What Are the CLEP Pass Rates for the Military?

Recent Military Pass Rates for CLEP Exams

There are 33 subject exams offered to military personnel, their spouses, and civilian military employees who want to earn introductory college credit through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP).

In 2014, the overall military pass rate for computer-based CLEP tests was 59%, according to the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).

Popular CLEP Subject Exams

Around 55,000 online CLEP tests were administered to military examinees in 2014. More than half of them were in these subjects:

Exam TitleNo. of Tests TakenPass Rate
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature13,44780%
College Composition Modular 6,59681%
Principles of Management4,73038%
College Mathematics4,14351%
Spanish Language 2,60887%
Introductory Psychology 2,515 57%
College Composition 2,300 69%

How to Qualify for Free CLEP Exams

DANTES will pay CLEP exam fees for active duty and reserve personnel in each branch of the armed forces. Civilian employees and spouses of service members in the Air Force Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army Reserve, Army National Guard, and Coast Guard can also qualify for free tests.

CLEP exams are given at thousands of colleges and universities in the United States - some of which are base-sponsored testing centers - as well as on military bases across the globe. Individuals who test at an approved location can also have their administrative fees waived.

However, DANTES only pays testing and administrative fees for an individual's first attempt at a particular test title. To receive these benefits, test takers must denote their eligibility during the registration process and bring their military ID with them to the testing center on exam day.

Preparing for the CLEP Exams

Students may find it beneficial to review the subject in which they're being tested. Study.com offers a full complement of courses that include video lessons and practice tests designed to help you be successful on the CLEP exams. Our studgy guides also allow you to study whenever and wherever it's convenient for you through a mobile-friendly educational platform. CLEP review courses are offered in the following topics:

Subject Area CLEP Course
Business*Principles of Management
*Principles of Macroeconomics
*Principles of Marketing
*Introductory Business Law
*Information Systems and Computer Applications
*Financial Accounting
Humanities *CLEP Humanities: Study Guide & Test Prep
*CLEP Introductory Sociology: Study Guide & Test Prep
*Analyzing & Interpreting Literature
*College Composition
*American Literature
*English Literature
*American Government
*Social Sciences and History
*History of the United States I and History of the United States II
*Western Civilization I and Western Civilization II
Math*College Algebra
*College Mathematics
Psychology*Introductory Psychology Exam
*Human Growth and Development
*Introduction to Educational Psychology
*Natural Sciences
Language*CLEP Spanish Language: Study Guide & Test Prep
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