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.
* 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 Name: KOREAN-AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL COMMISSION
- Address: FULBRIGHT BUILDING, SEOUL, KOREA, SOUTH (ROK)
- 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.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: +82-2-3275-4000, Press 2
CLEP is for Everyone
Candidates must arrive at the test center 30 minutes before the exam starts.
Please be prepared to bring the following to the test center:
- A valid registration ticket from the My Account registration portal.
- Identification: Your driver’s license, passport, or other government-issued identification that includes your photograph and signature. You will be asked to show this identification to be admitted to the testing area. The last name on your ID must match the name on your registration ticket.
Test Center Location
23 Baekbeom-ro 28-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
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.