College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College-Level Examination Program (R) (CLEP) helps students receive college credit for what they already know.  Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by examination program, available at more than 2,900 colleges and universities.  There are 33 CLEP exams available.

We strongly recommend students confirm with the college or university they plan to attend if the CLEP exam they plan to take will be accepted.  

NOTE: CLEP exams cannot be scheduled any days the Testing Center is also administering HiSET exams, as they run on the same testing platform.  HiSET exams in general are offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 

Registration for CLEP

CLEP exams are given on request.  Registering for a CLEP exam is a multiple-step process.

Step 1:  Students must select an exam and register with CLEP.  

Step 2: Request an exam date and time through our online form.  

  • Candidates should enter "CLEP" and the name of the exam (such as Chemistry) in the "Class Name" field. 
  • Candidates should enter "N/A" for both Instructor Name and Instructor Email Address fields. 
  • Candidates should enter the school they plan to attend in the "School" field. 
  • Candidates must receive an email confirmation of their exam date and time before proceeding to Step 3. 

Step 3: Pay the sitting fee ($25.00) through our online payment system.  Candidates may be asked to provide proof of payment at the time of check-in; please be sure to bring a printed copy of the sitting fee receipt OR be able to access on a smartphone. 

Test Results

Score reports are normally received instantly, with the exception of the College Composition with Essay, which takes three to four weeks to deliver.  NOTE: the Testing Center staff never has access to student scores; students must contact the College Board if additional score reports or transcripts are needed.  


Contact the Testing Center at (417) 836-6417 if you need accommodations.  Candidates who need accommodations must be able to provide documentation of the accommodations required. 


Contact the Testing Center at (417) 836-6417 if you have any questions.