CLEP Exam List & Credits Offered

Instructor: Stacey Bumpus
CLEP offers a wide variety of exams you can take to quickly advance in your studies and get closer to your goal of earning a college degree. Explore a comprehensive list of CLEP exams, and find out the number of college credits each offers.

CLEP Exams & Credits

CLEP is a credit-by-examination program offering 33 exams you can take to earn credits that are accepted at 2,900 colleges and universities. Browse this list of CLEP exams, sorted by subject area, and discover the credits offered for each exam. Click each exam link to find a Study.com test prep course offering lessons, self-assessment options and tools to help you study.

Composition and Literature

World Languages

Note: All World Languages exams offer 6 credits for the Level 1 portion and 9 credits for the Level 2 portion.

History and Social Sciences

Science and Mathematics


CLEP Exam Basic Info

Now that you know what exams are available, how you can study for them and how many credits each is worth, let's learn a little bit about exam costs, registration, scheduling and scoring.

Exam Costs

Each CLEP exam costs $85. Payment is made in the My Account portal (clep.collegeboard.org) via debit or credit card. It's good to note that the testing center you select could charge an additional administration fee.

Military personnel may be able to have their exams funded through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). If you qualify for DANTES and take your exam at an on-base or fully funded test center, your exam and test center administration fees will be free of charge.

Registration & Test Scheduling

To register for a CLEP exam, you must select an exam from the CLEP registration page or individual exam page then enter the My Account portal to submit your payment.

If you cannot identify a preferred test center in the My Account portal during registration, you can use the Find a Test Center tool at clep.collegeboard.org to locate one in your area. After finding a test center, contact it directly to schedule the date and time to take your exam.

CLEP Scores

CLEP exams offer a scaled score range of 20 to 80. The recommended minimum passing score to earn college credits is 50 for most exams; however, each institution is allowed to set its own minimum passing score for granting credits.

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 95 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 2,000 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Filtered by: {{subject.name}}   {{level.name}}   {{goal.name}}   Clear All Filters
Courses: {{pfc.courses.length}}