College Level Exam Program (CLEP)

The College-Level Examination Program® or CLEP provides all students 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.  

How can I prepare for the exam?

CLEP study resources are available at major bookstores, the UAA bookstore , online for specific subjects from the College Board and free online courses at Modern States.

How much does the exam cost?

 Each CLEP test costs a total of $122 which is paid in two separate payments:

  • $89 to the College Board for the exam
  • $33 to the Testing Center for proctoring 

How do I sign up for the exam?

There are 2 steps to sign up for the exam:

  1. Register with the College Board and pay the $89.00 fee. You will be issued a voucher ID that is valid for six (6) months from the date of purchase (at least one day before your scheduled test).
  2. Schedule an appointment with the Testing Center  and pay the $33.00 proctoring fee (this includes a $3.00 credit card fee).

How do I take the exam?

  • Bring a copy of your registration receipt and government issued identification to your scheduled test day appointment.
  • CLEP testing is done at the UAA Testing Center, UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 215

Acceptable Government Issued Identification

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

Unacceptable Identification

  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 

How do I get my score?

You will receive an unofficial score report at the end of the CLEP exams for all subjects except the College Composition with Essay exam.  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 at UAA in order for your official CLEP scores to be posted to your UAA transcript.  

How often can I retake the CLEP Exam?

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