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CLEP - College Level Exam Program

What is CLEP?

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers a unique opportunity to gain college credit for the knowledge you have acquired. The program includes 34 tests covering a variety of subjects. Formal study, private reading, on-the-job experience, non-credit courses, business training, television/radio courses, travel, and superior high school courses are just a few ways knowledge is acquired.

Eligibility for CLEP

Any student (resident, Liberty University Online, high school, home school, and students from another institution) is eligible to take a CLEP test. Resident Students who attend Liberty must take CLEP tests before their last semester on campus

Candidates who score at the 75th percentile or above on either the SAT or the ACT are likely to meet the minimum scores as established by Liberty University. Other candidates who have done extensive reading or who have relative life experience may also profit from the CLEP exams.

Testing at Another Location

It is permissible to take a CLEP test at another location other than Liberty University. 

Find locations in your area

Please be sure to select Liberty University as your score recipient.  After you have completed the test, remember to obtain a printed score report, with the exception of the College Composition exams.

Costs

Every CLEP test is $130 total, and is broken down in the following way:

  • NON-REFUNDABLE $50 Registration/Proctoring Fee, payable to Liberty University (cash, check, or credit card), due when your form is turned in to reserve a computer.
  • A fee of $80 is charged for each examination, payable to CLEP by credit card (VISA, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express) when you take the test.

Registration Procedures

Make sure you have read all the CLEP information on this site first. To register, you must:

  • Submit the Registration Form

REGISTRATION FORM

  • Before scheduling your CLEP test with Liberty, you must pay the $80 CLEP fee online by going to http://clep.collegeboard.org and creating a “My Account.” After doing so, you will receive a voucher that must be printed and brought to Testing Services on your test day. Please also bring the $50 Liberty fee (cash, check, or credit card) to the Bruckner Learning Center (Green Hall 2700) on your test day as well as 2 forms of ID.  Appointments are made on a first come first served basis. (See link below for office hours.)

NOTE: When you register for a test, you are reserving 2 hours on a computer. Each test is 90 minutes long, except College Composition which is 120 minutes (see below), leaving 30 minutes for check in and setup. Once you are online, you are directed through a tutorial program, which explains the testing process. Because this is somewhat lengthy, CLEP has produced a Sampler program. You can download this from the CLEP website, CLEP Sampler download (link below). This is a very large file. You may also order the Official CLEP Study Guide (Study Guide - link below) from the College Board, which will include a Sampler.


Changes or Cancelations

You may change the test you take, as long as it is at your appointed time. If you cannot keep your appointment, you must cancel and re-register by contacting Testing Services at ttc@liberty.edu.

Questions

For any additional questions, please contact Testing Services at ttc@liberty.edu.


IMPORTANT:  Check-In Policies


CLEP EXAM

MINIMUM
SCORE

LU COURSE

CREDIT 

COLLEGE COMPOSITION**

COLLEGE COMPOSITION MODULAR**       


50

60


ENGL 101

ENGL 101


3

3
 

HUMANITIES

50

HUMN 101/ENGL 221

6 

COLLEGE MATH

50

MATH 115

3

NATURAL SCIENCES

50

BIOL 101/PHYS 101

6

SOCIAL SCIENCES

50

SOCI 200/HIEU 201

6

AMERICAN GOV’T

50

GOVT 220

3

AMERICAN LIT

50

ENGL 201/ENGL 202

6

 

ANALYZING AND INTERPRETING LITERATURE W/ ESSAY ***   50 ENGL 102 3
ANALYZING AND INTERPRETING LITERATURE W/OUT ESSAY 50 ENGL 1XX 3
BUSINESS LAW

50

BUSI 301

3

CALCULUS

50

MATH 131

4

COLLEGE ALGEBRA

50

MATH 121

3

EDUC PSYCHOLOGY

50

PSYC 311

3

ENGLISH LIT

50

ENGL 215/ENGL 216

6

GEN BIOLOGY

50

BIOL 101/BIOL 102

6

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 50

ACCT 211

3

FRENCH LANG.

38

FREN 101

3
  50

FREN 101 & 102

6
  57

FREN 101, 102, & 201

9
 

63

FREN 101, 102, 201, & 202

12

GERMAN LANG.

38

GRMN 101

3
  50

GRMN 101 & 102

6
 

57 

GRMN 101, 102, & 201

9
  63

GRMN 101, 102, 201, & 202

12

SPANISH LANG.

38

SPAN 101

3
  50

SPAN 101 & 102

6
  57

SPAN 101, 102, & 201

9
 

63

SPAN 101, 102, 201, & 202

12

GEN CHEMISTRY

50

CHEM 121/CHEM 122

8

HIST OF US I - up to 1877

50

HIUS 221

3

HIST OF US II - 1865 to present

50

HIUS 222

3

HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

50

PSYC 210

3

INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 50 INFT 110 3
INTRO PSYCHOLOGY

50

PSYC 101

3

INTRO SOCIOLOGY

50

SOCI 200

3

MACRO ECONOMICS

50

ECON 214

3

MANAGEMENT

53

BUSI 310

3

MARKETING

50

BUSI 330

3

MICRO ECONOMICS

50

ECON 213

3

PRE-CALCULUS 50

MATH 128 

WESTERN CIV I

50

HIEU 201

3

WESTERN CIV II

50

HIEU 202

3


PRACTICE TESTS Select drop-down arrow on "College Prep Tools," then select CLEP.

*** To earn ENGL 102 credit, students must pass both parts of the CLEP, to include the multiple choice portion and the written essay.


Computer based CLEP testing

All CLEP exams are computer-based. Liberty University is an open test center for the CLEP program; we administer all the CLEP exams. Students may request their scores be sent to any institution that accepts CLEP credit. It is the responsibility of the student to verify a school's acceptance of the exam before registering to take it.

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION: COLLEGE COMPOSITION

The exam requires writing two essays that must be graded by CLEP. This procedure occurs about every two weeks. Testing Services has a printed schedule for dates relating to the "cut off dates" for reading and mailing the score reports. Awareness of these dates is highly encouraged and can help students with plans. 

VERY IMPORTANT:

Difference between College Composition and College Composition Modular


RETAKING AN EXAM

YOU MUST WAIT AT LEAST SIX MONTHS BEFORE RETAKING AN EXAM.
THIS IS A CLEP REQUIREMENT.


RESTRICTIONS

For Liberty University Only: No credit may be granted for a MATH test that is prerequisite material for a course that has already been completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Graduating Seniors must take the exams and Liberty must receive their scores before the beginning of their final semester.

DESCRIPTION OF EXAMS (see link below)

* CLEP computer-based exams are composed of multiple-choice questions.
* The total time allowed is 90 minutes, except College Composition.
* There are no scheduled rest breaks.
* No personal calculators are permitted. Exams requiring calculator use have a calculator in the computer program itself. These exams are Chemistry, College Algebra, College Math, and Trigonometry.
* After you take the exam, your instant score report is provided to you right away. The only exception to instant scoring is the College Composition, for which results are sent after the essay is scored by ETS.

For more detailed information about the exams and their content areas, please visit the College Board web site at CLEP Test Descriptions (below). In addition to the CLEP study guide (Study Guide - link below), CLEP now offers individual exam study guides that can be downloaded from the net for a fee (Individual Study guides- link below).
 

Information on testing times and procedures