College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Our test center was among the top 100 national test centers that administered CLEP exams
CLEP exams are offered at various times on Monday-Friday throughout the school year and summer. CLEP tests are not administered during finals week for both fall and spring semesters.
Each CLEP test is $137 total, broken down in the following way:
- Non-refundable $50 registration fee, payable to Liberty University by credit card is due when your form is turned in to reserve a computer.
- As of July 1, 2018, a fee of $87 is charged before students come to the Testing Center when they pay for their exam on the College Board website.
There are three easy steps to taking CLEP exams:
Step 1: When you are ready to take your CLEP exam, go to clep.collegeboard.com and pay for the exam by creating a My Account. The CLEP fee is $87 (as of July 1, 2018). After you pay, you will need to print your Registration Ticket and bring it with you on the day of your exam.
Step 2: Pay the Administrative Fee for the exam using the Testing Services Payment Portal. This portal will also allow you to schedule the date of your exam.
Step 3: On your test day, if you are driving onto campus without a parking decal, go to the Hancock Welcome Center to obtain a visitor’s pass. Afterward, come to the Testing Center with a form of ID (ID must have a photo and a signature – A driver’s license works great).
Please also review the following Check-In Policies before you come to take your exam.
That’s it! After following these three steps, you can take your exam.
Changes, Cancelations, and Retaking Exams
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You must wait at least 3 months to retake a CLEP exam. This is a CLEP requirement.
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers a unique opportunity to gain college credit for the knowledge you have acquired. The program includes 34 computer-based 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.
Any student (resident, Liberty University Online, high school, home school, and students from other institutions) is eligible to take a CLEP test.
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.
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. Note: If you are taking Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (ENG 102) you must request that they provide you with the written portion of this test. They will then need to submit the completed essay to Liberty University College of General Studies.
- 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.
- There is no limit to the number of credits that students can earn from CLEP testing.
Students with Disabilities
Please notify the Supervisor of Testing Services at least two weeks in advance if you desire accommodations for a disability. All buildings at Liberty University are handicapped accessible. Tables and chairs are the standard seating in testing rooms. If your disability requires extra time or assistance to take the exam, you will be given a non-standard administration.
Qualifying for Special Testing Accommodations
To qualify for a non-standard administration, you must provide a current letter from a licensed physician, optometrist, or psychologist (including title, address, and telephone number) on his or her letterhead describing the nature of your disability as it applies to taking a multiple choice, standardized test, and specific accommodations you will require for testing. The Supervisor of Testing Services will contact the College Board on your behalf and discuss the appropriate arrangements. Only students with documented disabilities are eligible to receive special testing accommodations.