CLEP Benefits for Everyone

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course.

CLEP offers 34 exams that cover introductory level college course material. With a passing score on one CLEP exam, you could earn three or more college credits at 2,900 U.S. colleges and universities.

Save Money

Exams cost only $95 plus your test center's administration fee, compared to hundreds of dollars per course credit at a college. 

Get Your Degree Faster

Students who pass CLEP exams are likely to graduate months earlier than other students.

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CLEP Students Outperform Their Peers in College

CLEP students tend to have higher GPAs.

CLEP students perform as well or better in subsequent courses than their peers who take the introductory course.

CLEP students who score 50 or higher on an exam have higher rates of transfer from two-year to four-year colleges.

CLEP Is Widely Accepted and Widely Available

CLEP is the most widely trusted credit-by-examination program, accepted at over 2,900 colleges.

See If Your College Accepts CLEP

Over 2,000 test centers nationwide administer the tests.

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Make the Most of Your Military Benefits

Military personnel take CLEP exams for free and receive free test prep books as part of their education benefits.

Active Duty

The U.S. government pays exam fees for active-duty military and eligible spouses and civil service employees.


Exams for veterans may be covered by benefits provided under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill.

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