State Funding Available for CLEP
High schools in Michigan, West Virginia, and Ohio can receive state funding for CLEP exams administered to low-income students.
The standard cost for each CLEP exam voucher for the 2021–22 academic year is $89 for non-low-income students. Due to funding available from the Department of Education in each of these states, the cost for eligible low-income students is:
CLEP exams are computer-based tests that cover intro-level college course material in 34 subjects. More than 2,900 U.S. colleges and universities grant credit to students with qualifying CLEP exam scores and allow them to skip the introductory courses in related subjects.
How Schools Participate in CLEP
Schools can cover the costs of CLEP exams for their students by completing the new CLEP Bulk Purchase online order form. To place an order:
Registering for Exams
All students in Michigan, West Virginia, and Ohio must register for exams online and use the voucher code in lieu of payment. Low-income students must use a voucher code when they register so that schools are invoiced for the correct number of reduced price exams. Students will see the full exam fee during registration, and the reduced price will be applied to the school invoice.
We'll bill schools twice a year for tests taken with a voucher—once in January and once in July. Before invoices are generated, we'll send a survey asking schools to confirm the number of their low-income students who took CLEP exams.
We recommend ordering at least 20% more vouchers than you think you'll need. Schools pay only for the tests taken with a voucher, and there's no penalty for overordering.
Who Qualifies for Reduced-Fee Exams?
In general, any student who's eligible for free or reduced-price lunch through the National School Lunch Program is also eligible for a reduced-price CLEP voucher.
Offer CLEP Testing at Your School
Although students can test at any official CLEP test center, they may perform better if they test in a familiar setting. If your school would like to administer CLEP to your students, apply to become a CLEP test center.
More About CLEP
To find out which colleges grant credit for CLEP, see a list of exam subjects, and get more details about the program, visit the CLEP homepage.