TOP CLEP FAQs

  • What is the CLEP?
    The College Level Examination Program, or the CLEP, is a collection of standardized tests that measures your knowledge of certain subjects. Students can earn college credit at thousands of colleges and universities by earning a satisfactory score on the computer-based CLEP exams.
  • Who takes the CLEP?
    Anyone seeking college credit can take CLEP exams. Home-schoolers, military personnel, and adult learners are typical CLEP test-takers, but exams are also open to college and high school students.
  • Why take the CLEP?
    CLEP exams can earn you prior learning credit (if accepted at your college or university) to get you a head start on your higher education, enhance your degree, and save time and money on courses.
  • Should I prep for the CLEP? And how much?
    CLEP exams test you on the equivalent of an entire college semester’s worth of curriculum in approximately 90 minutes. While everyone is different, Peterson’s recommends at least 6 weeks of preparation.