Colleges That Accept Clep Exams
CLEP is an excellent way to earn college credits with out taking classes. CLEP exams are designed for adult learners who don’t have time to start from scratch with traditional courses. Instead, you can test out of subjects that you already know and build a stronger academic foundation at the same time. The good news is not all colleges accept CLEP credits, but plenty do—and those schools below make up some of our best options for earning college credit while saving money and time at the same time:
U.S. universities that accept CLEP credits
CLEP exams are accepted by more than 2,900 colleges and universities. You might even be able to transfer CLEP credits to your university or community college toward an associate’s degree or certificate program!
The list below includes many schools that accept CLEP scores from students who have already taken the test:
University of Alabama
The University of Alabama accepts Clep exams for credit. The University of Alabama also has a policy that allows for the transfer of up to 90 semester hours from approved external institutions. Students may decide to complete their academic program with either CLEP, Transfer Credit or both as long as they have met all requirements for graduation and declared their major by their junior year.
For students who plan on transferring to UA, it is important that they take the proper steps in order to ensure they receive credit at UA:
- Students must get an official score report sent directly from the testing agency (CLEP) indicating exactly which tests they took and how well they did on them so that we can verify this information with our system; this process can take several weeks or months depending on when you took your test(s).
Arizona State University
Arizona State University is a large public research university located in Tempe, Arizona, United States. ASU is the largest public university in the United States by enrollment, the largest by endowment, and the second largest by total university budget. It offers more than 431 undergraduate and graduate degree programs across its eight colleges/schools including business administration (W. P. Carey School of Business), engineering (Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering), law (James E Steele College of Law), liberal arts (College of Liberal Arts & Sciences) and sciences (College of Integrative Sciences & Arts).
San Diego State University
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Florida State University
Florida State University (FSU) is a public research university located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It was founded in 1851 and is currently the eighth-largest university in the country by enrollment. The school offers more than 300 degree programs across 12 colleges, including liberal arts and sciences; business administration; medicine; law; social work; education and human development; communication and information science studies; music performance studies; dance/choreography (offered jointly with the Florida A&M University School of Music & Dance); theater arts & drama production (offered jointly with the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts); visual arts/gallery management (offered jointly with The Museum School at FSU). During its first century as an institution of higher learning under its original name “Florida Agricultural College,” it became one of twelve universities that were unofficially designated land grant colleges under provisions passed by Congress on March 3rd 1860 which set aside 40 acres per state for each senator representing each new state admitted into the union after 1850 amounting to 640 acres total divided into 64 parcels which could be sold off or leased out but not moved except at buyer’s expense until they had been used up completely thus eliminating any financial incentive for unscrupulous persons who might otherwise have wanted them moved elsewhere so as not to inconvenience others who might want access once their use had expired
Florida International University
Florida International University, or FIU for short, is a large public research university located in Miami. The school has an enrollment of over 55,000 students and offers over 300 degree programs across its eight colleges and schools.
As an open-admission institution that serves a large international student population, FIU was one of the first schools to recognize CLEP exams as transfer credits. The College Board lists CLEP exams as accepted for credit by FIU for courses ranging from freshman to upper-level classes in English composition and literature, history and social science subjects like European history or American history.
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI is a great option for people who have already taken CLEP exams. The school has over 40,000 students and offers a wide range of degrees in many fields, including business administration and nursing. It’s also a good choice if you want to earn your degree quickly. Students can earn an associate degree in just two years at IUPUI (as opposed to four years at most schools), but they are able to transfer credits from other schools that have been approved by the university.
The University of Iowa
The University of Iowa, located in Iowa City, is a public research university that was founded in 1847. It is one of the oldest universities in the state and has over 30,000 students enrolled each year. The university offers more than 200 undergraduate programs and over 100 graduate programs through its colleges and schools.
The University of Iowa is also a member of the Big Ten Conference which includes some other well-known institutions like Northwestern University and Indiana University; this conference was established in 1896.
More Midwest college options for CLEP credits
- Indiana University Bloomington
- Ohio University
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Amherst College (Massachusetts)
Amherst College, a member of the Five-College Consortium and an official CLEP testing center, accepts CLEP exams for credit in the following subjects:
- American Government
- Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
- Biology (CLEP)
- Calculus (CLEP)
Kansas State University (Kansas)
Kansas State University is a public university and a member of the Big 12 Conference. It is the second largest university in Kansas, with a student population of 35,000.
K-State was founded in 1863 as a land-grant institution, making it one of the oldest universities in the state. As such, it has many notable alumni including former US President Herbert Hoover (class of 1895) and best-selling author John Grisham (class of 1977) as well as several Olympic medalists. The school offers more than 200 undergraduate majors across its five colleges: College of Agriculture; College of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; Engineering; Human Ecology & Social Work & Family Studies; Technology Management & Innovation.
The Ohio State University — Columbus Campus (Ohio)
You can earn up to 45 credits with CLEP exams. The Ohio State University — Columbus Campus (Ohio) offers the following courses, which allow you to earn up to 45 credits through CLEP:
- College Composition (up to three years of credit)
- Humanities (up to six years of credit)
- Social Sciences (up to nine years of credit)
The school’s admissions office indicates that it accepts CLEPs as part of its admission process. However, they also caution that your score may not reflect well on your application if you do not have much prior college experience or if you took the test without proper preparation. They recommend taking the exam only after completing several college level courses, including English composition and literature classes. The school’s academics department states that while it is possible for students who do not possess an associate’s degree to transfer their CLEP credit into OSU courses, these students will likely need additional support services in order for them not fall behind their peers during their first year at the university. Additionally, financial aid staff warn students that any credit earned through CLEP does not count toward FAFSA completion and aid eligibility; therefore this must be taken into consideration when applying for loans or other types of funding assistance from OSU-Columbus/Colleges
Xavier University (Ohio) Section 5. Mount Holyoke College (Massachusetts)
Xavier University is a private, coeducational Jesuit Catholic university in Cincinnati, Ohio. The school was founded by St. Francis de Sales and the Society of Jesus in 1831 and named after Francis Xavier, a 16th-century Spanish Jesuit missionary to India. Xavier students are required to take courses in philosophy and religious studies as part of their core curriculum.
Mount Holyoke College is a private liberal arts college for women, located in South Hadley, Massachusetts. The school was founded by Mary Lyon as Mount Holyoke Female Seminary (MHFS) in 1837 with an emphasis on “literary pursuits.” It became Mount Holyoke Female College (MHFC) after it admitted its first male student during the Civil War era; it dropped “female” from its name after merging with another institution to form South Hadley Falls Seminary; this institution was renamed Mount Holyoke Seminary before becoming Mount Holyoke College following Lyon’s death in 1893.
If you have earned or want to earn a CLEP degree, these schools will accept it.
If you have earned or want to earn a CLEP degree, these schools will accept it. The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a program offered by the College Board that allows students to earn college credit through exams rather than classes. By passing one of the 33 CLEP exams available, students can prove that they have acquired knowledge of specific subjects and thus earn up to 50 credits toward their degree.
Many colleges and universities accept CLEP credits in lieu of traditional coursework, making it easier for students who are already experienced in certain subjects or would rather take a test than enroll in courses. While some schools may not offer this option on their sites, there are many which do accept them as legitimate forms of assessment for certain subjects—and others which allow students to use their scores from other institutions’ versions of these tests instead!
We hope this list of CLEP-accepting colleges has helped you understand your options for earning a college degree. If you’re still not sure what schools to choose, reach out to us at CTC Tutoring! We can help you find the best fit for your needs and goals.