What Is CLEP?

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) is a rigorous College Board program that allows students of a wide range of ages to demonstrate their mastery of college-level material in introductory subjects and earn college credit. CLEP offers examinations that represent courses typical of the first two years of college study. Through CLEP examinations, students can:

  • accumulate credit toward a degree by demonstrating knowledge they have gained independently, allowing them to begin studies at a higher level and save valuable time and money;
  • demonstrate their knowledge in subject areas in order to earn exemption from introductory courses, enabling them to move ahead to more advanced courses and new fields; and
  • show their level of competency in subjects in order to determine placement, particularly for world language and mathematics courses.

From an initial offering of 10 examinations in 1967, CLEP has evolved into a battery of 34 examinations. CLEP provides a reliable and effective means for participating colleges and universities to grant credit, exemption, and placement to traditional 18-to-22-year-old students, recent high school graduates, adults returning to college, and part-time students. Over 2,900 accredited institutions of higher education award credit for satisfactory scores on CLEP examinations.

Structure of the CLEP Examinations

Most internet-based CLEP examinations are approximately 90-minutes in length; the College Composition exam is approximately 120 minutes. The exams aren’t adaptive. They are continually updated by embedding pretest questions within each exam administered to students; however, these questions aren’t scored. This embedded pretesting helps to increase the number of test “forms” or variations available for each examination.

The internet-based delivery system allows for a creative and cost-effective means of preparing multiple test “forms” for administration to multiple candidates. Each exam is created by combining individual questions and/or sets of questions that meet content and statistical specifications (e.g., varying difficulty of questions).

The computer administers different test forms to candidates taking examinations in the same subject by choosing from a selection of question subsets. Candidates taking the same exam at your institution who are seated next to each other most likely will have different versions of the exam. In addition, the system automatically assigns workstations randomly.

CLEP Examinations

  • Financial Accounting *
  • Information Systems
  • Introductory Business Law
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing

Composition and Literature
  • American Literature **
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Literature **
  • College Composition
  • College Composition Modular **
  • English Literature **
  • Humanities

History and Social Sciences
  • American Government
  • History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877
  • History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Introduction to Educational Psychology
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Social Sciences and History
  • Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648
  • Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present

Science and Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Calculus *
  • Chemistry *
  • College Algebra *
  • College Mathematics *
  • Natural Sciences
  • Precalculus *

World Languages
  • French Language
  • German Language
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish with Writing

* Online calculators are available for these exams. Candidates aren’t permitted to use their own calculators.
** Optional essays are not available at the moment.

Register for CLEP

Step 1. Register for CLEP Exams

Register for one or more exams and purchase study materials.

  • Center Number: 8212

Step 2. Testing Center Scheduling

Please submit the following form to schedule your exam.

  • An examinee may register for up to 3 exams per day.
  • Exam date and time may be changed depending on the number of registered examinees.
  • Please remit the testing center administration fee (60,000 KRW per exam) 7 days prior to the exam date to confirm your registration. Bank information will be sent to your email when you submit the form.
  • If an examinee wants to change the exam date due to a personal reason, an additional fee of 20,000 KRW must be paid.

Cancellation, Refund and No-Show Policy

취소, 환불, No-show 규정
- 시험 취소 및 No-show로 인한 환불은 불가능합니다.
- 수험생의 개인 사정으로 인한 시험 일자 변경의 경우 시험 3일 전(업무일 기준)까지 요청해야 하며, 추가 비용 20,000원을 납부해야 합니다.
- CLEP 시험을 반복적으로 취소하거나 일정을 변경하는 응시자는 예약 비용을 추가 지불하도록 요청받거나 향후 한미교육위원단에서의 CLEP 시험 응시가 불가능할 수 있습니다.

Cancellation, Refund and No-Show Policy
- Refunds for cancellation and no-show are not available.
- If a candidate wants to change the exam date due to a personal reason, reschedule should be made by 3 working days before the scheduled exam date and an additional fee of 20,000 KRW must be paid.
- Candidates who cancel or reschedule CLEP exams repeatedly may be asked to pay additional administration fees or may be barred from taking CLEP exams at KAEC.

Retesting Policy

재응시 규정
- 응시자는 시험 날짜로부터 3개월 이내에 동일한 과목의 CLEP 시험에 재응시할 수 없습니다.
- CLEP 프로그램은 어떠한 경우에도 최초 시험 후 3개월 이내에 응시한 동일 과목의 시험 점수를 공개하지 않습니다.
- 응시자가 3개월 내에 시험을 재응시할 경우 해당 시험은 무효로 간주되고 점수가 취소되며 시험 비용은 환불되지 않습니다.

Retesting Policy
- A candidate may not retake an exam of the same title within three months of the test date.
- The CLEP program won't release scores for an examination of the same title taken within the 3-month period after the initial administration under any circumstance.
- If a candidate retakes the examination within the 3-month period, the administration will be considered invalid, the score will be canceled, and fees will be forfeited.


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CLEP is for Everyone

Exam Day

Candidates must arrive at the test center 30 minutes before the exam starts.

Please be prepared to bring the following to the test center:

  1. A valid registration ticket from the My Account registration portal.
  2. Identification: Your driver’s license, passport, or other government-issued identification that includes your English name, photograph, and signature. You will be asked to show this identification to be admitted to the testing area. The name on your ID must match the name on your registration ticket.

Test Center Location


The following scoring features are available with CLEP:

  • Immediate Candidate Score Reports are available for all examinations except College Composition and Spanish with Writing. Candidates taking these exams will be able to view their scores online two to three weeks after the test date.
  • Frequent Online College Composition and Spanish with Writing Scoring by faculty twice a month.