College Level Exam Program

The College-Level Examination Program® or CLEP provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. There are 2,900 colleges that grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP exams.  

Study Resources

CLEP study resources are available at major bookstores, the UAA bookstore or you may dowload specific subjects HERE from the College Board website.

The CollegeBoard's CLEP Official Study Guide 19th Edition

Additional CLEP Study Resources


CLEP testing is done at the Advising and Testing Center, Room 112 during our open lab hours.  Each CLEP test costs a total of $110.00. Which is paid in two separate payments.

Register online with the College Board and pay the $80.00 fee.  You will be issued a voucher ID; this voucher ID will be valid for six (6) months from the date of purchase.  This voucher ID only covers the cost of your exam. To reserve a seat in our testing center and schedule a specific date and time for your exam  complete the steps listed below.  


  1. Schedule an appointment with the testing center either in person or online and pay the $30.00 proctoring fee.  Note the latest check in time for all CLEP exams is 2:30 pm daily.

  2. The proctoring fee may be paid in person at Cashiering, located in the University Center during normal business hours, which are Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  OR  examinees may pay online. Please note you will be charged a $3.00 convenience fee for this service.

  3. Bring a copy of your registration receipt and a Government Issued Identification to your scheduled test day appointment.

Acceptable ID's (Government Issued)

  1. Passport
  2. State ID
  3. State Drivers License
  4. Military ID 
  5. Naturalization Card
  6. Tribal ID

Unacceptable Identifications

  1. Credit cards with picture
  2. Warehouse club cards
  3. Birth Certificate
  4. Social Security Cards
  5. Company or Work Identification
  6. Photocopy of any Identification 
Score information

You will receive an unofficial score report at the end of the CLEP exams for all subjects except the College Composition with Essay exam.  You should allow at least 3 weeks for your results to be returned to the Institution from the College Board.

You must be a degree seeking student in order for your official CLEP scores to be posted to your UAA transcript.  

Click here to see how your CLEP scores will be transferred to UAA.


How often can I retake the CLEP Exam?

Effective October 17, 2014 CLEP Exams may be taken every 3 months.