The College Board’s College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) has been the most widely trusted credit-by-examination program for over 40 years, accepted by 2,900 colleges and universities and administered in more than 1,800 test centers. This rigorous program allows students of a wide range of ages and backgrounds to demonstrate their mastery of college-level material in introductory subjects and earn college credit. Students can earn credit for what they already know by getting qualifying scores on any of the 33 examinations.
University of Louisville students need to visit the Office of Admissions website to see which CLEP exams are currently accepted for credit. Students may also contact REACH for information on tutoring sessions. If you are taking a CLEP exam for another university or institution, please check their policies in regard to receiving credit.
There are two fees for each CLEP exam: A $35 administration fee due to the University of Louisville and $80 payable to The College Board. If you are taking an exam with an optional essay, the essay itself also has a $10 fee. **CLEP administration fees are NON REFUNDABLE, no exceptions. If you must reschedule for any reason, you should register again through our U of L online registration. You must pay the $35 registration fee again.**
FIRST, you must build a CLEP profile online. Here you will enter the $80 payment and will receive a CLEP Exam Registration Ticket. You must print this ticket out and bring with you to Testing Services the day of your exam so we can enter your Voucher ID from the ticket.
NEXT, you should schedule your test date and time with the University of Louisville Testing Services Office. You will receive an email from us confirming your test date and time.
FINALLY, you should read over this information and pay CLOSE attention to the ID requirements. We do not allow personal belonging (purses, backpacks, cellphone, keys, watches, etc) inside the testing room. If you bring any prohibited items, you will be required to leave them in our storage cabinet. If you have any questions about the requirements, feel free to contact our office at 502.852.6606 prior to your scheduled appointment.
The CLEP retest policy allows exams to be repeated after a three-month waiting period.
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