College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

  • CLEP is a means of obtaining college credit by examination. When you pass a CLEP exam, course credit is added automatically to your UA transcript. If you are taking CLEP for another institution, your official score report will be sent to you and the institution you designate to determine transcripted credit.
  • CLEP exams can be taken at Counseling & Testing Center-Testing Services, whether you are a student at The University of Akron or another school. The University of Akron accepts many CLEP test results for college credit. It is your responsibility to assure that the CLEP test you select is correct for your purposes and institution. Contact the school to which you will send the CLEP results to assure that credit by CLEP testing is accepted, and to identify the passing score your institution requires. The University of Akron CLEP course credit guidelines are available here.
  • Call 330-972-7084 to schedule an appointment to take a CLEP test. 
  • To take a CLEP test, you must register at CLEP/College Board. As of July 1, 2018, the exam fee charged by CLEP will be $87. There is a $25 charge to The University of Akron at the time of your appointment that is payable by cash, check, or credit card. No refunds are offered for CLEP test. 
  • Study guides and test samplers are available by going to the CLEP website and are also often available at university libraries.