CLEP Prep Product Comparison



SpeedyPrep offers a robust flashcard learning system for 24 of the CLEP exams. Their platform works via repetition to solidify concepts in students' minds. Incorrect answers are followed by short explanations and, sometimes, video. Students are repeatedly exposed to the same flashcards to build up their base of knowledge until they gain a firm understanding of the concepts covered on the exam. Access to these materials costs $24.95 per month.

The only free resource on this list, offers free practice questions for 30 CLEP tests, as well as general information on the logistics and scoring of the tests. Each set of questions comes with an answer key with basic explanations of the correct answers.


Peterson's offers two CLEP prep products independently, though they can work well together. Their online practice test platform has practice tests for 31 of the CLEP exams, with 3 full practice tests each. Access to the practice tests for each exam is sold separately for a cost of $19.95 per test, and access lasts for 90 days. They also offer a physical book, which costs $21.95, and contains review material and practice tests for five of the most common CLEP exams: College Composition, Humanities, College Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences/History.

The College Board

The College Board is the official provider of all 33 CLEP exams. They offer individual study guides for each CLEP exam in PDF format and contain practice questions and comprehensive information on test logistics and scoring. They also offer a hardcopy book for $24.95 with practice questions for all 33 CLEP exams for those expecting to take 3 or more exams.'s online learning platform has comprehensive study resources for 31 CLEP exams. These resources include hundreds of practice questions designed to mimic questions from the real CLEP exams; complete online courses covering the exam material, utilizing short and digestible video lessons; extensive practice tests with in-depth diagnostics feedback; 24/7 access to expert tutors; personalized study schedule planning; and CLEP logistics & test-taking information. All of these features are available for all 31 of our CLEP study guides with one monthly subscription fee, which varies depending on the type of membership plan.

CLEP Prep Product Comparison

SpeedyPrep Petersons College Board
Flashcards w/ Explanations
Comprehensive Content Overview
In-Depth Video Lessons w/ Transcripts
Physical Book
24/7 Access to Expert Tutors
Practice Tests/Questions
Digital Testing System
Physical Book
Detailed Answer Explanations
In-Depth Diagnostic to Identify Areas of Strength & Weakness
CLEP Logistics & Test Taking Tips
Built-in Personalized Study Planning System
Number of CLEP Tests Covered 24 30 5 (Study Guide)

31 (Practice Tests)
33 31
A Good Option For Anybody who learns best through repetition and who already has substantial background knowledge in the subject Anyone looking for a quick and free glimpse into what the questions on the CLEP exam might look like People taking 1 CLEP exam who want a physical book to study out of and anticipate only needing 3 practice tests Students looking for realistic practice questions and in-depth testing logistics from the makers of the exam People taking one or more CLEP tests who want comprehensive content overview, access to thousands of practice test questions, progress tracking and help sticking to their study schedule

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