What Is CLEP?
CLEP exams are offered by the College Board (the same organization that offers AP and SAT exams) and cost just $80 to take. They allow you to demonstrate mastery of a subject and cut up to two years off the length of your degree program. A passing score on a CLEP exam yields 3 or more credits that can be transferred to 2,900 colleges and universities.
Notable Online Schools that Accept CLEP
We've personally verified that these online schools accept CLEP credit and make the credit transfer process simple and seamless. Click on the school links below to learn more about their degree programs and connect with an enrollment advisor to confirm your credit transfer eligibility.
How to Prepare
Study.com offers self-paced online courses paired with nearly all of the 33 subject specific CLEP exams that help you learn everything you need to know for your exam. Each course is broken up into chapter topics that contain a series of short video lessons, quizzes, and a chapter exam to gauge your understanding of the material. Click here to begin a free trial and start preparing for your CLEP exam.
Study.com's CLEP prep courses include:
- CLEP American Government
- CLEP Biology
- CLEP Calculus
- CLEP Chemistry
- CLEP College Algebra
- CLEP College Composition
- CLEP College Mathematics
- CLEP English Literature
- CLEP Financial Accounting
- CLEP Human Growth and Development
- CLEP Humanities
- CLEP Information Systems and Computer Applications
- CLEP Intro to Educational Psychology
- CLEP Introductory Business Law
- CLEP Introductory Psychology
- CLEP Natural Sciences
- CLEP Precalculus
- CLEP Principles of Macroeconomics
- CLEP Principles of Management
- CLEP Principles of Marketing
- CLEP Western Civilization I
Notable Traditional Universities that Accept CLEP
Thousands of traditional campus-based colleges and universities accept CLEP transfer credits. Below is a list of the most prestigious ones.
- University of Florida
- Texas A&M University
- University of Arizona
- Michigan State University
- DePaul University
- Florida State University
- Arizona State University
- Drexel University
- University of Kentucky
- Temple University George Mason University
- University of Louisville
- Northern Illinois University
- Colorado State University
- Emerson College
If you have another school in mind, you can use the CLEP website to see if it accepts CLEP credit. (Note: We've found the CLEP website to be generally accurate, but it is not kept up to date and is missing several schools. We recommend confirming with a school's admissions staff before enrolling.) Click here to start prepping for a CLEP exam today.