Credit by Exam: CLEP

If you’ve learned a lot about a subject in high school or on your own, you may be able earn college credit by passing a test. 

Through the College-Level Examination Program, you can “CLEP out” of courses in composition and literature, foreign languages, history and social studies, science and math, and business. More than 2,700 Oklahomans took at least one CLEP test in the latest school year. The most popular tests were in freshman composition, foreign languages, and college algebra. 

The tests are offered at 36 sites in Oklahoma, mostly at colleges and universities. The tests cost $70 each, plus an administration fee charged by the testing site. 

For more information, including preparation and practice materials, see Earn College Credit at Oklahoma Higher Education and About CLEP at the College Board website. 

Active Duty and Reserve military personnel and certain civilian personnel can take CLEP exams for only the approximately $15 test center fee. Exam costs are funded by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). For more information, see the DANTES Web site. Veterans may be eligible for reimbursement.