Information for Parents

Did you know that your child can earn college credit and shorten his or her path to a college degree even before applying to college? By taking any of the 33 College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) exams, your child can minimize the time it takes to graduate, and seriously reduce the cost.

  • At $80, CLEP is a fraction of the tuition and fees for a college course.
  • CLEP can lower the burden of college loans by eliminating the cost for one or more courses.
  • A satisfactory score on any of the 33 CLEP exams can earn your child up to 12 college credits.
  • Taking CLEP exams early can help your child fulfill the requirements of his or her major more quickly.

Registering for a CLEP exam is easy.  Sign up at My Account, a registration platform that allows you to register for any exam 24/7, purchase study materials, find a test center, select an institution score recipient and manage information.

CLEP is accepted by 2,900 colleges and universities and administered in over 1,800 test centers.

Credit policies vary from school to school, so it's important to research the policies at the colleges your child is interested in attending or the one he or she is currently attending.