit for CLEP exams, but not all. There are 2,900 institutions that grant credit for CLEP and each of them sets its own CLEP policy; in other words, each institution determines for which exams credit is awarded, the scores required and how much credit will be granted. Therefore, before you take a CLEP exam, check directly with the college or university you plan to attend to make sure that grants credit for CLEP and review the specifics of its policy.

Where to find a college's CLEP policy

Typically, a college lists all its academic policies, including CLEP policies, in its general catalog. You'll probably find the CLEP policy statement under a heading such as Credit-by-Examination, Advanced Standing, Advanced Placement, or External Degree Program. If you can't find this information, ask the admission or registrar's office for a copy of the college's credit-by-examination policy.

How much credit can you earn?

Not all colleges award the same amount of CLEP credit for individual tests. Furthermore, some colleges place a limit on the total amount of credit you can earn through CLEP or other exams. Other colleges may grant you exemption but no credit toward your degree. Knowing several colleges' policies concerning these issues may help you decide which college to attend. If you think you can pass a number of CLEP exams, you may want to attend a college that will allow you to earn credit for all or most of them.

Minimum qualifying score

Most colleges publish the required scores for earning CLEP credit in their general catalog or in a brochure. The required score for earning CLEP credit may vary from exam to exam, so find out the minimum qualifying score for each exam you're considering.

Getting credit for general requirements

At some colleges, you may be able to apply your CLEP credit to the college's core curriculum requirements. For example, all students may be required to take at least six hours of humanities, six hours of English, three hours of mathematics, six hours of natural science, and six hours of social science, with no particular courses in these disciplines specified. In these instances, CLEP credit may be given as "6 hrs. English Credit" or "3 hrs. Math Credit" without specifying for which English or mathematics courses credit has been awarded. Find out before you take a CLEP exam what type of credit you can receive or whether you will be exempted from a required course but receive no credit.

Prior course work

Some colleges won't grant credit for a CLEP exam if you've already attempted a college-level course closely aligned with that exam. For example, if you successfully completed English 101 or a comparable course on another campus, you'll probably not be permitted to receive CLEP credit in that subject also. Some colleges won't permit you to earn CLEP credit for a course that you failed.

For additional information:  http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html

This site has free CLEP practice questions and tips. http://www.cleptestquestions.com


  • Daviess County Public Schools
  • Owens Saylor, Superintendent
  • 1622 Southeastern Parkway
  • Owensboro, KY 42303
  • Phone: 270.852.7000
  • Fax: 270.852.7030
  • Email: contact@dcps.org
  • Office Hours 8am - 4:30pm
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