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:

Michigan

$5

West Virginia

$5

Ohio

$0

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.

Events

Friday, August 6, 2021, 9 A.M. (Central)

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 1 P.M. (Central)

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 2 P.M. (Central)

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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:

Log In

The person responsible for ordering your school's test materials will need to log in to the CLEP Resource Center. If they've never logged in to the Resource Center, they can request access by emailing [email protected]. Please insert "CLEP Resource Center for Bulk Purchase" in the subject line, and include a contact name, title, institution, and email address in the body of the email.

Get the Form

Once logged in, click on Forms and select Bulk Purchase Order Form from the dropdown list. When completing the form, make sure to confirm that you represent a Michigan, West Virginia, or Ohio high school.

Check Your Email

After you complete and submit the form, you'll receive an order confirmation email that will include your order reference number.

Receive Voucher Codes

After your order is reviewed and processed, you'll receive another email with a link to download your voucher codes (link expires in 7 days).

Important Notes

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.

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Invoices

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.

Ordering Vouchers

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.